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Trump can end his cruel family separation policy, and so can Congress

From the Left / Clarence Page /

Let's be honest, as President Donald Trump likes to say -- even when he's not doing it.

The president is passing the buck when he claims that Democrats are to blame for his administration's policy of ripping children away from parents in migrant families apprehended at the border.

Cue up the motto that President Harry Truman famously displayed...Read more

Trump's new world order: America first -- and him, too

From the Left / Clarence Page /

Even critics of President Donald Trump, like me, breathed sighs of cautious relief after he managed to meet with leaders of the G-7 and North Korea without starting World War III.

Yet, in characteristic fashion, even that low bar was not enough for Trump. "(E)verybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office," and "There is no longer ...Read more

Trump's war against leakers shows why we need a federal 'shield law'

From the Left / Clarence Page /

Imagine for a moment that you have received a very official looking letter. It turns out to be a notice from the U.S. Justice Department to let you know that -- Surprise! -- you are being searched.

Years of your telephone and email records have been seized without your knowledge all the way back to -- and including -- your college student days!...Read more

What about our other nonviolent inmates, Mr. Trump?

From the Left / Clarence Page /

Well, what do you say when a couple of the world's most notorious, self-promoting products and exploiters of the reality TV world get together and do something undeniably nice?

Well, how about "Thank you"?

That's what I say to President Donald Trump and She-Who-Needs-No-Introduction Kim Kardashian.

As you've probably heard by now, the ...Read more

Now it's the Trump party vs. the Anti-Trump party

From the Left / Clarence Page /

After Donald Trump delivered his big shock of 2016 by winning the presidential election, even President Barack Obama -- Mr. "Hope and Change" himself -- began to sound to associates like he was losing his optimism about America's future.

So says Benjamin J. Rhodes, a close advisor through both of Obama's terms, in his new memoir, "The World as ...Read more

Roseanne's racism is much worse than Sam Bee's potty mouth

From the Left / Clarence Page /

On the political entertainment front, everyone seems to be on apology tour these days, but not with apologies for everybody.

President Donald Trump is miffed that Disney chief Bob Iger phoned Valerie Jarrett, former top aide to President Barack Obama. He reportedly wanted her to be the first to know that Disney-owned ABC is canceling its reboot...Read more

Trump's immigration policy: Up the cruelty, dodge the blame

From the Left / Clarence Page /

You can tell that President Donald Trump has turned against his own immigration policies when he tries to blame them on Democrats.

"Put pressure on the Democrats," he tweeted Saturday, "to end the horrible law that separates children from (their) parents once they cross the Border into the U.S."

Nice try, sir. But as experts quickly pointed ...Read more

How Trump's pardon of a boxer beat Obama to the punch

From the Left / Clarence Page /

As President Donald Trump ended an almost-century-long campaign by granting a pardon to Jack Johnson, the unfairly convicted boxing champion, a question hung in many minds like a ghost: Why didn't President Barack Obama do it when he had the chance?

If it slipped anyone's notice as to who was beating whom to the punch in honoring the first ...Read more

Trump's already campaigning -- against the Russia probe

From the Left / Clarence Page /

President Donald Trump's unproved assertions that the FBI spied on his campaign puts a twist on an old trial lawyer's saying.

"If the facts are against you, argue the law," the saying goes. "If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table."

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