Stonewaller, shape-shifter, liar. I wrote last week about how an all-but-certain presidential nominee embodied these characteristics, prompting comments from readers observing, with varying degrees of snarkiness, that they had assumed I was referring to Hillary Clinton.
If Donald Trump prefers combatants who aren’t captured, as he once mocked John McCain, he apparently doesn’t believe in taking prisoners, either. The exception to the rule is obviously truth. But then, veracity is no hindrance to the conspiracy-minded.
Workers’ rights are on a bit of a roll these days. Not only are $15 minimum-wage increases starting to take hold in cities across the country, but bills mandating paid sick time are making their way through state legislatures. And top brands like Starbucks and J. Crew are eliminating erratic “on-call” work schedules for their employees.
The mere possibility of a Donald Trump presidency will perhaps have a salutary effect. It might demystify an office that has become now swollen with inappropriate powers and swaddled in a pretentiousness discordant with a republic’s ethic of simplicity. This wholesome retreat from presidential grandiosity would be advanced if on Jan. 20, 2017, the 45th president delivered this inaugural address:
In his interview with the Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly on Tuesday night, Donald Trump tried to pull off a win-win straight out of “The Art of the Deal”: At once trying to prove that he was a friend of women and that no woman gets the best of him. It’s not clear how well he succeeded, but he was able to put an end to his feud with a star newswoman and make nice with a network he will need in the general election.
Given America’s long-running battle with Islamist terrorists — a battle that won’t end soon — we need to know which countries support terrorists under the table. Especially when those countries are supposed to be allies.
At times I miss it. Of course I miss it. There are few moments in life that compare with standing on the sideline at the end of a nail-biting Seahawks game. But I never have regrets about leaving the Sports section for the Opinion page a couple of years ago.
In January, the possible choices for president were so broad that some voters may have thrown up their hands in confusion. With Washington’s presidential primary underway, the choices are much fewer, but some voters may still be wondering who best matches their views on key issues.