Almost a year into the Trump administration, there is a growing body of nonpartisan (such as Freedom House) and bipartisan work examining the damage that President Trump is doing to democratic institutions here and abroad. Appearing together on PBS's “NewsHour,” former secretary of state Madeleine Albright (who served [...]
Intellectually honest conservatives are warning the White House and GOP Congress not to hype the one-time bonuses that multiple corporations have announced as evidence of their brilliance in passing tax reform. Alan Viard from the American Enterprise Institute supported the tax bill but says linking it to bonuses [...]
Here are two statements. Tell me which one you agree with, if either:
1. "If your supervisor at Wal-Mart asks you to work an extra half-hour off the clock because you're at 40 hours and they don't want to pay overtime, you should just go ahead and do it. Cut the [...]
The first time I went to a "shithole," I didn't get nervous until the last few minutes of the plane. It was late December 2006, and we were headed to Guatemala to spend New Years with some good friends. As the plane desended towards the airport, it dawned [...]
When traveling internationally government agencies like the US State Department or the UK Foreign Office can offer valuable advice. The basics – shots, visas, potential complications – are all in one place and up to date. Their travel "advice," however, must always be taken with grains of salt. Let's just [...]
The whole routine CNN, Jake Tapper, and White House sycophant Stephen Miller went through on Sunday was as pointless as it is dumb, and as dumb as it is exhausting.
Tapper and CNN are predictably taking victory laps now, playing endlessly the clip of Tapper cutting Miller off and accusing [...]
After suffering a string of injuries to their goaltending position, the Chicago Blackhawks recently called up a man named Jeff Glass to make his NHL debut. The team hasn't done bad at all with him in the net, especially for a guy with no NHL experience.
It's a pretty unremarkable story [...]
It will disappoint some of you to hear that I find all of the arguments involving the 25th Amendment and Trump to be silly. My take on the purpose of that Amendment is to deal with a president who is comatose, alive in a vegetative state (e.g. Ariel Sharon in [...]
from Kartik Krishnaiyer