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Merkel, Trump at joint press conference
Contemplative man

The toughest obstacle in scaling the mountain toward a valid life, I have come to believe, is that it has become so much of a solo climb in today’s America.

Trump signs executive orders

‘Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard,’ H. L. Mencken

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Van runs over pedestrians

‘Public labeling of mass shooters as terrorists since 9/11 has been anything but consistent.’

Gun regulation protester

We have actively chosen to accept and thus condone the levels of gun violence, gun injuries and gun deaths that have existed here for decades.

Trump speaks at Faith and Freedom conference

In the short run, better government is doomed by the people who staff it and run it. Fixing that is primarily a human resources problem.

Ex-FBI Director James Comey testifies
Trump and May at beginning of NATO meeting

In Washington, the scandal isn’t what’s illegal; the scandal is what’s legal.

Richard Nixon

An informal survey with interesting results

Trump unveils spending plan
President Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg hold Joint news conference
French president-elect Emmanuel Macron

U.S. should look hard at France’s leader without a party

Comey firing fall-out

President Donald Trump’s abrupt dismissal of FBI Director James Comey has the potential to be a pivotal juncture for his presidency and for Congress.

Trump-Comey relationship

Trump has criticized and praised the FBI and its director.