Jacob Heilbrunn

congress

Is Trump thinking too small in merely defying Congress?

May 21, 2019 5:20 pm

About a week ago Trump indicated that he was ‘never a big fan’ of Don McGahn, but perhaps he’s softening his verdict

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Donald Trump is right to pardon Conrad Black

May 16, 2019 12:23 pm

He is a modern-day Dr Johnson in the vigor of his judgments and the dignity of his prose

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Donald Trump faces at-tax from all sides

May 8, 2019 12:22 pm

Is Trump really a billionaire? We may be about to find out

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Kim Jong-un is doing to Trump what Trump is trying to do to China

May 6, 2019 11:55 am

The portly pariah of Pyongyang fired off several missiles that landed in the Sea of Japan

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Joe Biden is already under Trump’s skin

April 26, 2019 2:59 pm

He can corner the president by depicting him as a betrayer, not redeemer, of American greatness

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The folly of war with Iran

April 23, 2019 10:55 am

Conflict with the Middle Eastern nation may be a neocon dream, but it’s not what Trump was elected to execute

obstruct justice

Trump didn’t obstruct justice…because his surrogates wouldn’t do his dirty work

April 18, 2019 1:58 pm

Did Mueller provide a roadmap for impeachment to Congress?

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How will Trump react to the release of the Mueller report?

April 17, 2019 6:01 pm

Nothing will stop him from tweeting ad nauseam about the expurgated report, especially if he doesn’t like what he hears about it

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The genesis of the #NeverBernie movement

April 16, 2019 5:04 pm

Are moderate and center-left Democrats conspiring against the front-runner?

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Bill Barr has become Trump’s willing enabler

April 10, 2019 3:15 pm

The Donald used to complain that he didn’t have an Attorney General. Boy does he now...

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Donald Trump has been captured by the neocons

April 8, 2019 12:27 pm

Bolton and Pompeo are thirsting for a new crusade to vanquish the mullahs in Tehran

US Attorney General William Barr

Is Barr really helping Trump by slowing the release of the Mueller report?

April 4, 2019 12:09 pm

Trump has a long history of dragging down his enablers, whether it’s Jeff Sessions or Michael Cohen

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The security clearances scandal makes it hard to believe Trump is in the clear

April 1, 2019 3:48 pm

His furtiveness is only heightening the impression that he has something to hide

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Michael Avenatti’s delusions of grandeur

March 26, 2019 1:57 pm

In Greek, Nike means ‘victory’ but Avenatti looks to be going down to a nasty defeat

Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Could the Mueller report’s findings help Democrats in 2020?

March 24, 2019 11:55 pm

Removing Russia from the mix may focus more attention on the Trump presidency itself and less on his machinations during 2016

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George Conway should wear ‘stone cold’ as a badge of honor

March 20, 2019 12:21 pm

Trump reserves that term for his most fearsome adversaries

john mccain

Trump picks a fight with the ghost of John McCain…and loses

March 17, 2019 7:28 pm

A Trump attack is a mere projection of his own neuroses and anxieties

dick cheney

Vice vs vice: Cheney barbecues Pence in Georgia

March 11, 2019 9:13 pm

‘We’re getting into a situation when our friends and allies around the world that we depend upon are going to lack confidence in us’

cohen hearing

The Michael Cohen hearing set the stage for impeachment

February 27, 2019 5:56 pm

How do you derogate someone who has already confessed to swimming happily in Trump’s swampy waters?

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Michael Cohen may land some serious blows on Trump

February 26, 2019 3:39 pm

The most promising avenue of inquiry may be Trump’s business dealings, if that’s even the appropriate word

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What is Trump’s big deal with China?

February 25, 2019 2:43 pm

The president wants to deliver peace in our time in Asia

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How quickly will Trump embrace Mueller if the verdict is ‘NO COLLUSION’?

February 20, 2019 5:50 pm

As Dan Coats’s stock is plummeting, Mueller’s could be rising with the mercurial commander-in-chief

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‘Off the reservation’ Ann takes on ‘idiot’ president over wall ‘emergency’

February 15, 2019 3:53 pm

Coulter may not ‘decide policy’, but does she command the base?

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Special delivery from Jeff Bezos

February 8, 2019 1:26 pm

The Amazon and Washington Post mogul has thrown down the gauntlet to the National Enquirer

state of the union address

Judging by his State of the Union address, Donald Trump is out of ideas

February 5, 2019 11:37 pm

It was essentially a recitation of his greatest hits