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Joint Chiefs Chairman Defies Trump on Bases Named After Traitors

JCS Chairman Gen. Mark Milley is not a fan of naming bases after Confederate officers. Photo: Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images The president’s isolation in his bizarre insistence on defending memorials to the Lost Cause of the Confederacy became a bit more intense as the nation’s top military officer told the House Armed Services Committee that it…

The Unburdened Believer

Donald Trump and Hogan Gidley. Photo: AFP via Getty Images On the morning of May 19, Larry Kudlow was booked as a guest on the Fox Business channel. This in itself wasn’t unusual. As the National Economic Council director, the former CNBC host is a natural show pony in the stable of officials whose duties…

A Hasty ‘Reopening’ Is Not a Good Political Move For Governors

Arizona’s Doug Ducey has been holding a clinic on how not to handle a pandemic. Photo: Ross D Franklin/AP/Shutterstock/Ross D Franklin/AP/Shutterstock A recent compendium of presidential and gubernatorial job-approval data related to the handling of COVID-19, released by a consortium of four universities, mainly drew attention for showing that Donald Trump is getting lower marks…

Why Is There Still a PPE Shortage?

A health-care worker in Houston. Photo: Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images Back in April, after weeks of doctors, nurses, and other health-care workers wearing trash bags for gowns and using takeout containers as face masks, President Trump declared victory over the personal-protective-equipment (PPE) shortage. Complaints about a lack of supplies, he said, were “fake news.”…

‘Black Lives Matter’ Painted on Fifth Avenue Outside Trump Tower

Ad will collapse in seconds… Black Lives Matter is painted on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower. Photo: Mark Lennihan/AP/Shutterstock New York City workers painted the street outside of Trump Tower with the words “Black Lives Matter” Thursday morning. The mural, which is similar to one near the White House, was ordered by Mayor…

Supreme Court Gives Trump Legal Loss, Tactical Win in Tax Cases

Trump is angry that the Supreme Court doesn’t recognize he can do whatever he wants. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On the final day of its current term, the U.S. Supreme Court today handed down a pair of decisions in cases involving efforts to pry loose the president’s financial and tax records. Both involved 7-2 decisions,…

Blues Singer Lady A Responds to Lady Antebellum’s Lawsuit

Seattle blues singer Anita White, who performs under the name Lady A, was sued yesterday by the country band Lady A, who were Lady Antebellum until they recently changed their name. The band are suing White for the trademark rights to the name Lady A while not seeking monetary damages or for White to perform…