How Actual Smart People Talk About Themselves

James Fallows, The Atlantic
I’ve never met or interviewed Donald Trump, though like most of the world I feel amply exposed to his outlooks and styles of expression. So I can’t say whether, in person, he somehow conveys the edge, the sparkle, the ability to connect, the layers of meaning that we usually associate with both emotional and analytical intelligence.

A Seven-Step Plan for Ending the Opioid Crisis

Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg
The opioid epidemic is now a full-blown national crisis, yet the federal government continues to dawdle. President Donald Trump declared opioid addiction a public health emergency, and he talks a tough game. But he has not taken forceful action. If he will not lead, Congress must -- and now, before the crisis grows even worse.

Team Trump: Tout the Real Economy’s Gains, Not the Dow

Steve Cortes, RCP
This rally has confounded so-called experts, in both finance and politics, who predicted market calamity should Trump somehow pull off a miracle and actually win in 2016. The world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, warned that the Dow Jones Industrial Average would immediately drop 2,000 points. Liberal Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman wrote in the New York Times that stocks would “never” recover. Instead, the Dow has surged 7,250 points since the election -- a 40 percent gain.

Sex vs. Political Correctness?

Angelo Codevilla, American Greatness
The Left has some reason to worry that the newfound solicitude for sexual propriety spread by #MeToo might overflow the traditional bounds of political-correctness-as-weapon. No different from demands regarding race and identity politics generally, the strictures of political correctness concerning sex do

The Meaning of Trump’s Election Has Been Exaggerated

Morris Fiorina, RCP
The consequences of the 2016 elections are assuredly significant, but the causes of the surprising outcome have been widely exaggerated. Post-election commentary includes words such as “autocracy,” “civil war,” “tyranny,” “fascism,” and “doom.” Fortunately for our country, the use of such words reflects a misperception of the American electorate and how it voted in 2016. This erroneous conception stems from a common tendency to assume that a consequential election only results when a major segment of the electorate intends those...

Trump suggests bringing back earmarks

President Trump told Democrats and Republicans they should consider reviving earmarks to make passing legislation easier during a meeting on Jan. 9.

SKorea open to summit with North’s Kim, but it won’t be easy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - It's been more than a decade since the leaders of the two Koreas have held a summit. Could it happen now?

South Korean President Moon Jae-in told reporters Wednesday that he remains open to a meeting with North Korea's leader, if it would improve the ...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. DEMOCRATS: RUSSIANS DEEPEN MEDDLING THROUGHOUT EUROPE The congressional report obtained by AP … Click to Continue »

Five takeaways from the Fusion GPS testimony

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Tuesday unilaterally released more than 300 pages documenting an interview the panel conducted in August with the founder of the oppos...