Opinion

Economic anxiety can reshape America for the better, the right says 

Economic anxiety can reshape America for the better, the right says 

1. How economic anxiety could help reshape America for the better From The Guardian: “Today’s economic uncertainty and struggle can motivate people to change their allegiances and sensibilities, and make ‘pie-in-the-sky’ solutions seem more attainable.” 2. New York City’s booming economy is bad news for the far left From New York Post: &ldquo...
The left discusses Pelosi and the House

The left discusses Pelosi and the House

1. Time for a Nancy Pelosi farewell victory and new House leaders for Democrats From USA TODAY: “What would Trump and Republicans run on if they didn't have Pelosi? She should say she'll leave leadership in 2019, then campaign like heck for Democrats.” 2. GOP to weaponize Pelosi and ‘San Francisco values’ in key California House races From San Francisco Chronicle...
Opinion: Yes, Donald Trump is the most pro-black president

Opinion: Yes, Donald Trump is the most pro-black president

Mark my words: Donald J. Trump will be the most pro-black president in our lifetime. Democrats have spent decades paying lip service to the black community while doing absolutely nothing to lift us up. It’s been all pandering with no progress. Meanwhile, President Trump’s policies are bringing real, positive change to the lives of black Americans across the country — and we are taking...
The left discusses ‘barely disguised ongoing corruption’

The left discusses ‘barely disguised ongoing corruption’

1. Trump, down three touchdowns at halftime, declares victory From Washington Post: “Don’t tell him it’s all made up.” 2. The Whole Republican Party Seems to Be Going to Jail Now From New York Magazine: “The entire Trump era has been a festering pit of barely disguised ongoing corruption.” 3. Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination Will Backfire on...
Tech giants aren’t the ‘arbiters Of appropriate speech,’ the right says

Tech giants aren’t the ‘arbiters Of appropriate speech,’ the right says

1. Don't Let Big Tech Become Big Brother From The Hill: “Big tech has made a big mistake.” 2. Social Media Giants Shouldn’t Be Arbiters Of Appropriate Speech From The Federalist: “Not every defense of free expression is predicated on the Constitution. Sometimes it’s about the principle.” 3. Rules Won’t Save Twitter. Values Will. From...
The left discusses Ohio results

The left discusses Ohio results

1. In Ohio, a Wash, Not a Wave From US News & World Report: “Republican Troy Balderson appears to have barely held onto a traditionally Republican district in Ohio.” 2. Tuesday Night Is a Bad Sign for Republican House Chances From RCP: “The main event was the House special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District.” 2. Who won the House race...
‘Are states resisting the Janus decision?’ the right ponders

‘Are states resisting the Janus decision?’ the right ponders

1. States Are Resisting the Janus Decision on Public Unions From Fox News: “Many refer to this new requirement as “opt-in.”  2. The Wind at Labor’s Back From New York Times: “Missouri voters sent a strong pro-worker message Tuesday by overturning an anti-union law.” 3. GOP law limiting labor powers defeated in MissouriFrom Iron...
‘Do not give up on the Senate,’ the left says

‘Do not give up on the Senate,’ the left says

1. Democrats, Do Not Give Up on the Senate From New York Times: “The party’s odds aren’t great, but they look better all the time.” 2. Will the Birthplace of the Modern Right Turn Blue? From New York Times: “Thanks to Trump, Democrats have a shot in Orange County.” 3. Can Democrats Campaign Against the Swamp? From New York Times: &ldquo...
‘Don’t be hypocrites,’ the right says to the left

‘Don’t be hypocrites,’ the right says to the left

1. I’m an immigrant — and Trump is right on immigration From New York Post: “I find it disheartening when people gripe about being oppressed in America, especially other immigrants.” 2. If Trump meeting is illegal, then Clinton dossier is criminal too From The Hill: “The latest media frenzy is part of the Newtonian principles that now guide both politics...
‘How to protect the midterms...” the left ponders

‘How to protect the midterms...” the left ponders

1. Why Russian Money Ends Up in U.S. Elections From New York Times: “America needs a new model of campaign finance not to supplant the political marketplace but to correct for its inadequacies.” 2. How to Protect the Midterms From Hackers From Bloomberg: “Bad actors will surely try to disrupt the next election. They can be stopped.” 3. In 2020 Democratic...
‘Sorry, Socialists,’ the right says

‘Sorry, Socialists,’ the right says

1. The Elites' War on the Deplorables From American Greatness: “What did “garbage people” mean?” 2. Sorry, Socialists, You're Still Pushing Poison From New York Post: “To those of us unfortunate enough to have been born in the Soviet Union, this is troubling.” 3. Kavanaugh the Good Umpire the Supreme Court Needs From The Hill: &ldquo...
Opinion: A.G. Sessions’ use of bad data gains political points at Ga.’s expense

Opinion: A.G. Sessions’ use of bad data gains political points at Ga.’s expense

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has clearly spent too much time in Washington. In front of our state’s prosecutors recently, Sessions willfully ignored the progress Georgia has made in criminal justice reform and instead wants us to go back to the failed policies that wasted millions of taxpayer dollars and failed to keep our communities safe. Sessions wrongly implied that reforms in Georgia...
Can Trump still be called a populist? The right considers

Can Trump still be called a populist? The right considers

1. Thanks to Trump, American workers are getting big raises From The Hill: “U.S. workers have finally received a pay hike — the best in nearly a decade. Forgive us for saying: We told you so.” 2. Stop Calling Trump a Populist From New York Times: “From tax cuts to Kavanaugh, he’s been relentless about hurting working-class Americans.” 3. ...
The left considers ‘how Republican hypocrisy lifts social democrats’

The left considers ‘how Republican hypocrisy lifts social democrats’

1. How Republican Hypocrisy Lifts Social Democrats From New York Times: “By its astoundingly cynical approach to deficits and debt, the G.O.P. has opened the door to an expansive left.” 2. A Reckless Scheme on Auto Emissions From New York Times: “The administration’s plan to roll back auto mileage standards is based on bad science, bad math and bad faith.&rdquo...
Opinion: Exploring our broken immigration system

Opinion: Exploring our broken immigration system

U.S. immigration policy and its effects on this nation, and really the world, continues to be a subject of daily headlines. Immigration problems remain a policy issue with broad implications for most all of us, even those who don’t live anywhere near U.S. border checkpoints. Immigration is also a controversial, divisive issue, we realize. And that’s a good part of why it’s eluded...
The ‘adults in the room' need to stay, the left says

The ‘adults in the room' need to stay, the left says

1. Trump's 'Adults in the Room' Should Stay There From Bloomberg: “There’s no shame in trying to keep the president from acting on his own worst impulses.” 2. Trump Has No Earthly Clue About How Real People Buy Groceries From CNN: “But Trump's support for Real ID was less perplexing than his explanation.” 3. Trump Administration's Latest Tax Scheme...
The right wonders, ‘If Obamacare is so great...’

The right wonders, ‘If Obamacare is so great...’

1. If Obamacare Is Great, Why Do Dems Want to Block the Exits? From Investors: “This opens the door to their getting some form of affordable health insurance.”  2. Obamacare Is Now Optional From Washington Examiner: “You read that right. Democrats curtailed consumer protections; Republicans are expanding them.” 3. Short-Term ObamaCare Relief From...
Opinion: Anti-LGBTQ legislation must be opposed

Opinion: Anti-LGBTQ legislation must be opposed

Those of us who are Southerners, either by birth or choice, must speak up about so-called “religious freedom” laws that seem to be popular among a few far-right state legislators. These laws are misnamed. In fact, they are “right to discriminate according to sexual orientation” laws. They are the 2018 equivalent of the pre-civil rights era segregation statutes. And, someday...
America is ‘seriously debating socialism,’ the right says

America is ‘seriously debating socialism,’ the right says

1. Like it or not, America is now seriously debating socialism From New York Post: “No-kidding socialist policies right here in the United States.” 2. Dems’ ‘jobs guarantee’ is a guaranteed jobs-killer From New York Post: “Voters need to connect the dots.” 3. Where Is the Left Wing’s Foreign Policy? From The New Republic: ...
‘Trump’s 2020 Bid Already in Trouble,’ the left says

‘Trump’s 2020 Bid Already in Trouble,’ the left says

1. Trump’s 2020 Bid Already in Trouble From New York Magazine: “Trump’s Reelection Slogan, ‘Keep America Great,’ Belies How Much Trouble He’s In.” 2. Trump's Unutterably Stupid Trade War From The Week: “That's what makes his unutterably stupid trade policies so bizarre.” 3. Trump Putting Indelible Conservative Stamp on...
Opinion: Why Trump can never unite U.S.

Opinion: Why Trump can never unite U.S.

If there is one thing on which Americans today can possibly agree, it is that we as a nation are more deeply divided politically than at any time in decades – possibly even since the Civil War. The primary cause of this great divide is President Donald J. Trump and our polar-opposite perceptions of who he is. Where one side sees a strong leader, the other side sees a crude bully. Where one side...
The left on the ‘Democratic Machine’

The left on the ‘Democratic Machine’

1. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Beat the Democratic Machine. Now She’s Helping Other Candidates Do the Same. From Mother Jones: “How New York City became primaryville.” 2. Dem Wave In Midterms Looking More & More Likely From HuffPost: “Can we really expect a blue-wave election in November, with Democrats taking back the House and even possibly the Senate?” ...
The right examines the left’s ‘unserious movement’

The right examines the left’s ‘unserious movement’

1. The Unserious Face of an Unserious Movement From National Review: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the Great Young Hope progressives deserve.” 2. Inside the Trump 2020 Campaign From Vanity Fair: “The president is running his re-election campaign precisely the way he governs.” 3. Is Charles Koch Joking About Funding Democratic Candidates? From Kansas...
Opinion: Getting smart on solar is a plus for communities

Opinion: Getting smart on solar is a plus for communities

Atlanta is transitioning to 100 percent clean energy. A solar module manufacturing facility is set to open in Dalton. Facebook and Walton Electric Membership Corp. are pairing up to power a 150-megawatt data center in Newton with solar. And every other week a Georgia county like Columbia approves a new solar farm. Many are shocked to learn Georgia is a top solar producer. Hearing about all these projects...
Opinion: Build a voting system worthy of trust

Opinion: Build a voting system worthy of trust

Unlike some ill-fitting governmental acronyms, in this case, the name really says it all: SAFE. As in Georgia’s new Secure, Accessible and Fair Elections Commission. Established by Secretary of State Brian Kemp, the SAFE Commission is charged with one of the most important tasks in a democracy — recommending a voting apparatus that will ensure Georgia’s election are just what the...
The right discusses the Cohen tape

The right discusses the Cohen tape

1. CNN's Infamous Michael Cohen Tape of Trump Is Worthless From The Examiner: “There is “clearly a dispute” because nothing can clearly be heard.” 2. Michael Cohen tape: Was recording Donald Trump ethical? Was it legal? From Washington Post: “This answer is less clear cut.” 3. The Really Bad News for Trump on the Cohen Tape  From The...
'Democratic Extremism,' Really? The left says

'Democratic Extremism,' Really? The left says

1. 'Democratic Extremism' Narrative Is a Handy Distraction From New York Magazine: “Are these donkeys working together or fighting? An ancient media narrative sees intra-Democratic conflict everywhere.”  2. Here Comes That Blue Wave From The Week: “It's not at all clear what is causing this uptick in the party's fortunes.” 3. More Americans Than...
‘Is centrism dead?’ the left wonders

‘Is centrism dead?’ the left wonders

1. Is centrism dead? From Washington Post: “Their goal in 2020 should be not just to replace Trump in the White House but also to put Democrats in state houses.” 2. 'Politically incorrect conservative' faces candidate who could be first black woman governor From CNN: “One thing's for sure, the stage has been set for a historic showdown in Georgia in the fall.&rdquo...
The ‘outrage mob’ strikes again, the right says

The ‘outrage mob’ strikes again, the right says

1. James Gunn should be the last victim of the outrage mob From New York Post: “The outrage mob has claimed another scalp. Before they get another one, let’s make them earn it. 2. Disney Should Know the Difference Between James Gunn and Roseanne From New York Magazine: “This should be another awesome couple of weeks in the land of Everything Is Garbage Now.&rdquo...
‘We have leverage over Iran,’ the right says

‘We have leverage over Iran,’ the right says

1. We have leverage over Iran — and it’s time to use it From New York Post: “This gives the administration leverage.” 2. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: Religious persecution in Iran, China must end now From USA TODAY: “Around the world, religious minorities are persecuted and stripped of human rights. This is an issue many countries must work together...
Where should the Democratic Party focus? The left wonders

Where should the Democratic Party focus? The left wonders

1. How long will Republicans debase themselves to Trump’s petty whims? From Washington Post: “It has to stop.” 2. There’s just one way to constrain this lunatic administration From Washington Post: “The Democratic Party’s exclusive focus should be on registering voters.” 3. Democrats Are Moving Left. Don’t Panic. From New York...
‘Can the president be put on administrative leave?’ the left wonders

‘Can the president be put on administrative leave?’ the left wonders

1. After Helsinki, can the president be put on administrative leave? From The Hill: “President Donald Trump’s performance in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin remains Topic A in conversations. And it should.” 2. Trump's rude he-man act is catnip to his fans. They don't care that he's putty for Putin. From USA TODAY: “Donald Trump betrayed the...
‘Working constructively is not a betrayal,’ the right says

‘Working constructively is not a betrayal,’ the right says

1. Trump May Be Just Plain Right on Russia From Daily Mail: “Whisper it but despite his terrible week, Trump may be absolutely RIGHT to pursue this new bromance with Putin.” 2. Working Constructively With Russia Is Not a Betrayal From Fortune: “Trump Didn’t Betray America. He Wants to Restore the Old U.S.-Russia Alliance 3. Russia Mania Is the Birtherism...
Opinion: When trade skirmishes hit home

Opinion: When trade skirmishes hit home

On Friday’s front page of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reporters Tamar Hallerman, our Washington correspondent, and Michael Kanell, a business reporter based here, wrote about Ironmonger Brewing Co., a Marietta-based company. Co-owner David Sheets worries about a trade war. Why? Tariffs on aluminum and steel might drive up the cost of the cans the company uses. “If we get a tariff...
The right ‘should be repulsed,’ the left says

The right ‘should be repulsed,’ the left says

1. Are Republicans Covering for Trump, or for Themselves? From New York Times: “If the N.R.A. was compromised by Russia, the whole party's in trouble.” 2. Republicans should be repulsed From Washington Post: “Who are you and what have you done with my party?” 3. A President With No Shame and a Party With No Guts From New York Times: “It&rsquo...
The left has ‘jumped the shark,’ the right says

The left has ‘jumped the shark,’ the right says

1. Democrats Have Already Jumped the Shark on Judge Kavanaugh From The Daily Beast: “Screaming that Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is evil incarnate may make folks feel good. But it doesn’t make it true. And it’s surely not effective.” 2. Don't place all your hopes — or fears — on a new Supreme Court justice From The Hill: “Like all...
Torpy at Large: What’s really at fault in the assault on Atlanta trees

Torpy at Large: What’s really at fault in the assault on Atlanta trees

Once again, Atlanta, which likes to call itself the “City in a Forest,” is going to see a bit more city and a little less forest. The latest flash point in that ongoing drive toward deforestation is a block-long stretch along DeKalb Avenue where a small private school once operated. It’s a 3-acre property shaded by perhaps 250 trees. A few months back, neighbors went into panic mode...
Opinion: Gen Z’s superpower should be voting in large no.’s

Opinion: Gen Z’s superpower should be voting in large no.’s

Generation Z, those born between 1996 and 2010, now hold a power so great, they can change the future if they chose to harness it. I experienced this power on May 22, 2018, when Georgia held its primary election for the gubernatorial race in November. This was a special day for me, as it was also the day of my high school graduation, so I made sure to cast my ballot early in the morning. When arriving...
‘Vote to restore America’s honor,’ the left says

‘Vote to restore America’s honor,’ the left says

1. Why Don’t We Always Vote in Our Own Self-Interest? From New York Times: “The backlash against the Civil Rights movement continues to confound us.” 2. Vote to restore America’s honor From Seattle Times: “In congressional races, including 10 House seats and one Senate seat up for grabs in Washington, voters must choose candidates who are most capable...
It’s ‘the right thing for America,’ the right says

It’s ‘the right thing for America,’ the right says

1. Liberal Blind Spots Are Hiding the Truth About ‘Trump Country’ From New York Times: “For one thing, it’s not Trump country. Most struggling whites I know here live a life of quiet desperation mad at their white bosses, not resentment toward their co-workers or neighbors of color.” 2. Don’t blame Donald Trump for Obamacare's failures From USA TODAY...
‘Trump thinks you're stupid,’ the left says

‘Trump thinks you're stupid,’ the left says

1. Donald Trump thinks you're stupid From CNN: “He just tried to fix what could be the biggest crisis of his presidency -- and he failed disastrously.” 2. Trump Says He Got Only One Word Wrong. Please Decide for Yourself. From New York Times: “We invite you to read the president’s own words and decide for yourself what he really thinks.” 3. A...
‘Cut it out, critics,’ the right says

‘Cut it out, critics,’ the right says

1. Cut it out, critics. Trump said what he always says about Russia. From The Washington Post: “What got him into hot water was repeating that mantra with Putin standing at his side.” 2. It is better to talk: Russia is not America’s friend, but we can converse From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “It is that it is better to talk, and talk frankly, with our foreign allies...
‘The triumph of nothing over everyone,’ the left says

‘The triumph of nothing over everyone,’ the left says

1. Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin & the triumph of nothing over everyone From The New Yorker: “The Trump-Putin summit, a meeting without an agenda, is the latest example of the ultimate innovation of the Trump Presidency: the deliberately empty gesture.” 2. Trump, Treasonous Traitor From The New York Times: “The president fails to protect the country from an ongoing...
‘Improving U.S.-Russia relations would be a good thing,’ the right says

‘Improving U.S.-Russia relations would be a good thing,’ the right says

1. Improving U.S.-Russia Relations Would Be a Good Thing From FOX News: “President Trump – despite what his critics say – is not a naïve fool who will sell out the United States and our allies and make ridiculous concessions to Putin.” 2. Trump can beat Putin — and his critics in the media From The Hill: “All of this overstates the risks...
Opinion: Heading toward better mobility

Opinion: Heading toward better mobility

The substantial heft of something whole can sometimes be hidden in and around its various parts. That’s an illuminating way to assess transit efforts at this point in metro Atlanta. It efficiently sweeps in public policy as well as pieces undertaken by local, county and state government to improve the speed and ease at which we can move around this big, congested region. The tally of active...
‘You need NATO more than ever,’ the left says

‘You need NATO more than ever,’ the left says

1. What America Gets Out of NATO From New York Times: “Donald Trump prepared for this week’s NATO summit by doing what no president had done before — making a case that the alliance is a bad deal for the American people.” 2. President Trump, you need NATO more than ever From CNN: “NATO is not, as Trump has stated, taking advantage of...
Trump is ‘right to question NATO,’ the right says

Trump is ‘right to question NATO,’ the right says

1. Donald Trump is right to question NATO From USA TODAY: “NATO has gone from playing an important role in winning the Cold War to helping cause a new one. Maybe Europe needs a new approach to security.” 2. Trump is right -- NATO is obsolete, and he's delivering that message loud and clear From FOX NEWS: “After almost 70 years, America and its NATO partners...
This won’t be ‘Gorsuch 2.0,’ the left says

This won’t be ‘Gorsuch 2.0,’ the left says

1. There’s So Much You Don’t Know About Brett Kavanaugh From New York Times: “And you probably won’t until it’s too late.” 2. Kavanaugh faces a tougher path to confirmation than Gorsuch. Here’s why. From Washington Post: “If Trump thinks this is going to be “Gorsuch 2.0,” he is sadly mistaken.” 3. For progressives...
Trump ‘delivers another promise,’ the right says

Trump ‘delivers another promise,’ the right says

1. You’re Welcome, Trump Tells His Base From New York Times: “By nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the president gives his crowd what they want.” 2. Trump delivers another promise to conservatives with Supreme Court From The Hill: “President Trump kept another promise Monday evening.” 3. Brett Kavanaugh is an excellent pick for...
The right gets clear on Trump and Russia

The right gets clear on Trump and Russia

1. What really happened when GOP senators visited Moscow From Washington Examiner: “At one of the stops, some of the senators also met with representatives of a Russian human rights group.” 2. Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler? From New York Magazine: “A plausible theory of mind-boggling collusion.” 3. Trump’s Retreat...
The left addresses the ‘elephant in the room’ 

The left addresses the ‘elephant in the room’ 

1. Democratic leaders, there's an elephant in the room From CNN: “At a time when Democrats are marching for our lives and fighting family separations at the border, our party leadership appears to be more concerned about chiding young voters on their table manners.” 2. This Is No Time for Liberal Despair From New York Times: “It’s time for a bottom-up progressive...
‘Abolish ICE,’ the left says

‘Abolish ICE,’ the left says

1. We Must Abolish ICE From CNN: “With the President grossly misusing ICE and the agency broken beyond repair, I'm proposing legislation to abolish the agency.” 2. Abolish ICE. It’s doing more harm than good.  From USA TODAY: “The idea of abolishing ICE is not radical or without merit. It's harming immigrant communities and hampering investigations...
The right makes the case for Trump’s potential SCOTUS picks

The right makes the case for Trump’s potential SCOTUS picks

1. The Case For Brett Kavanaugh From Wall Street Journal: “He faithfully applies the Constitution, and his dissents have already influenced the high court.” 2. The Case For Raymond Kethledge From Washington Post: “Raymond Kethledge is a staunch originalist who would be a nightmare for Democrats.” 3. The Case For Amul Thapar From RealClearPolitics: ...
Mexico elected ‘a president of paradox,’ the right says

Mexico elected ‘a president of paradox,’ the right says

1. Mexico’s new president is a nationalist, but he’s not anti-American From Washington Post: “Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, at heart is a pragmatist who will work to strengthen the Mexican economy.” 2. Mexico backs left-wing 'messiah' Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in historic presidential election From Fox News: “Why does the president...
Mexico president a ‘perfect foil to Trump,’ the left says

Mexico president a ‘perfect foil to Trump,’ the left says

1. Like Trump in US, Mexico rolls dice with populist president From The Hill: “Mexico resides in a major earthquake zone, and Sunday they experienced a really big one — though this time the shock was political, not geological.” 2. With Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, will Donald Trump stop hating Mexico? Not a chance. From USA TODAY: “Trump would be wise to work...
‘Young, conservative and swiftly confirmed,’ the right says

‘Young, conservative and swiftly confirmed,’ the right says

1. Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement should be young, conservative and swiftly confirmed From USA TODAY: “President Donald Trump needs to nominate a judge with experience, and the Senate needs to do be fair and follow Trump's timeline.” 2. Democrats Want to Fight Trump’s Supreme Court Pick. They Just Have No Power to Do It. From The Daily Beast: “The...
‘How bad will it get’ without Justice Kennedy? The left wonders

‘How bad will it get’ without Justice Kennedy? The left wonders

1. We’re About to Find Out How Bad It Will Get Without Justice Kennedy From New York Times: “He provided a crucial fifth vote to the court’s conservative wing, but he sometimes voted against it, especially on abortion.” 2. It all depends on what kind of conservative Trump chooses From The Hill: “The real question is what kind of conservative justice...
Janus decision ‘reins in unions’ political power,’ the right says

Janus decision ‘reins in unions’ political power,’ the right says

1. Supreme Court’s Janus v AFSCME ruling will force unions to be more accountable: Teacher From USA TODAY: “Unions can be great for workers. But supporting workers’ rights isn’t political, and it doesn’t make you anti-union.” 2. Supreme Court’s Janus decision is a win for government workers (and all Americans) From Fox News: “This...
SCOTUS gives ‘billionaires a megaphone,’ the left says

SCOTUS gives ‘billionaires a megaphone,’ the left says

1. Workers Must Get Radical to Fight Back Against Janus From The New York Times: “The only solution for labor, after the Supreme Court decision in Janus, is militant, confrontational action by workers, with or without union support.” 2. The Supreme Court mutes California unions, and gives billionaires a megaphone From Sacramento Bee: “In that sense, it is also...
SCOTUS used to be against discrimination, the left says

SCOTUS used to be against discrimination, the left says

1. The Supreme Court Used to Oppose Discrimination. What Happened? For New York Times: “In its ruling today on President Trump’s “Muslim ban,” the court has broken with its own recent decisions about anti-Muslim bias.” 2. Unchecked Power Is Still Dangerous No Matter What the Court Says From New York Times: “In the travel ban case, the majority...
‘A win for the rule of law,’ the right says

‘A win for the rule of law,’ the right says

1. Supreme Court hands Trump predictable win on travel ban From The Hill: “The ruling properly returns the courts, and others, to basic principles of legal process.” 2. The real winner in the travel ban decision From CNN: “But, regardless of the court's decision, the real winner here is the rule of law.” 3. Travel Ban 3.0 Correctly Upheld Because Congress...
This moment shows the left’s ‘mob, media mentality,’ the right says

This moment shows the left’s ‘mob, media mentality,’ the right says

1. Sarah Sanders’ Red Hen moment shows mob, media mentality From The Hill: “This miscarriage of responsibility has — and will have — real-world ramifications.” 2. Let the Trump team eat in peaceFrom Washington Post: “Cite this moment in our history to justify incivility, and there will be no end to it.” 3. Latest sign of political...
The GOP is finally waking up, the left says

The GOP is finally waking up, the left says

1. Midterm Elections 2018: The Conservatives Who Want the GOP to Lose This Fall From The Daily Beast: “The only way to save the Republican Party and the country from Donald Trump, some conservatives are openly saying, is for the Democrats to win this fall. They just might be right.” 2. I lost because I wasn’t Trump enough. All Republicans should worry. From The Washington...
This is ‘far from over,’ the left says

This is ‘far from over,’ the left says

1. Jailing families together is not immigration reform From Seattle Times: “By aiming to detain children indefinitely with their parents, it is still a black mark on the United States’ human-rights record.” 2. Humanity won this time. But there’s a hard road ahead. From Washington Post: “This victory will be short-lived if its lessons and the obstacles...
Don’t forget who started this trade war, the right says

Don’t forget who started this trade war, the right says

1. Trump’s Tariffs Are a Defense Against China’s Aggression From WSJ: “Beijing seeks economic and military domination by taking U.S. technology and intellectual property.” 2. China, not Trump, started this trade war From New York Post: “China is robbing America blind and has to be stopped.” 3. US-China trade row: What has happened so far? From...
We’re still ‘betting on Trump,’ the right says

We’re still ‘betting on Trump,’ the right says

1. Feehery: Betting on Trump From The Hill: “The president seems to be fixated on keeping his promises to those voters who bet on him when nobody else thought he had a chance, no matter how good or bad those promises might be.” 2. Trump may be right about immigration — but pictures are worth a thousand words From New York Post: “The current uproar will make...
‘Stop putting party over country,’ the left says

‘Stop putting party over country,’ the left says

1. Elected leaders must stop putting party over country in foreign policy and national security From The Hill: “At such a moment in history, we cannot afford to take the risks that come from putting party over country in foreign policy and national security. 2. Do you value party above all? From The Standard-Journal: “Today’s partisanship is exacerbated by special...
What’s the ‘political price of cruelty’? The left asks

What’s the ‘political price of cruelty’? The left asks

1. Through his looking glass: In Trump's America, we're upside down and at war with ourselves From New York Daily News: “What's next?” 2.  The Political Price of Cruelty From Slate: “Stephen Miller thought separating migrant families would provoke Democrats and bolster Trump. The backlash will be painful for his boss and his party.” 3. When Did...
‘A space force’? The right considers

‘A space force’? The right considers

1. Please, President Trump, don’t bring war to space From Washington Post: “Space and war just don’t mix.” 2. Does America really need a Space Force? From The Week: “Because once we make space a battlefield, we shouldn't be surprised when people decide to use it.” 3. The case for a Space Force From The Hill: “The time for a new...
Trump supporters say, ‘I told you so’

Trump supporters say, ‘I told you so’

1. FBI head proves Washington has a vendetta against Trump From New York Post: “Some 19 months after Trump was elected, the schism his triumph reflected is hardening.” 2. Commentary: For Trump supporters, DOJ IG report amounts to "Told ya so" From CBS News: “Plot twists like these would be laughed out of a script meeting.” 3. Inspector general...
This is ‘violence against children,’ the left says

This is ‘violence against children,’ the left says

1. The Trump administration is committing violence against children From Washington Post: “Separating families at the border will inflict long-term damage on young people.” 2. Trump and the Baby Snatchers From New York Times: “Family separation is one of the most callous policies Trump has implemented.” 3. Toxic effects of stress on children separated...
Don’t ignore the horrors at the border, the left says

Don’t ignore the horrors at the border, the left says

A roundup of editorials on the left.  From Slate: “We witnessed a ramping up and coordinated defense of a Trump administration policy of separating families seeking asylum. That policy is resulting in children being warehoused in cages and ripped away from their parents, as their mothers are told they are bathing.” From The Washington Post: “When the most optimistic...
The right says Democrats are not even trying to appeal to the center

The right says Democrats are not even trying to appeal to the center

A roundup of editorial on the right.  From National Review: “Trump’s reelection campaign may well center on positioning him as reasonable and moderate. The Democrats appear intent on helping him do that.” From Washington Examiner: “the changes are likely to be positive, and to come in the form of greater innovation, premium service for those who want or need...
Opinion: Times change, our mission does not

Opinion: Times change, our mission does not

The Book of Proverbs speaks to the estimable value of a good name. Seen in that light, there are sound reasons why Henry Grady and Ralph McGill are household names across metro Atlanta, Georgia and, really, the entire nation. Their work, and that of the newspaper they boldly represented – The Atlanta Constitution – has stood the test of time. The Constitution, long-ago combined into today&rsquo...
Opinion: Peace is a continuing casualty of border attacks on Israel

Opinion: Peace is a continuing casualty of border attacks on Israel

As a child growing up, the land of Israel was sacred. Every year in Tu Bishvat (Jewish holiday of the New Year of Trees) , we went to plant trees. This initiative was done by the JNF (Jewish National Fund) to forest Israel, and plant more trees. If someone managed to harm this togetherness of nature, it was seen as a negative thing. To have a fire was seen as the worst. In the past few weeks, Israel...
The left says unions may be the cure for rising income inequality

The left says unions may be the cure for rising income inequality

A roundup of editorials on the left.  From Bloomberg: “Other than massive government redistribution of income and wealth, there’s really no other obvious way to address the country’s rising inequality.” 2. The AT&T-Time Warner Merger Ruling Is Bad for the Country From the Nation: “The desire to monopolize is crystal clear, but as long as you can spin a...
Time to rethink America’s failing highways, the right says

Time to rethink America’s failing highways, the right says

A roundup of editorials on the right.  1. It’s Time to Rethink America’s Failing Highways From National Review: “because highways really are utilities, they need to be financed and operated as utilities, rather than as politicized, state-owned enterprises.” 2. The Trump-Kim summit should be hailed as a success From The Week: “It does seem like...
‘Summit is a first step toward peace,’ the right says

‘Summit is a first step toward peace,’ the right says

1. Trump and Kim Have Just Walked Us Back From the Brink of War From The New York Times: “Don’t scoff. The Singapore summit is a first step toward peace.” 2. Media can’t admit Trump just had his best 24 hours From The Hill: “Not surprising.” 3. Finally, a president with the guts to stand up to Canada From Washington Post: “We&rsquo...
Trump and Kim are the only ones getting what they want, the left says

Trump and Kim are the only ones getting what they want, the left says

1. Trump and Kim got what they wanted. The rest of the world, not so much. From Washington Post: “This is the image, the picture, that both men wanted to project around the world. But why?” 2. Trump let Kim Jong Un get away with murder The Hill: “Trump is now a danger to the democratic alliance.”  3. Trump Gushes Over North Korea From New York...
‘A handshake decades in the making,’ the right says

‘A handshake decades in the making,’ the right says

1. A Handshake Decades in the Making From The Atlantic: “Trump’s much-hyped meeting with Kim Jong Un upended the old ways of negotiating with the North Koreans.” 2. The transformation of Kim Jong Un From The Week: “Whether or not these agreements will hold remains to be seen.” 3. When it comes to the international chess game, Trump is a master From...
SCOTUS ‘failed thousands of American voters,’ the left says

SCOTUS ‘failed thousands of American voters,’ the left says

1. The Supreme Court’s Husted Decision Will Make It More Difficult for Democrats to Vote From The New Yorker: “That ruling is bad enough on its own terms, but what makes Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion so chilling is the way that it invites other states to continue and to expand this anti-democratic practice.” 2. Supreme Court takes a giant step backward on voter...
You’re forgetting the ‘point of Trump,’ the right says

You’re forgetting the ‘point of Trump,’ the right says

1. Steve Hilton: Trump’s criticism of G-7 is ‘unprecedented’ scream the elite -- That’s the whole point of Trump! From Fox News: “You know you’re getting somewhere when your opponents are all attacking you in the same way.” 2. The G-7 should listen to Trump or go away From Fox News: “President Trump’s instinct to change the...
Donald Trump ‘invites crisis,’ the left says

Donald Trump ‘invites crisis,’ the left says

1. Donald Trump invites crisis at G7 by attacking allies, embracing Russia From USA TODAY: “President Trump airs grievances in a 'poor, poor pitiful America' finale to G7 summit marked by tension, ultimatums and a suspiciously strong handshake.” 2. Trump turns the G-7 into the G-6 vs. G-1 From Washington Post: “The president has called into question the fundamental...
Has the blue wave ‘crested and ebbed?’ The right wonders

Has the blue wave ‘crested and ebbed?’ The right wonders

1. Democrats are totally blowing it From The Week: “Things are looking up for President Trump and his Republican Party.” 2. Michael Barone: California results suggest blue wave has crested and ebbed From The Washington Examiner: “The latest results, taken together with the generic ballot ... tend to undercut the many gleeful predictions of a blue wave that produces...
‘Et, tu, California?’ The left asks

‘Et, tu, California?’ The left asks

1. If Democrats want a blue wave, they need to try voting From The L.A. Times: “With just a quarter of the state’s registered voters, Republicans won a spot in the gubernatorial runoff against Gavin Newsom in November and recalled a Democratic state senator, effectively crushing Democrats’ hope of regaining a supermajority in that house.” 2. California voters...
The right calls Bill Clinton’s #MeToo defense ‘shocking’

The right calls Bill Clinton’s #MeToo defense ‘shocking’

1. How Bill Clinton cleared a path for Donald Trump From Washington Post: “During an NBC interview, the former president’s actions were looked at through the lens of #MeToo.” 2. Did Bill Clinton really think he could dodge #MeToo? From The Hill: “The lack of self-awareness around how this was all going to go at the height of the #MeToo era is downright shocking...
Did Bill Clinton ‘clear a path for Donald Trump?’ The left asks

Did Bill Clinton ‘clear a path for Donald Trump?’ The left asks

1. Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, the Sultans of Self-Pity From The New York Times: “The former president is singing the current president’s sad song.” 2. Pardon the comparison: Donald Trump and Bill Clinton From The New York Daily News: “The President was at it again.” 3. Trump, Clinton delusions of grandeur | Opinion From NOLA.com: &ldquo...
‘What to make of the SCOTUS opinion?’ The left wonders

‘What to make of the SCOTUS opinion?’ The left wonders

1. After Masterpiece, It’s Time to Change the Constitution From The New York Times: “We can’t keep litigating the equality of gay and lesbian Americans. We need an equal-rights amendment.” 2. Supreme Court Sides With Anti-Gay Baker. It's Not a Loss for LGBT Equality. From The Daily Beast: “A Christian baker can refuse service to a same-sex couple for...
‘My faith is welcome back in America,’ the right says

‘My faith is welcome back in America,’ the right says

1. The religious right didn’t get the Supreme Court victory it hoped for. Yet. From The Washington Post: “They haven’t won yet, but they could be on their way.” 2. Supreme Court decision says my faith is welcome back in America: Cake artist Jack Phillips From USA TODAY: “As a cake artist, the Supreme Court affirmed that the government has to respect...
‘Who's going to apologize to the FBI?’ The left wonders

‘Who's going to apologize to the FBI?’ The left wonders

1. Who's going to apologize to the FBI? From CNN: “The silence from House Republicans since the briefings has been deafening. Until now.” 2. Trump ‘spygate’ offensive loses steam From Politico: “Legal experts and Trump critics say the defections have exposed cracks in the president’s narrative.” 3. Trump is tightening his grip around...
‘We need more Trump-voter-friendly TV,’ the right says

‘We need more Trump-voter-friendly TV,’ the right says

1. Samantha Bee, Roseanne and a week of double standards in media From The Hill: “So what happens from here?” 2. After ‘Roseanne,’ we need more Trump-voter-friendly TV From New York Daily News: “"Roseanne" is dead, which may give the powers that control our culture an excuse to retreat into old, reflexively liberal habits.” 3. ...
‘He’s going to burn it all down,’ the left says

‘He’s going to burn it all down,’ the left says

1. Trump Won't Hesitate to Tear It All Down From The New Republic: “The president is sinking in scandal, but has drawn political strength from his willingness to destroy institutions—including his own party.” 2. Trump is hiding the number of civilians the U.S. has killed. Congress must act. From Washington Post: “A plea for transparency in the never-ending...
A deal is ‘not impossible,’ the right says 

A deal is ‘not impossible,’ the right says 

1. When it comes to North Korea, we need more Trump chaos From New York Post: “President Trump’s North Korea strategy is to out-Kim Kim Jong-un — and so far, it’s working.” 2. Could Trump’s zig-zag course to a North Korea summit actually work? From Washington Post: “It sounds unlikely, but both sides have a lot to gain.” 3. Trump...
This Life with Gracie: Women’s gains at ballot box are part of a movement

This Life with Gracie: Women’s gains at ballot box are part of a movement

At the end of Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globe acceptance speech early this year, the media mogul declared to rousing applause that “a new day” is on the horizon. That night, she acknowledged the significance of becoming the first black woman to win the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. I couldn’t help remembering that moment a couple of weeks ago when Stacey Abrams...
The right says Ireland’s abortion ban repeal signals a new victory for paganism

The right says Ireland’s abortion ban repeal signals a new victory for paganism

A roundup of editorial on the right.  1. The Repeal Of Ireland’s Abortion Ban Marks A New Paganism From The Federalist: “Progress in the name of liberalism has conquered whatever last vestiges of Christian morality still obtained in Irish public life, and Ireland now joins the rest of the western world in its inexorable march toward liberty for license, bereft of religious...
The left says Trump is fumbling its most important relationship

The left says Trump is fumbling its most important relationship

A roundup of editorials on the left.  1. America Is Fumbling Its Most Important Relationship From The Atlantic: “Handled wrong, it holds peril for everyone, in realms ranging from an accelerated arms race in Asia to hastened environmental disaster for the world as a whole.” 2. Georgia Sharpens Democrats’ Debate About How to Win From Bloomberg: &ldquo...
How can Trump ‘win’ following North Korea? The right considers

How can Trump ‘win’ following North Korea? The right considers

1. Trump should get even tougher with North Korea From The Washington Post: “Short of Pyongyang’s total denuclearization, tighter sanctions and military action should still be on the table.” 2. Trump Can Win by Walking Away From Korea Talks From Bloomberg: “That's why the administration needs an adviser like John Bolton, who won't tolerate a weak deal just...
Trump got ‘outplayed’ on North Korea, the left says

Trump got ‘outplayed’ on North Korea, the left says

1. How Trump Got Outplayed on North Korea From The New York Times: “But by once again catching American allies off guard and publicly antagonizing North Korea, the administration has further undermined its own leverage.” 2. Trump's clueless handling of Kim is to blame for summit fiasco From CNN: “Rarely has a President shown himself to be more clueless than Trump...
A big week for Democratic women, the left says

A big week for Democratic women, the left says

1. Just Peachy: A Great Night for Women Candidates in Georgia From The Daily Beast: “Yes, Stacey Abrams will be the Democrats’ nominee for governor. But many more Democratic women are suiting up for what could be an earth-shaking general election.” 2. Another Big Primary Night for Democratic Women From New York Magazine: “The 2018 primary schedule takes...
The right wants Mueller to show something or ‘call it quits’

The right wants Mueller to show something or ‘call it quits’

1. FBI source in Russia probe raises alarms over political surveillance From The Hill: “While the media has tended to downplay these allegations, they are manifestly serious.” 2. It’s time for Mueller to put up or call it quits From USA TODAY: “Crossfire Hurricane and special counsel investigation have dragged on for 22 months.” 3. Opinion: Robert...
Opinion: Honoring soldiers’ ultimate personal sacrifice

Opinion: Honoring soldiers’ ultimate personal sacrifice

On May 28th, our nation will observe Memorial Day. This is a day for honoring, and remembering America’s departed soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. It is an opportunity for us to contemplate with a grateful heart the sacrifice of the fallen and to rekindle the memory of those whose service and sacrifice continue to keep America safe and free. More than one million American service members...
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