Will Mueller soon lower the boom?

  In a post here earlier this week, I pleaded with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to move more quickly in his investigation of possible wrongdoing by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in its relationships with the Russian government. My principal point was that the nation’s foul mood will improve the sooner they see Mueller and the rest of his posse moving in for the proverbial kill. I have more recently discerned a somewhat vague sense among certain pundits that the Trump team seems increasingly worried that Mueller &...

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Is Bob Corker a hero?

  Like me, you’ve probably heard or read little or nothing about Bob Corker until just recently. And now, suddenly, he’s become a national figure. Corker has been a Republican U.S. senator from Tennessee for the past 10 years, but he’s also announced that he will not seek a third term in next year’s election. Oh, and he’s denounced Donald Trump in no uncertain terms, declaring, in effect, that the man is an inveterate liar and a pathological nutcase who is unfit for the presidency. That sounds about right to...

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Mr. Mueller, please hurry

  Two things about the headline above: 1. On the outside chance that some readers are not familiar with his name, I should note that Robert Mueller is the so-called special counsel, the head guy, in the federal investigation of possible Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election. 2. My eagerness — “please hurry” — does not mean that I want Mueller to be anything less than thorough and fair in his probe. It’s just that widespread public disgust with the Trump administration is taking an...

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Dubya redeems himself

  Though never a fan of George W. Bush, I hereby join the chorus of praise of the former president for his landmark speech yesterday in which he lambasted Donald Trump without ever mentioning him by name. Dubya’s remarks amounted to a worthy summation of true Americanism and a warning against the bully-boy brand of politics practiced by Trump. He condemned the excessive nationalism touted by the current occupant of the White House, arguing that it alienates America from many of its democratic friends around the world. Bush also...

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Does Trump miss having time to play golf?

  Say what you will about Donald Trump, but you can’t argue that he spends too much time playing golf. Or can you? You may recall that when Trump was campaigning for the White House, he said he wouldn’t have much time for golf if he was president. He promised that he’d be too busy in the White House, tending to the people’s business, to bother chasing a little white ball around one of the courses he owns.  And he faulted Barack Obama for wasting too much time on the links when he should have been hard at work at...

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