Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome another good jobs report and President Trump’s desire to avoid a government shutdown right before the midterm elections. They also wonder why very few people are discussing Russia threatening to use force near U.S. troops in Syria and accusing us of protecting militias hostile to the Assad regime. And as dozens of top Trump administration officials deny writing the anonymous op-ed in the New York Times, they discuss the immense damage the Times will do to its own reputation if the author turns our to be a figure few people have heard of.

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  1. Seawriter Member

    It might be the author was a high-school senior or a college senior. An intern. You know, a “senior” government official.

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    • September 7, 2018, at 9:25 AM PDT
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  2. dicentra Member

    How do we know the NYT didn’t write it themselves? Maybe it’s just fanfic.

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    • September 7, 2018, at 4:37 PM PDT
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  3. Taras Coolidge

     I blame Trump‘s defenders for not pointing out that a Republican President is Putin‘s nightmare.

    Putin knows the Democrats are pushovers. He remembers the end game of the Cold War, in which Republicans worked to undermine the Soviet Union and its allies, while Democrats offered succor.*

     He watched as Obama talked tough in Syria and then surrendered. And he is watching now as Trump kills Russian “mercenaries”.

    *For example, the so-called Iran-Contra scandal. 

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    • September 8, 2018, at 10:11 AM PDT
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