FEB 21, 2017
The wheels are falling off Donald Trump’s foreign policy, and the adults aren’t at the wheel.
Back in 2001, during the “end of history” interregnum between the Cold War and 9/11, Henry Kissinger published a book called Does America Need a Foreign Policy? It was obviously a rhetorical question coming from a master of diplomacy. But now it is a very real issue, because the United States under President Donald Trump does not actually seem to have a foreign policy. Or, to be exact, it has several foreign policies — and it is not obvious whether anyone, including the president himself, speaks for the entire administration.
Now that Trump is the victim, rather than the beneficiary, of leaks, he no longer likes them.
FEB 20, 2017
President Trump has sacked his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, after only 24 days on the job for lying about his conversations with the Russian ambassador before the inauguration.
FEB 14, 2017
FEB 13, 2017
Not to mention the damage it’s doing to his own presidency.
During Barack Obama’s presidency, Republicans complained, with good reason, about the Potomac River-wide gap between the president’s words and his actions — in particular about his failure to enforce the “red line” over chemical weapons use in Syria. But under Donald Trump the gap has expanded to the size of the Grand Canyon — large enough to swallow his presidency and the country’s international reputation with it.
FEB 7, 2017
Don't blame President Bannon. There’s a simple reason Trump’s approval ratings are historically low.
To say that President Donald Trump had a bad first two weeks in office is like saying that Plan Nine from Outer Space was not a great movie.
Republicans once scorned 'moral relativism,' but now they defend it.
FEB 6, 2017
Once upon a time, “moral relativism” — the tendency to draw comparisons between the conduct of the United States and its enemies — was the bane of American conservatives.