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Trump’s slashing of national monument lands would be an irreversible mistake

Friday  21:38,   08 december 2017
The Boston Globe

I’ve been all over the United States in search of two things: live music and silence. The music is typically by a rock band. The silence — that’s harder to come by. I’ve found it most bountifully in and around Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante[...]

Trump's monuments move won't harm the environment -- Ignore the naysayers

Friday  21:38,   08 december 2017
FOX News

Once again, President Donald Trump is taking a reasonable action to correct enormous overreach from previous administrations, and once again, the media and the left are going berserk. The Trump administration's decision this week to reduce the size[...]

Is Trump Prepared for What Happens If His Jerusalem Gambit Backfires?

Friday  21:38,   08 december 2017
Daily Intelligencer

It would not be foolish not to plan for chaos over such a sensitive diplomatic issue.Although President Donald Trump’s declaration on Wednesday that the United States officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was likely motivated more [...]

Trump puts fact ahead of fiction in Israel

Friday  21:38,   08 december 2017
MSN

The most exhausting thing about the Middle East-- except for the bloodshed, poverty, tyranny, etc.-- is that it refuses to conform to how it's described in the West. It's like journalists, diplomats and politicians want to announce a[...]

The fall of Franken

Friday  21:38,   08 december 2017
The Week

"I did not grow up wanting to be a politician," Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn) said Thursday during a speech on the Senate floor in which he announced his intention to resign "in the coming weeks," following a flurry of allegations of[...]

The Republicans’ tax wager is worth the gamble

Friday  00:46,   08 december 2017
MSN

It’s a bid for sustained growth, without which Social Security and Medicare are in trouble.The Republicans' tax legislation is built on economic projections that are as confidently as they are cheerfully made concerning the legislation's shaping[...]

Democrats Can't Bet on the Tax Bill to Doom Trump

Friday  00:46,   08 december 2017
U.S. News & World Report - Health

Democrats are kidding themselves if they think Trump voters will abandon him over a bad tax bill.Let me start by saying this: I hate President Donald Trump's tax bill. I think it will do massive damage to lots of good people, just to benefit a tiny[...]

Can Trump Bring Peace to the Middle East?

Thursday  17:52,   07 december 2017
The New York Times

Probably not — but that’s because for the foreseeable future, no one can.While President Trump has followed in few of his predecessors’ footsteps, his administration has done the expected in at least one respect: It has undertaken a Middle East[...]

Roy Moore is going to win, despite Democrats’ claim of moral superiority

Thursday  17:52,   07 december 2017
FOX News

Democrats are feeling smugly morally superior right now. They should not. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., might be resigning – not because he did anything wrong, though he did. He might be leaving the Senate because it is politically convenient for him to [...]

The depressing lesson of political sex scandals

Thursday  17:51,   07 december 2017
The Week

In January 1992, a woman named Gennifer Flowers held a press conference in which she claimed that she had a years-long affair with Bill Clinton, who was then leading the race to be the Democratic nominee for president. At the time I was working for[...]

RNC-Moore reunion: Stupid and morally obscene

Thursday  17:51,   07 december 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

Rumors that the Republican National Committee was built on the site of an ancient moron burial ground gained new credence this week when it confirmed that it was renewing its support for Alabama's Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Follow[...]

Mueller’s probe doesn't end with a bang, but with a whimper

Thursday  00:50,   07 december 2017
The Hill

In declassifying everything, Trump can let Americans can make up their own minds, know the truth, and move on to better things to do with their lives. Ned Ryun is a former presidential writer for George W. Bush and the founder and CEO[...]

GOP war on Millennials looks like suicide mission

Thursday  00:50,   07 december 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

Fellow old people, imagine a candidate so lit that he’s backed by nearly three out of four voters ages 18 to 29. And imagine that the candidate getting your fam turnt (translation: your pals super excited) is not a YouTube star or a transgender[...]

The case for normalizing impeachment

Thursday  00:50,   07 december 2017
Vox.com

Impeaching an unfit president has consequences. But leaving one in office could be worse. iImpeaching an unfit president has consequences. But leaving one in office could be[...]

Living With the Republican Tax Plan

Wednesday  23:51,   06 december 2017
The New York Times

A disappointing bill that could be worse.First, let me vent. The Republican tax reform, now extremely likely to become law pending certain events next week in Alabama, represents a remarkable missed opportunity for a party struggling through an[...]