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Trump’s vow to end military drills with Seoul stuns a region

SINGAPORE – President Donald Trump on Tuesday rocked a region and suggested the upending of decades of U.S. defense posture on the Korean Peninsula when he announced that he was …


Michael Gerson: G-7 debacle proves Trump is operating on a different map

BERLIN – It is strange being in a foreign country and watching American post-World War II leadership – as practiced by presidents such as Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald …


UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

‘This is their life and their future’: Koreans in Spokane reflect on historic summit

The historic summit meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has Koreans in Spokane closely watching the outcome.


Max Boot: Trump turns the G-7 into the G-6 vs. G-1

Shortly after Donald Trump won the South Carolina primary in February 2016, I warned in an article co-written with economist Benn Steil that “a Trump presidency threatens the post-World War …


Robert J. Samuelson: Trump’s trade myths

You cannot understand President Trump’s so-called “trade war” without acknowledging that it’s mostly about politics and not about economics. Trump has embarked on a giant marketing campaign to convince us …


Dana Milbank: With no Eagles around, Trump acts like a turkey

Patriotism, Samuel Johnson told us long ago, is the last refuge of a scoundrel. President Trump just made it the last refuge of the jilted. Here, on the South Lawn …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

Trump commutes term of Kardashian-championed drug offender

President Donald Trump commuted the sentence Wednesday of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West in a …


Malcolm Jenkins chooses handwritten signs instead of spoken words to convey message after cancellation of Eagles’ visit to White House

Malcolm Jenkins, perhaps the most outspoken player on the Eagles, chose not to speak on Wednesday. Instead, Jenkins responded to questions about the Eagles’ rescinded White House invitation by holding …


Michael Gerson: Kevin McCarthy has been a leader in Trump’s troop of enablers

On the evidence of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s CNN interview over the weekend, the likely next speaker of the House is a mindless sycophant and a threat to the constitutional order. …


Kathleen Parker: I-Vanka be Daddy’s girl

Of course, I’m jealous of Ivanka Trump – because any criticism of another woman has to be jealousy, according to the letters I shall receive. In the following order, I …


Marc A. Thiessen: Democrats’ dishonesty hands Trump a winning issue

How evil is MS-13? Last year, two gang members in Texas reportedly murdered a teenage girl as an offering to Satan. According to prosecutors, the gang leader (known as “Diabolico”) …


Tariff war could hit Washington state apple sales to Mexico

The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America’s closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that prompted fears of …


Trudy Rubin: Putin’s info war against America amplified by Trump

Last month, I visited Russia to learn more about the Kremlin’s campaign to influence the U.S. election in 2016. But the more I learned about Kremlin techniques, magnified by social …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Trump supporters speak

We’re going to try something different today. Rather than pontificate yet again upon the motives of Donald Trump’s supporters, I’ll let a few of them explain themselves in their own …


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump should make clear to North Korea that the Libya model is indeed on the table

After months of pretending to be normal and reasonable on the diplomatic stage, North Korea’s mask has slipped, and Pyongyang is back to threatening a “nuclear-to-nuclear showdown” that will “make …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

Korea summit after all? Trump says ‘everybody plays games’

“Everybody plays games,” President Donald Trump declared Friday as he suggested the potentially historic North Korean summit he had suddenly called off might be getting back on track.


Froma Harrop: The art of blowing the deal

When bluster ends in capitulation, what do other negotiating partners see? Blood in the water. North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, surely absorbed the lesson from the Trump administration’s recent …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

Trump cancels summit with Kim; North Korea still wants talks

President Donald Trump abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on Thursday, blaming “tremendous anger and open hostility” by Pyongyang and abandoning for now a meeting that …


Who is Stefan A. Halper, the FBI source who assisted the Russia investigation?

Stefan A. Halper, the FBI source who assisted the Russia investigation and is at the center of a standoff between congressional Republicans and the Justice Department, is a well-connected veteran …


Marc A. Thiessen: North Korea is acting up because Trump has it cornered

North Korea’s recent temper tantrum over U.S.-South Korean military exercises and its threat to pull out of its upcoming summit with President Trump are signs that Trump’s North Korea strategy …


Carl P. Leubsdorf: Trump keeps reversing Obama’s initiatives without anything to replace them

Barack Obama left the presidency with job approval ratings in the upper 50s and a lengthy list of achievements ranging from the Affordable Care Act to new relationships abroad with …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 8:09 a.m.

Gunman arrested after police shootout at Trump resort in Florida

Gunfire erupted early Friday at President Donald Trump’s Miami-area golf resort, as a man shouting anti-Trump rhetoric draped a flag over a lobby counter and exchanged fire with officers in …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

South Korea pushes for successful Trump-Kim talks

South Korea says it’s pushing to reset high-level talks with North Korea and will communicate closely with Washington and Pyongyang to increase the chances of successful talks between President Donald …


Jennifer Rubin: Putting China first and letting sanction-breakers off the hook

The Wall Street Journal reports: “President Donald Trump said he was working with Chinese President Xi Jinping to keep ZTE Corp. in business, throwing an extraordinary lifeline to the stricken …


Clarence Page: Trump calls media ‘corrupt’? Look who’s talking

In case you hadn’t figured it out by now, President Donald Trump has what most of us should have figured out: His campaign against “fake news” is really a war …


Fareed Zakaria: Trump just proved Iran’s hardliners right

Jeb Bush said Donald Trump would be a “chaos president.” And last week, Trump lived up to the billing, choosing to defy virtually the entire world, including America’s closest European …


Gonzaga trustee leads company building Trump’s border wall in New Mexico

A longtime Gonzaga University trustee who has made substantial donations for campus projects also leads a major construction company that’s contracted to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 6:53 p.m.

Summit is set: Trump-Kim to meet June 12 in Singapore

Envisioning “a very special moment for world peace,” President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un for highly anticipated summit talks in Singapore on June …


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Freed detainees head home for big welcome, featuring Trump

Freed after more than a year in prison, three Americans flew homeward from North Korea late Wednesday toward a big middle-of-the-night celebration featuring President Donald Trump – the latest sign …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Do we really need to ‘understand’ Trump supporters?

This is for Rose. She is a nice lady who wrote me a nice email in which she spoke about the need to try to understand Donald Trump’s supporters. As …