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Stephen Moore needs a vacation from women

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- Stephen Moore, one of President Trump's many exotic picks to staff the federal government, declared this week that his opponents are "pulling a Kavanaugh against me."

Moore, Trump's pick for the Federal Reserve Board, is so convinced he is being treated like Brett Kavanaugh, whose Supreme Court confirmation was marred by sexual-...Read more

Now playing at the Supreme Court: How to preserve white power in four easy steps

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration and Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices Tuesday held a legal seminar on how to preserve white hegemony in four easy steps.

Step 1: Devise a discriminatory policy.

In this case, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, after consulting with Stephen Bannon, who was then President Trump's nationalist "alt-...Read more

Mueller's findings: Too stupid to conspire. Too incompetent to obstruct.

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- I learned the hard way that predictions are perilous in the current age: I literally ate a column asserting that Republicans would never nominate Donald Trump for president.

So please forgive this victory lap as I claim total EXONERATION(!) by the Mueller report for my forecast in November 2017 that the president and his aides ...Read more

It's the season for treason, according to Trump

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

This must be the season for treason.

In the Oval Office on Thursday afternoon, President Trump gave a lesson on American justice to the visiting South Korean president. Speaking about the Mueller investigation and its origins, Trump said: "This is actually treason."

This wasn't offhand. On Wednesday, Trump tweeted that the probe was a "...Read more

On the border, Trump alone couldn't fix it. In fact, he broke it.

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- I'll admit it: President Trump is right. There's a crisis on the southern border.

The existence of the crisis is as obvious as its cause: Trump. He didn't single-handedly create this mess, but he definitely made it worse.

He pursued not a policy but an instinct, following emotion rather than empiricism. Now, an immigration policy...Read more

Candace Owens' presence turned a serious inquiry into a farce

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- The new Democratic House majority held a hearing Tuesday on the rise of white nationalism, following the mosques massacre in New Zealand, the Pittsburgh synagogue killings and the deadly neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville.

Republicans invited Candace Owens to testify.

That would be the Candace Owens whom the alleged perpetrator of...Read more

Kirstjen Nielsen's attempt to suck up to Trump ended badly. It always does.

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- "I have determined," Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wrote in her resignation letter Sunday night, "that it is the right time for me to step aside."

And how did she come to this determination?

Well, maybe it was that her boss, the president, had just demanded her resignation and then tweeted news of her ouster to his...Read more

Trump is a knight errant just looking for his windmill

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- President Trump really puts the "err" in knight errant.

Cervantes tells us that Don Quixote attacked the windmill with his lance. This week, Trump also attacked the lowly turbine -- with misinformation.

"If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations: Your house just went down 75% in value," the president told ...Read more

Mitch McConnell undid 213 years of Senate history in 33 minutes

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- Members of the Senate used to call their institution the "world's greatest deliberative body."

No one is likely to mistake it for that after Wednesday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in his latest move to seize power by dismantling the chamber's centuries-old safeguards, was about to push through another vote to ...Read more

Bernie Sanders has emerged as the Donald Trump of the left

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- In politics, as in physics, every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

Hence, Sen. Bernie Sanders' emergence as the Donald Trump of the left.

Fundraising and polls show that many Democrats think the best answer to an angry old white guy with crazy hair, New York accent and flair for demagoguery is, well, another angry old ...Read more

Trump should come with a warning label

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- Maybe President Trump should come with a warning label.

The Washington Post's David A. Fahrenthold, who covers what might be called the Trump flimflam beat, issued his latest installment Thursday with Jonathan O'Connell about the serial exaggerations, omissions and fabrications Trump used on financial statements to lenders: ...Read more

Trump's backers still say he didn't collude because his actions were out in the open

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

Maybe President Trump should come with a warning label.

The Washington Post's David Fahrenthold, who covers what might be called the Trump flimflam beat, issued his latest installment Thursday with Jonathan O'Connell about the serial exaggerations, omissions and fabrications Trump used on financial statements to lenders: padding Trump Tower ...Read more

Holy Moses. Mike Pompeo thinks Trump is Queen Esther.

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- This must be President Trump's year of living biblically.

Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on a trip to the Holy Land during the Jewish holiday of Purim, offered his diplomatic view that God anointed Trump a modern-day Queen Esther, the Purim heroine from the biblical Book of Esther.

The Christian Broadcasting Network, ...Read more

Netanyahu's AIPAC speech is a knife in the heart of the U.S.-Israel alliance

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- The gods were toying with Benjamin Netanyahu and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

The Israeli prime minister canceled his Tuesday appearance at the pro-Israel lobbying group's Washington conference because of violence in Israel, but he attempted a live video address.

"Mr. Prime Minister, can you hear us?"

"I can ...Read more

William Barr has made this a win for Moscow

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General William P. Barr's summary of the Mueller report is scandalous -- for reasons that have little to do with "collusion."

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein appointed special counsel Robert S. Mueller III nearly two years ago "to ensure a full and thorough investigation of the Russian government's efforts to ...Read more

Democrats are conspiring to reelect Trump

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

Watch in slow motion as Democrats, goaded by the media, conspire to reelect President Trump:

Voters care about the economy and making education and health care affordable. And so Democrats are talking about ... abolishing the electoral college?

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren started the latest distraction at a CNN town hall on Monday. "...Read more

Britain is in turmoil -- but Don Jr. can save the day

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- Britain is in turmoil as the Brexit deadline approaches. But fortunately, that nation now benefits from the services of one of the great intellects of our time, swooping in at the last minute to offer sage advice.

This great thinker is none other than Donald Trump Jr., who most recently distinguished himself with a tweet spelling ...Read more

Devin Nunes is having a cow

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- It is rare that a leader takes the bull by the horns and corrals support for a cause in which all Americans have a steak.

I'm not referring to Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang's cutting-edge decision to oppose circumcision, though voters may reward his foresight in defense of foreskin.

No, today I celebrate Rep. ...Read more

Trump is right. This is a witch hunt!

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- President Trump is right. This is a witch hunt.

Monday morning, he used the term for the 261st time as president (according to the Factba.se database), this time tweeting: "50% of Americans AGREE that Robert Mueller's investigation is a Witch Hunt."

On a weekend of rage directed at late senator John McCain, "Saturday Night...Read more

This is what happens when corporations run the government

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

This is what happens when corporations run the government.

As the world was grounding 737 Max airliners this week, following the second crash involving the new jet in five months, the Trump administration, serving as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing, declared "no basis to order grounding."

This from an administration and president that ...Read more

 

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