The Corner

Re: Clinton-McAuliffe Coordination on Felon Voting?

My friend Hans von Spakovsky notes that the e-mails reveal that the governor was working with progressive groups, who are his political allies, instead of with state election officials, who were surprised by his action. That is, he was acting not like a government official but more in the mode of a campaign consultant for the Democratic party. Hans and I, by the way, wrote a column on Governor McAuliffe’s felon reenfrachisement action right after he took it.

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Trump’s Disgraceful Press Conference in Helsinki

On Monday, President Trump gave a deeply disgraceful press conference with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. The presser began with Trump announcing that although the Russia–U.S. relationship has “never been worse than it is now,” all of that “changed as of about four hours ago.” It was downhill from ... Read More
White House

The President’s Do-Over

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National Security & Defense

Trump’s Helsinki Discord

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