GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A public appearance by white nationalist Richard Spencer began tensely, but mostly peacefully, at the University of Florida on Thursday as police, protesters and white nationalists gathered for a planned speech that prompted Florida’s governor to declare a state of emergency. Continue Reading →
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on U.S. citizens to stop disrespecting President Donald Trump, a trend that the Russian leader called a symptom of a poor political system in the U.S. Putin, who U.S. officials have accused of swaying the 2016 U.S. presidential race in Trump’s favor, broke a streak of hostile diplomatic exchanges between the two leading powers during a speech Thursday in order to defend his former political ally from what… Continue Reading →
I wrote this back in April, but it’s one of those zombie “Clinton attack” stories that just won’t die. Now it’s Trump trying to push it.
It is the job of oppo-researchers and ratf*ckers to exhaust the country’s patience through the techniques of scandalization. It is the job of the other candidates to try and take advantage of that. It is not the job of journalism to play along, or to despair of the effects on “us” of their own creations. –… Continue Reading →
“This might wind up to be Mr. Trump’s Benghazi.” Those are the words of Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, a Florida Democrat who was present during a controversial phone call between President Donald Trump and the widow of one of the four U.S. special forces soldiers killed in Niger on October 4. Continue Reading →
Via Slate, a bombshell story: One or more Supreme Court justices are talking to reporters about Justice Neil Gorsuch*, the man who sits in a stolen seat. (Nina) Totenberg, a renowned court reporter who is friendly with several justices, noted that Gorsuch “ticks off some members of the court-and I don’t think it’s just the liberals.”… Continue Reading →