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Trump wasn’t always so linguistically challenged so what happened?

It was the kind of utterance that makes professional transcribers question their career choice: ” … there is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always…

Mueller’s threats to resign reveal his character

By Douglas M. Charles, Associate Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2011. AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File On May…

TIME: Russia’s War On America Via Social Media

TIME magazine has released a stunningly detailed piece about how Russia used social media to attack Hillary Clinton: For many Americans, Russian hacking remains a story about the 2016 election.…

First Excerpt From President Trump’s Travel Diary

Thanks to an exclusive leak, a confidential source on Air Force One has supplied me with advance notes from Donald Trump’s travel diary. In true Trumpish fashion, each entry appears…

The Delicate Art of Turning a Patriot into a Traitor

General Michael Flynn by Burr Deming How does an enemy agent turn a decorated General, a patriot, an authentic American hero, into a traitor? What goes through the mind of…

The Keepers: Who Killed Sister Cathy?

The subject is a still-unsolved murder that took place in Baltimore in 1969, the victim a 26-year-old Catholic nun named Catherine Cesnik.…

Why the House May Have To Vote Again On the Health Care Bill

by Michael John Scott Well, it ain’t over until it’s over and that goes for business as usual in the US Congress. Most people assumed that when the House narrowly passed…

Trump’s Awful Coast Guard Speech Is A Reflection Of An Awful Presidency

"No politician in history has been treated worse," said Trump at the Coast Guard academy commencement speech. I had to turn the sad performance off. Once again, it's all about…

Inside Putin’s Campaign to Destroy U.S. Democracy

Close It was a few days after the start of the new millennium, and the U.S. Embassy in Moscow was holding a reception at Spaso House, for decades the elegant…

Donald Trump: He’s A Big Boy Now

"I did it and I'm glad," a high school friend used to say as an act of high school bravado against the unsympathetic faculty attitude toward our antics. We long…

Will the Military Turn On Donald Trump?

the threat to the American system of government is both imminent and highly consequential. And if it is significantly inaccurate, the threat is only somewhat less dire.…

Why America Won’t Have Universal Health Care Anytime In the Near Future

The lead-up to the House passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on May 4, which passed by a narrow majority after a failed first attempt, provided a glimpse…

Historian: Trump Impeachment Inevitable

President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey is “much more serious” than Watergate and could arguably be enough to see him impeached now, says the historian who predicted…

The New Mafia and Its Own “Teflon Don”

by Bill Formby Like most everyone else I have been watching the daily soap opera in Washington, D. C. with a bit of astonishment and wonder about how far the…