It’s No ‘Glengarry’: A Times Theater Critic Reviews ‘Eyes Only’

Though Mr. Trump is credited as a co-author of The Art of the Deal, there is little art to his depiction of the character of The President in Eyes Only. Unlike Mr. Mamets lowlifes, he has no long game; he is incapable of disguising his agenda. Over and over h…

Democrats still think Joe Biden is electable, but they’re cooling on him

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention at the SNHU Arena on September 7, 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire Scott Eisen/Getty Images A recurring series of Insider polls show …

Bank of America says fund managers’ fears of a recession are at levels not seen since the depths of the financial crisis

Associated Press Bank of America surveyed 235 fund managers, asking them a variety of questions including how likely a recession in the next year is, and whether interest rates were to rise. Few in the survey said interest rates would rise w…

Facebook election interference study delayed over privacy concerns

Facebook election interference study delayed over privacy concerns

Facebooks plans to open up its data vault for researchers to analyze the platforms influence on elections has run into privacy concerns. In April 2018, the social media giant announced a new initiative to share a database of URLs its users have linked to bet…

The US should amend the Constitution to put an end to gerrymandering and protect our democracy

The US should amend the Constitution to put an end to gerrymandering and protect our democracy

In 1986, Ferdinand E. Marcos, the president of the Philippines and de-facto dictator, was facing a serious challenge from Corazon C. Aquino. In a document later prepared by the US State Department, close to 3.5 million citizens likely to cast a vote for Aquin…

Who Won the Democratic Debate? Texas

Who Won the Democratic Debate? Texas

This is an election year when the biggest yahoo comes from New York, and the Texans on the stage talk like the Ivy League smarties they are. Here, too, is Elizabeth Warren reminding us that she spent many years here in school and teaching at the University of…

Enticed by Scheer’s promise to end corporate welfare? Caveat emptor

Enticed by Scheer’s promise to end corporate welfare? Caveat emptor

The problem with the promise to end corporate welfare isnt the idea, but the definition. And since Andrew Scheer cant define it, its hard to take it seriously. It is the Conservative version of Justin Trudeaus 2015 electoral-reform promise: It sounds pleasin…

Trump impeachment inquiry: Whistleblower ‘is CIA officer’

Trump impeachment inquiry: Whistleblower ‘is CIA officer’

Media captionDid Trump ask for “a favour” in return for aid to Ukraine? The whistleblower whose complaint has led to an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump is a CIA officer, US media report. The New York Times said the unnamed officer once worked at th…

In Trump’s Ukraine flap, risks and opportunities for Biden

In Trump’s Ukraine flap, risks and opportunities for Biden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The growing flap over whether President Donald Trump used his office to seek re-election help from his Ukrainian counterpart poses political risks, and some opportunities, for Democratic White House front-runner Joe Biden. Biden, the …

Factbox: Netanyahu’s West Bank pledge alarms Middle Eastern states

Factbox: Netanyahu’s West Bank pledge alarms Middle Eastern states

CAIRO (Reuters) – Middle Eastern nations have expressed alarm at a plan by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex parts of the occupied West Bank if he wins a closely contested election less than a week away. Netanyahu said on Tuesday he would a…

How Trump and His 2020 Rivals Are Using the Impeachment Battle to Rake In Cash

How Trump and His 2020 Rivals Are Using the Impeachment Battle to Rake In Cash

One unusual appeal sent Tuesday evening suggested that Mr. Bidens sliding poll numbers were a bigger problem than Mr. Trumps foreign dealings. Look, heres the bad news: Trump is using the Oval Office to pressure a foreign power into interfering in the 2020 e…

China’s industrial production just keeps falling — and its bringing the US down with it

China’s industrial production just keeps falling — and its bringing the US down with it

Adam Glanzman/Getty Images Data released on Monday showed that Chinese industrial production fell in August — that’s after hitting a 17-year low in July, just showing how much the trade war is hurting China’s economy. Pantheon Macroeconomics…

The conservative org that sold out to Trump

The conservative org that sold out to Trump

Republican Charlie Dent is a former US congressman from Pennsylvania who served as chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies from 2015 until 2018. He is currently a CNN political commenta…