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  • What Should We Fight For?

    By Patrick Buchanan “We will never accept Russia’s occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea,” declaimed Rex Tillerson last week in Vienna. “Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns full control of the peninsula to Ukraine.” Tillerson’s principled rejection of the seizure of land by military force — “never accept” — came just one […]

  • “They’re not on the same team”: why Trump’s lawyers keep clashing over the Russia probe

    By Alex Ward Here’s a simple guide to the various lawyers representing President Trump. President Donald Trump’s lawyers have spent the past few weeks making conflicting statements about how they would defend against special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible Trump-Russia ties, causing many to wonder just who is actually in charge of representing the […]

  • Simeon Booker, a Courageous and Persistent Advocate of Truth

    By Eugene Robinson WASHINGTON — The great Simeon Booker, one of the bravest journalists of our time, faced dangers far worse than a petulant president’s social media feed. Booker refused to be cowed — and ultimately helped change the nation. His life’s work should be a lesson to us all about the power of truth […]

  • Trump's Chief of Staff Is on Alert for 'Contraband Newsprint' and Other Hijinks

    By Richard Cohen NEW YORK — In August, Donald Trump asked for a certain newspaper clipping, thus throwing the White House went into the Trump version of DEFCON 2. Chief of Staff John F. Kelly dispatched two aides to investigate how the clipping had gotten to the president without being “cleared.” These aides, anonymous but […]

  • Senate Dems warn GOP against increasing defense spending without domestic boost

    By eschor@politico.com (Elana Schor) All but four of the Senate’s 48 Democrats on Tuesday warned congressional GOP leaders against pursuing a government funding plan that would boost defense spending for the rest of the fiscal year while leaving domestic priorities at current levels. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Speaker […]

  • What Roy Moore actually believes about policy

    By Dylan Scott On health care, abortion, immigration, and more. If Roy Moore is elected to the Senate on Tuesday, he’ll enter office under a cloud of credible sexual accusations, facing the suggestion by some of his peers that he should be expelled from the chamber and carrying his promise to the Alabama voters that […]

  • 'Darkest Hour' Proves That History Can Hinge on a Single Leader

    By Michael Gerson WASHINGTON — The Winston Churchill biopic “Darkest Hour” is a movie that should be seen, but not entirely believed. Gary Oldman’s alternately fierce and vulnerable Churchill is a triumph of both acting and the cosmetician’s art. Just hearing him deliver snippets of Churchill’s speeches is worth the ticket price. (Am I the […]

  • Scrooges, ranked

    By Todd VanDerWerff 15 takes on A Christmas Carol’s main character, ranked from Jim Carrey to Mr. Magoo. Few fictional characters have been portrayed onscreen as often as Ebenezer Scrooge, the hero and villain of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. Really, the list comes down to Scrooge, Dracula, and Sherlock Holmes, all British literary characters […]

  • Whom Do We Thank for Today's Strong Economy?

    By Froma Harrop A president deserves partial credit for a strong economy. The current economic numbers are good, so to the extent that gratitude is due, let us offer it. Thank you, President Obama. The economic gauges have been improving steadily for the eight years of the current recovery. Barack Obama was president for seven […]

  • Robert Mueller is looking into 3 big questions about Trump and Flynn’s firing

    By Andrew Prokop And they relate to what, exactly, Donald Trump knew about Flynn’s actions. The White House narrative about why former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was fired has long had some curious holes — and special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is stepping up his efforts to fill them in. NBC News’s Carol Lee […]

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