David French of National Review and Chad Benson of Radio America fill in for Jim Geraghty and Greg Corombos. They hope that Congress may exert its constitutional authority by passing legislation to end the family separation policy, secure the border, and stop illegal immigration. They also fear the growing divide between conservatives and liberals as they each adopt more extreme policy positions. And they react to the insane comparisons between the U.S. border and Nazi concentration camps.More
Richard Goodstein is a Democratic campaign strategist, involved in the Hillary Clinton campaign. Of course, in a world where Carter Page is a Senior Foreign Policy Advisor, it’s difficult to know what that means. Is he just some rando volunteer padding his resume, did he actually get a paycheck from the campaign, or was he one of the inner cabal working to subvert the American electoral process? Who knows?
What we do know is that he’s a frequent talking head on the cable news networks, where he can be counted on to change the subject on a dime, and always reliably parrot the Democratic talking points of the day. I mention him because he’s been selling a particular talking point over the last week or so, a point that I have heard repeated by other Democrats, including a group of Congress critters in the wake of the report from the Office of Inspector General.More
Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, Andrew Egger and Jim Swift discuss the latest in the debate over immigration policy and detained children and what to expect from the DOJ Inspector General memo as it pertains to the Mueller Investigation.More
Richard Epstein considers the pros and cons of America’s newfound diplomatic engagement with North Korea, and discusses related issues of trade, human rights, and presidential power.More
The headline writers adore the word “historic.” It was ubiquitous in reporting on the April meeting between Kim Jung Un and Moon Jae-in. Kim shook Moon’s hand and then guided him over the military demarcation line to step onto North Korean territory. This prompted swoons. What rot. If that was a bona fide gesture of peaceful intent, time will tell. In the meantime, let’s assume it was a stunt.
So too with the summit between Kim Jung Un and Donald Trump, though in this case the media hype couldn’t compete with Mr. Trump’s own. He has basked in talk of a Nobel Peace Prize and predicted that he and the butcher of Pyongyang were “going to have a great discussion and a terrific relationship.” Obviously panting for a meeting, Trump was reportedly livid with National Security Advisor John Bolton, whose May comments about a “Libya solution” to the nuclear weapons problem apparently spooked Kim into withdrawing from the summit. Trump insisted that it was he who canceled, just as he did with the Philadelphia Eagles’ White House visit.More
Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America celebrate another free speech victory coming out of the Supreme Court as it ruled against a Minnesota law that banned political apparel at the polls. They also remain confused at President Donald Trump’s praise for the murderous North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Un. And they look at the initial details of the long-anticipated Inspector’s General report about Comey, Lynch, and the Hillary Clinton private server investigation.More
A couple of weeks ago after having lunch with my friend Evan Sayet I meant to repost his incredibly prescient and well-circulated article from Townhall.com: “He Fights”. Time got away from me, but after seeing the head-spinning events this week in Singapore, I wanted to share as it’s worthwhile re-reading a year later. Whether you’re still a […]
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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America devote all three martinis to the Trump-Kim summit. They are happy that President Trump did not promise to revoke any of the North Korean sanctions and that Kim reportedly made concessions on his missile program. They also rip the deal over Trump agreeing to end joint military exercises with South Korea, while only getting a vague promise from Kim to move towards denuclearization. They also berate Trump for lavishing public praise towards Kim, calling it a great honor to meet with him and suggesting Kim loves his people.More
Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, Jonathan V. Last and Jim Swift talk with host Charlie Sykes about President Trump’s historic meeting in Singapore with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, the wake of the G7 Summit
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Donald Trump gave an hour-long press conference in Singapore after his meeting with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.More
Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, associate editor Ethan Epstein joins guest host Jonathan V. Last to discuss the forthcoming summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.More
Richard Epstein explains what the Constitution says about President Trump’s ability to pardon himself, grapples with the constitutional standards for impeachment, and warns about the political excesses being engendered by the Mueller investigation.More
Today on the Daily Standard podcast, deputy online editor Jim Swift and reporter Andrew Egger discuss EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s towering pile of ethics scandals, growing Republican #Resistance to the Trump tariffs, and the latest developments in the Mueller investigation.More
Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, host Charlie Sykes and Jonathan V. Last talk about the lies of Bill Clinton, the demagoguery of Trump, and the gaslighting of Ted Cruz.More
Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, deputy online editor Jim Swift and reporter Andrew Egger discuss the Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Supreme Court decision and President Trump’s tweets about pardoning himself.More
Political operative and former comms guy for two different Scott Brown US Senate races (in two different states!) Colin Reed talks about the political lessons the GOP can learn for the 2018 midterms from popular GOP governors in the liberal northeast like Charlie Baker (MA); Chris Sununu (NH) and Phil Scott (VT).
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Richard Epstein examines the recent violence in Gaza and explains the hopelessness of current Middle East peace initiatives.More
Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, digital editor Jonathan V. Last discusses the NFL’s response to player protests of police brutality during the national anthem, and the abrupt ending to President Trump’s proposed summit with Kim Jong-un.More