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barack obama

For political observers, it’s regarded as gauche to re-litigate Barack Obama’s presidency amid the chaos and tumult of the Trump years. Many will scoff at...
White House

To hear Donald Trump’s supporters tell it, the story these days isn’t the story, but how the story is sourced. Dissecting a recent New Yorker report...
trump budget

Five months into the Trump presidency, it does feel as though life has been moving along at a record pace. Following the breakneck speed with...
Seth rich

Seth Rich was 27 when he was killed on a dark street in a sketchy neighborhood in the nation’s capital last July. He has become...
david clarke

There was nothing normal about controversial Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke’s supposed nomination to a post in President Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security. It was...
iran

The United States of America does not make a fetish of voting. For the “vote or die” crowd, that’s a cause of great shame. It seems...
Safe zones

On Friday afternoon, two alleged “bombshell” reports were released regarding the scandal involving Donald Trump’s links to Russia. Only one of these reports, however, deserves...
anthony winer

On Friday, Anthony Weiner appeared in federal court and pled guilty to the charge that he had inappropriate, sexually-charged communications with a minor. The fall...
mike flynn

Mike Flynn’s ascension to lead the National Security Council was instantly controversial and short-lived, but it has been a continuing source of frustration for the...

The final Commentary podcast of this week finds me, Noah Rothman, and Abe Greenwald arguing over whether the appointment of a special prosecutor might actually...
Donald Trump

We are in the grip of some magical thinking. The cascade of controversies, unforced errors, and erratic behaviors gumming up the works in Washington D.C....
donald trump

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is only the latest administration figure to be burned by his impulsive, mercurial boss. “The story that came out tonight,...