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Ex-Republican Operative Steve Schmidt: ‘The Party of Trump Must Be Obliterated. Annihilated. Destroyed’

WASHINGTON – Steve Schmidt has worked at the highest levels of Republican politics. He helped run George W. Bush’s 2004 presidential campaign and …

Corruption in the Trump Administration Is Spreading

While petty scandals like Scott Pruitt’s grab attention, there are more egregious and profitable conflicts of interest elsewhere in Washington.<p>You’ve got to at least give credit to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for finding the silver lining—or the gold one, as it were.<p>It was late October 2017, …

Trump Loses His Superpower

The president’s tweets have been powerless against images of migrant children in the news media.<p>Donald Trump is good at many things, but his greatest gift may be his ability to distract the newshounds by shouting “Squirrel!” and sending them sniffing for a new story. But this week, the dogs …

Donald Trump

'The Whole Thing Was a Trumpian Head Fake': MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace Explains How Trump Is Playing the American People

Click here for reuse options! "It is ... in every way imaginable a political exercise for Donald Trump."As cable television covered President Donald …

PSA: Here’s how to check for – and remove – the Mac malware mshelper

If your Mac seems to be running at high fan rates or you’re seeing reduced battery-life for no apparent reason, you may want to check for some Mac malware that seems to be going around …<p>NordVPN<p>A couple of support threads have described people finding a process called mshelper using a lot of CPU …

Computer Hardware

An Analysis of Trump Supporters Has Identified 5 Key Traits

The lightning-fast ascent and political invincibility of Donald Trump has left many experts baffled and wondering, “How did we get here?” Any …

The 26 oddest lines from Donald Trump's totally bizarro omnibus signing announcement

<b>(CNN) —</b> After threatening a veto via Twitter on Friday morning, President Donald Trump -- flanked by several of his favorite (for now) Cabinet secretaries -- announced he had signed the $1.3 trillion budget bill that will keep the government funded and open through September.<p>Trump lambasted the …

America Takes the Next Step Toward Tyranny

Every now and again, when I find myself buried in the latest blizzard of invariably disturbing news emanating from the Trump White House, I go back …

Psychological Science says Trump is a Four Year Old

It’s quite impossible to watch president Trump for any length of time and remain unperturbed. He possesses what psychoanalysts call "high …

Trump Golf Course Near NYC Is Seeking More Foreign Workers

The Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, New York, is once again seeking permission to bring in foreign workers to serve as waiters, waitresses and cooks, according to petitions posted online by the Department of Labor Wednesday.<p>The workers are being sought under the federal H-2 visa …

Donald Trump

The Great Lie of Conservatism

The philosophical foundation of conservatism is a template for exploitation, argues Drew Magary, and it's time to stop treating it as half our country's guiding principles.<p>They’re all dead now. All the unofficial fathers of modern conservatism: William F. Buckley, Russell Kirk, Milton Friedman, …

Conservatism

The Problem Isn’t Just Trump. It’s Our Ignorant Electorate.

For many of us, mornings have taken on a certain nauseating sameness. We roll out from beneath the blankets and, before the scent of coffee has …

Hillary Clinton

The Right Can't Fight the Future

It seems axiomatic that the past and the future cannot exist at the same time. Thanks to the space-time continuum, people from different centuries …

Anachronistic

What Clarence Thomas Gets Wrong About the Second Amendment

The justice’s consistent pro-gun arguments fail to reconcile rights with their lived consequences.<p>Never let it be said that Justice Clarence Thomas is overly concerned with appearances. Witness his release of a passionately pro-gun opinion, less than a week after a school shooting took 17 lives at …

Shepard Smith: People Go To Prison For What Jared Kushner Did

As Trump's son-in-law continues to revise his answers, Robert Mueller may be looking over his shoulder, too.<p>White House senior aide Jared Kushner’s multiple omissions on required financial disclosure forms for his security clearance would “be a crime, punishable by prison” for other people, Fox …

#Russiagate Skeptics Take a Beating

In the wake of special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s troll farm indictment, a bizarre series of events took place involving the <i>New York Times</i> and …

Why there’s so much chaos in the Trump administration

Dysfunction at the top, inexperience below: the White House’s management crisis, explained.<p>White House staff secretary Rob Porter’s resignation over domestic violence accusations, followed by speechwriter David Sorensen’s a few days later, has thrown the West Wing into chaos and endangered Chief of …

Donald Trump’s Thinking on Nukes Is Insane and Ignorant

If one could adjectivize the president, there has never been anything <i>Trumpier</i> than Donald Trump’s posture on nuclear weapons. It’s an issue where he …

I’m a law professor, and I teach my students how to destroy American democracy

In my classes on authoritarian regimes, I used to lecture my students on how modern authoritarians have abandoned the openly repressive tactics of their predecessors. Today’s authoritarians frequently come to power by democratic elections and then erode democracy through seemingly legitimate means. …

To know Donald Trump’s faith is to understand his politics | Martyn Percy

‘Make America great again,’ he says. If it doesn’t pan out, it won’t be his fault: it will be yours, for doubting<p>The only surprising feature of Donald Trump’s first year in office is that it has been entirely predictable. So when I mention to colleagues that I have been researching Trump’s …

Donald Trump

The Trump Show is addling our brains and blinding us to what matters

A dozen stories with real impact on people got ignored during the memo fracas.<p>Like many American political journalists, I spent much of last week entranced by the drama surrounding Devin Nunes’s memo about the origins of court-ordered surveillance of Carter Page. Then when the memo’s text was …

Donald Trump

“Unprecedented”: 9 historians on why Trump’s war with the FBI is so stunning

“I can’t think of a single time any president has done anything like this.”<p>On Monday night, House Republicans voted to release a memo alleging anti-Trump bias at the FBI. The classified memo reportedly details how the FBI used the Trump dossier produced by ex-British spy Christopher Steele to …

J. Edgar Hoover

Trump Kept One Promise. The Shutdown Is Proof.

Over and over and over, first as a candidate and then as president, Donald Trump made a pledge to voters: He would run the White House just like he’s run his business. That’s a promise that he’s kept.<p>At midnight on Friday the federal government shut down, following a week of meandering, fruitless …

Trump's credibility crisis on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers find it difficult or impossible to negotiate when the president can't seem to stick to a position for more than a few hours.<p>Donald Trump ran for president as a bipartisan deal-maker. But if there's one thing he's proved after a year in office, he’s better at killing bipartisan deals than …

Sens. Cotton and Perdue are outed for lying on Trump's behalf

By Jennifer Rubin<p>Jennifer Rubin<p>Opinion writer reporting from a center-right perspective<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Opinion writer<p>There is no honor among anti-immigrant advocates and liars, I suppose. After dutifully lying on behalf of the president regarding his abhorrent language (“shithole countries”), Sens. …

The White House

How Donald Trump Degrades Us All

Five and a half years ago, I filed a story for the <i>Times</i> in which I used the word “dickhead.” I had met with Vladimir Putin, and he had used that word. The <i>Times</i> struck it from the story. I disagreed with the decision, because I thought that Putin’s use of the word conveyed important information, but …

Kimmel Made a Short Documentary About All of Trump’s Best Lies

In his first year in office, the president lied more than 2,000 times.<p>Congratulations are in order for <b>Donald Trump,</b> who has managed a groundbreaking achievement as president: in less than a year since taking office, the president has lied more than 2,000 times, according to <i>The Washington Post</i>. For …

Paul Krugman got the working class wrong. That blunder had consequences | Thomas Frank

One of the most influential commentators in the US now recognises that white working-class voters have shifted en masse to the Republicans<p>On New Year’s Day, the economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman issued a series of tweets in which he proclaimed as follows:<p>The central fact of US …

Paul Krugman

"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House

Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming …