National Newswatch

The Urgent Questions Scientists Are Asking About Coronavirus

Feb 11 2020 — — Around the world and around the clock, scientists are trying to figure out what must be done to end the global health emergency unleashed by the new coronavirus. As the outbreak accelerates and spreads, dozens of countries have deployed increasingly stringent measures to try to contain the epidemic. Almost as quickly, in a herculean effort, […]

Why Bernie Sanders Praised Amazon

Feb 10 2020 — — “Hello, Jay?” The voice on the line was instantly recognizable. “It’s Bernie Sanders.” Given that Senator Sanders is a frequent critic of Amazon, you might think he was calling to complain about something my company had done — or wasn’t doing. But on this day, in November 2018, his message was different.

Every Time Palestinians Say ‘No,’ They Lose

Jan 30 2020 — — Regarding President Trump’s peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the instant conventional wisdom is that it’s a geopolitical nonstarter, a gift to Benjamin Netanyahu and an electoral ploy by the president to win Jewish votes in Florida rather than Palestinian hearts in Ramallah.

A Deal That Has Two Elections, Rather Than Mideast Peace, as Its Focus

Jan 29 2020 — — A president trying to prevail in an impeachment trial stood with an Israeli prime minister under indictment on Tuesday to announce a long-delayed plan for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the result sounded more like a road map for their own futures than for the Middle East. For President Trump, it is a plan that builds on […]

NY Times: In a break with convention, the editorial board has chosen to endorse two separate Democratic candidates for president.

Jan 20 2020 — — American voters must choose between three sharply divergent visions of the future. The incumbent president, Donald Trump, is clear about where he is guiding the Republican Party — white nativism at home and America First unilateralism abroad, brazen corruption, escalating culture wars, a judiciary stacked with ideologues and the veneration of a mythological past where […]

We Are Republicans, and We Want Trump Defeated

Dec 17 2019 — — Patriotism and the survival of our nation in the face of the crimes, corruption and corrosive nature of Donald Trump are a higher calling than mere politics. As Americans, we must stem the damage he and his followers are doing to the rule of law, the Constitution and the American character.

E.P.A. Weakens Rules Governing Toxic Water Pollution From Coal Plants

Nov 5 2019 — — The Trump administration on Monday moved to weaken an Obama-era regulation aimed at limiting the seepage of toxic pollution into water supplies from the ash of coal burning power plants, a change that coal industry leaders say could keep plants open longer and which environmental groups fear will increase the risk of water contamination.

As Warren Gains in Race, Wall Street Sounds the Alarm

Nov 4 2019 — — Julia Roberts was making the rounds at Blackstone, and no one at the giant private equity firm was particularly happy to see her. In mid-July, a video featuring a clip of Ms. Roberts in the movie “Pretty Woman” ping-ponged through inboxes of Blackstone employees. The video, produced by Senator Elizabeth Warren’s office to promote a […]

Shoot Them in the Legs, Trump Suggested: Inside His Border War

Oct 1 2019 — — The Oval Office meeting this past March began, as so many had, with President Trump fuming about migrants. But this time he had a solution. As White House advisers listened astonished, he ordered them to shut down the entire 2,000-mile border with Mexico — by noon the next day. The advisers feared the president’s edict […]

Trump Pressed Australian Leader to Help Barr Investigate Mueller Inquiry’s Origins

Sep 30 2019 — — President Trump pushed the Australian prime minister during a recent telephone call to help Attorney General William P. Barr gather information for a Justice Department inquiry that Mr. Trump hopes will discredit the Mueller investigation, according to two American officials with knowledge of the call. The White House restricted access to the call’s transcript to […]