Trump’s personal security breaches are a problem for all

( CNN) Every week, I offer a glimpse of the various kinds of intelligence evaluations that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States, modeled on the President’s Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence prepares for the President almost daily. Here’s this week’s briefing 😀 […]

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Trump’s magical machine is at its most vulnerable

( CNN) Two years of Trump-on-the-Potomac is having the effect his campaign promised to everyone who really paid attention. The key Trump pledge, which he displayed but never honestly voiced, was to bring a destructive brand of leadership that would sow consternation and despair. Evidence is now arisingthat suggests many are onto his game. This […]

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Trump’s McCarthyism charge is deeply ironic

( CNN) “Study the late Joseph McCarthy, because we are now in period with Mueller and his gang that stimulate Joseph McCarthy was like a newborn! ” President Donald Trump tweeted from the final days of his golfing vacation at Bedminster, New Jersey. “Rigged Witch Hunt! “ Lord knows we could use some more civic […]

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At Yale, Starbucks and everywhere else, being black in America really is this hard

( CNN) Another week, another set of reminders of how hard it is to be black in America. Whether it’s sitting, golfing, exercising, renting, shopping, working or even napping while black — the truth has become hard to deny: America is beginning to see how difficult it is living while black. While many of my […]

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Trump ultimately gets the honor he deserves

( CNN) Donald Trump is right — he doesn’t always get the credit he deserves. And Trump isn’t bashful about inducing that point. And Trump stimulated that very point yet again a few days ago with his tweet: ” … So many things accomplished by the Trump Administration, perhaps more than any other President in […]

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Here is what it was like is available on Hawaii and getting a false weapon alert

( CNN) I could tell something was incorrect the moment my spouse stepped into our hotel room. “Did you hear about the ballistic missile alert? ” I had just rolled out of bed and was brushing my teeth. I only stared at her. Then she told me that she had gotten situations of emergency alert […]

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Trump truly deserves to be ‘Person of the Year’

( CNN) Twitter explodedFriday night and into Saturday after Donald Trump alleged that he was offered Time magazine’s title of “Person of the Year” and Time responded by challenging the President’s account of events. Trump tweeted that the publication wanted him “to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot” before confirming he had […]

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Trump’s congratulatory call to Erdogan is revealing

( CNN) It’s a haunting image. A basement space with blacked-out windows, crowded with camera equipment and journalists who were assigned to cover the Leader during the state visit of a foreign dignitary but were not allowed to look outside. Was this Vladimir Putin’s Russia, or perhaps the Turkey of Recep Tayyip Erdogan? No, it […]

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Trump to Puerto Rico: It’s your own fault

( CNN) What did Puerto Rico ever do to Donald Trump? On Thursday morning, the tweeter in chief hit again, and it wasn’t pretty. It demonstrated a shocking absence of compassion, if not outright heartlessness toward the Americans suffering on the island. Around 6:50 a.m ., Trump tweeted, “Puerto Rico survived the hurricanes , now […]

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Imagine if Hillary owned Mar-a-Lago

( CNN) It’s getting to be an nearly laughable refrain, recurred whenever our current President garbles his interviews, insults a foreign leader, neglects norms of either politics or polite human behaviour, or uses his position to enrich himself or his family: “Imagine if Hillary Clinton did that.” The latest example might be the most egregious. […]

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