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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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