Wisconsin Regressivism

Win McCormack, The New Republic
So, what if we apply the question to “progressivism,” so-called: Is there an opposite to that? Answer: not if the question refers to the vague, amorphous, undefined progressivism of today. There can be no antonym for a term that is lexically meaningless.

I Feel Safer Today Than Under Trump’s Predecessors

Grady Means, San Fran Chronicle
The conduct of foreign policy is often thought of as the primary responsibility of a U.S. president. Because of its existential importance to the security of our country, the disturbing Delphic utterances of President Trump in Helsinki and thereafter have sent spasms through the Western foreign policy and intelligence communities.

Citing VA Reforms, Trump Cements His Bond With Veterans

Sally Persons, RCP
President Trump touted reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs in a speech Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ annual convention in Kansas City. He pointed to a new hotline for veterans at the White House, expanded private medical options and, most especially, increased accountability within the department. “We’ve enacted some of the largest VA reforms in the history of the VA,” Trump said to the veterans group. Reforming the agency -- which has been beset by scandals and inefficiencies -- was among the president’s top priorities when he took office....

Vindication for Carter Page

Julie Kelly, American Greatness
Carter Page's nightmare began exactly two years ago this week.On July 26, 2016, a reporter with the Wall Street Journal sent him a text, asking the then-Trump campaign advisor about his ties to Russia, including alleged meetings with Kremlin officials.

The Difference Between James Gunn and Roseanne Barr

Mark Harris, NY Magazine
His time at Disney expired due to bad tweets, now the second leading cause of Hollywood career death, behind only sexual misconduct. The tweets — an endless, gross, “indefensible,” in the company’s words, litany of sick jokes about pedophilia — were not entirely fresh news.

Dems struggle on Kavanaugh

Democrats are struggling to find an opening in their fight to sink Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.They can't block the nominee on their own, but they're under intense pressure from liberals to wage a fu...

10 dark horse candidates for Speaker of the House

What happens if neither Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) nor Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) can secure the 218 votes needed to become the next Speaker?A small group of House Republicans has already be...

EU officials to meet Donald Trump, wielding a $20-billion threat

HELSINKI (AP) — Top European Union officials were going into a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday warning they are ready to put tariffs on $20 billion of American goods if he puts duties on car imports.

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom will ...

Alaska Native corporations contract in border control work

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Several Alaska Native corporations and their subsidiaries are contracted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in work involving detaining and guarding migrants, patrolling the nation's borders and maintaining detention centers.

The Anchorage Daily News reports that government contract data shows Native corporations and other Alaska-based companies ...

GOP, Dems focus on messages as summer recess, elections near

WASHINGTON (AP) - One House bill, backed mostly by Republicans, would repeal a tax imposed on some medical devices to help pay for President Barack Obama's health care law, a statute they despise. With another, still a bare-bones outline, the GOP would make last year's $1.5 trillion tax cut permanent ...