Following a policy set out by his predecessor, U.S. President Donald Trump has let the Special Forces operators of his nation’s military shoulder much of the heavy counter-terrorism load.
Subhead: “Mr. Breslin, a New York columnist and best-selling author, leveled the powerful and elevated the powerless for decades, with prose that was savagely funny and poorly imitated.”
John Ibbitson argues that the headlines about the Trump administration — Russia and wiretapping, to name two examples — are obscuring the fact that it is the most activist presidency since Ronald Reagan.
The lede: “The far-right politician Geert Wilders fell short of expectations in Dutch elections on Wednesday, gaining seats but failing to persuade a decisive portion of voters to back his extreme positions on barring Muslim immigrants and jettisoning the European Union, according to early results and exit polls.”
Some on the U.S. left are becoming as crazed by anti-Russia stories as their rightwing counterparts were by anti-Hillary stories during the U.S. election — and that’s making them targets for false news, writes Ben Smith.
This commentary argues that U.S. President Donald Trump is providing cover to exactly the wrong types of governments to crack down on news outlets in their countries.
Columnist Matt Taibbi’s effort to bring context to the Russia-messing-with-U.S. tensions story. One big problem? Making assumptions that might not be true.
Amazon. Costco. Walmart. All are lean, mean, cost-cutting machines. But given that their customer-level jobs don’t pay so well, and they’ve eviscerated the middle-management ranks, are they at least partly responsible for workers receiving a smaller share of the GDP?
Scott Gilmore attempts to lay out a scenario whereby the mischief that Russia has been up to with Western powers will find its way to Canada’s shores and cyber-byways. One example, the Russians digging up dirt on Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.
U.S. President Donald Trump would love to make his version of reality the official version, fact-free though it may be. Leah McLaren talks of some technologies that could help make that happen.