Tuesday was the first day back after a much-needed holiday break, the first work day of the New Year, and because the media had to take Monday off, Tuesday brought us a double dose of hair-on-fire freak-outs over President Trump.
Do “smart diplomats” ever get tired of saying stupid things? Former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice did it twice this week alone. She claimed that if President Trump, who voiced strong support for Iranian pro-democracy protestors, wants to help them, he should “be quiet.”
Today's Commentary: Former sailor calls for Hillary prosecution -- Five things you need to know about the Iranian protests -- FEMA changes policy -- Bernie praises Iceland -- An earful for liberal politicians -- Congratulations Hoda -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries
I haven’t read Michael Wolffe’s new book on the 2016 Trump Presidential campaign (it's not officially out yet), but one look at the long excerpt printed in NEW YORK magazine tells me it’s quite an imaginative work of fiction. A number of people closely associated with the campaign and in the best position to know have already said as much, strongly denying statements they’re quoted as saying.
Over the holidays, I saw the new film, “Darkest Hour,” about Winston Churchill’s early days as British Prime Minister, when he was trying to warn his countrymen of the rising danger from Germany and battling liberal leaders whom he thought were too weak in the face of Hitler’s aggression.
Today's Commentary: Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch announces retirement -- New laws ushered in -- Cali spotlight -- Oregon court rules -- The hunt for women accusing Trump was well-funded -- North Korean Olympic team? -- Additional Mike Huckabee commentaries
The U.S. Navy considers all photographs taken on board our submarines to be confidential and has a strict policy forbidding sailors from taking pictures, even just as personal memorabilia. The only sailor allowed to take pictures on board the sub is the official ship’s photographer, who takes photographs strictly as ordered.
It’s official: Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, has announced his intention to retire at the end of his current term. After winning seven electoral contests for the Senate since his first in 1976, he says won’t be standing for re-election this year.
As 2017 ended, there were a lot of articles assessing President Trump’s accomplishments, and even some of his most staunch critics grudgingly admitted that things were better off than they’d predicted.