Category: Politics

Here’s What’s So Damning About Donald Trump Jr.’s Emails

On Tuesday, after a series of increasingly detailed New York Times stories describing a previously undisclosed meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Kremlin-connected lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, and just as The Times…

Trump and Presidential Pardons: What You Need to Know

After The New York Times told Donald Trump Jr. Tuesday morning that it was going to publish emails indicating he was excited by the possibility of Russian operatives having dirt on Hillary Clinton, Trump Jr. preempted…

Smoke Gives Way to Fire in the Trump-Russia Saga

By early last summer, Russia and its intelligence services, the GRU and the FSB, were hip-deep in hacking the Democratic National Committee, and by mid-July the first leaked DNC emails had started to surface on…

The Looming Catastrophe of Trump and North Korea

Can we count on Donald Trump to respond calmly and carefully to North Korea’s provocations, including the recent blastoff of what appears to be an ICBM? Is the president, who recently descended into kindergarten-like twitterstorms…

North Korea Isn’t the Only Rogue Nuclear State

As if the last few years weren’t bad enough, we now have a real nuclear crisis. North Korea’s loony regime of Kim Jong-un conducted a successful missile launch test – landing about 60 miles south of…

Is Patriotism Possible in Trump’s America?

How do you love a country that elects a president who tweets something like this? #FraudNewsCNN #FNN pic.twitter.com/WYUnHjjUjg — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017 How do you love a country where nearly half…

Finally Everyone Agrees: Health Care Is a Human Right

Many years ago, while researching a book chapter on health care reform, I visited a hospital in Bayonne, New Jersey that was having problems. Upon arrival, administrators told me a story that summed up everything…

Muslim Travel Ban Takes Effect: Who Is and Isn’t Impacted

People participate in a rally to protest the separation of families under President Donald J. Trump’s travel ban in New York City on June 29th 2017. Alba Vigaray/EPA/REX/Shutterstock On Thursday night – amid last-minute court…