“Voter turnout in 2016 was reduced by approx. 200,000 votes because of WI’s photo ID laws.” — Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), post on Twitter, May 17, 2017 “Look, in Kansas, for example, we put our photo ID law in place in 2012. So, if you want to test the effect on participation, you look at […]
“Just arrived in Italy for the G7. Trip has been very successful. We made and saved the USA many billions of dollars and millions of jobs.” — President Trump, in a tweet, May 26 All presidents like to claim their foreign travels are a success. But this tweet by President Trump sets a record for […]
* Missy Ryan and Greg Jaffe report on the unusual concentration of former generals in the civilian national security leadership in the Trump administration: Current and retired military officers not only hold positions at the highest ranks of government but also fill senior staff jobs in the White House that have traditionally been the purview […]
It was supposed to go much more smoothly than this. During the 2016 campaign, Republicans uneasy with Donald Trump told themselves that the real action would be in Congress, where their dreams would finally be realized. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell would pass one sweeping bill after another to put conservative ideology into practice, and […]
The Trump White House is in crisis — and the people there have no idea what to do about it. Or to be more precise, they have plenty of ideas, but they’re all wrong. They seem to stem from a fundamental misunderstanding of what their problem is. As they rack their brains to figure out […]
April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks was asked Thursday night by Stephen Colbert about the responsibility of White House correspondents: “Get information, accurate information, facts for the American public. It’s not about us. It’s about the American public. It’s abut the First Amendment. It’s about freedom of the press. It’s not about us, it’s […]
I hope you all have a relaxing and safe Memorial Day. Amidst the leisure time activities, please take time to express thanks for the men and women in our armed services throughout our history who gave the “the last full measure of devotion” for our country. Right Turn will be back on Tuesday morning.