Simply despicable

Trump’s staggering dereliction of duty President Trump pauses during an interview with Reuters at the White House on Jan. 17. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) By Ruth Marcus, Deputy editorial page editor, The Washington Post, February 18 at 1:36 PM  National security adviser H.R. McMaster is in the news — and apparently in the presidential doghouse — for stating […]

The complexities that Trump misses

U.S. Spies, Seeking to Retrieve Cyberweapons, Paid Russian Peddling Trump Secrets By MATTHEW ROSENBERG, The New York Times, FEB. 9, 2018 The headquarters of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md.CreditJim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency BERLIN — After months of secret negotiations, a shadowy Russian bilked American spies out of $100,000 last year, promising to […]

‘All Americans should be alarmed”

Devin Nunes is investigating me. Here’s the truth. President Trump. (Mike Theiler/Bloomberg News) From The Washington Post  By Jonathan M. Winer, February 8 at 7:32 PM Jonathan M. Winer, a Washington lawyer and consultant, is a former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for international law enforcement and former special envoy for Libya. House Intelligence Committee Chairman […]

A thin line of defense

Some officials are protecting the country from Trump. Sessions isn’t one of them. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Michael Reynolds/EPA-EFE/Rex/Shutterstock) By The Washington Post Editorial Board, January 23 at 7:39 PM THE NATION just got another reminder that the political independence of the nation’s law enforcement system is in jeopardy. It is being protected by a thin […]

Challenging the post-truth regime

In planned speech, Sen. Jeff Flake compares Trump’s media attacks to comments by Stalin Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) speaks at a committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Oct. 31. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press) By Ed O’Keefe, The Washington Post, January 14 at 9:36 PM Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) plans to give a speech in the coming days […]

Donnie brings home an F in leadership

The false alarm in Hawaii revealed an abdication of leadership by Trump By Philip Bump, The Washington Post, January 14 at 9:24 AM On a normal day, there aren’t many people heading to Google to figure out how to survive a nuclear strike. But Saturday was not a normal day. Shortly after 2:30 p.m. Eastern, searches […]

The week’s best opinion piece

Every Trump utterance raises the same three questions By Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post, January 11 at 11:30 AM At his first cabinet meeting of 2018, President Trump promised to reexamine libel laws, saying that they aren’t strong enough. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Virtually every time President Trump speaks he raises three possibilities to explain […]