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No man is above the law

Do you remember Zoe Baird? In 1993, President-elect Bill Clinton nominated Baird, a prominent lawyer, to be the first female U.S. attorney general. Baird had told the Clinton transition team that she had, in violation of the law, employed a couple, both undocumented immigrants, to work for ...

Hillary’s ‘Future is Female’ is blatant femme-a-goguery

Michelle Malkin All that was missing from Hillary Clinton’s video address to a left-wing women’s group this week was a pink hat and a “BOYS SUCK” T-shirt. Feminists at the MAKERS conference in Southern California gushed over the twice-failed presidential candidate’s remarks, which ...

Questions that Trump’s supporters must consider

Mohey Mowafy It is probably clear as day and only a day after his inauguration, Mr. Trump has proven how seriously dangerous he and his agenda are to our country, its democracy, and its respect for the rule of law. On the global stage, the assessment of his actions and words are hardly less ...

Dangers of Steve Bannon just starting to become apparent

Robert Reich President Donald Trump has reorganized the National Security Council — elevating his chief political strategist, Stephen Bannon, and demoting the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Bannon will join the NSC’s principals ...

Is Donald Trump really running things?

Froma Harrop Last Saturday night, Donald Trump attended the Red Cross Ball at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. On Sunday, he watched the Super Bowl at his West Palm Beach golf course. As he left Florida on Monday, news emerged that he will probably return this weekend for ...

Dear time travelers, welcome to 2017

My Lord, these time travelers. They’re everywhere. I first noticed this influx of visitors from the past — men, mostly — shortly after the election. Filling my email inbox. Trolling my Twitter and Facebook feeds. Offering one unsolicited directive after another about how women should ...

Trump’s rhetoric on Russia throws America under bus

Once again, President Trump has come to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s defense by throwing America under the bus. In a pre-taped interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, aired on Super Bowl Sunday, Trump was asked to explain his respect for Putin. “He is the leader of his ...

Be careful what you wish for

At the National Prayer Breakfast last week, President Trump promised to “totally destroy” the so-called “Johnson Amendment,” a law that prohibits churches from endorsing or opposing political candidates at the risk of losing their tax-exempt status. Politifact.com gives the background ...

Exposing GOP code-speak

In his first television interview since taking office, Vice President Mike Pence, with apparent sincerity, emphasized to “PBS NewsHour’s” Judy Woodruff just how committed he and the White House are to “working right now with the Congress,” “working very closely with leaders of the ...

Sinister forces lurking behind Trump bluster

WASHINGTON — Behind the smokescreen of President Trump’s childish argument over the size of his inauguration crowd and his allegation that widespread voter fraud caused him to lose the 2016 popular vote is an autocratic assault on America’s long post-Cold War leadership. His bold ...

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it that matters

On Feb. 9, 1950, at a speech before the Ohio County Women’s Republican Club in Wheeling, West Virginia, Sen. Joe McCarthy brandished a piece of paper. “I have here in my hand a list of 205 ... known to the secretary of state as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are ...

Trump takeover of truth attacks, denegrates media

Donald Trump is such a consummate liar that in coming months and years our democracy will depend more than ever on the independent press — finding the truth, reporting it and holding Trump accountable for his lies. But Trump’s strategy is to denigrate and disparage the press in the ...

Dems dredge up un-American canard to attack president

The surefire way to bring the word “un-American” into vogue is to propose a restriction on immigration, no matter how minor. Democrats, who have spent the past half-century since Joe McCarthy objecting to the suggestion that anyone in this country might not be patriotic, can barely ...

Another opinion

Time is now to prepare for shakeup of Obamacare President Donald Trump isn’t delaying his promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. On his first business day in office, he signed an executive order offering some relief from the law’s oppressive regulations. Congress is equally eager ...

Budding arts and culture organization may give econ boost

Everyone knows and appreciates the Upper Peninsula for it’s abundant natural resources, be it industrial or recreational. A better kept secret, however, is the U.P.’s vibrant arts and culture community. The region is brimming with accomplished painters, poets, artists who work in fiber, ...

Principled center coalition will fight Trump

Here’s a little story from the bad old days of the New York subway: On seeing a well-dressed man drop a wrapper on a subway platform, a well-dressed woman urged him to pick it up. “What’s the use?” the man said, gesturing at the filthy surroundings. “If people like us don’t ...

What do we tell the kids?

Twenty-six hours has passed since I led a discussion with about 100 women of the Sisterhood at B’nai Jeshurun Congregation on the east side of Cleveland. Twenty-six hours later and I am still thinking about the question from a woman whose 10-year-old nephew wanted to know whether his ...

Left’s narrative now apparent

Just days into the Trump administration, the left’s narrative is clear. First, it was that Trump is an “illegitimate” president because he didn’t win the popular vote, claims about “voter fraud” notwithstanding. Then the left tried name-calling. Unfit. Immoral. Crude. High-handed. ...

Dems need new ideas

In this era of tweets and texts, the White House of President Donald Trump, ever respectful of tradition, is bringing back the personal phone call. For example, Steve Bannon, the president’s chief strategist, by telephone told The New York Times’ Michael Grynbaum that his paper and “the ...

Schuette endorses Sessions

The U.S. Constitution is more than just a piece of paper, and as a lawyer and Attorney General, I swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitutions of Michigan and the United States. As a U.S. Senator and former Attorney General for Alabama, Jeff Session has defined his legal and ...