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White Evangelicals Can't Quit Donald Trump

New polling finds that their support for the president remains strikingly high. But are they mortgaging the future of the faith?<p>With two alleged extramarital affairs looming over the presidency, white evangelicals are doubling down on their support for Donald Trump. But the near-term political …

Donald Trump

The Syria bombing is a disgraceful act disguised as a noble gesture

The bombing of Syrian government targets by the United States, Britain, and France is a disgraceful and ineffectual act masquerading as a noble gesture. Far from preventing a more vicious war, the bombing instead legitimizes the continuation of the conflict. In fact, what this barrage of weapons …

A Reckoning Will Come in Syria

In order to have any real impact on chemical-weapons use, the American response needs to be sustained.<p>It is undoubtedly a good thing that a small international coalition of the willing responded to Syria’s latest chemical outrage with a limited military strike. But it marks only the first step in …

Middle East

Wealth inequality is soaring – here are the 10 reasons why it’s happening

Damning statistic follows damning statistic on wealth inequality. The latest, from the House of Commons, is that by 2030 the richest 1% will own two-thirds of global wealth. The distribution of wealth – or rather the lack of it – may well prove to be the defining issue of our age. Such inequality …

Trump’s push to redo $1.3T spending bill he signed sparks GOP revolt

A regretful President Donald Trump wants to roll back spending in a massive omnibus bill he signed into law, but Republicans who helped craft the legislation are in open revolt.<p>“My attitude is, your word is your bond,” House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen said, in his first public …

Republicans

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

U.S. Needs China More Than China Needs the U.S.

To avoid Trump's disastrous trade war, three things need to be addressed.<p>Not one to be outdone by any adversary, Donald Trump has upped the ante in a rapidly escalating trade war with China, threatening an additional $100 billion of tariffs on top of the initial round of $50 billion. In doing so, …

Economics

The Next Crisis Will Be The Last

It is an interesting thing.<p>Throughout the last four decades, there is a direct link between the actions of the Federal Reserve and the eventual …

Economics

When you are not allowed to speak the truth, maybe it is time to leave

The Post reports:<p>At a media briefing on Wednesday, ABC’s Cecilia Vega noted [President] Trump’s sudden “sense of urgency about sending the National Guard to the border” and asked, “Does this have anything to do with a report that the president saw on Fox News?”“I think it has everything to do with …

Trump is as bad if not worse than Obama on Syria

Even as President Trump and his reckless collaborators are planning to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, without a viable fallback, Trump is handing Iran — and Russia — a huge win. The Post reports:<p>President Trump has instructed military leaders to prepare …

Middle East

Trying to make sense of Trump's contradictory trade war tweets

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump wants you to know two important things in a very declarative tweet Wednesday morning on China:<p>1. "We are not in a trade war with China..."<p>2. "We cannot let this continue!"<p>The problem is that the defiance at the end of Trump's tweet basically contradicts and definitely …

Donald Trump

A long disruption is ahead, with low-paying jobs

The last few months have seen a rash of studies on a coming automation apocalypse, and analysts are moving to a few targeted worries about the jobs …

Trends

Trump is on a tear about immigration. What's really behind it

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump is on a tear about immigration again. Often mercurial and dark, Trump is using the power of the presidency to share his fear and anxiety with the country, and to stir the same feelings in its citizens.<p>He does this instead of directly addressing the nation's domestic …

Donald Trump

Trump tariff backlash causes panic in rural America as mega jobs losses appear on the horizon

Campaign Action<p>Donald Trump shocked economists and many inside his own administration when he ignored his economic advisors and went with a …

Donald Trump

Trump is hoping you’re too stupid to notice

You can tell what President Trump is afraid of by what he chooses to lie about. That means he must be petrified of losing support over his failure to build a single mile of the “big, beautiful” border wall he promised.<p>Trump is scared of a lot of things — special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s …

Trump's ignorance about immigration is stunning

<b>(CNN) —</b> On religious holidays like Christmas, Passover and Easter, most Presidents honor the occasion by sending a message of goodwill towards all Americans and then taking a break from politics.<p>Not our President. Just hours after tweeting "Happy Easter!" to his 49 million Twitter followers, Donald …

Immigration

Why Did Sterile Salt Water Become The IV Fluid Of Choice?

During a recent walk around the emergency room where I work, I noted the number of patients with bags of intravenous fluids hanging above them. Almost everyone had one.<p>Our ER in Boston isn't unique. IV fluids are among the most common medical interventions worldwide. Several kinds are available, …

Medicine

Trump has played his supporters for suckers

President Trump’s most urgent political problem doesn’t involve Robert S. Mueller III, Stormy Daniels, Vladimir Putin or the hundreds of thousands of voters who marched for gun control. Rather, it’s that his die-hard supporters might be starting to realize how thoroughly he has played them for …

Why China Will Lose a Trade War With Trump

Beijing can huff and puff, but America holds the high cards. Expect the Chinese to back down quickly—or watch their economy and political system fall …

China

Democracy is dying by natural causes

Toward what, exactly, are we plunging?<p>We feel that the momentum of events is carrying us down toward something dreadful. Is it a return to fascism? Or will our future look something more like the Eastern European present — illiberal democracy? Or is technology so rapidly inflecting our lives that …

Political Science

Trump goes on early Sunday morning tweetstorm defending $1.3 trillion spending bill, insisting 'many lawyers' want to represent him in the Russia probe

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says many lawyers and top law firms want to represent him in the Russia case following a shake-up of his legal team.<p>Attorney John Dowd is leaving Trump's legal team. He has been key to molding Trump's legal defense in the special counsel's Russia's …

Donald Trump

GOP in control, but Dems' budget priorities are winning

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under President Barack Obama and a GOP-controlled Congress, Capitol Hill Democrats had to scratch and claw for months to get tiny increases for domestic programs — or just hold them level.<p>The $1.3 trillion government-wide funding bill signed by President Donald Trump on Friday …

Mitch McConnell

Here’s What’s in the Budget Bill Nobody’s Bothered to Read

No wonder Trump is threatening a veto—Democrats are getting most of what they wanted.<p>President Donald Trump’s budget proposals have taken a hatchet to President Barack Obama’s top priorities. They’ve called for deep cuts in renewable energy, medical research and nonmilitary spending in general. …

Obama Administration

Trump should not fire Mueller — he should fire America

Guys, I’m really disappointed in us.<p>There’s chaos in the White House. People are leaving or getting canned at a frantic pace, a president who says he’s anti-war just brought in the war-loving John Bolton as his national security adviser and rumors are swirling that President Donald Trump wants to …

Donald Trump

Here’s who really benefits from Donald Trump’s trade negotiations

At first glance, Donald Trump appears to take a different approach to trade than predecessors George W. Bush or Barack Obama, who saw trade liberalization as a goal.<p>Trump is far more willing to cross trading partners and rivals alike in defense of US industry.But the positions adopted by his …

Globalization

Disney announced all its movies coming in the next 5 years — here's what you have to look forward to

Walt Disney Studios made a major update to its theatrical schedule in March ahead of its annual shareholder's meeting.<p>The company outlined its movie schedule through 2023 where it announced dates for a mix of live-action films, Marvel superheroes, sequels, and many more trips to a galaxy far, far …

Walt Disney Company

War, Not Scandal, Is What Will End Donald Trump

A review of the Clinton and Bush years reminds us what really dooms a presidency.<p>As we mark the 15th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, one of the shrewdest observations this week came from <i>Spectator</i> columnist <b>Daniel McCarthy,</b> who suggests it’s “not surprising that the Iraq War faction of the …

Donald Trump

Andrew McCabe reportedly oversaw a criminal investigation into Jeff Sessions nearly a year before Sessions fired him

<i>Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here.</i><p>Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe oversaw a criminal inquiry into Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his testimony to Congress about his contacts with Russian officials, ABC News reported Wednesday.<p>People familiar with the matter told …

Donald Trump

America messed up the idea of free trade

Surely you’ve noticed it: Over the last few decades, throughout the developed world, stuff has gotten cheaper. Cars are less pricey, as are shoes—and shrimp, for that matter. TVs, sodapop, toys, and toothpaste too. This is to be expected in an era defined by the North American Free Trade Agreement …

Globalization

Congress Passes $1.3 Trillion Government Funding Bill, Averts Shutdown

<b>Updated at 12:55 a.m. ET Friday</b><p>The Senate voted early Friday to pass a roughly $1.3 trillion spending bill to fund the government through Sept. 3. The move avoided a government shutdown.<p>The massive spending package easily passed in both the House and the Senate. The Senate vote was 65-32. The House …

Military Spending