Category: Politics

Why Jeff Flake’s Anti-Trump Speech Was Meaningless

Maybe this is all Aaron Sorkin’s fault. The Big Speech has always been a powerful tool in politics, and no format is more consistently attention-getting than the public emperor-has-no-clothes soliloquy. Speechifying probably peaked in American…

Army Vet: Why Trump Disrespects the Military

As someone who served five years in the United States Army, 14 months of that in combat, I’ve struggled over the past few years to understand Donald Trump’s relationship to the military. Does this man…

Republicans Are Unsure What Trump Wants on Health Care

Like many average Americans, Senate Republicans spent the week scratching their heads about President Trump, wondering if he wants them to patch up the U.S. health care system or to help him burn it down….

Why Trump Has Nothing to Say About ISIS

Raqqa, the Islamic State’s capital city, has fallen. The battle began in July, when a Kurdish-led militia backed by the United States attacked from the north and west. Reporting on the battle at the time,…