June 22, 2016, 2:29pm
By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.
Do you remember what happened when the Berlin Wall fell? Until that moment, nobody realized just how decadent Communism had become. It had tanks, guns, and nukes, but nobody really believed in its ideology anymore; its officials and enforcers were mere careerists, who folded at the first shock.
It seems to me that you need to think about what happened to the G.O.P. this election cycle the same way.
The Republican establishment … Read more »
June 22, 2016, 2:27pm
The Editorial Board – The New York Times.
On Monday, the Supreme Court decided to not take up Second Amendment challenges to laws in Connecticut and New York that ban the sale or possession of many semiautomatic assault rifles and large-capacity magazines in those states.
With those denials, the latest of more than 70 rejections of challenges to gun regulations, the justices have made it clear that reasonable gun-control laws are fully consistent with Second Amendment rights.
Yet Congress … Read more »
June 16, 2016, 6:17pm
By Charles. M Blow – The New York Times.
The massacre in Orlando, where 49 people were gunned down at an L.G.B.T. nightclub and dozens of others were wounded, came at the hands of a coward and a monster, but make no mistake: This was our monster.
The shooter, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, was born and raised in America. He killed other Americans using at least one American-made gun — including an assault rifle — that he purchased legally from an … Read more »
June 15, 2016, 3:49am
First of all — this is not my writing. It’s a Facebook post by someone I don’t even know, a man named Michael Arnovitz in Portland OR. But as a Facebook post it passes the fair use test and I’m quite certain he would not object that I share it here (he doesn’t). The original Facebook post is here: www.facebook.com/… So without further ado, it’s truly worth the read:
“In the course of a single conversation, I … Read more »
June 15, 2016, 3:43am
The New York Times.
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June 10, 2016, 1:52pm
Editorial Board – The New York Times.
Remember Merrick Garland, the veteran federal judge President Obama nominated in mid-March to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia? That was 85 days ago, and Judge Garland still hasn’t gotten a hearing, much less a confirmation vote, even though he is unquestionably qualified and widely respected by Republicans and Democrats alike.
The Senate Republicans, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, refuse to act because they want … Read more »
June 09, 2016, 2:42pm
By Adam Davidson – New York Times.
Andrew Beal, a billionaire banker and investor, called me the other day to talk Trump. I had been leaving messages for every prominent business executive I could find who has publicly expressed support of the Republican candidate.
Before I could ask my first question, Beal told me he wanted to get something out of the way. He knew that I would ask about specifics. “Everybody wants to be real specific,” he said. But … Read more »
June 09, 2016, 1:05pm
BY Thomas L. Friedman. New York Times.
If a party could declare moral bankruptcy, today’s Republican Party would be in Chapter 11.
This party needs to just shut itself down and start over — now. Seriously, someone please start a New Republican Party!
America needs a healthy two-party system. America needs a healthy center-right party to ensure that the Democrats remain a healthy center-left party. America needs a center-right party ready to offer market-based solutions to issues like climate change. … Read more »
June 09, 2016, 12:07pm
By Nicholas Kristof – The New York Times
Bernie Sanders has had a stunning impact this year, helping set the political agenda and winning the passionate embrace of a demographic a quarter his age. A socialist, Jewish, non-pandering candidate who didn’t kiss babies but lectured their parents on social justice won 22 states. But now he has lost. It’s time for him and his followers to stop sniping and start uniting.
Sanders has said he will ultimately support the Democratic … Read more »
June 04, 2016, 3:12am
By David Edwards – RawStory.com
A fact check provided by CNN’s Carol Costello on Wednesday refuted claims that the Clinton Foundation kept 80 percent of its donations, which Trump surrogate Gina Louden had insisted was true because she got the figure from a Google search.
During a panel discussion about allegations from ex-employees that Donald Trump’s Trump University was a “fraudulent scheme,” Louden fought back by attacking the Clinton Foundation.
“The Clinton Foundation hangs on more than 80 percent of … Read more »