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Section: New Republic (USA)

      Trump’s Ego Is Causing a National Security Nightmare
      Feb21

      Trump’s Ego Is Causing a National Security Nightmare

      It can be difficult to discern what passes for thought in Donald Trump’s mind, but on the matter of Russian election interference he is refreshingly clear. He sees Russia’s attempts to help him win the presidency and keep him in power not as a threat to the United States, but as a threat to his own fragile ego. This is what lies...

      Bernie Sanders Is No Donald Trump
      Feb21

      Bernie Sanders Is No Donald Trump

      As a general rule, people do not compare other people to Donald Trump as a compliment. It is plainly rude to tell another person that you see even trace amounts of Trump in them, but more to the point it is also almost always wrong. For all the try-hards on Twitter aiming to approximate his voice and the many GOP candidates wanly aping his...

      The Real Message of Trump’s Latest Clemency Binge
      Feb19

      The Real Message of Trump’s Latest Clemency Binge

      Throughout the Ukraine scandal, President Donald Trump’s defenders argued that his freeze on military aid sprang from a “legitimate interest” in anti-corruption efforts in that country. It was a disingenuous claim on its face all along, not only because Trump’s stated goal was to undermine a political rival’s candidacy, but also...

      Trump Conscripts the DOJ Into His Reelection Campaign
      Feb15

      Trump Conscripts the DOJ Into His Reelection Campaign

      Four federal prosecutors quit the case against President Donald Trump’s dirty-trickster ally Roger Stone on Tuesday afternoon, after the Justice Department intervened in Stone’s favor by recommending a reduced sentence, per the president’s wishes. The seismic blow to the department’s tradition of independence was somewhat...

      Trump Conscripts the DOJ Into His Re-Election Campaign
      Feb14

      Trump Conscripts the DOJ Into His Re-Election Campaign

      Four federal prosecutors quit the case against President Donald Trump’s dirty-trickster ally Roger Stone on Tuesday afternoon after the Justice Department intervened in Stone’s favor by recommending a reduced sentence per the president’s wishes. The seismic blow to the department’s tradition of independence was somewhat...

      Is the CIA’s Director Going Full MAGA?
      Feb12

      Is the CIA’s Director Going Full MAGA?

      When President Trump called in his State of the Union address for legislation that would allow crime victims to sue sanctuary cities for offenses committed by undocumented immigrants, CIA Director Gina Haspel rose to her feet, clapping. It was an unusual display of partisan spirit for the nation’s top intelligence officer, especially as it...

      Trump’s Conquest of the Department of Justice is Complete
      Feb12

      Trump’s Conquest of the Department of Justice is Complete

      “You know, the saddest thing is that because I’m the president of the United States, I am not supposed to be involved with the Justice Department,” President Donald Trump said in a radio interview in November 2017. “I am not supposed to be involved with the FBI. I’m not supposed to be doing the kind of things that I would love to be...

      The Empire Strikes Back
      Feb08

      The Empire Strikes Back

      One day after the Senate acquitted him in 1999, Bill Clinton spoke from the White House about the grueling impeachment battle. It had been a bitter ordeal. He had lied to the country and broken the law. Congress defied the American people’s wishes to try to remove him from office. The House saw fit to impeach him; the Senate could not...

      The Senate Has Convicted Itself
      Feb06

      The Senate Has Convicted Itself

      There was never much hope that Republican senators would vote in large enough numbers to remove President Donald Trump from office this week. So in his closing statement on Monday, California Representative Adam Schiff set his sights a little lower. “Every single vote, even a single vote by a single member, can change the course of history,” he...

      The U.S. Senate Embraces Trumpian Nihilism
      Feb01

      The U.S. Senate Embraces Trumpian Nihilism

      A question came up during the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump this week: What matters? To Alan Dershowitz, the answer was power. The Harvard University law professor emeritus argued on Wednesday night that Trump’s actions don’t actually matter as long as the president believes he did them for the right...