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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Kurt Eichenwald
Executive Orders, Trump, Immigrant

Trump’s Tax Cuts Ignore History And Arithmetic

But despite over 40 years of making the argument, the GOP has never confronted one salient point: The Laffer Curve has no numbers. Even if the theory is correct—and experience demonstrates it is not—the curve itself proves that there is a point where tax cuts become irresponsible, causing deficits to explode.

April 28, 2017
Trump, Vacations

Why Donald Trump Can’t Save The Coal Industry

Everybody needs to calm down. The terror and revelry are not only premature, they’re based on projections for a future that will never arrive. Trump’s executive order reversing the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan designed to cut carbon pollution from power plants is meaningless. Washington has far less ability to change the direction of economic forces than politicians and the public seem to believe.

March 31, 2017
Trump, ISIS

How Donald Trump’s Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Is Fueling ISIS

President Trump is sending a new message from the White House, one that reinforces the jihadi extremists’ propaganda and increases the likelihood that more Americans will die in attacks.

February 28, 2017
Trump, Flynn

Why The Flynn-Russia Affair Is So Troubling For Trump

Call it what you will: Flynnghazi. Russiagate. The Crackpot Dome scandal. No matter the sobriquet attached to the inappropriate discussions between the Russian ambassador and Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, the growing cancer from this case is not going away.

February 22, 2017
Trump, Allies

Worried U.S Allies Conduct Intel Op On Trump Staff

As part of intelligence operations being conducted against the United States for the last seven months, at least one Western European ally intercepted a series of communications before the inauguration between advisers associated with President Trump and Russian government officials, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation.

February 17, 2017
Trump, Ethics, Terrorism

Trump’s Embarrassingly Bogus Claims About ‘Underreported’ Terror Attacks

In its relentless effort to delegitimize the press, the Trump administration issued long list of lies about terrorism attacks that supposedly went underreported. The list is a horror show, one so embarrassingly rife with misspellings and falsehoods that it reads like a term paper thrown together at the last second by a 10th grader recovering from a nightlong binge of Minecraft.

February 8, 2017
Kellyanne Conway

Kellyanne Conway Throws Gutter Ball, Massacres Facts

Take the bogus Bowling Green massacre story, with the underlying wailing about how the evil, evil press didn’t report that Obama banned Muslims from Iraq afterward. The horrifying question: Is Conway just a liar, or is she so uninformed that she doesn’t know everything she said was untrue?

February 7, 2017
Trump lies

Can Trump Tell The Difference Between Truth And Lies?

Nothing in the headlines these days is more important than this: The President of the United States is divorced from reality, unable to tell the difference between the truth and what he wants to be true. Plenty of politicians deceive, but one who cannot discern reality from fiction is dangerous.

February 4, 2017
Gorsuch, Gun Lobby

Neil Gorsuch Is Supremely Qualified, And Must Not Be Confirmed

Gorsuch, unfortunately, must be sacrificed on the altar of obscene partisanship erected by the Republicans in recent years. Temper tantrums designed to undermine the Constitution for naked political purposes cannot be rewarded. Our government cannot survive the short-term games-playing that has replaced fidelity to the intent of the founders’ work in forming this once-great nation.

February 2, 2017
Trump, Headline, Twitter, Tweet

Commander-In-Tweet: America’s Dangerous Experiment Of Government By Twitter

From November 11 through January 12, Trump sent out 315 tweets, including retweets. By any measure, the largest number of tweets—63—were whining. Using Trump-speak, Reagan gave the public the equivalent of about 114 tweets, almost all on policy. And not once did he didn’t whine, insult or brag.

January 13, 2017
Trump Organization, Business Ties, Torture

How Trump’s Business Ties Are Already Jeopardizing U.S. Interests

Donald Trump hasn’t been sworn in yet, but he is already making decisions and issuing statements to world leaders that radically depart from American foreign policy, all to the benefit of his family’s corporate empire.

December 13, 2016
Supporters and delegates in the "Bernie Revolution" walk out after Clinton was nominated during the second day at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

The Myths That Cost Democrats The Election

The problem this election season has been that liberal Democrats—just like too many Republicans—have been consumed by provably false conspiracy theories. In other words, just like the conservatives they belittle, they have been inside a media bubble that blocked them from reality.

November 14, 2016
Comey's recent letter again clears Clinton of any wrongdoing

James Comey Is Unfit For Public Service

James Comey should not simply be fired as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He must be barred forever from any form of public service.

November 7, 2016
Huma Abedin emails on Anthony Weiner's laptop

What The FBI Found In The Emails On Anthony Weiner’s Laptop

Abedin informed the FBI in April that, like many State Department officials, she found the government network technology cumbersome, and she had great trouble printing documents there. As a result, she sometimes transferred emails from her unclassified State Department account to either her Yahoo account and printed the emails from there.

November 7, 2016
Russia hacks benefit Trump's campaign

Why Russia Is Backing Donald Trump

The Kremlin’s campaign is motivated not so much to support Trump as it is to hurt the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. Trump’s behavior, however, has at times concerned the Russians, leading them to revise their hacking and disinformation strategy.

November 4, 2016
conservative newspapers

Trump’s Missing Emails

Over the course of decades, Donald Trump’s companies have systematically destroyed or hidden thousands of emails, digital records and paper documents demanded in official proceedings, often in defiance of court orders.

October 31, 2016

Why The FBI Is Reviewing More Of Hillary Clinton’s Emails

There is no indication the emails in question were withheld by Clinton, nor does the discovery suggest she did anything illegal. Moreover, despite the widespread claims in the media that this development had prompted the FBI to “reopen” of the case, it did not.

October 29, 2016

Donald The Destroyer

Donald Trump takes credit for the victories of others and denies any blame for his many failures. And now he vows to do the same to America.

October 18, 2016
Trump loves his rallies

Deplorable Cowards: How Donald Trump Supporters Attack Journalists

In his tweet, since deleted, Mike mentioned my seizures and included a small video. It contained images of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character identified by the Anti-Defamation League as a hate symbol.

October 7, 2016
Trump tweets, Twitter

Donald Trump’s Castro Connection

A company controlled by Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, secretly conducted business in communist Cuba during Fidel Castro’s presidency despite strict American trade bans that made such undertakings illegal, according to interviews with former Trump executives, internal company records and court filings.

September 29, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidates former Governor Jeb Bush and businessman Donald Trump (R) look at Trump's watch together near the end of the debate held by Fox Business Network for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 10, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Investigation: Donald Trump Either Lied To Jeb Bush Or Broke the Law

Donald Trump committed perjury. Or he looked into the faces of the Republican faithful and knowingly lied. There is no third option.

September 25, 2016
Trump loves his rallies

Donald Trump Has Blind Trust Issues

Confronted with the recent Newsweek cover story detailing numerous potential conflicts of interest between his foreign business dealings and American national security should he be elected, Trump and his children responded with a litany of nonsensical claims.

September 20, 2016
Trump Foundation

The Trump Organization’s Secretive Global Financial Web

A close examination by Newsweek of the Trump Organization, including confidential interviews with business executives and some of its international partners, reveals an enterprise with deep ties to global financiers, foreign politicians and even criminals, although there is no evidence the Trump Organization has engaged in any illegal activities.

September 14, 2016

Donald Trump Needs a Doctor. Now.

Please understand, I’m not saying Trump has Alzheimer’s. I’m just showing how easy it is to take a few facts and line them up to play the “I’m only asking questions” game.

August 17, 2016
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a news conference in Washington, U.S., May 26, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Mr. Speaker, Stop Dishonest Trump And Let The GOP Lose

Here’s a crucial thing to know about Trump: He never tries to make his lies or delusions or fantasies make sense. He just spews to explain away the inexplicable.

August 12, 2016