Rashida Tlaib (D) and the anatomy of a smear (OPINION)

This is the anatomy of a particular kind of smear, the false and cynical accusation of anti-Semitism. It’s a smear the Republican Party under President Trump has become particularly adept at and enthusiastic about.


-Washington Post; 5/13/2019


Trump Is a Massive Failure — and Getting Exactly What He Wants

A politically successful policy catastrophe? That’s one way of putting it. Let us count the ways. On trade, we have a record deficit in goods — precisely the opposite of what Trump promised. On immigration, we are facing the biggest crisis since the Bush years — a huge jump in migrants from Central America that is now overwhelming the system. Trump, for his part, is now enabling what he calls “catch and release” on a massive scale. On economic growth, the huge tax cut for the rich has failed. It will not boost growth to levels of 4 or 5 percent — even the president’s own advisers think it’s likely to be a shade less than 3 percent this year and will decline thereafter. The Fed thinks we’ll be lucky to get a little more than 2 percent.


-The Intelligencer; 3/22/2019