In trying to assess the Helsinki press conference, a blast from the past deserves a second look.
At a minimum, Trump is betraying his oath of office. That is one hell of a minimum.
There should be no question about a request to interview a former US Ambassador.
You keep using that word. It does not mean what you think it means.
More evidence that the politics of the moment aren’t just about illegal immigration.
Forget the “republic v. a democracy” abstraction. The numbers show some serious flaws in translating popular will into government.
In one area (with an important caveat) this has been a pretty normal administration.
There is a general anti-immigrant current in this administration.
Today is a great day to reflect on the Enlightenment ideals that fueled a Declaration.
The current discussion about SCOTUS is a good excuse to look at how other countries handle these things.
Trump uses an array of ugly language about immigrants. He pretends like he is just talking about MS13 but that is not the case.
Madison was right about politicians and ambition. He just didn’t see the how it would all play out.
Either the President of the United States is a knowing liar or he is very easily duped. Neither is a comforting thought.
Another unilateral withdrawal from an international institution.
The Trump administration’s approach to immigrant children is a serious test of our national morality.
His criticism of President Trump appears to have been a key reason.
And yet, Trump seems to think his gut is all he needs. This will not end well with North Korea, nor the G-7 (or any number of other things).
Trump’s withdrawal of his invitation to the Philadelphia Eagles is just another example of his populistic nationalism. (And it isn’t healthy).
Trump’s suggestion to include Russia again in a new G-8 makes me wonder about a couple of things.
“Winging it” isn’t how foreign policy should be made.
The actions of the Trump administration are helping Russian-EU relations (to the detriment of the US).
It isn’t a primary and it is an illustration of how electoral rules affect behavior.
The numbers suggests that the administration isn’t too interested in talking.
The President and the Secretary of State had some oddly contradictory statements this week.