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Trump is Blowing Off Intelligence Briefings

Let’s take a look at how the last three presidents handled getting intelligence briefings during the transition period between their early November election and their inauguration on January 20th. President Bill Clinton got his first post-race briefing on Nov. 13, 1992 — 10 days after the election. He received daily intelligence briefings almost every working... Read more »

Quick Takes: Kids Ask Trump to Be Kind

This story fits under the heading of “a little child shall lead them.” It’s all about a mother, Molly Spence Sahebjami, who had a simple idea. The idea? To have children write letters to President-elect Donald Trump “about the importance of being kind to other people, even if they’re different than you are,” according... Read more »

Was the 2016 Election the Most Out of Whack in U.S. History?

The popular vote doesn't always carry the day, and that was especially true this year.

Quick Takes: Pence Engages in “Unprofessional Cronyism”

In case you’ve forgotten, Mike Pence is still the Governor of Indiana. In that capacity, he recently appointed a woman named Amy Jorgensen to serve as a judge on the Hammond City Court. The Mayor of Hammond, Tom McDermott, is not happy. McDermott said what concerns him most, however, is that Jorgensen has said previously... Read more »

Why You Need the Washington Monthly More Than Ever

With corporate media collapsing, independent media is vital to the left’s survival.

Trump Flubs Even When He’s Rational

He has only the dimmest idea of how government is supposed to work.

Kissing the Ring

Think of the president-elect as a Renaissance princeling.

Those Anti-American, Anti-God, Anti-Morality Liberals Are Such Snobs

Republicans have called them anti-American, anti-God, anti-morality, and worse for decades.

Quick Takes: Assessing the President-Elect’s Business Dealings

Drew Harwell and Anu Narayanswamy take a look at “the dangers of President-elect Donald Trump’s global business empire.” At least 111 Trump companies have done business in 18 countries and territories across South America, Asia and the Middle East, a Washington Post analysis of Trump financial filings shows… Trump has refused calls to sell... Read more »

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