Rachel Mitchell’s purpose was to buffer the Republican senators from looking like bullies — and burnish the whole process with a veneer of fairness.
Lawyers representing Ford have tentatively agreed that she will testify about the alleged assault on her by Kavanaugh more than 30 years ago.
Ed Whelan vowed to take “full responsibility” for framing an innocent man in the Blasey assault. But hard questions are unavoidable now.
In their rush to confirm Kavanaugh, Senate Republicans won’t allow the introduction of any evidence beyond the testimony of the two main witnesses.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo swept past insurgent Democrat Cynthia Nixon to win nomination for a third time in his partyâs primary on Thursday with 66 percent of the vote. Despite higher turnout, Nixon tallied roughly the same percentage as challenger Zephyr Teachout four years ago. Cuomoâs endorsed candidate for Attorney General, Letitia James, also […]
New York DA Cy Vance should look into Fox News — where a monstrous predator escaped justice because his employer illicitly concealed his crimes.
It is vital to determine what questions federal prosecutors asked White House deputy chief of staff Bill Shine during the Fox News investigation.
For anyone who ever believed that the Republican Party stands for patriotism and freedom, as advertised, this sudden subservience to a foreign dictator must be stunning.
When Bill Shine took over as White House communications director during the July 4 holiday, the former Fox News co-president seemed to have dodged the obvious questions that loomed over his appointment. How could a president credibly accused of sexual assault by dozens of women elevate a man who had been forced to resign from […]
Donald Trumpâs performance in Helsinki on Monday morning was certainly historic. On no other occasion since the founding of this country has an American president publicly demonstrated that he is a witting agent of a hostile foreign power — even as that countryâs authoritarian ruler smirked beside him. Standing at the podium with Vladimir Putin, […]
Americans will mark this Independence Day with family, food, and fireworks as we always do — and yet for many of us, these celebrations now occur under a shadow of doubt. Not doubt about the ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, but the officials sworn to uphold them in Washington, starting […]
What once may have sounded like a distant and wonkish abstraction —Â namely, the nature of future nominees to the United States Supreme Court — is now upon us as a rapidly worsening catastrophe. Within the past few days, owing to the seat stolen by Senate Republicans for Neil Gorsuch in 2017, the high court […]
Can we stop pretending to be shocked when a member of the Trump administration â or one of its prominent supporters â emits a squib of stinking racism? In the latest episode, which should have surprised exactly nobody, former Donald Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie shouted at an African-American guest on a Fox News […]
As Trump and his minions poured out mesmerizing disinformation last weekend about the origins of the Russia probe, a bracing slap of reality was delivered byÂ Observer.com, a news website owned by the Kushner family (and once known as the New York Observer, a weekly newspaper where I formerly worked.) Observer columnist John Schindler, a former […]
Well before he pretended on Thursday to “cancel” his planned June summit with Kim Jong-un — which North Korea effectively cancelled several days ago — Trump’s bungling was obvious.
If they truly believe his paranoid whining about “the deep state conspiracy” to oust him, they’re not much interested in facts or logic.
The likelihood that Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal for principled or pragmatic reasons is vanishingly small, since he seems to know very little about the agreement. His own defense secretary, who understands the deal very well, advised him that it continues to serve our national security interests. Many observers […]