Tag: best

Feb 13

The best and the brightest? White House plagued by high turnover and missing security clearances

Donald Trump was going to drain the swamp and staff his administration with the best people in the world. Instead … Mr. Trump is on his second press secretary, his second national security adviser and his third deputy national security adviser. Five different people have been named communications director or served in the job in …

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Feb 07

Our racial and ethnic roots in all their tangled diversity are what’s best about this country

I’m a white American, but like a majority of us, that’s only small part of the story. In a country where the federal government is currently in the hands of so-called “nativists” like Trump and his white mostly male Republican Party backers only celebrate white roots, I like many of us have various genetic strands …

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Jan 31

The kind of night Donald Trump loves best – when he can applaud himself | Richard Wolffe

At the State of the Union, Trump could pretend to be the president he never is, and accept support from a Congress that ridicules him It was so heart-warming to hear about Donald Trump’s love of America and the American dream in his first official State of the Union address. Just one day after he …

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Jan 14

Trump’s First Year Has Been the Private Prison Industry’s Best

The Trump administration has been a godsend for the private prison industry. Exactly 17 months ago, in August of 2016 — back when most election polls had Hillary Clinton clinching the 2016 presidential election — the Obama administration announced that it would end the Justice Department’s (DOJ) reliance on private prisons. The announcement came seven days after the DOJ’s …

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Jan 14

Kicking Charter School Money Out Might Be California Democrats’ Best Chance For Unifying Their Party

Click here for reuse options! A backlash against California's powerful charter school lobby is brewing among Democrats in the state. The mood was festive at the annual Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner in Los Angeles. About 600 Democrats gathered in a hotel ballroom on an October evening to begin wrapping up the year. Community activists …

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Jan 11

Alyssa Milano’s Scorching Response to Ivanka Trump’s #TimesUp Tweet Might Be the Best Yet

The first daughter had it coming. Following Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards, Ivanka Trump received a barrage of negative backlash across the country after weighing in on Oprah Winfrey’s stunning speech while accepting the esteemed Cecil B. DeMille award. Winfrey made a rallying cry to end sexual discrimination, harassment and abuse against women, and referred to the past year’s #MeToo movement, which encourages and supports victims to bravely speak out against their sexual perpetrators, regardless of how far back …

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Jan 03

The Very Best Liar: Nearly a Year In, Trump Averages 5.6 Untrue Statements Per Day

The president misleads the public at a far higher rate than his predecessors. “All governments lie,” as the saying goes, but Donald Trump appears to have taken presidential lying to new heights during just his first year in the White House. According to an ongoing analysis by the Washington Post that has tracked Trump's formal speeches, Twitter tirades, and …

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Dec 31

10 of the Best Theories About Donald Trump

Is he the goofball accidental president or the guy who symbolizes America’s rejection of Enlightenment values? Yes! In tribute to the black hole who swallowed the news for an entire year, here are my personal top 10 theories about Donald Trump of 2017. None of them could possibly explain everything; none is entirely wrong. Several …

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Dec 31

The best legal (and illegal) tweets of 2017

The year 2017 was a good one for Twitter, if you don’t follow Trump, and a bad year for just about everything and everyone else. Fortunately, when Twitter’s good, it’s really good. The proud, the many, the fired Top of the pile: Everything Sally Q. Yates has ever tweeted. The former acting attorney general survived just 10 …

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Dec 29

America’s Imperial Decline Might Be Our Last, Best Hope to Salvage Our Democracy

Click here for reuse options! Painful as it will be, it's a necessary precondition to creating a more just country. When the United States vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution asking nations not to build any more diplomatic missions in Jerusalem only to be drubbed 128-9 in the General Assembly, which voted on a …

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