Jan
19
2017

Democrats in the Wilderness

As Trump takes over the GOP and starts remaking its new identity as a nationalist, populist party, creating a new political pole in American politics for the first time in generations, all eyes are on the Democrats. How will they confront a suddenly awakened, and galvanized, white majority? What’s to stop Trump from doing whatever ... Read more
Jan
19
2017

Democrats: Left in the Lurch

When President-elect Donald Trump replaces Barack Obama on January 20, the Democratic Party will find itself more removed from power than at almost any point since the party’s creation. Scorned by the same voters who once embraced the New Deal, built the Great Society, and put their hope in the nation’s first black president, Democrats ... Read more
Jan
17
2017

Trump’s education secretary pick pledges to fight for charter schools

Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary pledged Tuesday to fight for “high-quality alternative” choices for parents if their local public schools are failing. Under pressure from Democrats and union activists who have branded her an “enemy” to public education, Betsy DeVos stood strong for the need for school-choice, local control of education and for teachers ... Read more
Jan
17
2017

Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

President Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted the administration and made WikiLeaks, the recipient of those disclosures, famous. via Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence – The ... Read more
Jan
17
2017

‘Never Trump’ national-security Republicans fear they have been blacklisted

They are some of the biggest names in the Republican national security firmament, veterans of past GOP administrations. But their phones aren’t ringing. Their transgression was signing one or both of two public “Never Trump” letters during the campaign, declaring they would not vote for Trump and calling his candidacy a danger to the nation.‘Never ... Read more
Jan
16
2017

For CEOs, globalization’s thrill fades

Globalization took another knock Monday with the publication of a report that showed corporate titans around the world have become more skeptical about the benefits of integrating people, companies and governments. Forty-four percent of business leaders firmly believe globalization has done virtually nothing, for example, to help close the gap between the rich and poor.For ... Read more
Jan
16
2017

Obama’s full-blown, year-end temper tantrum

President Obama is throwing a good old-fashioned foot-stomping world class temper tantrum. He is just beside himself that the stupid American voter elected Donald Trump. How could the country willfully dismiss the erudite recommendation of nearly every news organization in the nation – as well as Obama’s personal plea that not electing Hillary would be ... Read more
Jan
12
2017

Trump names Rudy Giuliani as cyber security adviser

Rudy Giuliani has found his place in the Trump administration. The former New York City mayor will be advising President-elect Donald Trump on cyber security issues, the presidential transition team announced Thursday. via Trump names Rudy Giuliani as cyber security adviser | New York Post. ... Read more
Jan
11
2017

How Trump’s nemesis John McCain kicked off ‘Kremlin memo’ scandal by handing dossier to the FBI

Leading Republican senator John McCain handed over an explosive dossier on Donald Trump’s alleged links to Russia to the FBI in December.  The alarming report contains a string of lurid allegations which were supposedly made by Russian agents in a bid to control Trump. Senator McCain, who was branded as ‘not a war hero because he ... Read more
Jan
11
2017

Survey shows ‘Ferguson effect’ is having a real impact on policing

The so-called “Ferguson effect” — officers backing off of policing out of fear that their actions will be questioned after the fact — has been talked about but never really quantified. A new study suggests the effect is a reality, with three-quarters of officers surveyed saying they are hesitant to use force, even when appropriate, ... Read more
Jan
10
2017

Al Sharpton’s Inaugural Humiliation

Al Sharpton will be marching on Washington on Martin Luther King Day, just five days before President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. It may be a lonely walk. Sharpton’s “We Shall Not Be Moved” march has piqued the interest of fewer than 1,000 people on Facebook. A rival event, the Women’s March on Washington, has already secured ... Read more
Jan
09
2017

Federal workers worry about their jobs under Trump

Federal workers nationwide are bracing for reductions in head counts, civil service protections and salaries when President-elect Donald Trump and Congress turn their attention to government spending later this year. Trump, who ran on a promise to "drain the swamp," has identified hiring freezes at most federal agencies as a top priority for his early ... Read more
Jan
06
2017

Trump bashes Arnold over weak ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ ratings

The Donald has gone to war with the Terminator. Trump mocked Arnold Schwarzenegger’s debut on “Celebrity Apprentice” Friday by tweeting that his paltry 4.9 million viewers were a sharp drop from his own first episode last season — a 44 percent decline. “So much for being a movie star-and that was season 1 compared to ... Read more
Jan
02
2017

Obama’s closest adviser says president has been scandal-free

Scandal, what scandal? President Obama has been squeaky clean, according to his closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett. “The president prides himself on the fact that his administration hasn’t had a scandal and he hasn’t done something to embarrass himself,” Jarrett said. via Obama’s closest adviser says president has been scandal-free | New York Post. ... Read more