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New feature: Trump’s ‘Baghdad Bob’ of the week

We have not been shy around here in pointing out embarrassing rationalizations, excuses and out-and-out lies from Republicans in defense of Donald Trump. His erratic and bizarre views, overt bigotry and monumental ignorance have provoked widespread intellectual dishonesty on the right as they try to explain or minimize their candidate’s utterances. The examples are so […]

How Hillary Clinton and Paul Ryan could work together

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) implausibly — and contradictorily — insists that he agrees more than he disagrees with Donald Trump, and besides can stop the long list of nutty stuff Trump wants to do. In fact, the two differ on entitlement reform, trade, immigration, Russia, NATO and much more. The really nutty stuff […]

It’s wonderful what Trump has done for the party — the Democratic Party

  The bad news is that Donald Trump is almost single-handedly destroying the Republican Party. As Hillary Clinton said, “He’s taken the Republican Party a long way from ‘Morning in America’ to ‘midnight in America.’” She might have added that he has taken the GOP from the party of William F. Buckley Jr. to the […]

The Donald joke is on us

Whenever Donald Trump makes a bad error, which is frequently, he makes excuses or just lies. The earpiece wasn’t working when he was asked about the KKK and David Duke. His foreign policy comments are “misunderstood” or “taken out of context.” And when a comment is unimaginably dumb, as was his solicitation for more hacked […]

Morning Bits

  Usually he lies when caught saying something stupid. “After inviting the Russian government to find thousands of missing emails from Hillary Clinton’s private server in remarks Wednesday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Thursday that his comments — which caused an uproar from much of the U.S. Show More Summary

Did Hillary Clinton close the deal?

Hillary Clinton, in accepting the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night, had to be better than she’s ever been — more assertive, engaging, magnanimous and visionary. She was introduced by a gauzy, highly polished video detailing her life with special attention to her efforts for New York following Sept. 11. Her welcome was exuberant, leaving Hillary looking […]

Republicans’ wishful thinking: Enough already

Karl Rove has orchestrated presidential campaign victories, so maybe he knows something the rest of us don’t. But it strikes me as deeply misguided to conclude that nothing matters at the Democratic Party convention and that the race is already baked. “Team Clinton’s hope lies in convincing voters that Mr. [Donald] Trump will bring only […]

Russian hacking: What we know and Trump doesn’t

  Last month, The Post reported: CrowdStrike had installed software on the [Democratic National Committee’s] computers so that it could analyze data that could indicate who had gained access, when and how. The firm identified two separate...Show More Summary

What Hillary Clinton could say tonight to change minds

  If you follow politics week by week, day by day, it is hard to imagine how any voter could remain undecided on the presidential election at this point. But, of course, there are millions of people who will vote in November who did not participate in the primaries and still — after months of […]

Trump’s travesty

Republicans who have backed Donald Trump — or worse, rationalized his crazy talk — are lying low in the wake of Trump’s invitation for Vladimir Putin to hack his opponent and Trump’s revelation that he’d consider letting Putin have the Crimea. For those who have not drunk the Trump Kool-Aid the reaction has been swift […]

Morning Bits

Democracy in Turkey is in a tailspin. “Turkey’s state run news agency says close to 1,700 officers have been formally discharged from the military following the country’s failed coup.” His chance for 2020 will decline if he keeps this up. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): “I also think there’s something to be said for, once you’re actually […]

Dems pummel Trump: A good time was had by all

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg used the “s” word — sanity. (We need a “sane, competent” person, he said.) Impressive national security figures explained exactly why Donald Trump is entirely unfit for office. Former CIA chief and defense secretary Leon Panetta argued: Donald Trump says he gets his foreign policy experience from watching TV […]

Republicans have a problem: Trump-Putin

The Republicans have a big problem — one entirely of their own making. Donald Trump in a news conference this morning gave the Hillary Clinton camp more ammunition than Democrats could possibly hope for in their effort to show Trump unfit for the presidency. His invitation to Vladimir Putin to help him in the election […]

We should be so lucky to get Harry Truman

If Harry Truman is on the ballot, I’m all in. That’s what former secretary of state Madeleine Albright would have us believe. The  Czech refuge from communism Tuesday night at the Democratic convention recalled: Sixty-eight years ago, during a time of grave danger, Democrats gathered in Philadelphia to nominate a tough, smart, and experienced presidential candidate. […]

Can Bill Clinton get voters to like Hillary?

Hillary Clinton came into the Democratic National Convention with a severe likability deficit. Her saving grace has been Donald Trump’s equally large, if not larger, unfavorability. Democrats are betting that the more voters get to know about both, the more they will like her and the less they will like Trump. On Tuesday night, a […]

Just how big a lie is Trump telling on immigration?

There is no issue more central to Donald Trump’s campaign. He spent a large chunk of the Republican convention and his acceptance speech haranguing viewers about illegal immigration, murders by illegal immigrants, jobs taken by illegal immigrants, etc. It is worth returning to the issue as frequently as necessary to debunk his misrepresentations. The core of […]

What’s the scoop with Russia and the U.S. election?

There is ample circumstantial evidence that Russia is interfering in the U.S. presidential election in order to boost Donald Trump, who not only displays reverence for Russian President Vladimir Putin but also has advocated policies that would pay big dividends for Moscow (e.g. backing away from NATO, letting Russia and Iran have their ways in […]

Morning Bits

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s lapdog: “The Russians have every reason to sabotage the Democratic candidate. Her opponent, Donald Trump, is more pro-Russia than any previous presidential candidate.... Trump’s de facto campaign manager,...Show More Summary

Historic, but not such a big deal

Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party’s nomination today, the first woman to win a major party’s presidential nod. It sure seemed momentous, but maybe not because she’s another “first.” Some of the “wow” factor is diminished by the lack of suspense. Clinton has been running for president forever (well, about 10 years), and despite a […]

Anti-Semitism spikes on U.S. campuses

The Amcha Initiative, a nonpartisan group focused on investigating and combating anti-Semitism on college campuses, is out with a new report. The news is horrifying: “The study, which examined anti-Semitic activity from January – June 2016 on more than 100 public and private colleges and universities with the largest Jewish undergraduate populations, found that 287 […]

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