Donald Trump threatens to revoke security clearances of Comey, Brennan, Clapper

President Trump has threatened to revoke security clearance from top Obama administration officials who have been outspoken about alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russia, the White House said Monday.

On the list for revoking security clearances are former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former CIA ...

This won’t end well

The Carter Page warrant application is a political Rorschach test. And it's part of a growing volume.

Argentina leader announces controversial armed forces reform

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - In a radical reform of Argentina's defense doctrine, President Mauricio Macri said Monday he is removing a ban on military involvement in fighting crime, terrorist threats and other internal security issues.

Macri said he will modify a 2006 decree that limited the armed forces to ...

Carter Page Warrant Reflects Attack on Our Civil Liberties

Mark Penn, The Hill
If the information in the FBI’s Carter Page warrant constituted probable cause for wiretapping an American political campaign, then the process and the officials involved in it carried out one of the most significant known violations of American civil liberties in recent history.

Nationalism, Immigration, and Economic Success

Jason Furman, Project Syndicate
There can be no question that immigration provides a net economic benefit to advanced economies, particularly those experiencing a retirement boom. But as long as anti-immigrant sentiment dictates the political narrative, growth will suffer, and resurgent populist forces will grow stronger.

Swanson joins nationwide lawsuit to protect DACA

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is joining a nationwide lawsuit seeking to protect a program for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

President Donald Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program earlier this year and called on Congress to replace it. ...

Democrats: Kavanaugh must say how he’ll rule on abortion, healthcare

Democratic senators said Monday that Judge Brett Kavanaugh's past willingness to take positions on decades-old Supreme Court cases means he must also be forced to answer questions about how he'd rule on abortion and health care cases.

At stake is the standard senators will use when questioning Judge Kavanaugh, President ...

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

St. Cloud Times, July 21

President Trump, stop talking and start acting like a president who puts America first

Blatant incivility, complete disregard for facts and bombastic rhetoric are hallmarks of President Donald Trump.

Yet even those un-presidential parameters were not enough to contain Trump this past week. He made ...

Alaska Editorials

Here is a sampling of Alaska editorials:

July 21, 2018

Ketchikan Daily News: Ethics

The week ended well in terms of ethics.

Gov. Bill Walker signed House Bill 44, which is the most significant ethics reform legislation out of the state Legislature in at least a decade.

Walker's administration highlighted ...

Germany: Intruders cut through perimeter at US air base

BERLIN (AP) - The German military says seven people were detained after cutting through a fence surrounding a U.S. air base that peace activists claim holds nuclear weapons.

Germany's dpa news agency reported Monday that the activists were stopped after entering the security zone at the Buechel Air Base, in ...