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Count on big media to protect anti-Trump sources

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- It's so precious watching big-name journalists speak of the sanctity of the anonymity of the Ukrainian phone call whistleblower.

They say they're concerned that publishing the whistleblower's name will discourage other whistleblowers from coming forward. Funny, they didn't seem to care in 2010 when, thanks to WikiLeaks, diplomatic...Read more

Harris shuns like-minded crowd because of Trump

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Maybe because she's from San Francisco, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris believes she has license to police the speech of partisans on the right.

Last month, she wrote to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey suggesting that Twitter suspend President Donald Trump's account because, among other sins, Trump called the Ukraine whistleblower a "spy" -...Read more

Field of anonymous Trump donors getting crowded

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- Last year, when a "senior administration official" wrote an anonymous New York Times opinion piece -- "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration" -- the unknown author's essay prompted praise and approbation.


Now, we learn, it has spawned a book.

"The dilemma -- which (Trump) does not fully grasp," ...Read more

The danger in Trump's Syria policy

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

I think it was last Thanksgiving that a bright young family member told me about his fear that President Donald Trump would start World War III.

He had watched Trump, the infamous counterpuncher, retaliate during political debates and tiffs with celebrities who had the cheek to challenge him, and he saw a man who always gave harder than he got....Read more

Whistling past the graveyard

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- It started out predictably last month with a Washington Post story about a whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Donald Trump's remarks during a phone conversation. The conversation included a "promise" made to an unknown foreign leader.

The next day, the Post reported that the country was Ukraine, according to "two ...Read more

The Silence of the Aides

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- There is a price to pay when a U.S. president communicates mostly through tweets, off-the-cuff responses to shouted questions and the rare press conference given in concert with a foreign leader. And that price is decreased credibility.

It's odd because, in many ways, President Donald Trump is more accessible than any modern ...Read more

Trump's impeachment was always inevitable

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- I covered President Bill Clinton's House impeachment and the Senate's vote not to convict him. I thought the House was right to impeach and the Senate right not to convict. Clinton's lying under oath was serious enough to merit censure, but it was not so serious as to overturn an election.

The country would have been better served...Read more

San Francisco Needs to Clean Up Its Act

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is right about San Francisco. It is, as he said, "a total disaster" that needs to clean up its act.

It's a dystopian pit. It stinks. It feels dangerous. It isn't clean. It is an expensive temple to a left-wing ideology that has turned a shining city into an obstacle course of broken needles, human waste ...Read more

Plenty of Candidates, but No Stars

From the Right / Debra Saunders /

WASHINGTON -- When you consider how much the Democratic establishment loathes President Donald Trump, it's just plain sad to watch a Democratic primary that has yet to offer up a front-runner who has Democrats truly jazzed about the election.

Insiders are waiting for former Veep Joe Biden, 76, not so much to stumble, as to stumble and not be ...Read more


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