Opinion

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: 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...
New NFL anthem policy disrespects players and fans, the left says

New NFL anthem policy disrespects players and fans, the left says

1. The N.F.L. Kneels to Trump From The New York Times: “By deciding to fine teams whose players protest racism during the flag salute, the league has given in to the president’s demagogy.” 2. NFL kneeling isn’t just a protest. It’s a plea. From The Washington Post: “The NFL’s decision to fine teams whose players protest publicly during...
‘We get our NFL back,’ the right says

‘We get our NFL back,’ the right says

1. Mike Bianchi: With new national anthem policy, NFL players should learn from LeBron: You don’t have to kneel down to speak up From Pilot Online: “Meanwhile, NFL owners — who unanimously passed the new directive Wednesday — already are being portrayed as sitting politically somewhere between Donald Trump and George Wallace.” 2. Finally, we get our NFL...
A veteran’s recollection of war’s human toll

A veteran’s recollection of war’s human toll

Amory Speight was riding in the middle of the front seat of his mortar jeep, driven by Cecil Burnett of Lexington, Mo., and flanked on the outside by Andy Popkie of Dunglen, Ohio, when we blasted into the darkness of the deep pine forest near Blaufeldern, two-thirds of the way to Crailsheim, with all machine guns firing. We went into the forest very fast. We knew it was full of Germans because I had...
Will Trump vs. the DOJ last his entire term? The left wonders

Will Trump vs. the DOJ last his entire term? The left wonders

1. Trump v. the Department of Justice From The New York Times: “President Trump and his enablers in Congress and the right-wing media are engaged in a dangerous campaign to undermine the foundations of American justice.” 2. Trump's disgraceful investigation order via Twitter may haunt him From CNN: “This may be the first Department of Justice criminal investigation...
The new Iran policy is just what we need, the right says

The new Iran policy is just what we need, the right says

1. Iran, Get Ready for the Battle Rial From Wall Street Journal: “The Trump administration has declared financial war on the regime. It’s a good bet America will win.” 2. Mike Pompeo raises the bar for a deal with Iran  From The Hill: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went big — very big — in his speech at the Heritage Foundation Monday.&rdquo...
Let go of the past and protect children, the left says

Let go of the past and protect children, the left says

1. Things Have Changed Since Sandy Hook From The New York Times: “America has made progress on gun control — but much of it has been pushed from the grassroots, not our political leaders.” 2. Would the Founders want our kids to die in school shootings like Santa Fe? I doubt it. From USA TODAY: “Many Founders endured their children dying and all were change-makers...
We’re preparing for a successful 2018, the right says

We’re preparing for a successful 2018, the right says

1. This is how Republicans should shape message to win elections From The Hill: “A broad strategy isn’t going to work.” 2. How Republicans can ride the blue wave From CNN: “Republicans have a number of serious political assets that make them a formidable foe to the Democrats.” 3. Republicans are set to defy history From The Hill: &ldquo...
Blue wave? There’s still time for the left to blow it, the right says

Blue wave? There’s still time for the left to blow it, the right says

1. Sorry Democrats, 2018 won't be the blue wave you were hoping for From USA TODAY: “All Democrats have to do in order to retake Congress in November is avoid appearing to be smug, paternalistic scolds. No can do.” 2. Democrats have it too good to shoot themselves in the foot From Washington Post: “Liberals need candidates who can connect with voters in a cycle...
Did the royal wedding have a deeper meaning? The left wonders

Did the royal wedding have a deeper meaning? The left wonders

1. No, Meghan Markle is not the ‘modernizing’ force Britain truly needs From The Washington Post: “Modernizing Britain and its royal family should mean coming to terms with the past.” 2. Meghan Markle and How the British Monarchy Became a Matriarchy From New York Times: “It’s increasingly the women of the House of Windsor who capture the public...
One year later: Mueller needs to wrap it up, the right says

One year later: Mueller needs to wrap it up, the right says

1. Mueller, it's time to wrap this investigation up From The Hill: “Special prosecutors are inherently a very bad idea, and a threat to our civil liberties they inevitably become like Bills of Attainder and Ex Post Facto laws — an unconstitutional effort to “get” one person.” 2. It's been one year since Mueller began his investigation. It's past time for...
One year later: Mueller is still doing his job, the left says

One year later: Mueller is still doing his job, the left says

1. Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation is a year old. Too soon to 'wrap it up.' From USA TODAY: “Mike Pence, Rudy Giuliani and other Donald Trump proxies want to kill Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. But it's moving rapidly and producing tangible results.” 2. One year of Robert Mueller From Washington Post: “The American people deserve to learn as...
Trump’s latest decisions are nuanced and beneficial, the right says

Trump’s latest decisions are nuanced and beneficial, the right says

1. Trump supporters across America: The president is delivering on his agenda From USA TODAY: “Trump supporters from across the nation share their thoughts on biggest misconceptions about them and whether they would ever stop supporting the president.” 3. Palestinians should reject Hamas violence and make a deal with Donald Trump From USA TODAY: “Gaza's Palestinians would...
Trump’s recent moves are all about Obama, the left says

Trump’s recent moves are all about Obama, the left says

1. Trump’s Dream Come True: Trashing Obama and Iran in One Move From The New York Times: “The president could have protected American interests without scrapping the nuclear deal. But that’s not all he wanted.” 2. Is Trump really going to punch Iran in the nose? From The Washington Post: “Thinking about a rollback isn’t crazy, but it requires...
Trump failed in Jerusalem, the left says

Trump failed in Jerusalem, the left says

1. A Grotesque Spectacle in Jerusalem From The New York Times: “A celebration, and a massacre.” 2. Trump’s Failure in Jerusalem From The New York Times: “His giveaway to Israel of an American embassy is a blow to the dream of peace.” 3. Nothing says ‘peace’ like 58 dead Palestinians From The Washington Post: “While Israeli...
Blood is not on Trump’s hands, the right says

Blood is not on Trump’s hands, the right says

1. The Gaza 'Protests' From Weekly Standard: “They’re not protests. They’re suicide-riots.” 2. Blood Is on Hamas's Hands, Not Trump's From The New York Post: “So perhaps the Palestinians should take their cue from Trump and try something entirely new. They could break the deadlock simply by saying yes for a change. 3. Media goes wild in anti-Trump...
The right gives advice to 2018’s college grads

The right gives advice to 2018’s college grads

1. Liberal students, colleges should learn from Liberty University's civility From The Hill: “Perhaps liberal ideology, when challenged, doesn’t hold up, and administrators can’t possibly risk breaking their echo chambers and having their students exposed to a conservative idea.” 2. Graduates: Here’s an Honor Code for Life From Bloomberg: “Amid...
Let’s change the narrative of the tax cut, the left says

Let’s change the narrative of the tax cut, the left says

1. Republican Tax Cut Is Not Why Economy Is Booming From Politico: “Economists are rolling their eyes at candidates’ claims.” 2. Tax reform's second windfall is occurring at the state level From The Hill: “The American economy is responding in an overwhelmingly positive way.” 3. Let's wait before declaring Trump's tax cuts a winner | ...
The right explores how to win young and black voters

The right explores how to win young and black voters

1. GOP voters torn between ‘normal’ candidate and eldritch abomination From The Washington Post: “Republican voters are finding themselves faced with a serious dilemma.” 2. How Conservatives Can Win Back Young Voters From The Weekly Standard: “There's a generational age gap, but it's not insurmountable.” 3. What Black Voters Want From The...
‘Normal Washington sleaze,’ the left says of Cohen

‘Normal Washington sleaze,’ the left says of Cohen

1. Donald Trump isn't a normal president, but Michael Cohen is a normal Washington sleaze From USA TODAY: “Like so much of Cohen’s record, it was raw, crude, and unabashly corrupt.” 2. How Michael Cohen Profited Off His Meager Trump Administration Expertise From New York Magazine: “Ironically, Cohen was selling his knowledge of the Trump White House, which...
The left on Trump’s Iran decision: ‘Foolish’

The left on Trump’s Iran decision: ‘Foolish’

1. Trump’s Most Foolish Decision Yet From New York Times: “The Iran nuclear deal has worked as intended. Violating it will make the United States far less safe.” 2. Trump’s Plan B on Iran: Utter chaos From Washington Post: “Next time on the Trump show, North Korea.” 3. Along with Iran nuclear deal, Donald Trump shreds U.S. credibility From...
The right applauds Trump’s Iran decision

The right applauds Trump’s Iran decision

1. Saved by our bold disrupter From The New York Post: “Once again, Trump is keeping his word.” 2. A Courageous Trump Call on a Lousy Iran Deal From New York Times: “Now we’ll see whether the administration is capable of following through.” 3. Trump Is Exactly Right About Iran's Misdeeds From CNN: “But the President is, on balance, correct...
The right makes the case for Haspel as CIA leader

The right makes the case for Haspel as CIA leader

1. Gina Haspel is exactly the type of leader the CIA needs today From The Hill: “America needs a strong, knowledgeable leader at the CIA. President Trump has nominated one.” 2. Gina Haspel can help fix the CIA’s gender problem From The Washington Post: “There’s an inclusion crisis on the spy side of the agency. 3. Gina Haspel is tainted by her...
Schneiderman is proof of the work ahead, the left says

Schneiderman is proof of the work ahead, the left says

1. I’m sharing my #MeToo story because Congress is broken, and we have to fix it From Washington Post: “I’m sharing my story of abuse in a congresswoman’s office. I’m done being a victim.” 2. Him, Too From New York Times: “Eric Schneiderman stands accused of the very sorts of abuse he claimed to fight as state attorney general. Now it&rsquo...
John McCain provides a model for the right, the left says

John McCain provides a model for the right, the left says

1. John McCain unspools a self-help manual for America From The Washington Post: “His forthcoming book serves as a reminder of the principles and values that our nation has long stood for.” 2. McCain Battles Trump With His Dying Breaths From The New York Times: “The fight isn’t really between two men. It’s between two takes on what matters most in this...
Don’t undermine Trump’s latest political performance, the right says

Don’t undermine Trump’s latest political performance, the right says

1. Trump Isn’t Playing 3D Chess — He’s Playing Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe From FiveThirtyEight: “Trump’s political performance, in seriousness and in jest, has often been likened to chess.” 2. Trump Thrives as His Opponents Lob Unthinking Invective From National Review: “Their claim to the moral high ground in the debate about Trump is exposed...
What’s next for the left? The right wonders

What’s next for the left? The right wonders

1. Do Democrats Want an Anti-Trump, or Their Own Trump? From Politico: “Gwen Graham could be Florida’s first female governor and a national leader in her party—but only if earnestness hasn’t gone out of style.” 2. The Future of the American Left From New York Times: “Progressives are set to run into significant growing pains.” 3. The...
What the left considered during NRA’s convention

What the left considered during NRA’s convention

1. It's time for the NRA to focus more on safety than the Second Amendment From Dallas News: “You can ignore the debate, or you can steer it. The latter is our challenge to you while here in Dallas.” 2. This is a bad time for Trump to appear before the NRA From The Washington Post: “And this time, Trump will probably hurt their cause more than help it.”...
The right deals with aftermath of Giuliani’s TV appearance

The right deals with aftermath of Giuliani’s TV appearance

1. Rudy Giuliani sets off a firestorm From The Hill: “Giuliani was not the first to raise this defense. Trump was. This is just the first time that some in the media acknowledged it.” 2. Giuliani’s other big admission may be even worse for Trump From Washington Post: “You know it’s gotten bad when the president is required to do damage control for...
White supremacy fueled Kanye’s slavery comments, the left says

White supremacy fueled Kanye’s slavery comments, the left says

1. The Historian Behind Slavery Apologists Like Kanye West From The New York Times: “In 1918, Ulrich Bonnell Phillips published “American Negro Slavery,” which framed slavery as a labor agreement between masters and happy slaves — facile thinking that persists today.” 2. Kanye Fortifies the Pernicious Lies of White Supremacy The New Republic: &ldquo...
Mueller’s questions show the trouble Trump is in, the left says

Mueller’s questions show the trouble Trump is in, the left says

1. Mueller’s Questions Point to What Trouble Trump Is In From The New York Times: “They leave little doubt that the president is in serious jeopardy, particularly regarding obstruction of justice.” 2. Robert Mueller Likely Knows How This All Ends From Wired: “It’s clear that this is no made-up 'witch hunt.'” 3. The Mueller Questions Reveal Trump&rsquo...
The right has questions for Robert Mueller

The right has questions for Robert Mueller

1. Mr. Mueller, Since When Is Criticizing FBI Officials a Crime? From Fox News: “FNC's Tucker Carlson responds to the publication of 49 questions special counsel Mueller is allegedly planning to ask the president.” 2.  How About a Few Questions for Robert Mueller? From The Hill: “Most of them seemed like perjury traps rather than real questions for the president...
We must acknowledge Iran’s lies, the right says

We must acknowledge Iran’s lies, the right says

1. Iran’s past lies are very important now From The New York Post: “The deadline is May 12. Tick tock.” 2. The details reveal the true danger of Iran’s secret nuclear program From The Hill: “Many articles will dissect Iran’s diplomatic duplicity. Some pundits may even examine a religious angle, arguing that Iranians can justify telling lies for...
What does a successful post-Trump Democratic candidate look like? The left wonders

What does a successful post-Trump Democratic candidate look like? The left wonders

1. Can a Tennessee Democrat Pull a Doug Jones? From The New York Times: “Maybe last fall’s Alabama Senate race wasn’t a fluke after all.” 2. Be progressive, Democrats, not merely liberal From The Washington Post: “Any Democrat tempted otherwise should consider recent history.” 3. The Georgia Primary Offers A Preview Of Democrats’ 2020...
Trump ‘gets the last laugh,’ the right says

Trump ‘gets the last laugh,’ the right says

1. A Vicious Wolf Gives Trump the Last Laugh From Wall Street Journal: “‘She had some great one-liners,’ Douglas Brinkley said on CNN. He changed his mind.” 2. Who Was Worse, Michelle Wolf or Her Audience? From PJ Media: “Why Michelle Wolf's Worst Attack Was Worse Than You Think.” 3. Don’t blame fame-hungry Michelle Wolf for vitriol...
The left asks: Is Bill Cosby’s conviction just the beginning?

The left asks: Is Bill Cosby’s conviction just the beginning?

1. A Reckoning for Cosby — Now for Others? From The New York Times: “Cosby’s persistent pathology was unusual. The fears of his victims, that the man who abused them was too powerful to face consequences, are not.” 2. Bill Cosby verdict is a win for women like me who never confronted their abusers From USA TODAY: “I was drugged and raped but did not...
Do black Trump supporters scare the left? The right wonders

Do black Trump supporters scare the left? The right wonders

1. Dem Media Is Terrified of Black Trump Supporters From American Greatness: “In 2018, many of us never thought that Kanye West would be Trump’s biggest celebrity supporter. But we truly are living in the best timeline, where just about everything is possible.” 2. Kanye Only Cares About Himself...Just Like Trump From CNN: “You may ask "If Kanye once...
Opinion: Feds should make Ga. Power put more skin in game on Vogtle

Opinion: Feds should make Ga. Power put more skin in game on Vogtle

In late 2017, Georgia Power conditionally agreed to borrow a $1.67 billion-dollar loan from the federal government to complete construction at Plant Vogtle. The terms of this loan, which the Department of Energy released on April 11th to the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy — a nonpartisan-nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to fostering sustainable energy development in the Southeast &mdash...
Kanye’s tweets keep getting worse, the left says

Kanye’s tweets keep getting worse, the left says

1. I'm Not Done With Kanye--But It's Getting Hard to Justify This From The Daily Beast: “I’m a fan from day one, and I know the circus. So it was tough for me to get mad at Yeezy. Until now.” 2. Kanye West fell for the worst black Republican sales pitch there is. Here’s why. From Washington Post: “His drive to be regarded as an outside-the-box thinker...
What do we make of Macron’s U.S. visit? The right wonders

What do we make of Macron’s U.S. visit? The right wonders

1. Macron treats Congress to a full-scale takedown of Trumpism From Washington Post: “Despite his supposed ‘bromance’ with Trump, the French president showed in a speech that he will not be trifled with.” 2. Why Macron couldn't keep his hands off Trump From CNN: “No wonder the entire Congress gave him a lengthy standing ovation.” 3. Macron Embraces...
The blue wave keeps rolling, the left says

The blue wave keeps rolling, the left says

1. 5 Takeaways From Lesko's Win in Arizona 8 From Arizona Republic: “The unofficial results show a dramatic underperformance by a Republican in the solidly GOP district.” 2. Another Special Election, Another Really Bad Sign For The GOP From FiveThirtyEight: “The Republican won in Arizona’s 8th District, but not by as much as she should have.” 3. Republicans...
Mainstream media still giving Hillary what she wants, the right says

Mainstream media still giving Hillary what she wants, the right says

1. The GOP Finally Has a 2018 Strategy. Her Name is Hillary From The Week: “But Republicans have a plan, in the form of two magic words that will turn the electorate back their way: Hillary Clinton.” 2. New Book About Hillary Puts Media Bias on Display From National Review: “With reporters like these, who needs flacks?” 3. Despite the Blame, Hillary...
A migration influenced by taxes? The right considers

A migration influenced by taxes? The right considers

1. The Great Exodus Out of America's Blue Cities From The Hill: “This is a lesson high-tax states and cities need to learn if they want to avoid transforming into ghost towns.” 2. The Great Tax Migration From Real Clear Politics: “Rather than penalize hard work and innovation, California and New York must take steps to reward it.” 3. Americans Are Migrating...
Trump vs. the Court. Will SCOTUS get it right? The left wonders

Trump vs. the Court. Will SCOTUS get it right? The left wonders

1. Will the Court Stand Up to Donald Trump? From The New York Times: “The travel ban case is the first major legal challenge to the president’s authority that the justices have heard.” 2. Why I sued President Trump over the travel ban From Washington Post: “The Supreme Court will hear arguments about the ban on Wednesday.” 3. Trump's Travel Ban...
Does the left realize the election issues it needs to overcome?

Does the left realize the election issues it needs to overcome?

1. Dems Are Set to Win Big. Here's How They Could Blow It From The Daily Beast: “This election will either legitimize Trump’s rule or upend it. There’s no time or money to waste on divisive primaries or contests far removed from competitive House seats.” 2. Republicans And Democrats Should Be Worried About 2020 From Five Thirty Eight: “A new projection...
Is the right in a rush to confirm Mike Pomeo?

Is the right in a rush to confirm Mike Pomeo?

1. Confirm Mike Pompeo to fill the void at State From USA TODAY: “Though Trump nominee's hawkish views are troubling, they are not sufficient reason to block his confirmation to be secretary of State: Our view.” 2. Senate must save itself by confirming Mike Pompeo From The Hill: “In recent years, one of the bright spots in the legislative branch has been the bipartisan...
Trump’s foreign policy makes everyone uncomfortable, the left says

Trump’s foreign policy makes everyone uncomfortable, the left says

1. Trump Foreign Policy Sows Utter Confusion From Washington Post: “Who knows what the president will ultimately decide?” 2. Trump's Actions Make Many Military Leaders Uncomfortable From Time: “In today’s environment, our senior active-duty military face three significant challenges.” 3. Aaron Blake: Trump's foreign policy chaosFrom The Winston-Salem...
The right examines the state of the Republican Party

The right examines the state of the Republican Party

1. Why has the Republican Congress given up on doing anything? From The New York Post: “If Republicans aren’t losing their congressional majority this coming fall, they are doing a good job of acting like it.” 2. The Republican Party is organised around one man From The Economist: “That is dangerous.” 3. Race for Republican Speaker rare chance...
Opinion: Enabling next-gen transportation fixes

Opinion: Enabling next-gen transportation fixes

In an age when histrionics — and not action — too-often hog the public spotlight, it’s most encouraging that the Georgia General Assembly has recently made significant headway toward improving the state’s transportation systems. That is a great victory for pragmatism and politics as the art of the possible at a time, nationally, when discordant sound seems to triumph too often...
The left must deal with its housing problem, the right says

The left must deal with its housing problem, the right says

1. Democrats’ housing problem From The Washington Post: “YIMBYism is shaping up to be for the Democrats what free trade was for the Republicans.” 2. The Democrats’ Gentrification Problem From The New York Times: “The nation’s largest cities and metropolitan areas — home to a majority of Democratic voters — are at the forefront of...
The issue is bigger than Starbucks, the left says

The issue is bigger than Starbucks, the left says

1. Firing Starbucks manager won't address Philly police's overboard response to her 911 call | Editorial From The Inquirer Editorial Board: “Whether the Starbucks manager is fired is a corporate decision that won't address the roots of a problem that reveals how pervasive racism remains in America.” 2. Calling the police on black people isn’t a Starbucks problem. It&rsquo...
Opinion: Moving forward on regional transit in metro Atlanta

Opinion: Moving forward on regional transit in metro Atlanta

A few weeks ago, the Georgia General Assembly passed landmark legislation creating a regional transit authority in metro Atlanta. Skeptics believed it couldn’t be done, saying the issue was too complicated, our state and region too divided. But I had faith that these obstacles could be overcome. Indeed, through the many months spent shepherding this bill through the state Legislature, I was...
The right honors Barbara Bush

The right honors Barbara Bush

1. Barbara Bush was as authentic as her pearls were fake From The Washington Post: “The matriarch of a presidential family could just as easily have stood on her own.” 2. Mrs. No-Nonsense From The New York Times: “Barbara Bush gave it to you with the bark off. But when you earned her affection, it meant all the more. You knew it was real.” 3. The depth of Barbara Bush&rsquo...
The left makes suggestions to help Trump Administration improve its strategy in Syria

The left makes suggestions to help Trump Administration improve its strategy in Syria

1. Trump's Problem in Syria? It Was Obama's Too From The New York Times: “Now, more than ever, the United States needs to clarify its strategic objectives in Syria and pursue them with ruthless discipline.” 2. The Real Mission in Syria Was Never Attempted From The Washington Post: “The United States should help set up a coalition government that doesn’t...
Reconsider the way you think about taxes, the left says

Reconsider the way you think about taxes, the left says

1. It’s Tax Day. Don’t Forget to Read Thoreau. From The New York Times: “Our tax money makes us complicit in the awful things our government does. But we also chip in for Pell grants.” 2. Americans Don't Pay Enough Taxes From The Week: “We could all pay more, and in return get more from government than we're getting now. We just have to decide to do...
The right celebrated Trump’s tax plan on Tax Day

The right celebrated Trump’s tax plan on Tax Day

1. Donald Trump: America’s economy is back and roaring and its people are winning From Donald Trump, in USA TODAY: “Paychecks are climbing. Tax rates are going down. Businesses are investing in our great country. And most important, Americans are winning.” 2. Trump tax reform - why don’t more Americans understand the benefits? From The Hill: “The new...
Comey continuing to lose credibility, the right says

Comey continuing to lose credibility, the right says

1. Lacking Any Evidence, Comey Turns Petty and Political From CBS News: “To paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of Trump's political death continue to be exaggerated.” 2. Is James Comey Guilty of Federal Crimes? From FOX News: “Will Comey be held accountable for his behavior? Law enforcement cannot be above the law.” 3. Comey's Bid for Vengeance Further...
The left tells the right: Stop sabotaging Obama-era policies that the public wants

The left tells the right: Stop sabotaging Obama-era policies that the public wants

1. Don't Revoke Obama School Discipline Letter From USA TODAY: “We’re black women who were labeled disruptive and rude as kids for qualities that may have made us leaders. Don’t signal it’s OK to discriminate in discipline.” 2. Public Sticks by Obamacare. Republicans Should Stop Trying to Kill It From Washington Post: “The health-care program...
Opinion: Zell Miller, a great statesman and U.S. Marine

Opinion: Zell Miller, a great statesman and U.S. Marine

Because I was born at Ft. Benning, grew up in Columbus and graduated from the University of Georgia, I always had an affinity for the state of Georgia during my 18 years of service as a Senator from Texas. One of my dearest friends and strongest allies was Georgia Senator Paul Coverdell. His voice was squeaky but he had the heart of a lion and his memory will always be very close to my heart. When...
Opinion: 2018 is a big political year. Count on us to guide you through it.

Opinion: 2018 is a big political year. Count on us to guide you through it.

If you follow politics, then you know that 2018 is a pivotal, potentially historic election cycle in Georgia. Consider the stakes. We will elect a new governor to replace the term-limited Nathan Deal, along with seven other statewide executive offices. Every seat in the Georgia General Assembly is on the ballot. That means 56 state Senate seats and 180 seats in the Georgia House will be up for grabs...
Opinion: 100 days of progress, and some challenges

Opinion: 100 days of progress, and some challenges

As the 60th Mayor of Atlanta, I am committed to enhancing our international status as a global city whose diversity is its biggest asset. In my first 100 days in office, my administration has moved with urgency to fulfill campaign pledges around critical issues that matter the most to our residents: affordability, education, equity, public safety, mobility and transparency. We agreed to transfer 51...
Opinion: Israel’s 70th anniversary worth world’s reflection

Opinion: Israel’s 70th anniversary worth world’s reflection

My mother’s first glimpse of Israel was on an early spring day in 1950 as the ship that took her from Italy got closer to the Promised Land. Her eyes teared as she viewed for the first time Mount Carmel and the port city of Haifa below, with an Israeli Star Of David flag wavering in the light breeze. Years later, she relived that moment as she held my father’s hand and said in Hungarian...
Paul Ryan’s retirement: proof the right is worried about the blue wave, the left says

Paul Ryan’s retirement: proof the right is worried about the blue wave, the left says

1. Speaker's Exit Fuels Republican Midterm Fears From The New York Times: “Paul Ryan upends Republican hopes and plans for midterm elections.” 2. Paul Ryan implodes his party - ahead of schedule From The Washington Post: “Ryan’s decision to retire will no doubt spur others to do the same, rather than be part of a November wipeout.” 3. Why Ryan called...
The right says Paul Ryan’s retirement is not about reelection fear

The right says Paul Ryan’s retirement is not about reelection fear

1. Cheer Up, Republicans: Ryan's Exit Has a Silver Lining From The Washington Post: “Ryan has been an effective leader. But the GOP is united against a Democratic takeover.” 2. The Paul Ryan Difference From The Wall Street Journal: “The Speaker’s career shows the power of ideas in politics.” 3. Speaker Paul Ryan bids farewell to a Republican Party...
Opinion: Religious freedom law would be good for Amazon and Ga.

Opinion: Religious freedom law would be good for Amazon and Ga.

As Amazon continues to deliberate on its new HQ2 location, it’s worth reflecting on the disingenuous argument coming from many on the left that a state-level Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is bad for business. While making their claim, critics fail to mention that Bill Clinton signed the federal RFRA into law in 1993. They also ignore the success of dozens of other RFRA states - including...
The best way for Trump to act on Syria? Like himself, the right says

The best way for Trump to act on Syria? Like himself, the right says

1. Syria’s Assad picked the wrong time to launch a chemical attack on civilians  From USA TODAY: As the U.S. debated Syria pullout, the sensible action for Assad would have to been to lay low. He didn’t and now the next move is up to Donald Trump. 2. The US has nothing left to gain in Syria - but much to lose  From The Hill: “If you didn’t know any better, you...
Trump is becoming more dangerous on Syria, the left says

Trump is becoming more dangerous on Syria, the left says

1. In Syria, Trump faces the limits of bluster  From The New York Times: “But the president should know by now that tough talk without a coherent strategy or follow-through is dangerous.” 2. Trump’s Syrian whiplash From The Week: “How can the president lurch from recommending a precipitous withdrawal from Syria to, as seems likely this morning, ordering...
The left examines the impact of the Michael Cohen FBI raid

The left examines the impact of the Michael Cohen FBI raid

1. Trump seethes, and the rest of us should tremble From The New York Times: “The ranks of people who either gave Trump a sense of comfort and stability or sought to steer him away from his most destructive outbursts have thinned.” 2. Michael Cohen has a big problem From The Atlantic: “It takes strong evidence to execute a search warrant against an attorney representing...
Will Zuckerberg finally face consequences? The right wonders

Will Zuckerberg finally face consequences? The right wonders

1. Facebook has always been one big swindle From The New York Post: “Once again, Mark Zuckerberg is sorry. The founder of Facebook, who has apologized for privacy breaches throughout much of his company’s existence, is back at it, on a much larger stage than ever before.” 2. Facebook still hasn’t owned up to one huge privacy breach From Investors: “If Facebook...
No one will win a trade war, the left says

No one will win a trade war, the left says

1. Putting Trump’s trade bombast to the test From The New York Times: “But there’s little cause to hope he and his team can deliver the big economic gains that they argue can come only from such a combative approach.” 2. How to win a trade war with China; Hint: Don’t fight it From Politico: “The only way for Trump to win his trade war is if it...
Did a columnist get fired for a pro-life stance? The right wonders

Did a columnist get fired for a pro-life stance? The right wonders

1. By firing Kevin Williamson, The Atlantic shows it can’t handle real ideological diversity From Reason: “And I'd like to think I do provide ideological diversity in situations where I've been called in. But putting me on a panel is not nearly the same thing as giving the conservative side of the American political spectrum a hearing.” 2. Kevin Williamson is wrong. Hanging...
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