In the "fire and fury" phase of Donald Trump's presidency, everyone worried that he'd impulsively start a war with North Korea.
The worry should have been that he'd, almost on a whim, step across the Korean DMZ in a chummy photo-op with Kim Jong Un.
Richard Nixon famously had his "madman" theory of bringing our adversaries to heel by ...Read more
At least Bernie Sanders is an equal opportunity misanthrope. He doesn't like rich people, and it turns out he doesn't necessarily like poor people, either.
At the CNN town hall on climate change, a questioner asked the socialist senator if he'd be "courageous" enough to endorse population control to save the planet. Sanders answered "yes," and ...Read more
Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson has, to his credit, seized the initiative in the battle over whether Britain will truly exit the EU, and on what terms.
But no one can know how this high-stakes gamble will turn out. Johnson just lost his slender parliamentary majority, and the prospect of a new election looms. If things break the wrong way, ...Read more
Emmanuel Macron may not technically be a celebrity, but he tweets like one.
Prior to the G-7 summit, the French president declared on Twitter, "The Amazon rain forest -- the lungs which produce 20% of our planet's oxygen -- is on fire." He added that, "Our house is burning," and called the fires an "international crisis."
Macron's tweet was ...Read more
The New York Times, an organization devoted to gathering and publishing information, doesn't want people to gather or publish information inconvenient to it.
A group of Trump-supporting operatives has been finding and archiving old social media postings of Times employees and other journalists for use in the ongoing brawl between the president ...Read more
We are in Week 2 of the president of the United States and his communications director of six days feuding on Twitter and cable TV.
The Trump-Scaramucci smackdown has, at times, distracted from the Trump-Denmark fight, which has been eclipsed, in its turn, by the Trump-Omar/Tlaib battle that has morphed into a clash between Donald Trump and ...Read more
Beto O'Rourke has taken the measure of America and found it wanting.
"This country, though we would like to think otherwise," he intoned over the weekend, "was founded on racism, has persisted through racism and is racist today."
This is now a mainstream sentiment in the Democratic Party. Bernie Sanders said earlier this year that the United ...Read more