Trump Is Beginning to Lose His Grip

It isn’t just white suburban women who switched to Democrats. Parts of rural and white working class America peeled off too. By Stanley B. GreenbergMr. Greenberg is a Democratic pollster.Nov. 17, 2018ImagePeople vote at the Scott County Courthouse in Georgetown, Ky., earlier this month.CreditCreditMaddie McGarvey for The New York TimesAmerica’s polarized citizenry took a break… Read More

E Tu Jim Mattis?

The defense secretary is the best of this administration. But even the best stumbles.Nov. 17, 2018ImageCreditCreditIllustration by Ben Wiseman; photograph by Eric Thayer for The New York TimesIf almost any other member of President Trump’s cabinet had sought to justify his deployment of thousands of troops to the border by talking about the threat of… Read More

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PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — A meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea has highlighted widening divisions between global powers the U.S. and China and a growing competition for influence in the usually neglected South Pacific. The 21 nations at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby struggled to bridge differences… Read More

Op-Ed Columnist: Too Rich to Jail

Nov. 17, 2018ImageActing Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, flanked by other cabinet members, attended a ceremony at the White House on Friday.CreditCreditSarah Silbiger/The New York TimesWASHINGTON — When I was in Reykjavik in August, Icelanders were bragging about putting the corrupt bankers who ravaged their economy in prison. In America, it works somewhat differently.We let the… Read More