Donald Trump's insult comic routine is so familiar by now, it's easy to miss the subtleties that distinguish one slur from another. (Yes, I used "Trump" and "subtleties" in the same sentence.) Even so, some combination of pure native canniness and twisted psyche have combined in the GOP nominee to form an almost unerring sense for the exact right epithet for each target and each occasion.
As the nation recoils from Donald Trump's smirking flirtation with assassination fantasies, the connection between his rhetoric and the well-documented rage and violence present at his rallies has never been more obvious. The rage and violence are themselves obvious. I felt the crowd's anger and barely restrained physicality myself last weekend, when the Trump Train swung through Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The sparks from Donald Trump's pyrotechnic midden pile of a campaign have now chased several relatively sane Republicans into Hillary Clinton's corner. Just this week, former GOP California gubernatorial candidate and 2008 John McCain surrogate Meg Whitman endorsed Clinton, adding her name to a list of GOP turncoats that includes high-ranking former advisers to Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and McCain, as well as George W.
In an election filled with gobsmacking inversions of conventional wisdom, the Democrats' ability to seize the banners of patriotism and military support from their rivals may not even rank in the top five headscratchers.
The Republican National Convention starts today, and it promises to be ... memorable? Confusing? A living embodiment of the dumpster fire GIF that has already become an overused symbol for a presidential election that's still more than 100 days away? It's destined to be something.
For the past 50 years or so, political conventions have tended to resemble a "Midwest Regional Commercial Insurance Brokers of America" meet-up: Paunchy professionals gathered together to pat each other on the backs and engage in some mildly reckless binge drinking in fast-casual chain restaurants.
You took over at "Face the Nation" from Bob Schieffer, who is the longest-running moderator of a Sunday network news show, in 2015. What advice did he give you? He told me to stick to the news. Everybody's attention is shredded with all kinds of different distractions.
There were two vigils for Philando Castile in Saint Paul yesterday. One started hours after he was killed. It began with veteran Black Lives Matter organizers and Castile's friends and family in the streets of Falcon Heights and migrated to the front lawn of the governor's mansion.
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Selecting a term
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