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Trump, Flush With Power

We’ve always known Trump makes stuff up. But now he has stopped bothering to pretend that he doesn’t. Truthful hyperbole is out. Outlandish fabrication is in. Trump began bragging to Republicans at a private fund-raiser in St. Louis Wednesday: Oh, get a load of this trade stuff I made up to outfox that fox, Justin Trudeau.

2018-03-20T15:11:46+00:00March 18th, 2018|0 Comments

What ‘Law and Order’ Means to Trump

Donald Trump is not subtle. While normal political language functions through implication and indirection, Mr. Trump luxuriates in saying the quiet part loud. But in doing so, Mr. Trump exposes what drives the politics of the movement he commands. That is most evident in the way he talks about crime and punishment.

2018-03-18T06:31:03+00:00March 18th, 2018|0 Comments

A President Tests His Own Credibility

WASHINGTON — When President Trump told donors at a fund-raiser this past week that he had invented a fact during a conversation with Canada’s prime minister, the surprise was not that America’s leader makes things up, but that he openly admitted it.

2018-03-18T06:32:47+00:00March 18th, 2018|0 Comments

U.S. blames Russia for cyber attacks on energy grid

The Trump administration on Thursday blamed the Russian government for a campaign of cyber attacks stretching back at least two years that targeted the U.S. power grid, marking the first time the United States has publicly accused Moscow of hacking into American energy infrastructure. — Read on

2018-03-16T07:01:35+00:00March 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Vladimir Putin Outwitted Megyn Kelly by Weaponizing Incompetence

Over the weekend, NBC released a nearly hour-long interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin that the reporter Megyn Kelly conducted over two days, earlier in March. At the same time, the Kremlin dropped its own version of the conversation, an apparently unedited video that came in at nearly an hour and a half. It seems that both NBC and the

2018-03-14T06:46:35+00:00March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Trump Pulls Back the Curtain

WASHINGTON — The chief executive sits at a long wooden table, putting his invited guests on the spot to defend their positions, occasionally needling them with biting comments, often shocking them with blunt talk — all for a rapt television audience. The tableau was a routine occurrence on President Trump’s reality show, “The Apprentice,” punctuated

2018-03-04T07:20:41+00:00March 4th, 2018|0 Comments

Putin Shows Off New Weapons

Putin Shows Off New Weapons, and Warns U.S. and Europe, Too — Read on

2018-03-01T12:56:34+00:00March 1st, 2018|0 Comments