What Happens If Gender Gap Becomes a Gender Chasm?

Thomas Edsall, NY Times
For nearly 40 years, the gender gap in voting has been the subject of continued speculation. How much does it matter? Would it be wide enough to put Democrats in office? Now, with President Trump ascendant, the question becomes still more urgent.

Peter Strzok, FBI agent: My work has never been tainted by political bias

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages fueled suspicions of partisan bias will tell lawmakers Thursday that his work has never been tainted by politics and that the intense scrutiny he is facing represents "just another victory notch in Putin's belt," according to prepared remarks obtained by ...

The Perils of Confusing Nuclear & Cyber Strategy

Andrew Walworth, RealClearPolitics
It seemed fitting, even at the time, that the vast carnage of World War II was finally ended by a weapon of such enormous destructive power that it altered mankind’s concept of the very nature of war. Today, cyber weapons are as disruptive a technology as the atomic bomb, requiring a new round of innovative thinking. The task before us is to make sense of an entirely new order that blends the physical and non-physical worlds into a seamless and seemingly limitless battle space.

Mr. President, Don’t Abandon Ukraine

Lloyd Green, RealClearPolitics
President Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin are set to meet in Helsinki next Monday. Ominously for NATO, Trump began the week by jumping on the issue of Germany’s contribution to the alliance. On Tuesday, he mused that dealing with Putin would be easier than talking to Great Britain’s Theresa May. The postwar order frays. Yet Russia persists in its efforts to destabilize Ukraine. Russia’s illegal 2014 annexation of Crimea was not an isolated event. Despite a formal ceasefire, Russian-backed separatists are engaged in military conflict to deliver eastern Ukraine into...

Stormy Daniels arrested at Ohio strip club

Adult film star Stormy Daniels was arrested early Thursday morning during a performance at an Ohio strip club.Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, was arrested in Columbus on three...

Donald Trump gets NATO members to spend more on defense

President Trump's intense pressure on fellow NATO member countries to spend more on defense paid off Thursday with countries committing to spend $33 billion this year.

NATO members also committed to accelerating the timetable to reach the agreed upon spending level of 2 percent of GDP, Mr. Trump said at ...

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

Abdel showed up at his local Pennsylvania motor vehicle office to take his driver's license test — and walked out having registered to vote, even though he is not a citizen.

He said his command of English isn't good and the computer system was unclear, but he somehow managed to ...

Dems in terrible bind on Kavanaugh nomination

Senate Democrats are in a terrible bind as they search for a strategy to block Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is expected to determine the ideological balance of the court for decades....

Dems struggle with unity amid leadership tensions

House Democrats are struggling to show a united front as the shocking ouster of their Caucus chairman rekindles tensions about the future of the party - and who is best suited to lead it into the crucial 2020 cycle....