Donald Trump: The Panic President

Rarely does a leader in a liberal democracy embrace, let alone foment, fear. But that’s exactly what Donald Trump did in response to attacks in London, as he has often done before. After a terrorist attack, there are two steps nearly every leader takes: first, condemn the violence; second, appeal for calm.

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Most Americans Support Staying in the Paris Agreement

But whether to remain in the Paris Agreement was a core dispute of the 2016 president election. Hillary Clinton supported the accord, while Trump promised to “cancel” the treaty in his first major speech on energy in May 2016. It’s possible that most Americans support Paris because the agreement is the status quo, and people generally like the status quo.

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I Was a Muslim in the Trump White House-and I Lasted Eight Days

When President Obama left, I stayed on at the National Security Council in order to serve my country. I lasted eight days. In 2011, I was hired, straight out of college, to work at the White House and eventually the National Security Council.

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How to Respond to Donald Trump’s Betrayal of American Values

There should be nothing surprising about what the Donald Trump has done in his first week-but he had underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.

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This Is What the Resistance Sounds Like

Governor Jerry Brown of California got Twitter-verse attention for saying two days ago that if Donald Trump shuts down satellite collection of climate data, “California will launch its own damn satellites.” I’ve now seen the short speech from which that line was taken, thanks to a tip from reader CS.

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My President Was Black

For the preservation of the badge, insidious rumors were concocted to denigrate the first black White House. Obama gave free cellphones to disheveled welfare recipients. Obama went to Europe and complained that “ordinary men and women are too small-minded to govern their own affairs.”

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‘Hail Trump!’: Video of White Nationalists Cheering the President-Elect

“Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory!” That’s how Richard B. Spencer saluted more than 200 attendees on Sunday, gathered at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., for the annual conference of the National Policy Institute, which describes itself as “an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States, and around the world.”

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Should Facebook Buy Snopes?

How the site could get serious about fact-checking A lot of what’s on Facebook isn’t true. Maybe that’s not surprising, because a lot of what’s on the internet at large isn’t true, and Facebook is a place for people to share what they’re thinking, or seeing, or reading.

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The Conservative Case for Voting for Clinton

Why support a candidate who rejects your preferences and offends your opinions? Don’t do it for her-do it for the republic, and the Constitution. If the polls are correct, many disaffected Republicans are making their peace with Donald Trump in the final hours of the 2016 campaign.

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Against Donald Trump

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