Jules Witcover

01/20/2017 - 9:45am

    Today's inauguration of Donald Trump as our 45th president will be the 16th I've witnessed in Washington, in person or via television, going back to Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957. All have been confirmations of the marvel of continuity in the transition of national power.

    I remember that Ike...

01/04/2017 - 11:00am

    Among the more pernicious aspects of the Donald Trump phenomenon is the way his political success has elevated the deplorable pollution of conscientious American journalism with a new form of manipulating and deceiving public opinion -- what is now widely referred to as "fake news."

01/03/2017 - 9:00am

    President-elect Donald Trump, having jumped the gun on his Jan. 20 inauguration by seeming to challenge Russia to a new nuclear arms race, has done it again.

    He has now contradicted retiring President Obama on his refusal to order the American...

01/01/2017 - 10:00am

    President-elect Donald Trump seems to be so eager to be behind the desk in the Oval Office that he can't wait until he's sworn in to start running the country.

    As the retiring incumbent, Barack Obama, tries to enjoy his final presidential...

12/30/2016 - 8:00am

    Donald Trump and his adult children are continuing to dodge the obvious conflict of interest of running a huge for-profit business enterprise while he gets ready to run the country.

    Trump's post-election promise to clarify the situation, while...

12/27/2016 - 2:00pm

    As President Obama enters his final month in the Oval Office, he does so licking his wounds, not only over the defeat of his Democratic Party and the candidate he campaigned diligently for, but also for the besmirching of his legacy.

    The 11th-hour...

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