Category Archives: Donald Trump

The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far – By Scott Shane and Mark Mazzetti – NYT

But to travel back to 2016 and trace the major plotlines of the Russian attack is to underscore what we now know with certainty: The Russians carried out a landmark intervention that will be examined for decades to come. Acting … Continue reading

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Opinion | ‘Anonymous’ Is Hiding in Plain Sight – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

That’s the anonymous-G.O.P. credo today: We know Trump is a jerk, but you’ve gotta love the good stuff — you’ve got to admit that his tax cuts, deregulation, destruction of Obamacare and military buildup have fueled so much growth, defense … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump Has No Idea What His Tariffs Have Unleashed for Farmers – By Robert Leonard – NYT

By Robert Leonard Mr. Leonard is the news director for the radio stations KNIA and KRLS. July 26, 2018 A farm near Amana, Iowa.CreditScott Olson/Getty Images “KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Today President Trump is visiting Dubuque, Iowa, where every year at … Continue reading

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Opinion | America First or Trump First? – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

The second I finished watching President Trump fawning over Vladimir Putin in Helsinki — refusing to defend the conclusions of his own intelligence services about Russia’s interference in our 2016 elections — I knew I was seeing something I’d never … Continue reading

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Opinion | Resign- Mike Pompeo. Resign- John Bolton. – by Bret Stephens – NYT

Before the word “resignation” became a euphemism for being fired, it connoted a sense of public integrity and personal honor. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and his deputy, William Ruckelshaus, showed both qualities when they resigned from the Nixon administration during … Continue reading

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Opinion | After You- Mr. Putin – By Gail Collins and Bret Stephens – NYT

By Gail Collins and Bret Stephens Ms. Collins and Mr. Stephens are opinion columnists. They converse every other week. July 17, 2018 607 comments A demolition derby car in Forks, Wash.CreditRuth Fremson/The New York Times Gail Collins: Bret, there are … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump and Putin vs. America – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

From the beginning of his administration, President Trump has responded to every new bit of evidence from the C.I.A., F.B.I. and N.S.A. that Russia intervened in our last election on his behalf by either attacking Barack Obama or the Democrats … Continue reading

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Critics of Trump Have a New Word in Their Vocabulary: Treason – By Peter Baker – NYT

By Peter Baker July 17, 2018 WASHINGTON — John O. Brennan spent a career in the Central Intelligence Agency defending the United States against its enemies. For decades, that meant terrorists, rogue regimes or the Russians. For him now, it … Continue reading

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Opinion | For Trump Failure Is the Only Option – by Paul Krugman – NYT

So Donald Trump went to a NATO summit, insulted our allies, then made the absurd demand not just that they increase defense spending — which they should — but that they raise it to 4 percent of G.D.P., much higher … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Art of Containing Trump (and Putin) – By Stephen Sestanovich – NYT

Divided administrations produce incoherent diplomacy. That’s why President Trump’s meeting next Monday in Helsinki, Finland, with Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, is unlikely to go well. In their preparations for the summit, Mr. Trump and his advisers appeared to recognize the … Continue reading

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