Articles of Interest
April 12, 2017, 4:52am

WASHINGTON — The White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, set off an intense backlash on Tuesday when he suggested that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria was guilty of acts … Read more »

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April 10, 2017, 3:18pm

By Charles M. Blow – The New York Times.

Donald Trump has turned his back on pretty much everything he has ever said about United States military involvement in Syria and launched nearly 60 missiles at an air base in

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April 09, 2017, 4:53pm

By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.

I’m still mulling over the Carrier deal, which I suspect will be a template for the Trump years in general — again and again, we’ll see actions that are ridiculous in themselves, … Read more »

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April 08, 2017, 6:08am

By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.

This week’s New York Times interview with Donald Trump was horrifying, yet curiously unsurprising. Yes, the world’s most powerful man is lazy, ignorant, dishonest and vindictive. But we knew that already.

In … Read more »

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April 08, 2017, 6:07am

By David Brooks – The New York Times.

I just read that the Trump administration has filled only 22 of the 553 key positions that require Senate confirmation. This makes me worry that the administration will not have enough manpower

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April 08, 2017, 6:06am

Carolyn Beeler and Molly Peterson – TheWeek.com

To stay or to go. It’s a wrenching question low-lying coastal communities around the world are beginning to reckon with as climate change starts to push up global sea levels.

But it’s not … Read more »

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April 05, 2017, 6:11am
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April 03, 2017, 1:57pm

By EMILY BAZELON and ERIC POSNER – The New York Times

At recent Senate hearings to fill the Supreme Court’s open seat, Judge Neil Gorsuch came across as a thoroughly bland and nonthreatening nominee. The idea was to give as … Read more »

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March 30, 2017, 5:30am

By Brady Dennis – The Washington Post.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt called chlorpyrifos “crucial to U.S. agriculture.” (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency refused Wednesday to ban a commonly used pesticide that … Read more »

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March 30, 2017, 5:29am

By E.J. Dionne Jr. – The Washington Post

What ever happened to the interests of the working class? Weren’t they supposed to be front and center in the Trump administration?

Here’s one clue: When a policy that helps some corporate … Read more »

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