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    The Atlantic Daily: We’ll Always Have Paris(?)
    Jun01

    The Atlantic Daily: We’ll Always Have Paris(?)

    What We’re FollowingThe Paris Accord: President Trump is expected to make a decision soon about whether the U.S. will stay in the global agreement on climate change, and early reports say he plans to pull out. Todd Stern, who led U.S. negotiations on the deal, argues that decision would be indefensible, causing serious diplomatic damage....

    House of Cards Season 5, Episode 6: The Live-Binge Review
    May31

    House of Cards Season 5, Episode 6: The Live-Binge Review

    As in previous years, I’m binge-reviewing the latest season of Netflix’s House of Cards, the TV show that helped popularize the idea of “binge watching” when it premiered in 2013. Don’t read farther than you’ve watched. (The whole series will appear here.)Episode 6 (Chapter 58)President Claire says she doesn’t feel...

    Macron, Standing Alongside Putin, Says Russian Media Spread ‘Falsehoods’
    May30

    Macron, Standing Alongside Putin, Says Russian Media Spread ‘Falsehoods’

    French President Emmanuel Macron did not mince words during his joint news conference Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, during which he labeled Russian state media outlets Russia Today and Sputnik “agents of influence and propaganda.”“I have always had an exemplary relationship with foreign journalists, but they have to be...

    Trump’s Moral Holiday
    May26

    Trump’s Moral Holiday

    In the annals of the Trump era, May 25, 2017, will deserve a special mark. Four remarkable things happened on Thursday, each of which marks a way that this presidency is changing the nation.The first remarkable thing was President Trump’s speech at the NATO summit in Brussels. Many European governments had hoped—which is a polite way to say...

    The FBI Turns Its Attention to Jared Kushner
    May26

    The FBI Turns Its Attention to Jared Kushner

    Last week marked a a new high in Jared Kushner’s brief political career. President Trump’s tour of Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican, which Kushner had arranged and planned, went off without a major hitch. This week portends to be a more trying one for Kushner, as he returns to Washington to be greeted by the news that he is now a...

    The Known Unknowns of the Russia Investigation
    May25

    The Known Unknowns of the Russia Investigation

    New reports about the initial stages of the Russia investigation last year are only raising more questions.A series of accounts published this week sheds some light on how the U.S. intelligence community discovered the country’s covert efforts to influence the American political process. The New York Times reported Wednesday that American...

    The World’s Worst Negotiation
    May20

    The World’s Worst Negotiation

    Assume that Donald Trump is totally innocent of any wrongdoing with regard to Russian interference in the 2016 election, and that those insisting otherwise are treating the president unfairly.Then reread the latest New York Times scoop: WASHINGTON — President Trump told Russian officials in the Oval Office this month that firing the F.B.I....

    The Self-Pitying President
    May18

    The Self-Pitying President

    When news that the Justice Department had appointed Robert Mueller as a special counsel landed last night, the White House was reportedly as surprised as everyone else. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had only informed the president’s staff once the order was signed.Nonetheless, President Trump took the news in stride, aides...

    Robert Mueller Will Serve as Special Counsel on Russia
    May18

    Robert Mueller Will Serve as Special Counsel on Russia

    Updated on May 17 at 6:43 p.m.The Department of Justice has named Robert Mueller, the former director of the FBI, as a special prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and ties between the Trump administration and Russia.The Justice Department made the announcement Wednesday at 6 p.m., following 10 days of political...

    Trump’s Interests vs. America’s, Toronto Tower Edition
    May17

    Trump’s Interests vs. America’s, Toronto Tower Edition

    President Donald Trump’s properties around the world bring with them business partners from around the world. Several of these ties have already come under scrutiny: A Trump-branded tower in Baku, Azerbaijan, put him in business with allegedly corrupt officials who are themselves connected with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, for example,...

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