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All things Confederate-ish must go

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- If something is worth doing in America, it's worth overdoing.

ESPN proved this eternal truth anew this week when it announced that, in response to the violence in Charlottesville, it was removing announcer Robert Lee from broadcasting the University of Virginia football game -- because he has the same name as the Confederate ...Read more

Can Trump control the wave of racism he has released?

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- Lyndon Johnson, deciding whether to fire FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, famously reasoned that "it's probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in."

President Trump has made a different choice, opting to fire Stephen Bannon, the nationalist envoy of the "alt-right" in the White House. And...Read more

The Trump administration's three 'court Jews' disgrace themselves

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- What Gary Cohn, Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner did last week -- or, rather, what they didn't do -- is a shanda.

They'll know what that means, but, for the uninitiated, shanda is Yiddish for shame, disgrace. The three men, the most prominent Jews in President Trump's administration, could have spoken out, to say that those who ...Read more

When Trump needs a Friend, this is what 'Fox & Friends' is for

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- The movement away from President Trump had become a stampede.

Republican lawmakers from Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to lowly backbenchers dissociated themselves from the president for saying there were "very fine people" marching among the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville.

Trump disbanded his corporate advisory panels after eight ...Read more

Trump just hit a new low

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- It's a case of being careful what you wish for.

Critics left, right and center panned President Trump for his initial refusal to denounce the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, one of whom allegedly drove his car into counter-demonstrators, killing one and injuring 19. When Trump finally gave a canned and grudging disavowal of white ...Read more

Democrats must beware of Berning out

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- Things could go well for the Democrats in next year's midterm elections -- if they don't Bern out.

President Trump is woefully unpopular, feuding with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and other Republicans. The GOP can't manage to repeal Obamacare or do much of anything. Voters say they'd like Democrats to run Congress...Read more

The Trump cleanup patrol just had its biggest job yet

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- I had dreams of fire and fury like the world has never seen. But now I will sleep well, because Rex Tillerson told me I should.

There is no "imminent threat" from North Korea, the secretary of state said Wednesday. "The American people should sleep well at night."

It was the latest and largest cleanup effort undertaken by ...Read more

The 144 million people who like Trump best

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- The fake news media is full of accounts about how President Trump's standing is slipping among his "base" -- his most loyal supporters.


There is absolutely no reason to think Trump's support has slipped in the slightest among those who like him best: the 144 million men, women and children of the Russian Federation. A...Read more

Trump finally starts winning -- by copying Obama

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON-- President Trump appears to have found himself a new national security adviser.

His name is Barack Obama.

Recent days have brought evidence of two foreign policy successes for the Trump administration:

On Friday, a top State Department official who has served in the Obama and Trump administrations announced that gains against the ...Read more

There's no such thing as a Trump Democrat

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- Do you believe in mermaids, unicorns and fairies? If so, you may have taken interest in a new mythical creature that appeared during the 2016 election: the Trump Democrat.

It has become an article of faith that an unusually large number of people who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 or 2012 switched sides and voted for Donald Trump ...Read more

Trump's golf game tells us an awful lot about him

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- The late golf legend Bobby Jones called his sport "the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots -- but you have to play the ball where it lies."

Unless you are Donald Trump.

I just read one of the best pieces of political journalism of the Trump age. It's Sports...Read more

Can anyone get a handle on the president who handles everything?

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- For a man with such small hands, President Trump handles an awful lot of things.

As a businessman, he handled golf courses, casinos, hotels, bankruptcies and, by his own account, a number of unsuspecting women. When you're a star, they let you do it.

Now he's president and he handles, well, everything. "We have some interesting ...Read more

The Mooch takes a fall of biblical proportions

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like its (sic) heaven on earth."

-- Mark Twain, as told to Anthony Scaramucci.

It was a fall of biblical proportions. Huge! Like, bigger than Jericho falling to Joshua.

"I said we were brothers," Scaramucci, the newly named White ...Read more

The United States of Anarchy

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- Welcome to the United States of Anarchy.

Health care legislation languishes without presidential leadership. The Senate fails to pass a measure crafted by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, fails to pass an outright repeal and even fails to pass a proposal to go back to the drawing board.

Huge majorities in Congress, declining to ...Read more

This column brought to you by the 'Amazon Washington Post'

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- The publication I write for has a new name: The Amazon Washington Post.

The moniker was bestowed in recent days by President Trump, putting the newspaper in the company of the Failing New York Times, Li'l Marco Rubio, Lyin' Ted Cruz, Cryin' Chuck Schumer, Crooked Hillary and Low-Energy Jeb.

"A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the ...Read more

Jared Kushner's only excuse: He has no idea what he's doing

From the Left / Dana Milbank /

WASHINGTON -- Do you have a problem -- trouble at work, relationship stress, or just some really hard math homework -- that you can't resolve on your own? You should turn to the man who is fixing problems for more than 300 million Americans.

You should ask Jared Kushner.

President Trump does it. When he needed somebody to negotiate peace in ...Read more


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