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Amid the Trumpian Chaos, Europe Sees a Strategy: Divide and Conquer

BRUSSELS — European allies knew to expect the unexpected from President Trump, especially after their rancorous encounter last month at the Group of 7 summit meeting in Canada.<p>But Mr. Trump’s European tour has still rattled many on the Continent and in Britain, who have watched from a distance the …

Geopolitics

The A.C.L.U.’s Fight to Reunite Families Separated Under Trump

<b>O</b>n the morning of Friday, June 22, the American Civil Liberties Union won a major Supreme Court decision in Carpenter v. United States, which was possibly, at least in terms of pure jurisprudence, the most important case argued before the court this past session. It was a landmark ruling that …

joellovell

The Alt-Right Isn’t Going Away

Many were shocked by the sudden rise in white supremacy following Donald Trump’s surprise electoral win in 2016. But they needn’t have been. America …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump Is What Happens When We Forget #NeverForget

To state the painfully and terrifyingly obvious, the world is in a state of severe political and moral crisis — one we haven’t seen since the 1930s. …

Political Science

Let Trump administration officials eat in peace

Earlier this month, my fellow liberals despaired when the Supreme Court upheld the right of a Colorado baker to refuse service to a gay couple. In …

Trump Administration

(Bleep) civility! 'Trump-shaming' is what happens when elites won't listen to the people | Will Bunch

Everyday citizens are acting uncivil towards Team Trump because D.C. elites - Congress, the courts, the media - aren't taking the very real threats …

Society

Martin Niemöller: "First they came for the Socialists..."

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years …

I Was Fired for Making Fun of Trump

After 25 years as the editorial cartoonist for The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, I was fired on Thursday.<p>I blame Donald Trump.<p>Well, sort of.<p>I should’ve seen it coming. When I had lunch with my new boss a few months ago, he informed me that the paper’s publisher believed that the editorial cartoonist was …

Donald Trump

Debacle in Quebec

For all their pomp, most multilateral summit meetings are boring and of little consequence. I once spoke to a State Department official who had a role in putting these meetings together; he described his job as “policing the nuances,” which gives you an idea about how much is normally at …

73 Books to Read While the Sun Is Out and the Days Are Long

Thrillers, romances, cookbooks, the great outdoors: We’ve got them, and more.

Books

How to Make Tough Decisions Easier

<i>Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter. The editor,</i> <i>Tim Herrera</i><i>, emails readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life.</i> <i>Sign up here</i> <i>to get it in your inbox.</i><p>One of the simplest, yet most stressful, decisions I deal with on a regular basis is one I’m sure you have worried …

With ‘Spygate,’ Trump Shows How He Uses Conspiracy Theories to Erode Trust

WASHINGTON — As a candidate, Donald J. Trump claimed that the United States government had known in advance about the Sept. 11 attacks. He hinted that Antonin Scalia, a Supreme Court justice who died in his sleep two years ago, had been murdered. And for years, Mr. Trump pushed the notion that …

Donald Trump

“That Is What Power Looks Like”: As Trump Prepares for 2020, Democrats Are Losing the Only Fight That Matters

Even in an era of historic media fragmentation, Donald Trump dominates our attention universe to the point where he blocks out the sun. Is it any wonder that people don’t have any idea what Democrats stand for?<p>On the same day this week that President <b>Donald Trump</b> was tweeting about the F.B.I.’s …

Donald Trump

There Is Only One Trump Scandal

The myriad Trump scandals can obscure the fact that they’re all elements of one massive tale of corruption.<p>The sheer volume of Trump scandals can seem difficult to keep track of.<p>There’s the ongoing special-counsel investigation into whether the Trump campaign aided a Russian campaign to aid Trump’s …

Donald Trump

White Evangelicals Are The Most Fragile Of All White People

I once attended a missions conference run by a predominately white evangelical organization where, for one night, black styles of worship, preaching and spirituality were the focus. The worship team wore Black Lives Matter shirts and the preacher exhorted the thousands present to repent of the ways …

The Forrest Trump Presidency

“It’s like Forrest Gump won the presidency,” said a Republican congressman in a conversation that Erick Erickson described last week on The Resurgent. The congressman went on, adding profanities, not reproduced here: “But it’s an evil, really stupid Forrest Gump. He can’t help himself. He’s just an …

Donald Trump

Michael Hayden: The End of Intelligence

In 1994 during the height of the Bosnian civil war, when I was head of intelligence for American forces in Europe, I walked through the ruined streets of Sarajevo. A city of once-beautiful steeples, onion-shaped domes and minarets had been devastated by Serbian artillery in the hills rising above …

World Trade Center

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead.<p>To guard against a …

Political Science

When I go shopping as a Black woman

<i>On April 12th, 2018, two Black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks and escorted out of the store in handcuffs — simply for waiting for a</i> …

A Marriage Used to Prevent Deportation. Not Anymore.

They had shown the immigration officer their proof — the eight years of Facebook photos, their 5-year-old son’s birth certificate, the letters from relatives and friends affirming their commitment — and now they were so close, Karah de Oliveira thought, so nearly a normal couple.<p>Thirteen years …

Immigration

The Paul Ryan Story: From Flimflam to Fascism

Why did Paul Ryan choose not to run for re-election? What will be the consequences? Your guess is as good as mine — literally. I can speculate based on what I read in the papers, but so can you.<p>On the other hand, I do have some insight into how Ryan — who has always been an obvious con man, to …

Trump Loves Jews Like Cohen And Dershowitz — For All The Wrong Reasons

At a conference on religion about 15 years ago, the journalist Franklin Foer made this witty observation: “Philo-Semites are anti-Semites who like …

The conspiracy theory behind a curious Roseanne Barr tweet, explained

Roseanne Barr capped a remarkable week of new media relevance with a tweet that seemed to fly out of nowhere — unless you're a close observer of far-right media.<p>On Friday night, the star of ABC's revived smash-hit sitcom began rounding up praise for President Trump on the very specific issue of …

Donald Trump

Jared Kushner’s Friendship With A Saudi Prince Is Endangering Israel

True to his nature, President Donald Trump once again threw out the rulebook of international diplomacy when he hosted Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown …

Foreign Policy

Where Is Barack Obama?

The former president’s reticence in the Trump era is only hurting his party.<p>At a moment when many of his former voters believe that America is facing a genuine democratic crisis, former President Barack Obama has been largely silent about what is happening in American politics. Other than a handful …

Political Science

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

A ‘Bright Light,’ Dimmed in the Shadows of Homelessness

They met on a rainy morning several years ago, at the base of the Helmsley Building in Midtown Manhattan. As others hurried to work, Pamela J. Dearden, an executive with JPMorgan Chase, noticed a woman, unperturbed by the rain or her surroundings, standing on a 36-square-foot sidewalk grate she had …

The Best Makeup You Can Buy at the Drugstore

Even if you love makeup, looking for the perfect product is a daunting task. If you’re on a budget, like most of us, it can be nearly impossible. That’s not for lack of selection: Visit any drugstore or pharmacy and makeup is the first thing you see when you walk in.<p>You’re hit with an endless wall …

Makeup