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We Are Truly Living Through the Amateur Hour Presidency

This White House is more interested in controlling the news cycle than in nuclear diplomacy. And it’s showing.<p>What an amateur show.<p>Virtually every …

Donald Trump

Rudy: Trump Might Commit Perjury Because ‘Truth Is Relative’

Trump lawyer and cable news presence Rudy Giuliani has been wavering on his client’s willingness to testify to Robert Mueller, frequently presenting …

Donald Trump

Trump's media relations strategy: "discredit" and "demean"

At the Deadline Club of New York this week, Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes" recalled an off-camera conversation with Donald Trump at Trump Tower in July …

Donald Trump

Trump Almost Always Folds

From trade deals to gun control and immigration to military deployments, the president has a consistent pattern: Talk a big game, then back down.<p>President Trump’s May 8 announcement that he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal should not have come as a surprise. He’d spent years railing …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Easy questions only for Donald Trump: President Snowflake loves his safe space.

Donald Trump is a coward enabled by Fox News and the GOP. Never has a modern president so carefully avoided pointed questions or had so much to answer for.<p>What isn’t President Trump afraid of?<p>Forget going under oath to testify for the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 …

Donald Trump

A big shoe drops in the Mueller probe, as the Taxi King flips

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>When it comes to seminal moments in the Russia investigation that we will one day look back upon, Tuesday could be one.<p>The Post's Rosalind S. Helderman confirms that Michael Cohen's one-time business partner, Evgeny "Gene" Freidman (a.k.a. the "Taxi King"), has reached a …

Donald Trump

Nanoparticles from tea leaves 'destroy lung cancer cells'

<b>Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves could be the key to a leap forward in treating lung cancer, scientists have "accidentally" discovered.</b><p>The joint Swansea University and Indian team was actually intending to create markers for detecting tumours.<p>They were amazed to discover the "quantum dots" …

Cancer

Trump Blames Obama for Losing His Trade War

The president learns the hard way that trade wars aren’t “easy to win.”<p>For the entirety of his adult life, <b>Donald Trump</b> has been telling people he’s a brilliant businessman—a habit he continued, to great effect, on the campaign trail, assuring voters that he would use his <i>Apprentice</i>-honed skills to …

Donald Trump

“Trump Is Just a Moron”: How the President Played Himself on North Korea

The Kim regime hasn’t changed its position—the president is just finally paying attention.<p>In his rush to reach a disarmament agreement with North Korea, <b>Donald Trump</b> appears to have badly misjudged his adversary, <b>Kim Jong Un.</b> As multiple State Department sources have told me, U.S. demands that North …

North Korea

Trump is ‘going down’ — and here are all the reasons why

I’ve been “covering” the Trump story for over a year now, and I’m sick and tired of stacking up the details of his treachery day after day, week …

Donald Trump

Bill Gates: Trump Is Even Dumber Than You Thought

And creepier, too!<p>As the past 35 months have made painfully clear, <b>Donald Trump</b> is not a particularly smart man. At least, not in the traditional way that Americans used to expect of their president. “We just got back from the Middle East,” he told a room full of Israelis, upon arriving in Jerusalem …

Donald Trump

The Pentagon Can’t Account for $21 Trillion (That’s Not a Typo)

Twenty-one trillion dollars.The Pentagon’s own numbers show that it can’t account for $21 trillion. Yes, I mean trillion with a “T.” And this could …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Donald Trump and the Case of the $107,000,000

Donald Trump spent far less on his presidential campaign than Hillary Clinton did, but the eye-popping money surrounding his inauguration weekend …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is not American democracy’s worst threat - Vox

The golden age of American politics was illiberal, undemocratic, and bloody.<p>A university recently invited me to participate in a forum considering this question: Has American politics ever been this bad? The answer, clearly, is that it has been much worse. We had a Civil War, after all. Congress …

Political Science

What I Really Learned After Confronting Two Adult Bullies With My Daughter

Sometimes teachable moments teach the wrong things.<p>My daughter and I had already waited 15 minutes for the one video game at the arcade she wanted to …

Parenting

Unseen photographs of civil rights conflict in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963

In spring 1963, African American civil rights activists in Alabama started the Birmingham campaign, a series of sit-ins, boycotts and marches against segregation laws. The peaceful demonstrations were met with violence, teargas and police dogs. The events were a turning point in the civil rights …

Rights & Freedoms

How Useful Is Fear?

Evolution has installed phobias in humans that are proving hard to shake.<p>Franklin D. Roosevelt no doubt meant to be soothing when he insisted, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” A quick and terrifying tour through the academic literature on fear, though, reveals just how much heavy …

Chapman University

Wait Before Declaring Trump’s Tax Cuts a Win

The evidence so far supports neither boosters nor foes.<p>Business investment, generally speaking, is good. When companies buy things like new buildings, machines, software, vehicles or intangible assets, it helps the economy in at least four ways. First, those new capital goods require new workers to …

Economics

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Globalization

The dazzling US unemployment rate is hiding a gloomier reality

The US unemployment rate dipped to 3.9% in April, after hovering at 4.1% for the last six months. That’s the lowest it’s been in 18 years. This <i>would</i> seem to be a sign of improving prospects for US workers—if not for a couple of wrinkles.<p>First off, there’s the reason unemployment dropped: Because …

Economy

Weed Makes Me a Better Person — and I'm OK With That

"I just hope you can enjoy life without it."<p>"I can, and I do. It's just a lot easier to find joy when you don't feel like there's a parakeet trapped in your chest."<p>My mom and I had this conversation recently. We were talking about my cannabis use — a relatively comfortable topic for us — when she …

Cannabis

I Know Which Country the U.S. Will Invade Next

By the end of this column, it will be clear which country the United States will invade and topple next. Or failing that, it will be clear which …

Middle East

Michelle Wolf Does Unto the White House as It Has Done Unto Others

Controversy at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner underscores that Trump’s staff demands decencies and courtesies that it denies to others.<p>“Women attacking conservative women for their looks and their jobs It’s shameful. #WHCA.” Those angry words were tweeted by White House …

Donald Trump

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Gardening

‘The fact that she could have been stopped that morning is heartbreaking’

The first person to call 911 warned that a driver was “all over the road” during morning rush hour, her head bobbing up and down as if, the caller …

Crime

Fox & Friends Hurriedly Shuts Down Interview as Trump Rants About Mueller

Anchors grew visibly uncomfortable as they listened to the president undermine his own legal defense.<p>In what is surely a first for a news network, the hosts of <b>Donald Trump’s</b> favorite variety show, <i>Fox & Friends,</i> hurriedly ended an interview with the president Thursday morning as Trump began ranting …

Donald Trump

Poll: Most voters say they haven't seen pay boost from tax law

More than half of registered voters say they haven’t noticed an increase in their paychecks as a result of the new tax law, and support for the law overall remains tepid, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.<p>The April 19-23 survey suggests that Republicans’ message about the benefits of …

U.S. Politics

Trump Didn’t Vet VA Pick, and Now Misconduct Claims May Derail His Confirmation

When President Trump announced in a tweet last month that he’d fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and intended to replace him with Rear …

Bezos Says That When Pee Tape Is Released It Will Be Free for All Amazon Prime Members

SEATTLE (The Borowitz Report)—Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, announced on Tuesday that when the purported “pee tape” becomes available it will be offered free to all Amazon Prime members.<p>Speaking to reporters in Seattle, Bezos said that the pee-tape offer was “consistent with Amazon’s mandate …