The Trump administration may say it wants a humanitarian intervention. But the strikes it’s considering fail to meet the criteria that would justify it.
“Get ready Russia,” Trump warned on Wednesday, promising strikes on Syria. Even as he contemplates igniting one constitutional crisis, his promise of military action perpetuates another.
A careful review of his bibliography reveals a narrow, privileged understanding of global affairs.
Donald Trump’s incoming national-security adviser has provided support for anti-Muslim voices on the right.
The former vice president’s comments about what he would have done to the current president in high school send a dangerous message, even if the point was to stand against sexual assault.
Contrary to the longings of NeverTrumpers, there’s no groundswell of support among the GOP rank and file for a challenger to the president.
The first female speaker of the House has become the most effective congressional leader of modern times—and, not coincidentally, the most vilified.
The new secretary of state nominee hasn’t merely consorted with anti-Muslim bigots. He has echoed their arguments.
Rex Tillerson may have represented the last gasp of a certain kind of moderate Republican thinking about the world.
On Thursday, the president applied an epithet with a troubling, anti-Semitic history to the outgoing director of his National Economic Council.
The organization is desperately trying to maintain its bipartisan membership and avoid the pull of polarization—but it’s almost certain to fail.
While Republicans have successfully blocked legislative changes, Americans’ attitudes are changing.
By undermining America’s soft power even as it ramps up competition with China, the Trump administration is sabotaging its own strategy.
The president can’t grasp that what matters most about the Russia attack is not what it reveals about his political legitimacy but what it reveals about America’s national vulnerability.
On domestic policy, the party is moving left. On foreign and defense policy, the party barely exists.
The Trump-era GOP cares more about the national origin and race of immigrants than the methods they used to enter the United States.
The administration is nowhere near out of peaceful options.
The omissions in the State of the Union, and the fate of Victor Cha, all point in the same direction.
Don McGahn’s refusal to carry out the president’s order to fire the special counsel shows that official Washington still holds some influence.
Relative peace and prosperity cause issues of identity to rise to the fore.