Jules Witcover

03/02/2017 - 12:00pm

    Last week's Conservative Political Action Conference, featuring lengthy remarks from President Trump and his chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, telegraphed their plans to commit the whole Republican Party to their concept of economic nationalism.

    Bannon declared that Trump's "America...

02/15/2017 - 4:00pm

    President Trump may believe his current worst enemies are all those protesters who spilled into the streets against him. But his own outsized ego and abysmal contempt for anyone trying to get in his way are doing much more damage to him.

    His huge...

02/13/2017 - 4:00pm

    As President Trump is faced with unconstitutionally defying the rulings of the federal judiciary that has blocked his temporary immigration ban, he is being educated on the realities of the rule of law in our American democracy.

    The three members of...

02/11/2017 - 5:00pm

    President Trump is getting a refresher course in how the American system of government works, assuming he ever learned. That is, there are three independent branches, and no one of them can lord it over or ignore the other two.

    Trump, now in charge...

02/07/2017 - 5:00pm

    Behind the smokescreen of President Trump's childish argument over the size of his inauguration crowd and his allegation that widespread voter fraud caused him to lose the 2016 popular vote is an autocratic assault on America's long post-Cold War leadership.

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02/07/2017 - 10:00am

    President Trump's first weeks in office have not only stood American foreign policy on its head, but party politics at home as well. Both the Republican and Democratic parties are reeling from his deeply divisive tactics.

    The leaders of Mexico...

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