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Trump’s Deadly Ego Trip
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Trump’s Deadly Ego Trip

BY JOE CONASON Even before the embarrassing demise of his health care legislation, Donald Trump could no longer claim that he would “take care of everybody” with a “beautiful” new system that insures all Americans, regardless of their ability to pay. Such election-year vows were abandoned months ago, when the Trump White House allowed Republican…

Why Bob Mueller Is No Ken Starr
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Why Bob Mueller Is No Ken Starr

BY JOE CONASON As Robert Mueller pursues a wide-ranging investigation aimed at Donald Trump, members of Trump’s family, his appointees and his political associates, the president’s legal advisers have answered by attacking the legitimacy and fairness of the special counsel – which may be the prelude to executive action. The White House complains that Mueller…

Why Trump Jr. Should Release More Emails
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Why Trump Jr. Should Release More Emails

BY JOE CONASON For many months, Donald J. Trump and his closest associates have assured Americans that their presidential campaign had “absolutely no contact” with any Russians seeking to influence the course of the 2016 presidential election. Among those who issued the most vehement denials were Paul Manafort, the Washington influence peddler who served as…

On July 4, A Message For Patriots
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On July 4, A Message For Patriots

BY JOE CONASON On this Fourth of July, Americans live restlessly under a presidential administration hostile to the ideals embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Most Americans despise the president – a blustering, feckless lout who ignores those documents as he undermines freedom of the press and the free exercise of religion….

Why Trump [And Gingrich] Should Stop Whining About Robert Mueller
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Why Trump [And Gingrich] Should Stop Whining About Robert Mueller

BY JOE CONASON When Newt Gingrich humiliates himself by smearing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, it is all too easy to dismiss the former speaker. As a disgraced politician who left office under an ethical cloud, following a decade spent debasing American discourse, Gingrich has no standing to criticize Mueller, a decorated Vietnam veteran who enjoys…

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