Government

02/22/2017 - 6:00pm

    President Donald Trump's fake-news pivot isn't subtle. First he benefited from fake news stories during the campaign; then as president-elect and now president, he has constantly used the epithet against mainstream media outlets that dare criticize him.

    Any negative polls, he has proclaimed...

02/20/2017 - 4:00pm

    Far-fetched though it may seem, there may come a day when the White House needs to rely on the credibility of the U.S. media. Who knows what the situation will be. Perhaps a foreign power will level some extravagant allegation at the Trump administration. The White House will vehemently deny it, using...

02/20/2017 - 3:00pm

    The word "populist" is regularly applied to President Donald Trump. Is it because his politics, and policy, tend to be crude and crowd-pleasing? Because he built a political base on division and resentment? Because he strikes poses reminiscent of previous populists, from Alabama Gov. George...

02/20/2017 - 3:00pm

    President Trump is flailing like a man who fears he's about to go under, and he hasn't even been in office a full month. His instinct is to flee to the warmth and comfort of his political base -- but he will learn that while presidents can run, they can't hide.

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02/20/2017 - 2:00pm

    Resistance is the appropriate and necessary impulse of Democrats at this strange and raucous inception of the Trump administration. It is also woefully insufficient to address the monumental existential threats Democrats confront.

    Resistance alone...

02/20/2017 - 2:00pm

    The Trump presidency continues to unravel, as a transparent mixture of denials and dissembling has plunged its credibility into free fall, after less than a month in power.

    The rapid-fire accumulation of executive and communications crises in both...

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