Northern Reflections: He’s Back!

That was quite a performance. Yesterday, in his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Donald Trump made it clear he’s out for revenge. Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman write: In an address on Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, his first public appearance since he left

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Northern Reflections: A Social Disease

Republicans are objecting to some of Joe Biden’s appointments. Jennifer Rubin writes that most of them are women of colour. For instance, they attacked Neera Tanden, President Biden’s nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, declaring that her “allegiance is not to America and it’s not to President

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Northern Reflections: Racism In The American Psyche

Yesterday, Merrick Garland appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The contrast between Garland and William Barr — his immediate predecessor — was profound. Jennifer Rubin writes: President Biden’s nominee for attorney general, Merrick Garland, sailed through his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, providing Republicans nary a

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Northern Reflections: Don’t Panic

Canada’s deficit hawks are worried about the increasing costs of fighting the pandemic. Andrew Jackson writes: Last week, the Globe and Mail and the National Post gave prominent coverage to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute’s Fiscal and Tax Working Group. The report sounded the alarm over high and

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Northern Reflections: A Trumpian Defence

Donald Trump finally got the lawyers he wanted. Their defence of Donald was, indeed, Trumpian. Dana Milbank writes: They misstated legal precedents. They invented facts. They rewrote history. Trump lawyer Bruce Castor, panned for his rambling opening argument Wednesday, closed the argument Friday by confusing Georgia Secretary of State Brad

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Northern Reflections: Air Tight

The case that House Managers presented yesterday — and will continue to present today — is a master class in good lawyering. E.J. Dionne writes that it is airtight: The House impeachment managers moved efficiently on Wednesday to close off the escape hatches and back doors for Senate Republicans. Quietly

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Northern Reflections: Craven Cowards

Yesterday, Donald Trump’s lawyers argued that it was too late to convict Donald Trump of high crimes and misdemeanors. That should have been done, they proclaimed, while he was in office. Jennifer Rubin writes: Let’s not forget that the only reason the impeachment, which the House voted on before Trump

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