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Donald Trump's Clinton Blame Game

From the Left / Joe Conason /

For reasons best known to Donald Trump and his campaign, they seem to believe that the best way to deflect the ongoing deluge of sexual assault accusations against him is to keep repeating old stories about Bill Clinton. If the former president did something wrong once upon a time, according to this theory, then Hillary Clinton is also guilty ...Read more

Former Whitewater Counsel Faces the Truth

From the Left / Joe Conason /

Most Americans may no longer remember Michael Chertoff, the New Jersey Republican who once headed the Department of Homeland Security -- and who earned that position in part to reward his work on the Senate Whitewater Committee, where he served under New York's Alfonse D'Amato as chief counsel. But anyone who closely observed the antics of ...Read more

The Brazen Hypocrisy of Trump, Giuliani -- and Their Enablers

From the Left / Joe Conason /

Only in this mad election could a male presidential nominee -- a misogynist boor who has been married three times, who has boasted of adultery with his friends' wives, and who has even publicly leered at his own daughter -- seek to blame a female candidate for her husband's sexual indiscretions. And only in this election would that nominee ...Read more

A Moral Victory for Bill Clinton -- And His Foundation

From the Left / Joe Conason /

Late on the afternoon of Sept. 21 -- almost exactly eleven years after Bill Clinton inaugurated the annual Clinton Global Initiative conferences in New York City -- the former president offered closing remarks there for the very last time. Having watched this innovative organization grow from a casual idea into a formidable entity credited for...Read more

Pay For Play? The Scandal Is Judicial Watch Misleading Gullible Media

From the Left / Joe Conason /

Listening to the national media over the past few weeks, many Americans may now believe that the Clinton Foundation was set up as a "pay to play" scheme for Hillary Clinton to squeeze millions of dollars from wealthy foreigners and rich Americans. According to this theory, popularized by a lavishly funded right-wing organization called ...Read more

Why Is Assange Pushing Trump's Conspiracies?

From the Left / Joe Conason /

Among the most distasteful features of this election cycle is the adoption of right-wing propaganda themes -- including moldy material from decades ago -- by ostensibly progressive activists and publications. In their zeal to bring down Hillary Clinton, elements of the left have mimicked the right to promote "scandals" that were decisively ...Read more

Country First: Why John McCain Must Dump Trump

From the Left / Joe Conason /

"Country first."

That was the patriotic slogan of John McCain's presidential campaign eight years ago, uttered by the Arizona Republican to express a higher purpose than partisan, ideological or career motivations. Behind that brief phrase was the primacy of the nation -- not necessarily above family or religion, perhaps, but certainly above ...Read more


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