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Trump’s take over of RNC is nearly complete

Thursday evening, as the world was reeling from another horrific terrorist attack in Europe, the Republican convention’s rules committee overwhelming defeated anti-Trump activist Kendal Unruh’s amendment to unbind the delegates. The committee squashed a recorded vote and even denied Sen. Show More Summary

Time for other business leaders to step up

A letter from about 150 high-tech leaders was released on the day of the horrific truck incident in Nice, France, and on the day Donald Trump decided to postpone his VP announcement, while conceding he had not made his “final, final” decision. As he is wont to do, Trump — despite the attack in Nice — […]

Republicans stick with the one person Clinton can beat

It is a political consultant’s dream come true: You find out that your opponent has a 57 percent negative and 37 percent positive rating. You see half of your opponent’s supporters consider their candidate only slightly or not at all honest. Hey, this is in the bag, right? Well, the bad news is that your own […]

Morning Bits

Can she still perform her job if she repeatedly flouted ethical guidelines? “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg walked back her criticism of presumptive Republican candidate Donald Trump on Thursday, but the spectacle of the Supreme Court’s...Show More Summary

Ten takeaways about Trump’s VP pick

With appropriate caution concerning Donald Trump’s erratic temperament, The Post reports, “Indiana Gov. Mike Pence emerged Thursday as Donald Trump’s likely running mate, with allies of Pence and Trump sending increasingly strong signals that Pence would join the GOP ticket and Republican leaders saying they have been told to stand by for an announcement.” If it […]

Obama’s retreat leaves the Palestinians out in the cold

The left-leaning Haaretz reports on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech this week: There has been “a revolution in our relations with important Arab states,” the prime minister said at a commencement of the National Security College, outside Tel Aviv.... “We have always said that the moment we solve or make progress or […]

How we know Priebus is bluffing and Dump Trump is winning

For weeks now, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and his flack Sean Spicer have denigrated the #NeverTrump movement, claiming it is nonexistent, a figment of the imagination. His actions tell us the opposite is true. First, some background: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), a very popular figure on the right who refused to endorse Donald […]

The convention reflects the damage done to the GOP

The GOP platform has become even more extreme. The Republican National Committee has become the enemy of the grassroots. The convention lineup is monochromatic and unimpressive. How do you like Donald Trump’s GOP so far? The Post reports, “While several Republican Party establishment figures will take the stage next week in Cleveland, the national convention […]

Conservative ideas that work

Among the most tragic consequences of a GOP presidential race dominated by Donald Trump — aside from fumbling away a winnable election — is the substance of the campaign. Yes, I know you are wondering, “What substance?” That is the problem — total lack of intelligent policy solutions —  with a presumptive nominee who revels […]

Paul Ryan loses two ways

The Post reports: “House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) is trying to be the Republican Party’s antidote to Donald Trump. In doing so, he’s betting his voice of reason will calm anxious voters’ nerves about voting Republican — and maybe even position himself to run for president four years from now.” The problem is he’s not doing either and […]

Morning Bits

Forget Donald Trump’s junk economics. “The ‘I-love-the-uneducated’ presumptive Republican candidate... is fooling anxious workers in U.S. industrial states into thinking that scrapping the free trade deal with Mexico and imposing a 35 percent tax on Mexican imports would help create U.S. jobs. Aside from the fact that Trump’s proposals are based on deceptive […]

Neither Pence nor Gingrich is going to help Trump

Conventional wisdom — which has been notoriously wrong this election cycle — says that either Indiana Gov. Mike Pence or Newt Gingrich will be Donald Trump’s vice presidential pick. Let’s start with the obvious: It makes no difference to the outcome of the election. The election will turn on Trump — his temperament, his policy […]

What if Free the Delegates fails?

When the Rules Committee for the Republican national convention convenes tomorrow, we will get some hint as to whether a delegate revolt is possible. Even if the Rules Committee does not include a conscience provision, delegates on the floor can call for a vote, and individual delegates can simply abstain on the first ballot, opening […]

Can Americans handle the truth on trade and immigration?

Former secretary of state George Shultz and his colleagues at the Hoover Institution are out with a new online book, “Blueprint for America,” covering an array of foreign policy and economic topics. In his own essay, Shultz at 95 years old still demonstrates a great deal of foreign policy wisdom and plain common sense, a […]

Israel’s ambassador suggests things may be better after Obama

Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to the United States, was born and raised in Florida, so he has as solid an understanding of both countries as any Israeli official. In a recent speech at the B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism ceremony in Jerusalem. he made several insightful observations. First, he reminded the audience that […]

George W. Bush models humility and empathy

President George W. Bush’s appearance Tuesday at the Dallas memorial for the five police officers killed last week was in and of itself an important gesture. Just in showing up, Bush underscored that beyond politics, beyond partisanship, there is our shared humanity. He then delivered a concise but moving speech. Bush exhibited a trait rarely […]

The CBO confirms it: Sequestration is a failure

The Congressional Budget Office released its long-term budget outlook, confirming bipartisan failure to stanch the flood of red ink. The CBO summarizes: If current laws governing taxes and spending did not change, the United States would face steadily increasing federal budget deficits and debt over the next 30 years, according to projections by the Congressional […]

Morning Bits

I could never imagine why he’d give up the governorship. “Reports indicate Indiana governor Mike Pence is well positioned to be Donald Trump’s vice-presidential selection. But a Pence spokesman says the Republican remains ‘focused’ on...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton will need to clean up Obama’s Iran and China messes

Hillary Clinton, if elected, will walk into the Oval Office and find America’s enemies far more emboldened than when she left the State Department. Iran is now cheating on the JCPOA, according to a German intelligence report: Germany’s domestic intelligence agency said in its annual report that Iran has a “clandestine” effort to seek illicit […]

Trump’s fantasy of wooing Sanders supporters evaporates

To no one’s surprise — aside from some deluded Trumpkins — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) delivered a robust endorsement of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire today: I have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton.... This campaign is not really about Hillary […]

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