The rumors seem to be heading towards a conclusion: Obama’s interventions appear to have failed and all that will emerge from Hopenhagen is a “legally non-binding” agreement. In other words, an agreement that reducing emissions would be nice — for some — but that’s it. There were rumors of an Obama press conference but David Corn of Mother Jones has just Tweeted that he’s been told officially, “No Obama presser ‘whatsoever.’” The president must be beginning to hate that city . . .
According to a 2015 email, then–vice president Joe Biden met with a top executive at Burisma, the Ukrainian energy firm that paid Biden’s son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on its board. Earlier, the Burisma executive had asked Hunter to use his influence to quell Ukrainian government officials who were ... Read More
Perhaps Democrats’ deep-rooted distrust of President Trump was destined to spread to every part of the executive branch. This morning, in an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News, New York governor Andrew Cuomo contended that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and ... Read More
This weekend, the president attended a charismatic church service in Las Vegas during which the preacher prophesied that he would win a second term. Denise Goulet, the leader of the church, supposedly had a dream in which she was informed by God that Mr. Trump is getting a “second wind” that will carry him to ... Read More
Donald Trump’s campaign has always been about Donald Trump: Trump is Trump is Trump is Trump, and he’s all Trump all the time, Trumpier and more Trump-focused by the minute. Even if this or that policy position “evolves,” even when he changes his mind on abortion and gun control, Trump’s basic political ... Read More
Joel Kotkin, the Presidential Fellow of Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., has written extensively on demographics, housing, and issues related to income inequality in the 21st century. Kotkin often blends research on demographics with historical reasoning, and he has chronicled the decline of ... Read More