I am generally very very impressed by Paul Waldman at the Plum line blog (for one thing I admire the lack of Ego he demonstrates by writing for a blog subtitled “Greg Sargent’s take from a liberal perspective). Waldman is reliably brilliant (so is Sargent). Now finally I find something he wrote with which I […]
My friend Greg Sargent at the Washington Post has a nice write-up of the latest news that Donald Trump may, or may not, be preparing to flip-flop on climate change. You’ll recall that Trump had earlier declared climate change a “Chinese hoax.” Were Trump to come around on climate change, of course that’d be a good […]
Greg Sargent/WaPo: The Trump pivot: Make the plutocrats happy. Keep feeding his voters nativism. Everyone in Washington is struggling to make sense of Donald Trump’s reversals on multiple issues. The Post reports that “establishment”...Show More Summary
Greg Sargent/WaPo: In the battle over Obamacare’s future, Trump just blinked. Bigly. Ever since the GOP repeal-and-replace bill crashed, President Trump has confidently vowed that it’s only a matter of time until Democrats come groveling to him on their knees, begging for a deal that will save them from the collapse of the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary
Greg Sargent at the Washington Post has long been making the case that Trump’s main communications strategy is to assault the notion of shared objective reality itself. In Trumpworld, the only arbiter of crowd sizes or climate science or wiretapping is Donald Trump himself, and everything else is “fake news” regardless of what facts might invalidate... Read more »
For the Washington Post opinion blog The Plum Line, Greg Sargent wrote: "The events of this week are revealing with a new level of clarity that President Trump and the White House have ventured far beyond unconventional levels of dishonesty." Obligatory screenshot: On Twitter, Jonathan Zittrain wondered if Sargent actually meant "far beyond conventional levels […]
From the White House briefing room: Spicer just confirmed that Trump was "informed" of DOJ warning that Flynn might be vulnerable to Russian blackmail. When? — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) February 14, 2017 The answer turns out to be January 26. Show More Summary
"The president said, 'no oversight. You can't talk about anything that has to do with oversight.'" — Untroubled GOP chair of oversight https://t.co/N8GzcYl4Aj — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) February 7, 2017 Chaffetz gets a 30-min mtg...Show More Summary
Just a reminder -- this is a (slightly edited) rerun of a post from August 10, 2012: Biden: McConnell decided to withhold all cooperation even before we took office, by Greg Sargent, Washington Post: I’ve got my copy of Michael...
An important point from @brianbeutler on what the exec order really tells us about the Trump White House:https://t.co/bITgRx7WOr pic.twitter.com/pPvBdJLNav — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) January 31, 2017 Mattis, Kelly and TillersonShow More Summary
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The Hill reports: Nuclear arms experts warn that tweets from President-elect Donald Trump could bait countries with nuclear weapons. The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent spoke with several nuclear experts about the potential impacts of Trump’s tweet published last week, in which he said the U.S. Show More Summary
When President-elect Donald Trump tweets about nuclear weapons, people around the world will get nervous. And now some arms-control experts tell the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent that people really should be worried about the potential fallout from some of Trump’s most radioactive...
Greg Sargent: Republicans have spent years pushing lies about voter fraud in order to justify vote suppression measures. But Donald Trump took these lies to another level entirely. He not only claimed in advance of the election that its outcome … Continue reading ?
The New York Times Editorial Board: "Mr. Trump, Meet the Constitution."Greg Sargent at the Washington Post: "Trump's Latest Announcement Doesn't Rein in the Possibility of Corruption."Jann S. Wenner at Rolling Stone: "The Day After:Show More Summary
Greg Sargent reminds us that in 2017 and 2018 there are 38 gubernatorial races. The governors’ mansions are what to watch. There are more than three dozen gubernatorial races taking place in the next two years. And they could do a tremendous amount to set the party on the path out of the wilderness in [...]
Goddess bless the Queen! Longish read for a (hopefully) quiet weekend morning… Greg Sargent at the Washington Post: If you care about whether the Democratic Party can rebuild itself anytime soon out of the smoking wreckage left behind by the disastrous 2016 elections, something very important is happening a lot sooner than you think. There […]
In an interview with me, Pelosi vows total Dem unity and no surrender to Paul Ryan's push to gut Medicare: https://t.co/hmoWN7qUzG — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) November 22, 2016 May her shadow never grow less!: Democrats are wandering around in the wilderness once again, shut out of power in Washington after losing a close, hard-fought presidential […]
Greg Sargent: “Donald Trump vowed to “drain the swamp” of corruption in Washington. But experts on governmental ethics are increasingly worried that Trump’s presidency, and his refusal to place his global business empire in a blind trust, risk producing a [...]
Greg Sargent: As a general rule, political scientists tend to shy away from taking public stands for — or against — candidates that might make them appear partisan or somehow lacking in scientific objectivity. So it’s notable that a large … Continue reading ?