Articles of Interest
December 28, 2016, 3:42pm

By Jennifer Rubin – The Washington Post.

President-elect Donald Trump won the hearts of Rust Belt working-class whites by giving voice to their anger and giving them a comforting but utterly false narrative to explain their plight. He blamed “globalism” … Read more »

December 28, 2016, 3:02pm

By Philip Bump – The Washington Post.

Since Gallup began asking Americans the people they admired the most, there’s been a consistent pattern: Whoever was president or president-elect was almost always the man the country admired the most. The most … Read more »

December 27, 2016, 4:12pm

By Greg Sargent – The Washington Post.

Last night, CNN aired a terrific segment on people from coal country who voted for Donald Trump — but are now worried that his vow to repeal Obamacare will deprive them of crucial … Read more »

December 27, 2016, 4:10pm

By Catherine Rampell – The Washington Post.

Back in October, a Marketplace-Edison Research Poll found that two-thirds of Donald Trump voters didn’t trust government-reported economic data, thanks partly to their candidate’s insistence that the numbers are bogus.

Something tells me … Read more »

December 26, 2016, 2:15pm

The Editorial Board – The New York Times.

Soon after his inauguration next month, President-elect Donald Trump will nominate someone to the Supreme Court, which has been hamstrung by a vacancy since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February. … Read more »

December 24, 2016, 5:46pm

By Adam Schiff and Jane Harman – The Washington Post.

Russia’s theft and strategic leaking of emails and documents from the Democratic Party and other officials present a challenge to the U.S. political system unlike anything we’ve experienced. In October, … Read more »

December 24, 2016, 5:43pm

By Eugene Robinson – The Washington Post.

Good Lord. We are about to inaugurate as president a man whose election, according to the CIA, was aided by a Russian intelligence operation. Try as we might, we cannot pretend this … Read more »

December 23, 2016, 5:37pm

By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.

Authoritarians with an animus against ethnic minorities are on the march across the Western world. They control governments in Hungaryand Poland, and will soon take power in America. And they’re … Read more »

December 23, 2016, 12:21pm

By Jennifer Rubin – The Washington Post.

President-elect Donald Trump may think the voters don’t care about his ethical quagmire, but at some level the man who coined “Crooked Hillary” must know that the constant drumbeat of scandal, conflicts of … Read more »

December 23, 2016, 12:00pm

By Katrina Vanden Heuvel – Washington Post.

In a speech at the Heritage Foundation last week, former House speaker Newt Gingrich portrayed President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration as a historic moment for conservatism. “This is the third great effort to … Read more »