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Silly Season

August is traditionally the silly season in American politics and journalism, and this August is living up to the sobriquet. Apparently, not even celestial mechanics is...
Steve Bannon

The fact that Steve Bannon, ousted from his senior role at the Trump White House, was its "chief strategist" in the first place is testimony...
donald trump

When the president of the United States passed on his third opportunity to condemn unequivocally and without caveats Nazi sympathizers marching in his name, John...
identity politics

White nationalism is identity politics. Indeed, it is identity politics in its most primordial form. The leaders of the violent white supremacists in Virginia this...
Donald Trump

It took fewer than 12 hours for Donald Trump to effectively retract his condemnation of the white nationalists behind the weekend bloodshed in Charlottesville, Virginia. Amid...
fight dirty

You can choose to have whatever opinion you have on the president's statement today condemning white supremacists, but it's hard to believe he would have...
NRA

In 2003, Bloomberg View columnist Megan McArdle coined a razor that remains invaluable for predicting group behavior patterns in the context of American politics. “Jane’s...
Trump

You’ve heard it all before. The Democratic Party is corrupt, and Republicans are no better. In fact, because they seem more interested in collaborating with...
Democratic Party

The Democratic Party can take away at least one clear conclusion from the aftermath of their 2016 losses: You can put off the autopsy, but...
McMaster

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster has fought insurgents in both Iraq and Afghanistan. By now, he must be pining for simpler days when his enemies used...
immigration

On Wednesday, the Trump administration made a big show of support for a radical immigration bill sponsored by Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue....
leaks

Today's startling leak comes courtesy of the Washington Post, which provides us with transcripts of two phone calls between President Trump and foreign leaders. Both...