The latest fervor over a potential presidential run by Oprah Winfrey puts the spotlight on the crowded field of anti-Donald Trump billionaires mulling a run at the White House in 2020, Politico reports.
The monitoring team overseeing court-ordered reforms to Baltimore police has set deadlines for the review and revision of police policies in a draft of its first-year plan. The Baltimore Sun … Click to Continue »
South Dakota officially has a new U.S. attorney. Ronald Parsons Jr. was sworn in last Friday during a brief ceremony in Sioux Falls overseen by U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier. … Click to Continue »
A freshman Republican congressman from Virginia has announced his opposition to oil drilling off the coast of his district, breaking with President Donald Trump and the rest of Virginia's Republican … Click to Continue »
Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether has ruled out a run for statewide office this year. Huether will finish his second term as mayor of the state's largest city in May, … Click to Continue »
Romania's interior minister has urged the prime minister to fire the police chief after a traffic officer was detained on suspicion of sexually abusing two children. Carmen Dan said Tuesday … Click to Continue »
A judge has told a Scottsbluff woman to pay back nearly $140,000 she took from a credit union she'd managed. Court records say the judge handed down the order Monday … Click to Continue »
Victor Davis Hanson
, American Greatness
Michael Wolff's sensational exposÃ© of the supposed chaos of the Trump White House is no doubt largely a mix of fantasy, exaggeration, and some accidental truth. The postmodernist author even admits that his own methodologies defy verification, and so leave it up to the reader to
A mayor vying for a vacant Oklahoma House seat won a special Republican primary Tuesday. GOP voters in the three counties covered by the seat elected Marlow Mayor Brad Boles … Click to Continue »
, New York Times
The quality of the opposition is deteriorating.
White House Senior Communications Adviser Mercedes Schlapp said Tuesday that President Trump's bipartisan meeting with lawmakers shows his commitment to reaching a deal on immigration reform.
"President Trump is committed to ensuring that we protect our homeland," Ms. Schlapp said on Fox News.
In addition to new legislation protecting those ...
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak met with Saudi King Salman in a visit to the kingdom on Tuesday that highlights their close and at times controversial ties. Najib, who faces … Click to Continue »
, New York Times
President Trump's attempt at humiliating and punishing Pakistan won't work. Pakistan has greater leverage over us than we imagine.
Macedonia's deputy prime minister is visiting neighboring Greece in an effort to resolve a long-standing dispute over the tiny Balkan republic's name that has blocked its membership of NATO and … Click to Continue »
Syria's military accused Israel of launching missiles targeting its outposts near Damascus in a wave of three pre-dawn attacks Tuesday and claimed that the Syrian air force hit one of … Click to Continue »
Arkansas' governor is proposing a $5.6 billion budget that increases funding for the state's Medicaid program and sets aside surplus money for future tax cuts and highway needs. Gov. Asa … Click to Continue »
Attorneys for South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. want a Circuit Court judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the company's charging of ratepayers for two nuclear reactors it stopped building … Click to Continue »
Oklahoma City intends to add 81 police officers and 39 firefighters after voters approved a quarter-cent sales tax increase and the city, separately, saw sales tax collections climb for eight … Click to Continue »
, City Journal
Tenuous accusations of sexual harassment against a portrait artist suggest that #MeToo has become a war on men.
, The Nation
New analysis shows Democrats should enthusiastically bash the legislation.
, USA Today
Michael Wolff’s new semifictional book about the Trump White House has sparked a renewed wave of overwrought speculation about the president’s mental fitness. Not one to shy away from a fight, President Trump punched back that not only is he a successful chief executive, he's a “very stable genius” to boot. Dilbert creator Scott Adams took the matter a step further by arguing that proclaiming himself a “very stable genius” or “VSG” was itself a genius Trump move because that will be his “forever name.” Whether people use the...
Amy Davidson Sorkin
, The New Yorker
The image of President Donald Trump’s mind as an empty wasteland—a void touched only by sudden storms and mirages—has a strong hold on members of both the Democratic and Republican parties. For Democrats, scorn for Trump’s intellectual abilities is of a piece with their rage at almost every aspect of his Presidency—indeed, at the very fact of his Presidency. And it’s as good an explanation as any for his Administration’s often incomprehensible actions. Sometimes his tweets read as the work of a malcontent tween, with boasts that are recklessly large....
Iran and how Donald Trump addresses the deadly anti-regime demonstrations now convulsing that historic land that clearly is the linchpin of any future regional stability, or the opposite.
, NY Times
Even before this week's talks, Pyongyang had already gotten something for nothing out of Seoul.
Police say officers have shot and killed a suspect in Kansas City after the man pointed a gun at the officers. KMBC-TV reports that the shooting happened Monday night at … Click to Continue »
, The Hill
Whatever you think of the Trump presidency, you must admit they'll have to rewrite the history books when it's over. We've had many kinds of presidents, but we've never had one like this before. We've never had a president so widely suspected of being mentally unstable, if not mentally ill.
, National Review
On Golden Globes night, Hollywood preened in front of its black mirror as usual, but the degree to which it was blind to what was obvious to all observers was stranger than ever. It was like that time the pear-shaped Homer Simpson looked at his reflection and saw a torso rippling with musculature ...