Jacob Heilbrunn

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John Bolton is Trump’s latest distraction

11 September 2019 3:08 am

Donald Trump is declaring that he has fired John Bolton as national security adviser. Bolton is saying he offered to…

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Donald Trump goes Fox hunting

20 August 2019 10:55 pm

Has Donald Trump outfoxed himself? In the past few days Trump has been lashing out at the network for publishing…

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Is it time for some 2020 Democrats to put party over country?

15 August 2019 7:35 am

Would the Democrats be better off losing the presidency in 2020 and winning the Senate? If you think that the…

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Trump heals the nation…by attacking Beto for his ‘phony name’

8 August 2019 7:23 am

The Democratic party, mired in infighting only a week ago, has reunited over racial division. New Jersey senator Cory Booker…

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Donald Trump, signed, sealed, delivered

26 July 2019 10:34 pm

Call it the Art of the Seal. When he spoke before several hundred youthful supporters at Tuesday’s Turning Point USA…

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Biden and Trump converge on the middle ground

6 July 2019 3:34 am

Are both Donald Trump and Joe Biden going to run to the center? Yesterday Trump delivered a fairly anodyne speech…

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Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ is the perfect fusion of capitalism and patriotism

3 July 2019 2:53 am

The Washington, DC city council is having none of it. ‘Tanks, but no tanks’, it tweeted at Donald Trump. Trump…

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Trump is Joe Biden’s best campaign aide

12 June 2019 7:14 am

They warn generals not to fight the last war. The same admonition might apply to presidential races. Donald Trump was out on the White…

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Trump’s Mexican tariffs could wipe out his 2017 tax cut

5 June 2019 2:00 am

Donald Trump likes to brag about his deal-making prowess. During his visit to the United Kingdom, he’s touting the prospects…

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Trump: American Shogun

31 May 2019 4:06 am

Japan has a new emperor, and so do we. Donald Trump isn’t merely president. He wants to be America’s shogun.…

The Wolff is at the door

29 May 2019 4:27 am

The Wolff is once more at the door. The Guardian reports that Michael Wolff, the author of Fire and Fury,…

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Joe Biden is already under Trump’s skin

27 April 2019 4:59 am

During his speech today at the NRA convention in Indianapolis, Donald Trump shot himself in the foot. ‘Now we’re going…

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The genesis of the #NeverBernie movement

17 April 2019 7:04 am

Is a #NeverBernie faction starting to emerge among Democrats? Sanders is on a roll after his appearance at a town…

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Donald Trump has been captured by the neocons

9 April 2019 2:27 am

Until now Donald Trump has proceeded with relative impunity in foreign affairs. But his imposition of a terrorist designation on…

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

5 April 2019 3:09 am

Poor Donald Trump. Even Mar-a-Lago may not provide much of a refuge from his cares now that it has been…

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

25 March 2019 2:55 pm

In determining that Donald Trump did not engage in secret collusion with Russia, Robert Mueller may well have done Democrats…

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Vice vs vice: Cheney barbecues Pence in Georgia

12 March 2019 12:13 pm

It was no cakewalk for Vice President Mike Pence. He had showed up in Sea Island, Ga., reckoning that he…

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Donald Trump’s murky past is catching up with him

26 May 2018 9:00 am

 Washington, DC It was a petulant Donald Trump who appeared at a White House press briefing on Tuesday with the…

Going nuclear

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Wednesday marked the 72nd anniversary of the dropping of the bomb on Nagasaki. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki prompted…

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Only one man can heal Donald Trump’s rift with the neocons

14 May 2016 9:00 am

 Washington, DC A few weeks ago, I attended the 40th gala dinner of a Washington think tank called the Ethics…

The real winner at the US mid-terms: Hillary Clinton

8 November 2014 9:00 am

The American election cycle is beginning to resemble the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day. In the film, you may recall, Bill…

Impeaching Obama would be crazy. But the Republicans will probably try

12 July 2014 9:00 am

 Washington DC So it’s come to this: the only thing that can save President Obama from his own complacent and…