POLITICS & POLICY

Trump Derangement Syndrome is not merely a cute-sounding phrase to deflect criticism of President Trump. It’s real. It’s palpable. Case in point: The American Prospect’s Paul Waldman gives us an earful about President Trump and how Trump is destroying everything that’s good and decent in America. Let me share some of his words, which speak
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., January 29, 2019. (Brian Snyder/Reuters) Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to file paperwork ahead of this week’s early deadline to enter the Alabama Democratic presidential primary as he seriously considers entering the
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Senator Elizabeth Warren during the Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, August 10, 2019. (Scott Morgan/Reuters) Axios is reporting this morning that, according to NewsWhip data, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren has faced scrutiny on social media after announcing her Medicare for All plan — in particular for falsely claiming that her policy won’t
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Get over Trump’s rough edges, America needs him If you believe the latest polls, you have to believe that President Trump is in trouble with women voters, particularly white suburban college-educated (WSCE) women voters. Trump’s polling deficits with this segment of the electorate predate the House impeachment, but the Democrats’ politically-motivated impeachment circus is sure
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(Kacper Pempel/Reuters) Federal prosecutors charged two former Twitter employees on Wednesday with using the company’s internal platform to spy on prominent Saudi Arabian dissidents for the Saudi government. “The criminal complaint unsealed today alleges that Saudi agents mined Twitter’s internal systems for personal information about known Saudi critics and thousands of other Twitter users,” U.S.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks with reporters in Washington, D.C., October 2, 2018. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters) Senate Judiciary Committee Leader Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) slammed House Democrats and the mainstream media on Wednesday for heightening suspicions of a quid pro quo between the White House and Ukraine, as House Democrats continue to release the testimonies
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President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives at Ocala International Airport in Ocala, Fla., October 3, 2019. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) A majority of registered voters believe that President Trump will win the 2020 presidential election, according to a Morning Consult/Politico poll released on Wednesday. The survey shows that 56 percent of voters believe the president will
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House members summoned Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to Washington, D.C., and grilled him — harshly — about his plan to create a new currency, Libra. “Why should we trust you?!” asked Congressman Mike Doyle. I liked it when Zuckerberg said, “I actually don’t know if Libra’s going to work, but I believe that it’s important to
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U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) listens as acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in Washington, U.S., May 23, 2019. (REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan) Big Tech hawk Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) leveled heavy criticism at two mainstream technology firms during a Senate subcommittee hearing that the Senator
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The Justice Department building stands in Washington, D.C., February 1, 2018. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) The Department of Justice sent a warning letter on Monday to the publisher of a book authored by an anonymous senior Trump administration official, saying the author may be in violation of nondisclosure agreements. “We request that you immediately provide us with
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The left-right divide in America is, unfortunately, unbridgeable. There are three reasons. First, we are divided by our vision of what we want America to be. The right believes the founders’ vision was brilliant and moral; that bourgeois middle-class values are superior to alternative value systems; that rights come from God, not man; and that
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President Donald Trump in Pittsburgh, Pa., October 23, 2019 (Leah Millis/Reuters) Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee held nomination hearings on two of President Trump’s nominees to the Ninth Circuit, Lawrence VanDyke and Patrick Bumatay. The Ninth Circuit continues to be transformed: Assuming VanDyke and Bumatay are confirmed, President Trump will have appointed 13 of
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Seal on the Edgar Hoover Federal Bureau of Investigation Building in Washington, D.C. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) The FBI in conjunction with the National Institute of Health is investigating the theft of U.S. biomedical research by scientists with links to China, according to the New York Times. 71 institutions, including some of the top medical research facilities
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(Pixabay) Further thoughts on Sohrab Ahmari and ‘David Frenchism’ The leading anti-immigration voice in our country belongs to my friend Mark Krikorian of the Mayflower Krikorians. Two of the most prominent voices associated with our dotty new blood-and-soil nationalism are linked to the surnames Buchanan and Ahmari. My colleague Michael Brendan Dougherty calls himself a
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Tulsi Gabbard, the marginally sane candidate in the Democratic presidential field, said Thursday that Saudi Arabia is “undermining our national security interests” and that “it is our government — our own government — that is hiding the truth” about Saudi involvement in the 9/11 jihad attacks. Gabbard noted that “for so long, leaders in our
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One of the best ways to understand a person’s state of mind about politics, is to ask them whether they think that a politician they generally disagree with, has ever done anything good. Is there one decision or policy they favor? Just one? If the answer is “no,” you know you’re dealing with someone who’s
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