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Trump visit to Israel could mean land mines ahead

No doubt Donald Trump hoped the Israel leg of his first foreign trip as president was going to be a piece of cake. Instead, the whole thing might crumble more quickly than poorly baked mandelbread. During the 2016 campaign, Trump bragged that he would be Israel’s best friend. He would move the U.S. Embassy from […]

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Comey firing shows Trump presidency is exhausting — but we keep persisting

Not a day goes by when our heads don’t spin. Not a week passes without some new outrage, some new attempt at distraction, some new blatant disregard for common decency, or some new breezy way to demonstrate that, sorry, rules just don’t apply to Donald Trump’s administration. Every day, it’s something else. The House passes […]

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Trump tells Comey ‘You’re fired’: The presidency is not a reality show

The office of the planet’s most powerful position — the leader of the free world — is not like being the host of Celebrity Apprentice. Donald Trump, a man who is drawn to the limelight like an eclipse of moths is drawn to a blazing inferno, loved to deliver his signature line of “You’re fired!” with […]

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National monuments are public lands, not profit centers (UPDATE)

Going back on yet another campaign statement, Donald Trump has signed an executive order seeking a review of the lands designated as national monuments in the last 20 years. Let’s be clear: This isn’t about public lands, or listening to a majority of Western voters. This is about cementing his Republican base, sucking up to […]

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Donald Trump’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 100 days

As we close in on Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president, let’s take stock of just how little the new president has accomplished. Don’t worry, there won’t be a quiz. And if there were, it would be graded on a curve, just like the media grade Trump. Bills passed: It’s now easier for a […]

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