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Why Trump is so wrong on Iran

From the Left / Joe Conason /

The dangers of arrogance and ignorance are nowhere more starkly illustrated than in Donald Trump's Oval Office, where anguished advisers seek constantly to steer a rogue president away from international disaster. And now the stakes of his stubborn stupidity have gone nuclear.

Having disparaged the Iran nuclear deal for years -- without ...Read more

Why the media want Hillary to shut up

From the Left / Joe Conason /

There is something slightly strange about the reproachful media response to "What Happened," Hillary Clinton's new book on the 2016 campaign.

Now everyone knows that the Washington press corps dislikes and distrusts the former Democratic nominee. After all, several of its most eminent members have admitted their herd's prejudice against her. ...Read more

Trump's deadly ego trip

From the Left / Joe Conason /

Even before the embarrassing demise of his health care legislation, Donald Trump could no longer claim that he would "take care of everybody" with a "beautiful" new system that insures all Americans, regardless of their ability to pay. Such election-year vows were abandoned months ago, when the Trump White House allowed Republican Congressional ...Read more

Why Bob Mueller Is no Ken Starr

From the Left / Joe Conason /

As Robert Mueller pursues a wide-ranging investigation aimed at Donald Trump, members of Trump's family, his appointees and his political associates, the president's legal advisers have answered by attacking the legitimacy and fairness of the special counsel -- which may be the prelude to executive action.

The White House complains that Mueller...Read more

Why Trump Jr. should release more emails

From the Left / Joe Conason /

For many months, Donald J. Trump and his closest associates have assured Americans that their presidential campaign had "absolutely no contact" with any Russians seeking to influence the course of the 2016 presidential election. Among those who issued the most vehement denials were Paul Manafort, the Washington influence peddler who served as ...Read more

On July Fourth, a message for patriots

From the Left / Joe Conason /

On this Fourth of July, Americans live restlessly under a presidential administration hostile to the ideals embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Most Americans despise the president -- a blustering, feckless lout who ignores those documents as he undermines freedom of the press and the free exercise of religion. He ...Read more

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