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03/23/2018 05:21 PM
John Bolton Will Let Trump Be Trump -- Which Is Good
James Robbins, USA Today
Will newly appointed National Security Adviser John Bolton help feed Donald Trump’s foreign policy instincts? Let’s hope so.The established narrative from the president’s critics has been that President Trump lacks the knowledge, experience and temperament to successfully manage America’s national security affairs. By this reasoning he had to be surrounded by an “axis of adults” to restrain his impulsiveness, lest the U.S. blunder into global conflict based on a stray Tweet or sudden tantrum.
03/23/2018 02:53 PM
Bolton's Incompetence More Dangerous Than His Ideology
Heather Hurlburt, NY Mag
The national security adviser facilitates well-informed White House decision-making. Trump hired a man known for scheming and angry outbursts.
03/23/2018 02:54 PM
The Two Major Deals Congress Couldn't Strike
Russell Berman, The Atlantic
Congress crammed something for just about everyone into the $1.3 trillion spending package unveiled on Wednesday—more money for the military, border security, the opioid epidemic, infrastructure, student loans, election security, and even a few modest measures to prevent gun violence.
03/23/2018 02:54 PM
House GOP Thinks Intel Community Wrong on Russia
Byron York, DC Examiner
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are questioning the intelligence community's judgment that Russia's Vladimir Putin specifically tried to help Donald Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. That judgment "did not employ proper analytic tradecraft," committee Republicans charge in a new set of findings released Thursday. But the exact reasons for the committee's skepticism remain secret, at least until a full report is released later.
03/23/2018 02:55 PM
If Trump Fires Mueller, GOP Will Do... What, Exactly?
Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast
Quiz time: What does Antonin Scalia have to do with Robert Mueller?Answer: Maybe more than you think.We’ll get to that. But first let’s review. As I wrote Tuesday, Lindsey Graham and Thom Tillis, the two Republican senators who last year put their names on two pieces of “protect Mueller” legislation, now see no need for their own bills. There must be some fable from Aesop—or better still, an old Russian proverb—about the townspeople who keep refusing to believe the malevolent visitor is going to destroy the town until the day it lay in ruins. And if there...
03/23/2018 02:55 PM
Republicans Still Don't Get Trump
Matthew Continetti, Washington Free Beacon
"The heart and soul of the Republican Party belongs to Donald Trump," writes Lloyd Green. If so, the GOP has an odd way of showing affection. Green cites a lack of Republican criticism of Trump, the president's continued popularity within the party, and Trump's rescue of incumbent Nevada senator Dean Heller from a primary challenge. All true. But when it comes to the president's priorities and the nationalist populist style of politics he represents, Trump and the Republican Congress could not be farther apart.
03/23/2018 02:56 PM
Some Dems Want to Dump Nancy Pelosi. Are They Nuts?
Patricia Murphy, Roll Call
Some Democrats want to dump Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Are they nuts? She's tough enough to take on Trump and raises money like a hedge fund chairman.
03/23/2018 02:56 PM
How Climate Tactics Paved the Way for Gun Control Bullying
Julie Kelly, Federalist
Just like the climate change cabal, powerful gun control interests will hide behind the façade of children to promote their policy agenda.
03/23/2018 02:56 PM
March for Our Lives Shows Congress Must Act on Guns
Shannon Watts, The Hill
Students attending March for Our Lives this weekend have a message for lawmakers: Stand up to the gun lobby and pass meaningful legislation or we'll throw you out of office.
03/23/2018 02:57 PM
Is Tribalism Really on the Rise? Meh.
Heather Wilhelm, National Review Online
By now we all understand that America is in the grip of political tribalism,” Yale professor Amy Chua wrote in the February 22 New York Times. “We lament and condemn this phenomenon even as we voraciously engage in it.”
03/23/2018 02:57 PM
How Genetics Is Changing Our Understanding of 'Race'
David Reich, New York Times
If scientists avoid discussing the topic candidly, racist theories will fill the vacuum.
03/23/2018 07:19 AM
Bumbling Into a Trade War
Paul Krugman, New York Times
What Trump doesn't know can hurt us â?? and help China.
03/23/2018 07:19 AM
Long Overdue, Trump's China Tariffs Will Benefit America
Harry Kazianis, Fox News
President Trump signed an executive memorandum Thursday slapping $50 billion in annual tariffs and other penalties on a broad range of imported Chinese products, fulling his campaign promise to challenge a rising and increasingly rogue China.
03/23/2018 07:19 AM
Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation Is at a Crossroads
Ed Rogers, Washington Post
The Russia collusion probe is at a pivot point. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his team of investigators appear to be aimless and are wandering, Democrats are grasping at straws and President Trump is lawyering up.
03/23/2018 07:20 AM
A Self-Assured Trump Prepares for War With Mueller
Gabriel Sherman, Vanity Fair
For the better part of the last month, Donald Trump has been winging it. His standoff with his chief of staff, John Kelly, appears to be resolved for the time being, with Trump having decided to return to the seat-of-the-pants decision-making that he believes won him the presidency. That doesn’t mean he has fully given up the idea of firing Kelly, though. One outside adviser to the White House said Trump has recently mulled the concept of creating a new West Wing structure without a chief of staff, one that would instead have four co-equal principals reporting directly to him. Trump...
03/23/2018 07:20 AM
Cambridge Analytica & Silicon Valley's Moral Reckoning
David Remnick, New Yorker
When it comes to the phenomenon of Donald Trump, you have to give him this: sanctimony is not foremost among his sins. He provokes no moral disappointment, because he creates no moral expectations. Just as his business career was characterized by Mob-connected cronies, racial bias, aggrieved contractors, dubious partners, byzantine lawsuits, and tabloid sensation...
03/23/2018 07:21 AM
Facebook Is America's Scapegoat Du Jour
Megan McArdle, Washington Post
Whenever a new communications medium is born, panic follows. Witness the collective freakout when America learned that a firm called Cambridge Analytica had used some deceptively procured Facebook data to create what the Guardian dubbed “Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool.”
03/23/2018 07:22 AM
Nobody Left to Save the World From Trump Now
Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine
John Bolton is the most terrifying new face of an unshackled Trump presidency.
03/23/2018 07:22 AM
Wisdom of John Bolton Choice Made Clear in Who's Panicking
Mark Davis, Townhall
With one presidential decision, America gained one of its boldest National Security Advisers, and lost one of its best cable news guests.
03/23/2018 07:22 AM
Omnibus Shows GOP Tiring of Giving Trump a Lift on Immigration
Dara Lind, Vox
President Donald Trump is reportedly less than pleased with the omnibus spending dealCongress is voting on Thursday to fund the government through the end of September. And he has every right to be frustrated.
03/23/2018 07:23 AM
Democrats' Jujitsu Moves on Immigration Reform
Dave Ray, RealClearPolitics
Washington is waiting to see when action on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals again will be slipped into some must-pass piece of legislation, where it ultimately has little chance of prevailing on its own. This, despite the fact that Democrats’ amnesty “jujitsu” moves have many Americans, including DACA recipients, scratching their heads. The most recent bout of “chase your tail” that we’ve all watched since the election of President Trump is just a snapshot of years of amnesty promises made and broken by Democratic leaders, starting with the Obama...
03/23/2018 07:23 AM
Don't Count on Jeff Sessions Protecting Mueller
Albert Hunt, Bloomberg
The attorney general is holding onto power for different reasons.
03/23/2018 07:23 AM
McCabe's Sessions Witch Hunt Confirms Worst Fears
Mollie Hemingway, Federalist
Of all the Russian conspiracy angles, the one alleging Jeff Sessions is working on behalf of the Russians is easily the most outlandish.
03/23/2018 07:24 AM
Legal Experts Are All Wrong on Suing the President
Seth Lipsky, New York Post
Nearly every legal sage I know thinks New York justice Jennifer Schecter was right in ruling this week that President Trump can be forced to appear in a New York state court to answer for defamation. The suit is being brought by Summer Zervos, an ex-contestant on “The Apprentice,” who says Trump defamed her after she accused him of sexual harassment.
03/23/2018 07:24 AM
Trump Has No Good Defense on Stormy Daniels
Jonah Goldberg, National Review
During the campaign, when numerous women accused Donald Trump of being a sexual aggressor, his most ardent fans — and even his more transactional ones — were eager to give the GOP nominee the benefit of the doubt. Trump not only denied all the accusations, he claimed he was suing the women. He never sued.
03/23/2018 07:24 AM
Trump Is Right to Embrace Important Lessons of Cold War
Hal Brands, Bloomberg
Trump is right to embrace one of the most important lessons of the Cold War.
03/23/2018 07:25 AM
The West Urgently Needs a Plan to Stand Up to Autocrats
Nic Robertson, CNN
(CNN)With elections knocking at the door, Russia's President Vladimir Putin -- whose victory on Sunday is in no doubt -- may be wondering just how many people will turn out to rubber-stamp his autocracy.
03/23/2018 07:25 AM
The Decline and Fall of Elizabeth Warren
Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard
The Trump era has been tough on Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and no one has been tougher on her than President Trump himself, with his references to her as Pocahontas.With the nickname, the president is playing brass-knuckles politics to remind voters of her undocumented claim to Cherokee Indian heritage. To be politically correct, Warren says she is part Native American through her mother's side of the family.Warren says she'll fight back against Trump. I went to speak to Native American leaders, and I made a promise to them, she said in a TV interview. Every time President Trump...
03/23/2018 07:07 AM
Facebook's Rallying Cry: Billionaires to the Barricades

03/23/2018 07:07 AM
March for Our Lives Faces a Tough Road to Congress

03/23/2018 07:07 AM
Would You Want to Be Donald Trump's Lawyer?

03/23/2018 07:07 AM
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