The Phantasm Fueling the Post-Midterms Conservative Records Machine

The Daily Briefing host Dana Perino was just one of many pundits filling the airwaves during the midterms.Steven Ferdman/Getty ImagesAs gray clouds cleared Wednesday morning, the feed that broadcast out of Trumpland beamed a bright, bloody red. Unsurprisingly, the ostensible victory—a continued firm hold on the Senate and critical, if slim, gubernatorial wins—emboldened many Republican…

Ancient Brexit summit: 10 key questions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Theresa May has a huge Brexit fight inside her own Conservative Party It is a significant moment in European history – the EU’s 28 leaders have approved the “divorce” agreement for the UK to withdraw from the bloc. No member state has ever left the European Union before and…

Donald Trump dropped a mountainous ‘Schitt’ after dismissing a U.S. hero’s armed forces service

The name is Schiff. SCHIFF. With two Fs.Image: Chelsea Lauren/Variety/REX/ShutterstockBy Adam Rosenberg2018-11-18 22:02:34 UTC It’s the afternoon of a day ending with “y,” so you know Donald Trump has offended someone already. Look no further than Trump’s Fox News interview with Chris Wallace. A clip from that interview went viral earlier on Sunday when Wallace…

Beto O’Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez web mastered Instagram Tales

Image: mashable composite: beto o’rourke/Instagram and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez/instagramBy Nicole Gallucci2018-11-12 20:31:39 UTC In a world increasingly obsessed with social media, today’s politicians have found a secret weapon: Instagram stories. By documenting their daily activities using Instagram’s Stories and Live features, rising political stars like Beto O’Rourke and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have given supporters a rare glimpse at…

Enterprise ‘watching in awe’ as PM plans for no-deal Brexit

British business has issued a stark warning to MPs that they risk plunging an ill-prepared economy into chaos unless they stop playing politics at Westminster and back the prime minister’s Brexit deal. As ministers agreed to a dramatic escalation of preparations for a no-deal Brexit, including putting 3,500 armed forces personnel on standby, the leaders…

Right here’s a Better Name for No Labels: Republicans

Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., left, and former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., R-Utah, co-chairs of No Labels, arrive for a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on June 17, 2015. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Since 2010, a group called No Labels has embodied a particular approach to politics and policy in…

Our most fashionable op-eds of 2018

Want to keep up with the best commentary in 2019? Sign up for our weekly newsletter, Provoke/Persuade. (CNN)In a year dominated by the Trump presidency and the run-up to the midterm elections, readers came to CNN Opinion looking for insight into the ongoing battles raging in Washington and across America. But politicians and policy divides…

The West at an Impasse

How meritocracy and populism reinforce each other’s faults.Dec. 19, 2018ImagePresident Emmanuel Macron presides over a country roiled by populist protests.CreditCreditPool photo by Benoit TessierIn France, where the extraordinarily unpopular Emmanuel Macron presides over a country roiled by populist protests, a leading politician of Macron’s centrist party was asked in a televised interview what policy mistakes…

Plenty of white evangelical leaders reject anti-immigrant rhetoric. Why attain their flocks contain it?

How should Christians respond to Trump’s rhetoric on immigration? Within the white evangelical world, at least, that answer is complicated. On the one hand, several major evangelical leaders and institutions have been vocal advocates for the dignity of refugees, and for a more compassionate public policy toward immigration overall. In June, delegates at the Southern…

Trump buried a climate document he does now not judge

(CNN)President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed a study produced by his own administration, involving 13 federal agencies and more than 300 leading climate scientists, warning of the potentially catastrophic impact of climate change.Why, you ask?”I don’t believe it,” Trump told reporters on Monday, adding that he had read “some” of the report.On one level, this…

It Doesn’t Topic Who Replaces Merkel. Germany Is Damaged.

The erosion of the country’s postwar order has created a populace open to messages and movements previously banished to the fringes.By Oliver NachtweyMr. Nachtwey is the author of “Germany’s Hidden Crisis: Social Decline in the Heart of Europe.” Dec. 7, 2018ImageChancellor Angela Merkel of Germany visiting the Hamburg Messe building this month.CreditCreditJohn Macdougall/Agence France-Presse —…

Defeating Trumpism Is Going To Non-public Years

(ASSOCIATED PRESS)Measured purely by votes cast, Democrats won a decisive election victory this week. In House races, Democrats beat Republicans by 7 percent of the popular vote ― about the same margin of victory as the apocalyptic 2010 Republican wave.Democrats’ popular-vote margin netted them many victories. Democrats picked up around 30 seats in the House of Representatives,…

Brexit Special: Your Thursday Briefing

While we’re tracking the approach of the British Parliament’s vote on Brexit, we enlisted our London-based correspondent Ellen Barry to take over the top of your daily briefing. Let us know what you think. Good morning.In five days, the British Parliament will finally have a chance to vote on the withdrawal deal that Prime Minister…

What the Lawless Obamacare Ruling Ability

Opinion|What the Lawless Obamacare Ruling Means It’s not based on a solid legal argument. It’s an exercise in raw judicial power. By Jonathan H. Adler and Abbe R. GluckMr. Adler is a professor of law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Ms. Gluck is a professor of law and the faculty director…

Reid machine keeps buzzing in Nevada, even in his retirement.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harry Reid may no longer lead Senate Democrats in Washington, but the political machine he built in Nevada has Republicans on the run. Democrats romped up and down the state in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, ousting Republican Sen. Dean Heller, winning races for governor and lieutenant governor, and expanding their…

A Non-Binding Migration Pact Is Roiling Politics in Europe

Angela Merkel has supported a UN migration compact, but not everyone is happy with it.Abderrahmane Mokhtari / Reuters An international migration pact adopted by the vast majority of the world’s nations aims to better handle rising flows of migrants worldwide, explicitly upholds national sovereignty, and is not legally binding. Why, then, is much of Europe…

The ten superior ‘Saturday Night Stay’ sketches of 2018

It’s been a middling 2018 for Saturday Night Live in a lot of ways. The Trumpworld-skewering cold opens, once a weekly highlight, have fallen off a cliff and now more resemble a burning wreckage of forced wisecracks and ill-conceived ideas. Then there was the Kanye thing. And the Pete Davidson thing. It’s been a rocky…

Did the Brexit referendum politically disengage girls?

Home Other Sciences Social Sciences / Political Science December 19, 2018 December 19, 2018 by Hannah Harrison, University of Surrey Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research published in the European Journal of Politics and Gender claims that the Brexit referendum campaigns in 2016 did not produce high quality political engagement for women. Drawing on men’s…

The Nineteenth-Century Origins of Local climate Science

How politics and azaleas gave rise to a modern understanding of the environment Ian P. Beacock Nov 10, 2018 AI Project / Reuters If you were to travel to the early 1800s and strike up a conversation with a European scientist about climate, they would begin by asking why you hadn’t read your Aristotle. First…

Politics this week

The hard Brexiteers in Britain’s Conservative Party opposed to Theresa May’s Brexit deal with the EU struggled to get enough support to depose her. The deal will have a rough ride in Parliament. In a warning shot, Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, which Mrs May relies upon for a governing majority, voted against her government…

Russian ogle Maria Butina pleads guilty to conspiracy in opposition to US

A 30-year-old former student has become the first Russian national convicted for seeking to influence US politics during the 2016 presidential election. Maria Butina, who built a powerful network that reached into Donald Trump’s circle, tried to infiltrate the influential National Rifle Association (NRA) and relay intelligence on American politicians to a Russian government official.…

Politics this week

Ukraine imposed martial law for 30 days after Russia fired on and seized three of its vessels near the Sea of Azov. Since grabbing Crimea, a big chunk of Ukrainian territory, Russia has been throttling Ukrainian shipping through a strait it now controls. A new Russian bridge over the strait is, by an amazing coincidence,…

‘It’s Untimely’: Incoming Judiciary Chairman Warns In opposition to Flee to Impeach

ImageRepresentative Jerrold Nadler, Democrat of New York, has said he will wait for the Russia inquiry to end before seriously considering impeachment.CreditCreditErin Schaff for The New York TimesWASHINGTON — Representative Jerrold Nadler, the outspoken New York liberal in line to lead the House Judiciary Committee, wants to have a conversation about impeaching the president of…

A ways from the spectacle

To face up to 26/11, we need to confront the murderous identity politics that led to Partition, still deforms Pakistan and weighs India down. November 30, 2018 12:29:19 pm The nature of the 26/11 attack, its reach and scale, its televised vividness, and its subsequent political significance, makes it a pivotal event in the politics…

Bipartisan Politics Alive And Effectively At The SEC

A new rule allowing funds to mail investors simple notices instead of complete reports comes as the SEC is seeking ways to modernize regulatory communications.Shutterstock These days, it’s hard to find people working together, toward a common cause that will make life better for millions of people. But that’s exactly what we’ve seen recently at the Securities…

Surging Greens shake up German coalition politics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Greens’ leaders hope to translate regional gains into national success The talk in Darmstadt is of the “green wave”.One in three voters in this city near Frankfurt backed the Greens in the Hesse state election last month. In the city centre, workmen are setting up a Christmas market…

Secure neutrality would possibly possibly presumably face a highly effective foe in Trump’s nominee for felony genuine frequent

By Frank Bass5 minute ReadCorporations that have spent millions to gut Obama-era net neutrality laws may soon get more influential help to thwart state measures aimed at protecting consumers from having to pay extra for internet “fast lanes.” William P. Barr, nominated today to become the nation’s top law enforcement official in the Trump administration,…

The Next Koch Doesn’t Adore Politics

Last May, Chase Koch, the 41-year-old son of billionaire businessman Charles Koch, gathered about two dozen wealthy young professionals for a weekend retreat in Vail. This was no regular Koch get-together, the kind of uber-elite gathering of big ideas and bigger checkbooks that Charles and his brother David have made a feature of their political…

Why Term Limits Are This type of Thorny Topic for Nancy Pelosi

There’s a reason this is a subject she’s tried to ignore. U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly news conference on Thursday. Alex Wong/Getty Images Robert Mueller’s Bigger Collusion Picture Is Starting to Emerge The First Epic Online Meltdown of the 2020 Democratic Primary Has Begun, and It’s About Beto O’Rourke…

Will Hurd Wins Re-election to Texas Congressional Seat

ImageThe majority-Hispanic congressional district represented by Will Hurd, a Republican, has been a hard-fought battleground for Democrats and Republicans in Texas. The seat has flipped five times since the early 1990s.CreditCreditDarren Abate/Associated PressHOUSTON — The Democratic challenger trying to unseat Representative Will Hurd, a two-term Republican congressman in the Texas border region, conceded the race…

Who gets to define racial bigotry in politics?

No matter the time or place, talking about America’s racial divide is never easy. But in the world of politics, well, it’s downright impossible to speak candidly without offending a large patch of the public. Here are a pair of examples, ripped from this week’s headlines: In the first, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) spoke the…

Establish Us, Al Gore

Another Florida recount prompts appreciation of a man nothing like Donald Trump.Nov. 13, 2018ImageVice President Al Gore on the campaign trail with his wife, Tipper Gore, during his 2000 presidential run.CreditCreditBrooks Kraft/Sygma, via Getty ImagesTime and Donald Trump do interesting things to a man.They make Al Gore glitter.It’s almost impossible not to be thinking of…