Impeachment Is designed for Presidents like Trump

Should the House vote to impeach Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans will be left with two choices, neither of which is likely to boost Trump’s reelection chances. by Bill Blum It’s easy to understand why a majority of House Democrats have finally gone on record to call for an impeachment inquiry of […]

Kushner’s Mideast peace plan doomed to failure without Palestinians’ consent: experts

U.S. President Donald Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner is currently touring the Middle East to drum up support for Washington’s plan for the Israeli-Palestinian peace, better known as the “Deal of the Century.” The U.S. envoy’s regional tour has already taken him to Jordan and Israel to discuss the controversial peace plan that […]

Send Me Back to the Country I Came From

Ireland, the country of my ancestors, has become what America used to be. By Timothy Egan He’s right, this angry old man in melting bronzer shouting in the July heat: Those of us who don’t like what’s going on in this country should get the hell out. “Go back,” as he said, to the “crime-infested […]

Trump’s latest tweets cast him as Racist-in-Chief

By EJ Montini Opinion: I grew up among immigrants and their children and grandchildren. In some way, we ALL did. How does the president not grasp that? President Donald Trump managed in a single tweet storm to be racist, xenophobic, misogynistic and ignorant by suggesting that four Democratic congresswomen “go back and help fix the […]

Iran falls into Trump’s trap with provocative steps

For a year after Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran, Tehran could credibly claim to be the wronged party. The Islamic regime took the advisable course of action by avoiding retaliatory measures and continuing to comply with the agreement. As a result, Tehran enjoyed the support of much […]

Saudi Arabia united the Arab world against Iran

King Salman of Saudi Arabia has pulled off in Mecca what many had thought unlikely — getting 20 or so disparate Arab nations to unite in a common position against Iran. And while this achievement came without bellicose threats or new red lines, it is an important milepost on a road that may yet lead […]

Inside Theresa May’s Great British Failure

LONDON — Theresa May knew the futility of her last stand, but was determined to make it anyway. She needed it. The prime minister and her closest aides and officials had gathered in her office in Number 10 Downing Street to discuss their next steps following the collapse of cross-party talks with Labour. It was May […]