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home : opinion : editorial October 18, 2017

How the NFL lost to Trump
Donald Trump isn't exactly on a winning streak, but he is beating the NFL in a rout.
Monday, October 16, 2017


Anderson Jewelers

The Corker moment
WASHINGTON -- The Republicans control the White House and both houses of Congress. And yet ...
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Media begging us for conspiracy theories on Las Vegas
Now the media are just taunting us with their tall tales about Stephen Paddock, the alleged Las Vegas shooter. Reputedly serious news organizations are claiming that he made a living playing video poker. That's like claiming someone made a living smoking crack.
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Will you wed work till death do you part?
Many Americans now face retirement, hearts full of dreams, bank accounts full of nothing. For them, those Wall Street ads showing silver-haired couples sailing warm blue seas may seem aspirations beyond their grasp. Instead, they may find themselves the 72-year-old hired to drive the platinum couple from the airport to the docks.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

10 reasons to stay calm about those Russia Facebook ads
The latest excitement in the Trump-Russia investigation is a set of Facebook ads linked to Russia, about 3,000 in all, that some of the president's adversaries hope will prove the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The great regulatory rollback
One by one, the artifacts of President Barack Obama's rule by administrative fiat are tumbling.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A Nobel Prize for cosmetic science?
Warning: What follows here is of no national consequence whatsoever.
Monday, October 9, 2017

What Americans think about NFL protests - and Trump
Whenever President Trump sets off a new controversy, there's always a period of hair-on-fire commentary, usually conducted in the absence of polls or other evidence of public opinion. It's happened again and again, the latest example being the president, the NFL and the national anthem.
Friday, October 6, 2017

Tillerson should go
If Secretary of State Rex Tillerson resigned, how would anyone know? 
Friday, October 6, 2017

House Republicans seek travel records for three Interior Department chiefs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee are asking the Interior Department to provide documents on use of private charter flights for government business by the past three Interior secretaries, including two who served under President Barack Obama.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

First responers
Ronald Reagan after the Challenger disaster. Bill Clinton after the Oklahoma City bombing. George W. Bush after the terror attacks in Washington and New York. Barack Obama after the church shootings in Charleston.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Justices divided in key case about partisan districts; Kennedy vote controlling
WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly divided Supreme Court debated today whether to strike down a Wisconsin redistricting plan because it is too partisan, in a case that could affect elections across the country.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The passionate non sequiturs of the gun debate
The mind boggles at the horror of Las Vegas, where Stephen Paddock perched himself in the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay and sprayed bullets into a crowd of outdoor concertgoers in the worst mass shooting in American history.  
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

First Monday in October: New Supreme Court term begins with new justice

By MARK SHERMAN

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is starting its new year, with Justice Neil Gorsuch on board for his first full term.


Monday, October 2, 2017

If life gives you Paul Ryan, make lemonade
It is now clear that Republicans are incapable of giving us a free market in health insurance, so it continues to be illegal in America to buy plans that don't cover shrinks, domestic violence counseling and HIV screening, and perhaps always shall be.
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Outsider politics: Moore's victory over Strange a McConnell indictment
HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — A firebrand Alabama jurist wrested a U.S. Senate nomination from an appointed incumbent backed by millions of dollars from national Republicans, adding a new chapter Tuesday to an era of outsider politics that ushered Donald Trump into the White House.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Trump's big problem: He talks too much
President Trump's speech in Alabama Friday night lasted one hour and 23 minutes. A transcript of his remarks runs to just over 12,000 words.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Not saving is the American way
Smart people living in harm's way of hurricanes know to fortify their homes before the storm hits. In a similar vein, the prudent will shore up their financial position before the next recession bears down -- and one surely will. We're all in harm's way of an economic downturn.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

No way to treat Old Glory
Old Glory is almost certainly the most honored flag in the world.

The late political scientist Samuel Huntington marveled at its place in our national life: We pledge allegiance to it. The national anthem celebrates it. An incredibly elaborate code stipulates how it is to be displayed, handled and maintained. It even has its own holiday.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Will President Trump bring the country back into the Paris climate agreement?
Will President Trump bring the country back into the Paris climate agreement? The bets are on, and this bet says he will.
Saturday, September 23, 2017

'Sovereignty' is not a dirty word

To listen to the commentary, Donald Trump used an inappropriate term at the U.N. -- not just "Rocket Man," but "sovereignty." 

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Megyn Kelly hopes for a new Trump-free zone with new morning show
NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly says she left Fox News Channel to bring more joy to her life. NBC hopes that starting Monday, she can spread some to the network and its viewers.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Colleges come to their senses the hard way
Harvard University came under justified attack when it named Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow. Critics asked how Harvard could honor a former U.S. Army private convicted of leaking 750,000 classified or sensitive documents.
Friday, September 22, 2017

They don't call it 'The Great Tweet of China'
During the campaign, Donald J. Trump made lots of promises -- he'd be the greatest jobs president God ever created, he'd cut taxes, he'd balance the budget, he'd give all Americans fantastic health care, he'd renegotiate NAFTA, he'd scotch the Iran deal and so on.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Clash of cultures
Say this about President Donald J. Trump: He never fails to astonish. For in his maiden speech before the General Assembly of the United Nations Tuesday morning, he stunned his critics by his repeated, respectful bows to hoary tradition even as he opened up unusual attacks on other nations and rival ideologies -- and issued an unprecedented vow from a podium of peace to mount a military assault to "totally destroy" another country.
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Over DACA, an acute case of Trump panic syndrome
The entire politico-media complex had a nervous breakdown last week over President Trump's position on DACA.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

'Handmaid's Tale' lunacy
Donald Trump, much to his chagrin, never won an Emmy for "The Apprentice," but he can now take indirect credit for a clutch of the awards.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Elite cities should share the wealth (and crowding) with others
As Seattle ascended into the club of superstar American cities, its housing became expensive and its streets congested. That's the price of success. These factors helped prompt Amazon.com to announce plans to build a second headquarters somewhere else in North America.
Monday, September 18, 2017

Unthinkable wars in faraway places
As the United States and North Korea -- both armed with incendiary rhetoric and nuclear weapons -- taunt and challenge each other, the crisis in East Asia underlines an important, immutable but much-ignored law of international relations: Peripheral disputes have a dangerous tendency to grow into principal areas of conflict.
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Mattis' subtlety: America will not be intimidated by North Korean threats
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — He inspected a mock-up nuclear warhead, but there was no Kim Jong Un lookalike posing for photographs. He chatted with nuclear missile launch officers in their underground command post, but there was no talk of unleashing nuclear hell on North Korea.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Missouri lawmaker formaly censured over Trump assassination comments
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led Senate on Wednesday formally reprimanded a Democratic colleague for a Facebook post hoping for President Donald Trump’s assassination, while the House took the less serious step of opening an ethics review of a Republican’s post calling for a Confederate monument vandal to be hanged.
Thursday, September 14, 2017

No amnesty is a good amnesty
Donald Trump is being told that amnesty for "Dreamers," or DACA recipients, will only apply to a small, narrowly defined group of totally innocent, eminently deserving illegal immigrants, who were brought to this country "through no fault of their own" as "children." (Children who are up to 36 years old.)
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Crime and immigration: What's in the Dream act?
Commentary on the DACA controversy frequently notes that the nation's nearly 700,000 so-called Dreamers are a law-abiding group. But a new bill to give DACA recipients full legal status, sponsored by Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake and Democratic Senators Richard Durbin and Charles Schumer, would allow newly legalized Dreamers to have many run-ins with the law -- arrests, charges, convictions -- and still receive benefits. Schumer, the Democratic leader, is demanding quick passage.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Schumer option is a dead end
President Donald Trump is looking for a congressional leader he likes. Mitch McConnell has been found wanting, so now the president is flirting with Chuck Schumer. 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

US warns China, Russia to comply on NK sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration warned today that the U.S. will punish companies in China and Russia that don’t comply with restrictions in the new international sanctions on North Korea.

 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Security clearance points to problems with access to national secrets
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government backlog of 700,000 security clearance reviews has led agencies like the Defense Department to inadvertently issue interim passes to criminals — even rapists and killers — prompting calls for better and faster vetting of people with access to the nation’s secrets.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Catholic leaders decry Democrat's questioning of judicial nominee
WASHINGTON (AP) — Roman Catholic leaders are objecting to Democratic senators’ line of questioning for one of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, arguing the focus on her faith is misplaced and runs counter to the Constitution’s prohibition on religious tests for political office.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Bannon confirms he opposed firing of FBI Director Comey
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says the firing of FBI Director James Comey may have been the biggest mistake in “modern political history.”
Monday, September 11, 2017

Trump: US a 'bit lucky' Irma veered from original course

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE

Associated Press

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that “we may have been a little bit lucky” after Hurricane Irma veered from its original course and headed along Florida’s west coast, instead of east. He said that path might be less destructive.


Monday, September 11, 2017

President McKinley's devotion to duty
FREMONT, Ohio -- Some 120 years ago this month, in the first September of his presidency, a long-ignored and sometimes-discredited president, William McKinley, traveled here, to the hometown of his predecessor and mentor, Rutherford B. Hayes.
Monday, September 11, 2017

Analyst says USPS would have to boost stamp to 60 cents to avoid bankruptcy
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 60 cent postage stamp? The U.S. Postal Service would have to boost prices for mailing letters and packages by nearly 20 percent — the biggest one-time increase in its history — to avoid bankruptcy and improve delivery service, an industry analysis says.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Turn off the TV, Mr. President

Donald Trump is the first president in U.S. history to have been baited into undermining his own negotiating position by negative TV coverage.  

 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

We made Donald Trump president, what else can we do?
Congress has tried to sneak through amnesties three times in a little more than a decade. Every time, the American people somehow found out -- despite the best efforts of the press -- rose up in a rage and killed the proposed bills.
Friday, September 8, 2017

Bannon says White House aides should resign if they don't agree with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's ex-strategist is blasting White House aides who publicly distance themselves from the president's response to Charlottesville — yet stick it out in the West Wing.

 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Trump Jr. tells senators he was open to receiving info about Hillary's fitness
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's eldest son told lawmakers today he was open to receiving information about Hillary Clinton's "fitness, character or qualifications" in a meeting with a Russian lawyer last year.
Thursday, September 7, 2017

After Trump acts, DACA is now Congress' problem
Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton, who after the departure of Jeff Sessions has emerged as the Senate's leading immigration hawk, says he would support the legalization of all current DACA recipients -- nearly 700,000 of them -- if Congress would at the same time pass measures to protect Americans workers from the effects of that legalization.
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Hard conversations with voters, firm disappointment with Trump
PITTSBURGH -- Take a dozen people of wildly disparate views from a battleground state, put them together with one of the top public-opinion experts in the country, close the door for more than two hours and fortify them only with teeny 8-ounce bottles of water -- and the result is utterly unpredictable.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Trump gets DACA right
Even in our divided politics, it should be a matter of consensus that the president of the United States can't write laws on his own. 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Getting along with people
It's pretty basic stuff. Getting along with people you agree with -- or, in this era of yes-persons, people who always agree with you -- is remarkably easy.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

High Heels and higher ground
It was bad enough when someone handed Melania Trump one of Michelle Obama's speeches to give -- again. Bad staff work, extraordinarily bad.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Michael Moore and the Democrats' burden
Michael Moore's one-man show on Broadway is at times hilarious, at times tedious. While theater critics found "The Terms of My Surrender" greatly wanting, the liberal audiences seemed grateful for some comic resistance to the Trump era.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

Why the media are in a never-ending hunt for right-wing violence
After I'd spent a decade begging Republicans, including a few presidential candidates, to take up the immigration issue, Donald J. Trump came along, championed the entire thesis of "Adios, America," and swept all contenders aside.
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Trump vs. the filibuster
President Trump brings an outsider's perspective to the long debate over the Senate filibuster. An overwhelming majority of the Senate disagrees with his desire to kill the filibuster, which means he doesn't have a prayer of winning. But he's not entirely wrong, either.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Stop making excuses for antifa thuggery
One of the least safe places to be in Berkeley, California, is in the vicinity of someone holding a "No Hate" sign.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Trump's evil empire
For many Republicans, what matters most about Donald Trump is that he's demonstrated resolve against the enemy -- not the Islamic State or the Taliban, but the media.
Monday, August 28, 2017

Democrats must sign on to a more coherent immigration policy
Let us avert our eyes from the president's display of instability in Phoenix. We knew what to expect. When Donald Trump occasionally goes "presidential," as he did the day before on Afghanistan, a tantrum is sure to follow. You could set your watch by it.
Monday, August 28, 2017

Trump top economic adviser says he nearly quit over president's remarks
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser sharply denounced the president’s response to the racial violence in Charlottesville, saying in an interview that he felt “compelled” to speak out. Gary Cohn, who is Jewish, was so upset by Trump’s comments that he wrote a letter of resignation but never submitted it.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Trump's first pardon spares political ally Sheriff Joe Arpaio
PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump spared former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio the prospect of serving jail time in granting the first pardon of his turbulent tenure, wiping away the lawman's recent federal conviction stemming from his immigration patrols that focused on Latinos.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Nat'l security aide and former Breitbart editor Gorka out
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sebastian Gorka, a national security aide whose hard-line views on immigration and terrorism caused discord inside and outside the White House, is the latest official to exit President Donald Trump’s administration.
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Yes, work for Trump
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took the highly unusual step over the weekend of publicly explaining why he won't resign. 
Friday, August 25, 2017

Democrats must sign on to a more coherentimmigration policy
Let us avert our eyes from the president's display of instability in Phoenix. We knew what to expect. When Donald Trump occasionally goes "presidential," as he did the day before on Afghanistan, a tantrum is sure to follow. You could set your watch by it.
Friday, August 25, 2017

The cautionary tale of Bob Haldeman
Today the name H.R. "Bob" Haldeman is largely forgotten, the answer to a trivia question perhaps. But a generation ago, Haldeman, who has now been dead for nearly a quarter-century, was not a trivial figure. He was White House chief of staff in the Richard Nixon years, perhaps the most powerful presidential aide since FDR's Harry Hopkins, and a central figure in the Watergate scandal.
Friday, August 25, 2017

Peace through border control
I'm dying to hear about the "3-D chess" Trump is playing with his announcement on Monday that he's breaking his promise on Afghanistan and throwing more forces into that utterly pointless war. Will he be sending the transgender troops?
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Measuring, and mismeasuring, the Trump conundrum
Perhaps the most astonishing thing about Donald Trump's victory last November was that, according to exit polls, 60 percent of the voters had an unfavorable impression of Trump on the day he was elected president of the United States.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Most American Indian tribes opt out of federal death penalty, for a reason
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a heinous case on the Navajo Nation, an 11-year-old girl was lured into a van, sexually assaulted and killed. The man who has admitted responsibility is not facing the death penalty — and the tribe isn’t seeking it. 
Monday, August 21, 2017

Some damn fool thing

SIBENIK, Croatia -- Some damn fool thing in the Balkans.

That is the answer Bismarck gave when he was asked what might spark an uncontrollable military conflict in Europe. 


Monday, August 21, 2017

Speaking Truth to Power
Speaking truth to power: Nothing is more difficult, especially in politics.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Breitbart presidency
If Van Jones was right that a moving tribute to the widow of a fallen Navy SEAL in a speech to Congress earlier this year was the moment Donald Trump became president, Trump's news conference on Tuesday was the moment he became a Breitbart contributing editor.
Friday, August 18, 2017

When liberals club people, it's with love in their hearts
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Trump-backed immigration bill has many critics, but voters like it
Some Democrats and their advocates in the press have been quick to denounce the RAISE Act, the new immigration reform bill proposed by Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue and endorsed by President Trump.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Women united refuse to be dishes on cad's buffet
Let us briefly rest from the obscene world of politics and turn to the more wholesome subject of hookups at bars. A 28-year-old named Justin Schweiger was recently caught lining up six dates for one night. He had ordered this "buffet of women" with the help of dating apps.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Mothball the Confederate monuments
Robert E. Lee wasn't a Nazi, and surely would have had no sympathy for the white supremacist goons who made his statue a rallying point in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Venezuela expected to dominate Vice President Pence's Latin American trip
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence’s visit Latin America comes amid unrest in Venezuela and concern by its neighbors about a possible American military role.
Monday, August 14, 2017

One-fifth of Americans find workplace hostile or threatening

By PAUL WISEMAN

AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile.

So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. Among the findings:


Monday, August 14, 2017

All the president's biographies

 George W. Bush was a frenetic reader -- 95 books one year as president. Impressive, until you consider what Theodore Roosevelt read in the White House in 1902 and 1903, which included portions of Dante's "Inferno," Milton's "Paradise Lost," "Beowulf," Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Aristotle and histories of the early Syrian, Chaldean and Egyptian civilizations, along with five Shakespeare plays -- and tales from Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm.

 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Secessionists again advocating for the South to break away from the US
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — As 21st century activists seek to topple monuments to the 19th century Confederate rebellion, some white Southerners are again advocating for what the Confederates tried and failed to do: secede from the Union.
Saturday, August 12, 2017

The gang that couldn't threaten straight
It was inevitable. Eventually, President Donald Trump would treat a foreign adversary as harshly as Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. 
Saturday, August 12, 2017

The remaking of the GOP
A president campaigns with promises to achieve a specific goal. The House goes along. The Senate begins to examine the matter, accedes to various lawmakers' demands for special favors and concessions, but the process runs into resistance. Commentators ask why a Republican president with a Republican House and a Republican Senate can't pass a major element of the Republican platform.
Friday, August 11, 2017

Trump got your tongue, media?
The current issue of Newsweek (yes, it's still in business!) has a picture of President Trump sitting in a recliner, with snacks and an iPad in his lap, pointing his TV remote at the viewer, blazoned with the headline, "Lazy Boy."
Thursday, August 10, 2017

State Department divided on mission
As part of what he calls a "redesign" of the State Department, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has surveyed more than 35,000 State employees on the most fundamental questions facing the organization. And Tillerson -- or, more accurately, a consulting firm hired by the secretary -- has found that large blocs of State workers do not agree on what the department's mission should be.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Free Speech
The thing about free speech is how often it's just plain wrong -- wrongheaded, factually wrong, deceitful, even. That's always been true.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The 'anti-diversity screed' that wasn't
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Privacy hits the dust: Data-collecting vacuum cleaners
Privacy advocates cried in protest after a report that the maker of the Roomba, a robotic vacuum cleaner, will sell maps of customers' homes to third parties. Investors, on the other hand, shouted buy orders for the company's stock.
Monday, August 7, 2017

Stephen Miller TKOs Jim Acosta
When Donald Trump's policy adviser Stephen Miller stepped into the White House briefing room Wednesday to defend a plan for reducing levels of legal immigration, Jim Acosta of CNN was aghast and let everyone know it.
Monday, August 7, 2017

The revolution devours Venezuela
Venezuela is a woeful reminder that no country is so rich that it can't be driven into the ground by revolutionary socialism.
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Arrogance and ignorance: The Story of Mooch
He lost his job before he even started, which comes as no surprise to anyone who has spent any time working in Washington. Which, of course, the president's choice for communications director had not.
Saturday, August 5, 2017

Keeping Devin Nunes out of the game
In early April, news reports were filled with word that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes had recused himself from the committee's Russia investigation. Outside activist groups accused Nunes of revealing classified information, and the House Ethics Committee decided to look into the matter. Nunes was forced to step aside from the Russia probe while the ethics watchdogs worked.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Contract with Republicans
In 1994, after 40 years in the wilderness, Republicans swept both houses of Congress, running on Newt Gingrich's "Contract With America," in which the GOP promised to hold votes on 10 popular policies in the first 100 days. They won, fulfilled the contract, and went on to control the House for more than a decade.
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Not enough exercise, too much: Americans polarized here, too
The boarding process for a recent flight required going up a modest set of stairs. Greatly slowing it all was a woman carrying at least 80 more pounds than were optimal. Every step was a labored exertion. 
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Concerned about concussions and brain injuries? Here are 4 essential reads

Lynne Anderson,

The Conversation

 

(THE CONVERSATION via AP) — Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories about concussions, including advice on how to recognize symptoms and explanations of why they can be so dangerous to children.


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Not enough exercise, too much: Americans polarized here, too

The boarding process for a recent flight required going up a modest set of stairs. Greatly slowing it all was a woman carrying at least 80 more pounds than were optimal. Every step was a labored exertion. 

 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

John McCain, rebel
In an era when the tasteless is transcendent and when the vulgar is venerated, there is special notoriety for Kelli Ward, a West Virginia native, a physician and a former Arizona state senator. Like so many Americans, she had a visceral reaction to the news that Sen. John McCain had brain cancer. She suggested he step down and made it clear she thinks Gov. Doug Ducey should appoint her to the position.
Friday, July 28, 2017

Trump family values
Jeff Sessions thought he was on the Trump team, but he was sadly mistaken. 
Friday, July 28, 2017

Why are Republicans trouncing Democrats in fundraising?
The Republican president has a job approval rating around 40 percent. The GOP has an unfavorability rating around 56 percent. And Republicans trail Democrats by nine points in an average of "generic ballot" polls.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Randi Weingarten's smear
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, is paid not to tell the truth about school choice, and she deserves a raise.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The president and the attorney general
"It's Bobby," President-elect John F. Kennedy supposedly whispered, announcing that he had chosen his brother as his attorney general.
Monday, July 24, 2017

The sage of the offered hand
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine -- He wants to see the Houston Astros play in the World Series, which is possible this year. He wants to see the Houston Texans in the Super Bowl, perhaps a few years off. Mostly he wants to ride the high-speed rail train from Houston to Dallas, which won't be ready until 2023.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

The looming Republican disgrace
The ascension of Donald Trump was supposed to change everything in the GOP. As it happens, perhaps one very important thing hasn't: The Republicans may well still be The Stupid Party.
Saturday, July 22, 2017

What campaign wouldn't seek motherlode of Clinton emails?
The public learned on March 10, 2015, that Hillary Clinton had more than 60,000 emails on her private email system, and that she had turned over "about half" of them to the State Department and destroyed the rest, which she said were "personal" and "not in any way related" to her work as secretary of state.
Thursday, July 20, 2017












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