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Ellen DeGeneres Zings Trump's Mar-A-Lago Security Bungle In Killer Spoof Ad

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 02.23.2017 | Comedy

Have you seen this ad for the Mar-a-Lago? pic.twitter.com/8AkzsGssad— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 22, 2017 Sun-kissed sands, fin...

11 Principles For Progressives When Talking About Trump And Russia

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.24.2017 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Putin’s an oligarch. So is Trump. Putin runs a kleptocracy. So does Trump. Both Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson have done business in Russia. So why ...

Technology Has Disrupted The Leak Tradition

Arthur Bruzzone | Posted 02.20.2017 | Politics
Arthur Bruzzone

Early in episode four of Showtime’s “Homeland”, an angry President-elect Elizabeth Keane (Elizabeth Marvel) faces CIA Director Dar Adal (F. Murr...

We're A Nation At War, But Will It Ever End?

William Astore | Posted 02.19.2017 | Politics
William Astore

Last week, Army General Raymond “Tony” Thomas, head of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), expressed his dismay about the Trump administratio...

Here, There Be Dragons

Gary Hart | Posted 02.18.2017 | Politics
Gary Hart

The Hunt-Lenox Globe, built in 1502, carried this phrase, “Here there be dragons,” in an area of uncharted maritime waters. Since then what dragon...

Trump's Defense Chief Sees No Military Collaboration With Russia

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.17.2017 | World

U.S. President Donald Trump’s defense secretary on Thursday said he did not see possible military collaboration with Russia now, in a blow to Moscow...

Designating Iran's Revolutionary Guards As Terrorists Will Have Dire Consequences

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 02.17.2017 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

According to reports, the Trump administration is considering designating Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization,...

Trump Challenges The Limits Of Executive Power

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

When Donald Trump learned that a federal district court had refused to reinstate his Muslim ban last week, he tweeted in all caps, "SEE YOU IN COURT!"...

Trump Administration Increasingly At Odds With U.S. Intelligence Community

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics

Multiple reports this week have cast the administration of Donald Trump as being increasingly at odds with U.S. intelligence agencies, including the N...

Trump's Russia Scandal Means Sessions And His Justice Department Now Face A Choice

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Less than a week on the job as U.S. attorney general, Jeff Sessions faces a potentially explosive situation: He was a top adviser to Do...

Flynn’s Departure Leaves Trump Foreign Policy Even More Disoriented

The Huffington Post | S.V. Dáte | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON – While retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn’s resignation from the White House brings fresh scrutiny to President Donald Trump’s relation...

Trump order: Fewer flags in the HBS classroom?

The Harbus | Posted 02.14.2017 | Business
The Harbus

By Emad Nadim, Harvard Business School, Class of 2018 and Contributor at The Harbus Harvard reacts to the implications of President Trump's Immigr...

Russia Defends Michael Flynn With Super-Weird Tweet

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics

The Russian Embassy sent out a cryptic message on Twitter on Monday that appeared to be in defense of Michael Flynn, the national security adviser to ...

Read Michael Flynn's Resignation Letter

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned Monday evening amid controversy over discussions he had about U.S. sanct...

National Identity And 3 Of The Most Damaging Directives in President Trump's Executive Orders On Immigration And Refugees

Donald Kerwin | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

President Trump's "shock and awe" strategy in the form of multiple executive orders on immigration and refugees creates three major risks: first, that...

Veterans In Their Own Words: What It Means To Defend Our Country Against All Enemies, Foreign And Domestic

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 02.13.2017 | Politics
Barbi Appelquist

Donald Trump has been the president of the United States of America for less than one month. As of Feb. 9, nine out of 35 nominees to top cabinet posi...

Making America A Pariah Again

John Feffer | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics
John Feffer

Donald Trump is holding up the severed head of the Statue of Liberty. It’s a striking image for a magazine cover. But it’s not the front of the Na...

Trump pressured to confront Pakistan on support for militants

James Dorsey | Posted 02.20.2017 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. DorseyPressure on the Trump administration is mounting to adopt a tougher position towards Pakistani support of militants in Afghanistan a...

How Will Business Navigate the New Security and Privacy Policy Landscape

Harlan Loeb | Posted 02.09.2017 | Business
Harlan Loeb

Leigh Nakanishi, lead of Edelman's Global Security & Privacy Group, has spent considerable time assessing what the Trump Presidency and a new administ...

Chinese State Media Lecture Trump On Folly Of Travel Ban

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 02.08.2017 | World

U.S. President Donald Trump’s order temporarily banning visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries shows that his administration does not underst...

National Security Vets Warn Court That Donald Trump's Travel Ban Threatens Country

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics

As legal briefs pile up in the legal battle over the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration, a group ...

Trump Foreign Policy In Turmoil

Renee Parsons | Posted 02.07.2017 | World
Renee Parsons

Within days of the flawed roll-out for Trump’s Executive Orders regarding Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements and Enhancing Pub...

Facing A Whacked-Out World

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Let's face it: since 9/11 everything in our American world has been wildly out of proportion.

A Long List Of Enemies Inside Trump's White House

Ira Chernus | Posted 02.06.2017 | Politics
Ira Chernus

What kind of national security policy will the Trump administration pursue globally?

A Reckless Slide Toward War With Iran

Sen. Chris Murphy | Posted 02.03.2017 | Politics
Sen. Chris Murphy

Since the inauguration, the White House has taken several ham-handed escalatory steps that bring into question whether Trump and his most radical advi...