Articles of Interest
February 11, 2017, 4:24pm

By Gail Collins – The New York Times.

All these Trumps are getting damned expensive.

Last month, taxpayers forked over nearly $100,000 to protect Eric Trump while he was on a business trip to Uruguay. And the Defense Department

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February 10, 2017, 3:37pm

By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.

What will you do when terrorists attack, or U.S. friction with some foreign power turns into a military confrontation? I don’t mean in your personal life, where you should keep calm and … Read more »

February 10, 2017, 3:35pm

Unfortunately, it’s no contest. Here’s what psychology tells us about life under a leader totally indifferent to the truth.

All presidents lie. Richard Nixon said he was not a crook, yet he orchestrated the most

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February 09, 2017, 1:52pm

By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times.

Every day, the president’s behavior becomes more worrying. One day he demeans a federal judge who challenges him; the next day, without evidence, he accuses the media of hiding illegal voting … Read more »

February 09, 2017, 1:50pm

The Editorial Board – The New York Times.

“Government really sucks.” This belief, expressed by the just-confirmed education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in a 2015 speech to educators, may be the only qualification she needed for President Trump.

Ms. DeVos is … Read more »

February 09, 2017, 1:49pm

By Andrew Rosenthal – The New York Times.

Any parent who has had children in middle school is familiar with their teenage excuses. First, they complain that the teachers are mean and assign too much homework, then that the reading … Read more »

February 09, 2017, 1:48pm

To the Editor:

Re “Republicans Vote to Formally Silence Warren” (news article, Feb. 8):

The Republican silencing of Senator Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor was shameful. That Senator Warren was silenced for reading a letter from the … Read more »

February 09, 2017, 1:47pm

White House leaks are common, but leakers suggesting the president might be unfit for office are not.

The Huffington Post.

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump was confused about the dollar: Was it a strong one that’s good for the economy?

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February 08, 2017, 5:08pm

The Editorial Board – The Washington Post.

THE EXECUTIVE ORDER that President Trump signed on Friday calling a temporary halt to travel to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim nations — and indefinitely blocking refugees from the world’s largest … Read more »

February 08, 2017, 5:07pm

By Dana Milbank – The Washington Post.

Rarely is the question asked: Is our Cabinet secretaries learning?

And if we is being honest with ourself, we says: No, they is not.

Today’s lesson: the education of Betsy DeVos.

DeVos, a … Read more »