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The Trump Administration Still Has No Idea What It’s Doing

We are now over a month into Trump Administration–over 1/3 of the way into the first 100 days honeymoon that new presidents usually receive. And the Trump team still has no idea what it is doing. At CPAC Trump made many pronouncements about the things he was going to do: passing tax reform, repealing Obamacare, building the… Read more »

Did Trump Get Played By His Advisers on Taiwan?

It’s hard to know which scenario is worse: 1) that Donald Trump ignorantly took a call with the president of Taiwan without knowing how badly it would provoke China; 2) that he intentionally took the call to create a provocation with China over a month before even taking office; or 3) that Trump took the call… Read more »

Will Trump Benefit from Outrage Fatigue?

The George W. Bush years were hard on liberal activists and writers. Shortly after 9/11 there was a worry that outspoken critics of the Bush Administration would be targeted for surveillance and retribution. But as time wore on, the incompetence and corruption created a different problem: it was hard to keep up with all of the… Read more »

Trump Considers Another Old White Male Politician for Veep

Donald Trump’s shortlist for VP looks like just another communications and demographic nightmare for the GOP. The main candidates that we know of so far appear to be Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich and now appears to include Indiana governor Mike Pence: According to two Republicans familiar with the meeting, the conversation between Trump and Pence… Read more »