Opinion

Dems should be wary of ‘deposing’ Pelosi, the left says

Dems should be wary of ‘deposing’ Pelosi, the left says

1. Nancy Pelosi doesn’t care what they say about her From Washington Post: “Democrats should be wary of deposing her in response to pressure from the other side.” 2. Nancy Pelosi Will Rise Again From Slate: “Some Democrats are tired of Pelosi, and Republicans can’t stand her. Here’s why she’ll almost definitely be speaker again anyway.&rdquo...
The right discusses Kanye’s ‘more consequential success’

The right discusses Kanye’s ‘more consequential success’

1. Kanye's Success: Trump Now Backs Criminal Justice Reform From New York Post: “The president’s rhetorical embrace of criminal justice reform got considerably less attention, but may prove more consequential.” 2. Could Trump Win 20% of African-American Vote in 2020? From IBD: “There are subtle but increasing indications that his approval among other African-Americans...
‘Go away, Avenatti,’ the right says

‘Go away, Avenatti,’ the right says

1. Michael Avenatti is making concrete moves to run for president in 2020 against Trump From The Daily Beast: “‘This idea that this is a superficial thing is ludicrous,’ he tells The Daily Beast.” 2. Michael Avenatti made his liberal fans look like fools From New York Post: “Think back on a time when you did not know the name Michael Avenatti — an...
Have the Dems found their 2018 message? The left considers

Have the Dems found their 2018 message? The left considers

1. The Democrats’ Incredible Shrinking Message From The New Republic: “Impeachment? #MeToo? Corruption? Collusion? Nope, nope, nope, nope.” 2. How the Democrats Can Flip The House in the 2018 Midterms, Part 8 From GQ: “In the latest installment of our midterm elections guide, meet the trio of young Democratic candidates trying to flip some of the reddest...
The left discusses Kushner, Saudi Arabia

The left discusses Kushner, Saudi Arabia

1. Prince Jared finds himself in the wrong fairytale From Washington Post: “No matter how unscrupulous the Saudi crown prince might be, he’s still rich.” 2. We must demand accountability for Saudi Arabia’s behavior From Washington Post: “We’ve been letting them get away with murder.” 3. Jared Kushner’s Moral Laryngitis From New...
The right has questions for Elizabeth Warren

The right has questions for Elizabeth Warren

1. I'm Native American and I Have Some Questions for Warren From CNN: “Seriously, let's not waste any time here, because I have a lot of questions.” 2. Fake News Matched Only By Fake Indian's Fake Math From Boston Herald: “Elizabeth Warren — fake Indian. It’s settled science, as her credulous supporters like to say.” 3. Elizabeth Warren's...
‘Wake up,’ the left says

‘Wake up,’ the left says

1. Does Kanye West deserve to be called an Uncle Tom? From The Guardian: “He says slavery was ‘a choice’. Yet he’s just the latest in a long line of minorities who have stood against their community.” 2. Cocktail hour at the Kanye-Trump speakeasy From Washington Post: “There may be a simple reason more Americans are drinking heavily.” 3...
‘Recent events demand attention,’ the right says

‘Recent events demand attention,’ the right says

1. Why liberals are ganging up on Kanye West From New York Post: “But recent events demand attention.” 2. I'm a Republican for the first time in my life. The extreme left is out of control. From USA TODAY: “I’m a public figure and new Republican. I'm going to take my energy where it counts: the polls. You should, too, whether you share my views or not.&rdquo...
The left discusses Kanye’s ‘bizarre’ Trump visit

The left discusses Kanye’s ‘bizarre’ Trump visit

1. The saddest part of Kanye West’s visit with President Trump From Washington Post: “It’s depressing to see a tremendously gifted artist reduced to grade-school provocation, claiming that wearing one of Trump’s signature Make America Great Again hats is an act of courage.” 2. I Loved Kanye West and Hated Taylor Swift. Then 2018 Happened. From New York...
Why ‘politicize hurricanes’? the right wonders

Why ‘politicize hurricanes’? the right wonders

1. Why are we politicizing hurricanes, the environment?: Today's talker From USA TODAY: “It is important to note that there was a time when environmental issues weren’t so partisan.” 2. In Defense of Politicizing Hurricanes The New Republic: “There’s nothing wrong with tying unfolding tragedies to climate change.” 3. The high-risk politics...
Opinion: Two visions for Ga.’s future

Opinion: Two visions for Ga.’s future

Georgia’s slice of the dash toward the November elections is entering the final stretch. Last Tuesday marked the deadline to register to cast a ballot in Georgia on November 6. And on Tuesday, early voting begins in this state. One of the most-closely watched races across Georgia — and the entire nation — is the contest to become Georgia’s next governor. Besides the expected...
Opinion: Brian Kemp’s vision, roadmap for Georgia

Opinion: Brian Kemp’s vision, roadmap for Georgia

Serving in public office was never part of some grand plan. My wife Marty will tell you that running for governor was never mentioned in marriage vows, either. But as a small business guy from Athens, I grew frustrated with big government regulations, paperwork, and high taxes. Some days I spent more time at City Hall than at the job site. I had to do something about it. I ran for the State Senate...
Opinion: Stacey Abrams’ vision, roadmap for Georgia

Opinion: Stacey Abrams’ vision, roadmap for Georgia

As Governor, I will build a Georgia where families and businesses can thrive Georgia has flourished over the past 50 years. Our ports—air and sea—are economic engines that drive commerce and attract new companies. Our state has become a hub for innovation and opportunity. Yet, for too many of our fellow Georgians, the prosperity is a mirage. While we are a great place to do business, we...
Election security ‘concerns persist’ ahead of midterms, the left says

Election security ‘concerns persist’ ahead of midterms, the left says

1. Why federal courts may become the next front in the battle to secure our elections From The Hill: “There remains a startling gap between the well understood need to secure our elections against cyberattacks and the reality on the ground.” 2. Midterm elections are four weeks away. Russian hacking is not the only worry ahead From USA TODAY: “Voting machines without...
‘The fiasco’ will cost Democrats, the right says

‘The fiasco’ will cost Democrats, the right says

1. The Kavanaugh saga shows we have not yet plumbed the depths of Democratic ruthlessness From Washington Post: “The fiasco may cost Democrats their chance to retake the Senate.” 2. Kavanaugh Uproar in Senate Fuels G.O.P. Races for Governor and House From New York Times: “Josh Hawley, a Republican running for the Senate in Missouri, is framing his race against...
‘Haley’s career isn’t over,’ the right says

‘Haley’s career isn’t over,’ the right says

1. We haven't seen the last of Nikki Haley From The Hill: “Make no mistake, Haley’s career in politics isn’t over — not by a long shot.” 2. One day, and it probably isn’t far off, Nikki Haley will be president From Post and Courier: “Nikki Haley has the perfect poker face, so never bet against her. You will lose.” 3. Behind Nikki...
GOP believes every conspiracy except Russian interference, left says

GOP believes every conspiracy except Russian interference, left says

1. The Paranoid Style in G.O.P. Politics From New York Times: “Republicans are an authoritarian regime in waiting.” 2. The one conspiracy theory that Republicans won’t believe From Washington Post: “Many are quick to blame George Soros for the Kavanaugh protests. But Russian interference? Huh?” 3. The corruption of the GOP is complete: So what&rsquo...
Dems have unleashed a ‘red wave,’ the right says

Dems have unleashed a ‘red wave,’ the right says

1. Democrats have unleashed a red wave of Brett Kavanaugh-believing women voters From USA TODAY: “Democrats' partisan treatment of Christine Blasey Ford's accusations against Brett Kavanaugh shows women just who is really on their side.” 2. Rejuvenated Republicans rediscover unity in litmus-test Brett Kavanaugh confirmation fight From USA TODAY: “More than anything...
We must ‘stay angry,’ the left says

We must ‘stay angry,’ the left says

1. Kavanaugh's Confirmation Is a Moment of Acute Danger From Financial Times: “Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation will test constitutional guardrails.” 2. We need to stay angry about Kavanaugh From Washington Post: “But even more, we need to vote, organize and think boldly after this travesty.” 3. Conservatives Are Wrong to Gloat About Kavanaugh...
Kavanaugh has ‘reunited’ the GOP, the right says

Kavanaugh has ‘reunited’ the GOP, the right says

1. Democrats’ Kavanaugh assassination is reuniting the right From New York Post: “Let the folk ballad of Brett Kavanaugh be a warning to the liberal establishment the next time they’re tempted to go this far, this low.” 2. In North Dakota, Kavanaugh debate tests Democratic wave - and #MeToo From Reuters: “If Heitkamp, one of the most vulnerable Democrats...
We’re in a ‘new era of confrontation,’ the left says

We’re in a ‘new era of confrontation,’ the left says

1. The New Era of Confrontation From New York Magazine: “Although these meetings may seem spontaneous, they are in fact the result of a year of mobilization and training.” 2. If You Dare Accuse a ‘Good’ Man, Republicans Will Put You on Trial From The Daily Beast: “Trump and Lindsey Graham are the drum-majors of the male grievance backlash parade&mdash...
Opinion: Trump, our harasser in chief

Opinion: Trump, our harasser in chief

At a political rally this week in Mississippi, the president of the United States of America, the most powerful man in the world, decided that for fun’s sake, it would be a good idea to publicly mock and ridicule a woman with no ability to defend herself against him, accusing her of ruining a good man’s life. As Trump stood there and stripped Christine Blasey Ford of her dignity, making...
It’s about ‘more than the allegations,’ the right says

It’s about ‘more than the allegations,’ the right says

1. The attempted ruin of Kavanaugh is about more than Ford’s allegations From Washington Post: “Kavanaugh may have been a rowdy youth. But barring future evidence to the contrary, this doesn’t make him a sexual predator.” 2. Christine Blasey Ford has a credibility problem From The Hill: “But just because she was emotional does not mean she is credible...
We can’t let ‘Trump be the face of America,’ the left says

We can’t let ‘Trump be the face of America,’ the left says

1. Alyssa Milano: We can't let Trump and Kavanaugh be America's face From CNN: “Until we root out the institutionalization of sexual violence and child abuse in our government, too many will continue to be victims -- some in our name, under the false premise of protecting our borders.” 2. Trump's victim-mocking should haunt GOP (Opinion) From CNN: “Sadly, we've...
The left discusses sexism and ‘women’s anger’

The left discusses sexism and ‘women’s anger’

1. Court Battle Underscores Sexism of Senate Republicans From NBC News: “Highlighting the GOP's underlying gender issues, conservatives on the Judiciary Committee have etched into the public record profiles in cowardice.” 2. No, It's Not Sexist to Support Kavanaugh's Confirmation From National Review: “There are true victims, and there are false accusations. That&rsquo...
The right discusses credibility and ‘inconsistencies’

The right discusses credibility and ‘inconsistencies’

1. How to judge Kavanaugh’s credibility From The Hill: “Most lawyers evaluating credibility would ask about bias. Does either party have a motive to lie?” 2. Rachel Mitchell expertly eviscerates the case against Kavanaugh From Washington Post: “If Ford’s memory is the only evidence against Brett Kavanaugh, then inconsistencies matter.” 3. ...
‘Can the FBI do its job?’ The left wonders

‘Can the FBI do its job?’ The left wonders

1. James Comey: The F.B.I. Can Do This From New York Times: “Despite limitations and partisan attacks, the bureau can find out a lot about the Kavanaugh accusations in a week.” 2. Can the FBI do its job with Kavanaugh? From Washington Post: “The hearing taught us a great deal about the character of two people.” 3. Kavanaugh polling: FBI on the hot seat...
The right discusses the ‘road to national ruin’

The right discusses the ‘road to national ruin’

1. Believability Is the Road to National Ruin From New York Times: “Thursday’s hearings should not prevent Kavanaugh’s confirmation.” 2. On Sex Assault, Women Share Pain but Not Politics From Politico: “As the Kavanaugh allegations roil the nation, women with much in common remain divided by allegiances to their parties and the president. Thursday...
The right discusses Brett Kavanaugh

The right discusses Brett Kavanaugh

1. Brett Kavanaugh fights back From Washington Post: “The Senate must reject this campaign of character assassination.” 2. Time to vote on Kavanaugh. Democrats savage a good man. From USA TODAY: “Nothing about Christine Blasey Ford's testimony has any proof whatsoever.” 3. Ford was highly believable but Kavanaugh could still get on the Supreme Court...
The left discusses Christine Blasey Ford

The left discusses Christine Blasey Ford

1. Christine Blasey Ford’s Sacrifice From New York Times: “Her testimony was heroic. Will it be pointless?” 2. Christine Blasey Ford is wiping the floor with Senate Republicans From USA TODAY: “Christine Blasey Ford comes across as credible and authentic. Senate Republicans, meanwhile, just come across as clueless.” 3. Watching Her Speak for Us...
Opinion: Tactics for keeping Ga.’s economy strong

Opinion: Tactics for keeping Ga.’s economy strong

Georgia works hard. Our state has a booming manufacturing sector with 6,500 firms calling Georgia home. The creative screens industry pumps $9 billion into the State’s economy and Georgia’s number-one industry, agriculture and forestry, adds $73.3 billion. Georgia’s ports have made the state a leader in infrastructure and access to global markets supports more than 369,000 jobs across...
The left identifies the ‘right course of action’ on Rosenstein

The left identifies the ‘right course of action’ on Rosenstein

1. If Trump winds up firing Rosenstein, Republicans face midterm disaster From The Hill: “It’s not that President Trump plays with electoral fire, it’s that he seems to wallow in napalm.” 2. Hands off Rod Rosenstein From Los Angeles Times: “The right course for Trump is clear: He should tell Rosenstein to remain on the job.” 3. If Rosenstein&rsquo...
The right discusses how Rosenstein’s departure could affect Mueller probe

The right discusses how Rosenstein’s departure could affect Mueller probe

1. Rod Rosenstein must resign now From The Hill: “If Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has an honorable bone in his body, he’ll resign his office before his planned Thursday meeting with President Trump. 2. Here's what Rod Rosenstein's dismissal could mean for Robert Mueller From Washington Examiner: “Special counsel Robert Mueller could see significant...
GOP ‘plowing through a minefield,’ the left says

GOP ‘plowing through a minefield,’ the left says

1. The Boys' Club That Protects Brett Kavanaugh From New Yorker: “At élite institutions like Georgetown Prep, where Brett Kavanaugh was a student, high school doesn’t end when you’re eighteen; it’s a lifelong circle of mutual support.” 2. Brett Kavanaugh Has Already Disqualified Himself From The New Republic: “Badly damaged by accusations of...
It’s the ‘worst of feminism,’ the right says

It’s the ‘worst of feminism,’ the right says

1. Drive to Destroy Kavanaugh Is the Worst of Feminism New York Post: “Kavanaugh has had an unblemished record of treating women with respect.” 2. Brett Kavanaugh-Christine Blasey Ford saga: Believe the facts, not necessarily the women From USA TODAY: “We need facts to judge Christine Blasey Ford's accusations against Brett Kavanaugh. We also need to reconsider...
The left discusses the right’s ‘politics of fear’

The left discusses the right’s ‘politics of fear’

1. How Trump Has Put America's Identity in Peril From The Guardian: “As the midterm elections approach, Ben Fountain argues white voters should know that a real democracy can only survive if there is true equality for everyone.” 2. Trump Is Running Harder Than Ever on Politics of Fear From Los Angeles Times: “If you are a Republican candidate in 2018, chances...
The right discusses ‘why the left is consumed with hate’

The right discusses ‘why the left is consumed with hate’

1. Why the Left Is Consumed With Hate From WSJ: “Lacking worthy menaces to fight, it is driven to find a replacement for racism. Failing this, what is left?” 2. Dems Want to Nullify the Votes of 63 Million Americans From Am Spectator: “The Democrats want to nullify the votes of millions of Americans.” 3. Fight for Kavanaugh From National Review: ...
The left discusses ‘evidence’

The left discusses ‘evidence’

1. How Strong Does the Evidence Against Kavanaugh Need to Be? From New York Times: “Even if it wouldn’t support a criminal conviction or civil liability, a merely credible allegation is enough to disqualify him.” 2. How much evidence do we need to destroy someone? From Washington Post: “The current information about the allegation against Brett Kavanaugh...
The right discusses ‘exploitation’

The right discusses ‘exploitation’

1. The Senate has become a factory of suspicion and contempt From Washington Post: “If the agency can’t find evidence of wrongdoing, he should be confirmed.” 2. Media Slinging Career-Ending Accusations With Abandon From The Hill: “The examples of misleading tales are apparent for all to see, mostly on the anti-Kavanaugh side.” 3. Dems Will Exploit...
A ‘partisan split over sexual-misconduct allegations,’ the left says

A ‘partisan split over sexual-misconduct allegations,’ the left says

1. Kavanaugh Is a Blend of Toxic Male Privilege and Affluenza: A Perfect Fit for Donald Trump From Salon: “Kavanaugh already represented white male privilege on steroids; assault allegations are just icing on the cake.” 2. A Growing Partisan Split Over Sexual-Misconduct Allegations From The Atlantic: “The cases of Al Franken and Brett...
Dems pushing toward ‘liberal totalitarianism,’ the right says

Dems pushing toward ‘liberal totalitarianism,’ the right says

1. The drive to sink Kavanaugh is liberal totalitarianism From New York Post: “If Senate Democrats and their media allies manage to destroy Brett Kavanaugh, they will bring America one step closer to a new, liberal style of totalitarianism.” 2. Dems' Kavanaugh Ploy May Come Back to Haunt Them From Federalist: “If Christine Blasey Ford doesn’t show up to...
No one deserves this ‘spectacle,’ the left says

No one deserves this ‘spectacle,’ the left says

1. Everyone Deserves Better Than This Senate Spectacle From New York Times: “Forget the political finger pointing. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation against Brett Kavanaugh needs to be seriously investigated.” 2. Why Sexual Assault Memories Stick From New York Times: “Christine Blasey Ford says she has a vivid memory of an attack that took place when she...
Dems want a ‘circus,’ the right says

Dems want a ‘circus,’ the right says

1. Shades of the Duke Lacrosse Rush to Judgment From Fox News: “Listen closely to the media coverage of the 36-year-old accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the chorus is hard to miss.” 2. There's No Reason to Delay Kavanaugh Vote Any Further From The Federalist: “Democrats have already made up their minds: Men are all guilty as charged...
‘How to get the Kavanaugh hearings right,’ the left says

‘How to get the Kavanaugh hearings right,’ the left says

1. Anita Hill: How to Get the Kavanaugh Hearings Right From New York Times: “The Senate Judiciary Committee has a chance to do better by the country than it did nearly three decades ago.” 2. Don't repeat Anita Hill nightmare with Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford From USA TODAY: “Don't make Kavanaugh and Ford a reprise of Thomas and Hill. What will it...
Dems ‘reach new low,’ the right says

Dems ‘reach new low,’ the right says

1. Kavanaugh meets Kafka in kangaroo court From New York Post: “”If Franz Kafka had written about confirmation hearings, he couldn’t have come up with a better scenario than the one now unfolding in the US Senate.” 2. Last-Minute Attack On Kavanaugh Is Meant As Warning To All Conservatives From Investor’s Business Daily: “It's hard to know what...
The allegations are about the present, the left says

The allegations are about the present, the left says

1. Kavanaugh Allegations Are About the Present, Not Just the Past From Vox: “Kavanaugh’s denial raises a question that must be answered.” 2. Why God Is Laughing at Brett Kavanaugh From Politico: “American politics is about power, not principle. If anyone should know this, it's Brett Kavanaugh.” 3. I was arrested protesting Brett Kavanaugh &mdash...
What’s next? The right considers

What’s next? The right considers

1. The Problem With Democrats' 'Anita Hill' Strategy From National Review: “They want to make sure that, if confirmed, he’s damaged goods in the public eye.” 2. Committee Vote on Kavanaugh Should Proceed as Planned From City Journal: “How low will they go?” 3. Delay the Vote--for Kavanaugh, for His Accuser & for the Court From New York Times: ...
Opinion: Bringing transparency to City Hall

Opinion: Bringing transparency to City Hall

In a wide-ranging January inaugural address, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said “I believe that transparency enables good government.” Mayor Bottoms is spot-on in that belief, and the best opportunity toward cementing that goal firmly into place is now before her and the Atlanta City Council. It is in the form of proposed legislation that would help vault the city to first-in-class...
Opinion: Decision nears on Gulch plan

Opinion: Decision nears on Gulch plan

As this day’s overall package of editorials and opinion pieces shows, critical topics now rest before the Atlanta City Council. And Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is a key player in a pair of proposals being urged forward to quick action by entities, including one detailed on another page today by this newspaper’s Editorial board. In terms of dollars involved, the latest proposal to...
The right discusses ‘what we still get wrong’ about the financial crisis

The right discusses ‘what we still get wrong’ about the financial crisis

1. 10 Things We Still Get Wrong About the Financial Crisis From Bloomberg: “All are the result of bias, ignorance, laziness or bad faith.” 2. A Grim Anniversary for the Middle Class From American Conservative: “The destruction wrought by our political and financial elites could take another 10 years to undo.” 3. Next Financial Crisis a Matter of When...
‘Heaven help us’ in the next crisis, the left says

‘Heaven help us’ in the next crisis, the left says

1. We’re Measuring the Economy All Wrong From New York Times: “The official statistics say that the financial crisis is behind us. It's not.” 2. Heaven help us in the next financial crisis From Washington Post: “It’s clear the policymakers who helped avert a second Great Depression never convinced Americans that what they did was right.” 3. ...
Who gets credit for the economy? The left wonders

Who gets credit for the economy? The left wonders

1. The One Thing Trump Can't Sell: A Booming Economy From Politico: “White House aides and other top Republicans are giving up on their efforts to keep the president on message to rescue the GOP this fall.” 2. Why Trump’s demand for credit on the economy is getting more desperate From Washington Post: “After all, he’s got a pretty good story to tell using...
The right discusses Trump’s Middle East plan

The right discusses Trump’s Middle East plan

1. How Trump's Mideast Moves Are a Game Changer From Bloomberg: “The UN’s Palestinian refugee program perpetuated grievances and blocked peace. The U.S. is right to defund it.” 2. 25 years ago this week, Mideast peace seemed inevitable. Now it's further away than ever. From USA TODAY: “I thought the 1993 Oslo Accords would put the Middle East on an irreversible...
The left discusses the ‘outrageous price of a U.S. degree’

The left discusses the ‘outrageous price of a U.S. degree’

1. Why Is College So Expensive? From The Atlantic: “The outrageous price of a U.S. degree is unique in the world.” 2. Universities cannot afford to buy in to blockchain mania (opinion) From Inside Higher Ed: “Jonathan A. Poritz warns that colleges and universities should not rush too quickly to embrace the new technology for distributed public ledgers on the internet...
The right discusses Florence

The right discusses Florence

1. Five reasons not to underestimate Hurricane Florence From The Hill: “Hurricane Florence is still a monster of storm, the likes of which haven’t been seen in the Carolinas and Virginia for decades, according to FEMA.” 2. As Florence bears down, what do I carry with me? From Washington Post: “Noticing the date — Sept. 11 — puts a perspective...
We must ‘contextualize America’s tragedies,’ the left says

We must ‘contextualize America’s tragedies,’ the left says

1. Colleges Don’t Need 9/11 Memorial Ceremonies From Slate: “Students need us to contextualize America’s tragedies, not commemorate them.” 2. We expected the war on terror to unite us. What went wrong? From Washington Post: “9/11 made Americans put their differences aside. Obviously, it didn’t last.” 3. The Real Lesson of Sept. 11...
United States ‘needs new strategy,’ the right says

United States ‘needs new strategy,’ the right says

1. Still a target, still at war — but still stronger than our foes From The Hill: “America is resilient.” 2. On anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks, terrorists readying to attack again: 9/11 commissioners From USA TODAY: “To stop the next Sept 11. attack, the United States needs new strategy to mitigate the conditions that enable extremist groups to take root...
‘Now what?’ The left asks

‘Now what?’ The left asks

1. The Kavanaugh hustle From Washington Post: “Republicans push for a quick confirmation — when it’s their pick.” 2. The Kavanaugh Hearings Are Over. Now What? From New York Times: “Democrats did the best they could. Pressuring red-state senators to vote no will backfire.” 3. Unease of Kavanaugh hearing runs much deeper than the nominee...
An ‘underwhelming return,’ the right says

An ‘underwhelming return,’ the right says

1. Trump better take advantage of Obama’s underwhelming return From The New York Post: “Twitter promoted it as a “candid speech,” which is accurate only if you think Obama is an honest politician. Twitter’s bias is showing again.” 2. Obama Comes Out of Retirement With Same Tired Message From RCP: “The Democrat establishment beckoned, and...
The constitutional crisis is confirmed, the left says

The constitutional crisis is confirmed, the left says

1. We’re in a constitutional crisis. Only voters can save us now. From Washington Post: “The “resistance” within the Trump administration can only go so far — at some point the voters must decide.” 2. Kavanaugh Will Kill the Constitution From New York Times: “The legitimacy of the Supreme Court is on the line.” 3. There Oughta Be...
The right discusses the op-ed

The right discusses the op-ed

1. It’s Time for the Press to Stop Complaining—And to Start Fighting Back From The Atlantic: “A nearly 50-year campaign of vilification, inspired by Fox News's Roger Ailes, has left many Americans distrustful of media outlets. Now, journalists need to speak up for their work.” 2. Newt Gingrich: Anonymous NY Times op-ed is a liberal media attack on President Trump...
Opinion: Add to, not subtract from, history

Opinion: Add to, not subtract from, history

The skirmishes over brick, mortar and sculptures and the names, ideals, legend or fancy attached to them have descended upon two giants of the United States Senate. The latest volley began when Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer proposed renaming the Richard B. Russell Senate Office Building in honor of the late Sen. John McCain. That’s set off the predictable drawing of sides, even as Sen. Mitch...
‘No vetting, no confirmation,’ the left says

‘No vetting, no confirmation,’ the left says

1. A Judge Who Can't Be Vetted Shouldn't Be Confirmed From The Atlantic: “If Brett Kavanaugh’s extensive paper trail can’t be fully and publicly disclosed, the simplest solution is to nominate someone else.” 2. Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings a Disservice to Country From Dallas Morning News: “How unruly was opening day?” 3. Never have we...
‘Anonymous and cowardly,’ the right says

‘Anonymous and cowardly,’ the right says

1. How dare a senior Trump official arrogantly subvert an elected President From CNN: “But they are also alarming because an anonymous, unelected government appointee is substituting his or her judgment for that of the duly elected leader of a constitutional republic.” 2. Cowardly 'Anonymous' & the Media Resistance From RealClearPolitics: “The Times' Nameless...
‘The politicians are coming for Silicon Valley,’ the left says

‘The politicians are coming for Silicon Valley,’ the left says

1. Mark Zuckerberg: Protecting democracy is an arms race. Here’s how Facebook can help. From Washington Post: “Social media companies face sophisticated, well-funded adversaries who are getting smarter over time, too.” 2. The Politicians Are Coming for Silicon Valley From New York Times: “Some regulations are necessary, but others could hinder innovation...
‘Democrats wage a losing battle,’ the right says

‘Democrats wage a losing battle,’ the right says

1. Democrats Wage a Losing Battle Over Kavanaugh From New York Post: “Many media descriptions of Tuesday’s hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court called the event “a circus.” 2. Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Hearing Has Rancorous Start From Bloomberg: “Democrats call for delay in Supreme Court confirmation hearing.&rdquo...
Kavanaugh will be ‘fair and independent,’ the right says

Kavanaugh will be ‘fair and independent,’ the right says

1. Kavanaugh Will Serve Justice Like Kennedy From USA TODAY: “As clerks for both Brett Kavanaugh and Anthony Kennedy, we've seen these men up close. Kavanaugh will be a fair and independent Supreme Court justice.” 2. Why Kavanaugh Will Be Confirmed Without a Hitch From The Spectator: “In years to come, no one is going to talk about ‘kavanaughing’ a...
‘He’s no originalist,’ the left says

‘He’s no originalist,’ the left says

1. The 3 Big Fights Democrats Will Pick at Kavanaugh Hearings From Slate: “This is Democrats’ last chance to make a scene. What will they do?” 2. Kavanaugh's Unsettling Use of 'Settled Law' From The Atlantic: “The Supreme Court nominee’s judicial record suggests he means only that Roe hasn’t yet been overturned, not that it can&rsquo...
Make a deal that will ‘let people prosper,’ the left says

Make a deal that will ‘let people prosper,’ the left says

1. Let's make trade more free — not less From The Hill: “Uncertainty is what has kept the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act from putting the economy into an even higher gear.” 2. Trump subsidies are a Band-Aid for farmers, not a solution From The Hill: “Soy milk, soy flour, soy protein, tofu and soy-based animal feed are worth billions of dollars in protection, according...
‘Trudeau has put Canada in a very bad position,’ the right says

‘Trudeau has put Canada in a very bad position,’ the right says

1. How U.S.-Mexico Pact Could Turn Tables on China From Bloomberg: “A new Nafta might leave Beijing at a disadvantage, even isolated.” 2. Hurrah for Trump's New Friendship With Mexico From Washington Examiner: “And as for Canada, immense pressure now falls upon Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to avoid being left out.” 3. Trump's Trade Strategy Is...
Canada must respect America's growth industries, the rights says

Canada must respect America's growth industries, the rights says

1. We can do a deal if Canada respects America's growth industries From CNN: “Trump administration is closer to finalizing a trade deal with Mexico than with Canada.” 2. US-Mexico deal means very little without Canada From The Hill: “Also of high priority for Canada and the U.S. private sector is the compromise U.S.-Mexico proposal...
Address these Kavanaugh issues, the left says

Address these Kavanaugh issues, the left says

1. What Guantánamo Says About Kavanaugh From New York Times: “As an appeals court judge, he signed on to decisions that deprived detainees of the chance to contest their detentions.” 2. Republicans should ask Brett Kavanaugh these questions From Washington Post: “Is government truly of, by and for ‘the people’?” 3. Brett Kavanaugh's...
Opinion: Think about where things stand

Opinion: Think about where things stand

Let’s take a moment to assess where we stand, because it truly is extraordinary: The president of the United States has been accused by his longtime personal attorney — in court and under oath — of directing the attorney to commit felonies to which the attorney has himself pleaded guilty. The chief financial officer of the president’s company has been given criminal immunity...
‘Is anyone ready to lead’ the right? The left asks

‘Is anyone ready to lead’ the right? The left asks

1. Want to honor McCain, GOP? Grow a spine. From Washington Post: “Trump’s Republican Party cares little for McCain’s ideals of honor, service and community.” 2. John McCain and the tragic transformation of the Republican Party From Washington Post: “Donald Trump’s victory in 2016 proved the GOP wasn’t interested in the longtime senator&rsquo...
‘What did Pope Francis know?’ the right asks

‘What did Pope Francis know?’ the right asks

1. Catholic Abuse Scandal Leads All the Way to the Vatican From New York Post: “Lay Catholics should pay close attention to those who follow the truth, wherever it may lead, and tune out the noise and its sources. And we need to pray.” 2. The 'Coup' Against Pope Francis From CNN: “Even before Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano called for Pope Francis to resign...
McCain ‘will loom large historically,’ the left says

McCain ‘will loom large historically,’ the left says

1. John McCain’s Parting Message: Our Greatness Is in Peril From New York Times: “Today’s Republican Party is the biggest threat to the country that McCain served and loved. He offered an alternative.” 2. John McCain and the last of human freedoms From Washington Post: “He will loom large historically because he represented a way of doing politics...
McCain was ‘not just a war hero,’ the right says

McCain was ‘not just a war hero,’ the right says

1. Not just a war hero; an American hero From The Hill: “Honor is the quality that most defined McCain.” 2. I am grateful for John McCain From Washington Post: “He showed us who we are and who we can be when we are at our best.” 3. John McCain's death is a metaphor for the death of the old Republican Party From USA TODAY: “Like all heroes...
The left discusses Trump’s ‘gross use of Mollie Tibbetts’

The left discusses Trump’s ‘gross use of Mollie Tibbetts’

1. Trump Uses Tibbetts for Anti-Immigrant Agenda--It's Gross From HuffPost: “But Trump is not a rational leader, and these are not rational times.” 2. The White House could tweet about cases besides Mollie TibbettsFrom CNN: “Then, as now, his evident aim was to make a handful of stories seem like a statistical norm.” 3. Blame Misogyny, Not Illegal...
The right discusses the ‘last gasp of Mueller's witch hunt’

The right discusses the ‘last gasp of Mueller's witch hunt’

1. President Trump should pardon Manafort immediately From The Hill: “The pardon would gut special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the president.” 2. The Last Gasp of Mueller's Witch-Hunt From American Greatness: “The Mueller investigation that started out with such a trumpet-blast of portentous Wagnerian prophecy of impending revelations...
‘Congress, do your job,’ the left says

‘Congress, do your job,’ the left says

1. Trump Was Winning. Until Tuesday From Politico: “How Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen and the Justice Department just exploded the president’s narrative.” 2. The Darkest Day for the Presidency Since Watergate From NBC News: “Two of the president's former associates were in court Tuesday. Both guilty of multiple felonies. What happened to draining the swamp?&rdquo...
‘It’s always about driving Trump from office,’ the right says

‘It’s always about driving Trump from office,’ the right says

1. Trump's Enemies Won't Dent Him With Cohen, Manafort From New York Post: “So how could you expect Trump voters to move away from him? Where would they go?” 2. Did Trump Actually Violate Campaign Finance Laws? From The Hill: “I have to acknowledge that I am having difficulty understanding the laws as they relate to the allegations made by Cohen against President...
Cohen put a ‘target on Trump’s back,’ the right says

Cohen put a ‘target on Trump’s back,’ the right says

1. Michael Cohen Has Put a Target on Donald Trump's Back From CNN: “Both proceedings pose serious legal trouble for the President, but the Cohen plea is the graver and more immediate risk.” 2. Cohen's Plea Deal Is Prosecutor's Attempt to Set Up Trump From The Hill: “Here we go, from Russia with love to campaign finance with love.” 3. Manafort and Cohen...
The left discusses Trump and his ‘campaign of criminals’

The left discusses Trump and his ‘campaign of criminals’

1. Can Michael Cohen Bring Down Trump? From New York Times: “Who knows, the once-cocky fixer, now humbled, could find himself a star witness at hearings on impeachment of our 45th president.” 2. Twin convictions are a stunning rebuke of Trump From Washington Post: “Will the man Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen worked for face any consequences?” 3. Donald's...
‘All the President’s Crooks,’ the left says

‘All the President’s Crooks,’ the left says

1. Nope, not a witch hunt From Washington Post: “The jury’s decision is a vindication for the special counsel’s investigation.” 2. All the President’s Crooks From New York Times: “One of them, Mr. Trump’s own lawyer, has now implicated him in a crime.” 3. It could be Trump’s worst day, ever: Manafort guilty on eight counts...
The right discusses Mueller's ‘fatal mistake’

The right discusses Mueller's ‘fatal mistake’

1. Mueller's Fatal Mistake From FOX News: “There is now no excuse for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to ask to interview President Trump.” 2. Is 'The Truth' the Truth When It Comes to Prosecutors? From Gatestone: “I am disappointed, however, that so many liberals, civil libertarians and defense attorneys are unwilling to criticize this tactic when it is directed...
‘Dems have no idea...’ the right says

‘Dems have no idea...’ the right says

1. Dems Have No Idea What Demons They Are Unleashing From Fox News: “In normal times, the declarations of a fringe party and ideology in America would not merit much attention.” 2. Dems Struggling to Make Sense of Socialist Surge From The Guardian: “Anti-Trump activists such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Democratic Socialists of America have galvanised disillusioned...
‘... the more he mirrors Richard Nixon’ the left says

‘... the more he mirrors Richard Nixon’ the left says

1. Nixon, Clinton and Trump From New York Times: “The more Trump is cornered, the more he mirrors Richard Nixon.” 2. Trump just took us another step closer to the abyss From Washington Post: “In revoking John Brennan’s security clearance, the president carried out a personal political vendetta.” 3. Editorial: The Trump White House, where...
Opinion: Ga. high court needs women justices

Opinion: Ga. high court needs women justices

Gov. Nathan Deal is weighing his next appointments to Georgia’s Supreme Court. He should pick women. Unless he does, soon every member of Georgia’s highest Court will be male. The current two vacancies on the Court are the result of the appointment of Justice Britt Grant to the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the pending retirement of Chief Justice Harris Hines. Gov. Deal...
Opinion: Free press matters close to home

Opinion: Free press matters close to home

On Thursday, the day that hundreds of American newspapers editorialized about the importance of a free press, I had a conversation with one of our reporters that perfectly illustrated the point. I’ll get back to the bigger issue in a minute, but first follow me on a short journey with Tia Mitchell, our reporter who covers DeKalb County. Tia was pursuing a story about Stonecrest, a new city in...
‘Brennan’s not the real victim,’ the left says

‘Brennan’s not the real victim,’ the left says

1. John Brennan isn’t the real victim From Washington Post: “Democratic norms erode as the president uses his authority to bully critics.” 2. Trump is picking on the wrong guy From CNN: “In person, Brennan, who grew up in a devout Catholic working class family in New Jersey, is serious, even stern, not big on small talk and intolerant of BS.”...
‘Why do former directors retain their security clearances?’ The right wonders

‘Why do former directors retain their security clearances?’ The right wonders

1. What’s really lost with Brennan losing clearance From The Hill: “But why do former directors retain their security clearances in the first place?” 2. Brennan a National Security Threat From the Start From Am Spectator: “He plays the pitiful political hack and shabby radical to the end.” 3. Brennan's Clearance Should Have Been Revoked Long Ago...
Opinion: Should algorithm decide who gets criminal bail?

Opinion: Should algorithm decide who gets criminal bail?

Civil rights groups signed a statement in late July calling for states to ditch pretrial risk assessment tools as a means of evaluating whether an individual accused of a crime should be detained pretrial, contending such data-driven tools do little to remedy racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Conservatives, meanwhile, have expressed deep concerns over releasing individuals based on...
Opinion: Reconciling human behavior with autonomous vehicles

Opinion: Reconciling human behavior with autonomous vehicles

You’re crossing the street wrong. That is essentially the argument some self-driving car boosters have fallen back on in the months after the first pedestrian death attributed to an autonomous vehicle and amid growing concerns that artificial intelligence capable of real-world driving is further away than many predicted just a few years ago. These technologists say the problem isn’t that...
Opinion: Creating transit on Beltline is moral imperative

Opinion: Creating transit on Beltline is moral imperative

We’re at a crossroads. The origin story of the Atlanta Beltline is well known – a grassroots movement of people and ideas fueled an audacious vision for land we didn’t own, to be built with money we didn’t have, in a regional context that at the time was almost hostile to the things we were proposing. But the people of Atlanta fell in love with a vision – and we pulled...
We’re living in ‘a Trumpian reality show,’ the left says

We’re living in ‘a Trumpian reality show,’ the left says

1. A New Citizen Decides to Leave Trump's America From The New Yorker: “After decades in New York, I’ve made the wrenching choice to return to Britain. But England isn’t home.” 2. We're All Living in a Trumpian Reality Show From Weekly Standard: “With apologies to Dorothy Parker: What fresh hell is this?” 3. Journalists are not the enemy From...
‘Media’s standing is self-inflicted,’ the right says

‘Media’s standing is self-inflicted,’ the right says

1. Why the Reputation of the American Press Is Abysmal From Washington Times: “Solidarity in the trench.” 2. Trump and the Press Must Practice Mutual Respect From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “What the president really means, perhaps, is that the current press in the U.S., often, is his enemy.” 3. The Damage to the Media's Standing Is Self-Inflicted...
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...
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