Now that President Trump has canceled his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the previous policy of maximum economic pressure may no longer be viable, so the risk is that Trump ends up reaching for the military toolbox.
A Democratic House would likely begin to perform the congressional oversight functions that Republicans have basically ignored after spending the previous six years going after Barack Obama’s Democratic administration.
Six months out from the first crucial midterm elections of this presidency, both political parties are divided and floundering for coherent messages, leaving the national stage to the reality-TV episodes of a White House occupied by Donald Trump, who’s not on a single ballot.
There he was, the president of the United States, greeting the three American hostages who had just stepped back on U.S. soil after being released by North Korea, and Donald Trump couldn’t help himself.
The contrast between Presidents George H.W. Bush and Donald Trump comes to mind as millions of Americans mourn the passing of Barbara Bush and pray for the health of her bereaved husband. It’s a study in American decline.
A civil war seems the sort of thing you’d recognize up close. I keep reading about such a war among Democrats, with the left locked in a vicious battle with the center. I’ve looked for it. I still don’t see it.
The 2008 financial crisis made the phrase “too big to fail” a part of common parlance. Until now, it’s been used mainly to describe financial institutions that have become so vital to our system that their collapse could take down the larger economy.
Seattle Mariners starter James Paxton struck out 11 batters, just shy of his career-high 16 strikeouts set earlier this month, in the Mariners' 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday at Safeco Field.