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George F. Will: A hilarious and elementary lesson on the burdens of progressivism

Washington - Life is exhausting — and daily choices are unbearably burdensome — for some Americans who are so comfortably situated that they have the …

Labor Wants to Make Nafta Its Friend. Here’s the Problem.

Can Nafta be re-engineered to raise workers’ wages?<p>Organized labor thinks so. As the United States sets out to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, union officials are pinning their hopes on President Trump’s nationalist pronouncements, betting he can deliver …

Why Lee Should Go, and Washington Should Stay

Nashville — I grew up on Missionary Ridge, a Civil War battlefield overlooking Chattanooga, Tenn. In my childhood we could still find minie balls from the battle in which a young Union soldier, Arthur MacArthur, the father of Douglas, received the Medal of Honor. The war’s relics were real and …

Is Anybody Home at HUD?

This story was co-published with New York magazine.In mid-May, Steve Preston, who served as the secretary of housing and urban development in the …

Bannon Was Set for a Graceful Exit. Then Came Charlottesville.

WASHINGTON — John F. Kelly, the new White House chief of staff, told Stephen K. Bannon in late July that he needed to go: No need for it to get messy, Mr. Kelly told Mr. Bannon, according to several people with firsthand knowledge of the exchange. The two worked out a mutually amicable departure …

Steve Bannon Readies His Revenge

The war on Jared Kushner is about to go nuclear.<p>On the morning he was being ousted as <b>Donald Trump’s</b> chief strategist last Friday, <b>Steve Bannon</b> had already turned the page. “Why do you sound unfazed?” a friend asked Bannon as news of his demise ricocheted across the web. “Because,” Bannon replied, …

The Rise of Jeremy Corbyn and the Death Throes of Neoliberalism

“We do not believe in untrammeled free markets. We reject the cult of selfish individualism. We abhor social division, injustice, unfairness and inequality.”<p>This sounds like the manifesto of a hard-left political party, sternly aiming to cleanse society not only of a failed ideology (untrammeled …

Trump is finding it easier to tear down old policies than to build his own

Builder-turned-president Donald Trump has in many ways made good on his promise to be a political wrecking ball.<p>Last week, he withdrew the United States from the Paris climate accord. He has worked to roll back dozens of health, environment, labor and financial rules put in place by former …

Do We Really Want Mike Pence to Be President?

The remarkable thing about Vice President Mike Pence is that he is not remarkable at all.<p>That’s one of the first things I learned last December when I arrived in Indiana to report on — let’s face it — the next president of the United States. The man takes up very little space, and undoubtedly this …

America First Begins

Consistent with his penchant for rebelling against the conventional rules, Donald Trump delivered more of a campaign speech than a traditional …

‘RussiaGate’ Has Become a Catastrophic Failure of Leadership — and a Debacle From Which the Trump Presidency Will Not Recover

<i>A version of this post first appeared on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Douglas A. Blackmon’s Facebook page.</i>A little more than a week ago, I said …

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John Boehner unloads on Trump: A ‘complete disaster’

Former House speaker John A. Boehner continued a streak of remarkable post-office candor during a Wednesday appearance at a Houston energy conference, telling a luncheon audience that President Trump’s term has — foreign policy aside — been a “complete disaster.”<p>“Everything else he’s done has been …

The Impeachment Trap: Be Careful What You Wish For

Impeachment would help restore the damaged Republican brand.<p>Donald Trump’s abrupt firing of an FBI director who was leading the investigation of the …

Free Advice to Trump Aides: Quit While You Can

On Monday night, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, President Trump’s widely admired national security adviser, held a hastily convened news conference to try to knock down reports that Mr. Trump had shared highly classified information with Russia — only to have Mr. Trump appear to confirm the reports in …

The White House’s absolutely brutal night, in 6 headlines

Scenes from the Republican’s beginning months in the White House.<p>Scenes from the Republican’s beginning months in the White House.<p>For any president, one of these headlines would be very bad news. For President Trump, they all came in a span of 12 hours:<p>“Justice Department to appoint special counsel …

Rosenstein's Case Against Comey, Annotated

Contextualizing the deputy attorney general’s memorandum on the former FBI director<p>In a surprising move on Tuesday, President Trump abruptly fired James Comey, the director of the FBI and the official leading the investigation into whether Trump aides colluded with Russia to sway the U.S. …

American Fascism, in 1944 and Today

Seventy-three years ago, The New York Times asked the sitting vice president to write an article about whether there are fascists in America, and what they’re up to.<p>It was an alarming question. And the vice president took it quite seriously. His article, “The Danger of American Fascism,” described …

Robocalls Flooding Your Cellphone? Here’s How to Stop Them

An unfamiliar number appears on your cellphone. It’s from your area code, so you answer it, thinking it might be important.<p>There is an unnatural pause after you say hello, and what follows is a recording telling you how you can reduce your credit card interest rates or electric bill or prescription …

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Donald Trump just gave two incredibly bizarre (and fact-free) interviews

<b>(CNN) —</b> To commemorate his 100th day in office -- a "ridiculous" marker created by the "fake news" media! -- President Donald Trump gave a series of long interviews to a variety of news outlets. And, holy cow did he talk -- and talk.<p>Let's start with Trump's interview with "Face the Nation" host …

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Donald Trump's willingness to meet the world's strongmen

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump said on Monday he'd be "honored" to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, clarifying he meant "under the right circumstances."<p>That came just 48 hours after he invited Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte to the White House, surprising the State Department and …

President Trump just had his bluff called — again

For the second time in two major legislative battles, the Trump White House has issued an ultimatum — only to back down.<p>In the health care debate, the president was going to force a House vote on the package and dare skeptical Republicans to vote against replacing Obamacare, before abandoning that …

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Ivanka Trump faces skeptical audience in Berlin

The first daughter's inclusion on a panel of world leaders gives insight into Angela Merkel’s strategy for diplomacy with the U.S. president.<p>BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to the White House last month may have been filled with awkward moments, but she left with one key takeaway — …

Reaching Out to the Voters the Left Left Behind

The devastating recession that began at the end of 2007 and officially ended in June 2009 was the most severe downturn since World War II.<p>The political, social and even medical consequences of this recession have been duly noted, but even so the depths of its effects are only now becoming clear. …

Trump Undercuts Bannon, Whose Job May Be in Danger

WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s grenade-lobbing pugilist of a chief strategist, has a fitting nickname for his West Wing office: “the war room.”<p>But more and more, war is being waged on Mr. Bannon himself. And it is unclear how much longer he can survive in his job.<p>His isolation …

The Gig Economy’s False Promise

The promises Silicon Valley makes about the gig economy can sound appealing. Its digital technology lets workers become entrepreneurs, we are told, freed from the drudgery of 9-to-5 jobs. Students, parents and others can make extra cash in their free time while pursuing their passions, maybe …

Loans ‘Designed to Fail’: States Say Navient Preyed on Students

Ashley Hardin dreamed of being a professional photographer — glamorous shoots, perhaps some exotic travel. So in 2006, she enrolled in the Brooks Institute of Photography and borrowed more than $150,000 to pay for what the school described as a pathway into an industry clamoring for its …

The Long Road to Trump’s War

We now know how many cruise missiles it takes to turn you from pariah to respected member of the American foreign policy establishment: 59 — the number President Trump fired on a Syrian government airfield on Thursday. “I think Donald Trump became president of the United States,” the CNN host …

CNN Had a Problem. Donald Trump Solved It.

At 3:58 on a recent Wednesday afternoon in Washington, CNN’s largest control room was mostly empty but for a handful of producers hunched over control panels and, hovering behind them, a short, barrel-shaped, restless-looking man in a dark pinstriped suit and open white dress shirt: the president …

Democrats have a new and surprising weapon on Capitol Hill: Power

Democrats in Congress have a new and surprising tool at their disposal in the era of one-party Republican rule in President Trump’s Washington: power.<p>It turns out that Republicans need the minority party to help them avoid a government shutdown at the end of April, when the current spending deal to …

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