Trump’s pick to chair new climate panel once said CO2 has been maligned like “Jews under Hitler”

William Happer has bizarre, backward views about climate science. The Pentagon and several federal agencies have repeatedly warned over the years that climate change is a threat to national security. Yet the White House is reportedly convening a panel to question it anew. The Washington Post, citing a National Security Council (NSC) discussion paper it obtained, reports that White House

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Lindsey Graham: Pulling troops from Syria is “the dumbest fucking idea I’ve ever heard”

Graham also told acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan that he would be the Trump administration’s “enemy” on Syria. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has made no secret of his disdain for President Donald Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria. In December, for example, the senator called Trump’s announcement that he would abruptly bring all 2,000 service members home from

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The backlash to CNN’s decision to hire a GOP operative to coordinate 2020 coverage, explained

Sarah Isgur’s hiring set off a firestorm, but CNN isn’t backing down. Top editors at CNN say they are “thrilled” that Sarah Isgur, a former Trump administration spokesperson and longtime Republican operative with no journalism experience, will join their staff ahead of the 2020 presidential campaign season as a political editor, despite a ferocious public backlash to the announcement on

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The case for helping the “unwilling to work”

A poorly chosen phrase hides a valuable idea: Work isn’t everything. One aspect of the Green New Deal, according to a summary that appeared briefly on a congressional website, would be to provide “economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work.” Those last three words offered such fodder to Fox News that the summary was withdrawn and

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Why politicians rarely resign

It’s hard to make an elected official quit. The politics of Virginia have been turned upside down by the revelations of past racist behavior by Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring, and by the accusations of sexual assault against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. These stories have been met by a flood of demands for the resignations of the

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CNN hires GOP operative with no journalism experience to coordinate its 2020 coverage

Sarah Isgur once referred to her new employer as the “Clinton News Network.” CNN announced on Tuesday it has hired longtime Republican operative Sarah Isgur as political editor, charged with shaping its 2020 campaign coverage. According to a CNN spokesperson, Isgur, who most recently worked as the Department of Justice’s main spokesperson under then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, will coordinate the

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