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EPIC JOURNEY · 17h ago

Iran-Contra Redux

Megan Twohey and Scott Shan report at The New York Times:A week before Michael T. Flynn resigned as national security adviser, a sealed proposal was hand-delivered to his office, outlining a...
EPIC JOURNEY · 1d ago

Powerful Analysis of Trumpism

Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal delivered the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture this week at the University of California, Los Angeles.  He discussed Trump's "many people are saying" sh...
EPIC JOURNEY · 2d ago

"You Are the Special People"

Darren Samuelsohn and Annie Karni report at Politico:“So, this is my real group,” Trump said at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, on November 18, according to the audio tape. “Thes...
EPIC JOURNEY · 2d ago

Meat Loaf and Beans

AP reports:New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Donald Trump made him order meatloaf when they dined together at the White House this week.Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, joined Tr...
EPIC JOURNEY · 2d ago

Incompetent Vetting

Tara Palmeri reports at Politico that the White House dismissed six aides who were already on the job. They flunked  the SF86, a Questionnaire for National Security PositionsAmong those who ...
EPIC JOURNEY · 3d ago

Defying the Odds

From Rowman and Littlefield:Bitterness and joy, outrage and satisfaction, shame and pride, escapes to safe places and displays of celebration—these were just a few of the conflicting reactio...
EPIC JOURNEY · 3d ago

Approval

Jeffrey M. Jones writes at Gallup:President Donald Trump's 40% job approval rating about one month into his presidency is 21 percentage points below the historical average rating for elected...
EPIC JOURNEY · 4d ago

The Tell-Tale Trump

...with apologies to Edgar Allan PoeTrue! But why will you say that I am ranting and raving? I don't rant and rave. Hearing?  I have amazing hearing.  I hear everything. Sit down.  I will te...
EPIC JOURNEY · 4d ago

Inheriting a Mess

Trump just said: "I inherited a mess. At home and abroad. A mess.... no matter where you look, a disaster... we'll take care of it. I just wanted to let you know- a mess."And at home, we wer...
EPIC JOURNEY · 4d ago

Immigration Opinion

Thomas Edsall writes at The New York Times:National polls show majorities in support of granting legal status or citizenship to undocumented immigrants. The problem for those calling for the...