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Barack Obama

syria

With all of Washington consumed by the effort to craft and pass health-care legislation, the Trump White House appeared to catch the country’s political establishment...
democrats

For months, Democrats have resisted the notion that they were the problem.  Despite a series of historic losses resulting in the party’s worst position in...
Saudi

Washington’s partisan vitriol has infected the Middle East policy debate. The problem traces to the 2003 Iraq War. While there was bipartisan support for the...
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...
rex tillerson

As he said on occasion, George W. Bush was content to let history be his judge. Barack Obama’s associates do not, to put it mildly,...
Elizabeth Warren

The Democratic Party in the Trump era is increasingly at odds with itself. In the quest to be all things to all parts of its coalition,...
bernie sanders

“There are a lot of people who have Democratic values who may not see themselves as a Democrat,” confessed Democratic National Committee Vice Chairman Michael...
syria

If President Donald Trump wanted to confuse his opponents and dilute any serious criticisms of his approach to the situation in Syria, he could have...
the resistance

America dodged a bullet when Mike Flynn was compelled to resign as National Security Advisor. The logic for Flynn’s forced resignation, according to the White...
Donald Trump

“Imagine how much closer to normal this administration would be in the absence of Twitter,” I pondered, also on Twitter, following a weekend consumed by...
Obama officials

For a president who has a uniquely hostile relationship with the press, positive news cycles are both rare and fleeting. The Trump team displayed remarkable...
russia

It turns out that the greatest threat to U.S. interests involving Moscow in the Trump era has little to do with Trump’s campaign-trail promise to...