Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Book Review Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by Nonfiction Buy Book ▾ Amazon Local Booksellers Barnes and Noble When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. ByDamon Linker Nov. 1, 2018 THE CORROSION OF CONSERVATISM Why I Left the Right Donald Trump may be a know-nothing demagogue and would-be authoritarian who thinks and acts more like a mob boss than a statesman, but he has at least one indisputable talent: puncturing the pieties that prevail among members of the country’s political and journalistic establishments. One memorable example took place in early May 2016, shortly after Trump became the presumptive Republican nominee. Asked how he could serve as the party’s standard-bearer when so many of its leaders since the election of Ronald Reagan viewed him with contempt, … [Read more...] about Did Max Boot Turn His Back on the Republican Party, or Did the Party Turn Its Back on Him?
Colleen Barry, Ap Fashion Writer Updated 8:09 am PDT, Thursday, September 20, 2018 Model Gigi Hadid wears a creation as part of the Fendi women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Model Gigi Hadid wears a creation as part of the Fendi women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Photo: Luca Bruno, AP Models wear creations as part of the Fendi women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Models wear creations as part of the Fendi women's 2019 Spring-Summer collection, unveiled during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Photo: Luca Bruno, AP A model wears a creation as part of the Fendi women's 2019 Spring-Summer … [Read more...] about Nicki Minaj struts into Fendi; Max Mara rewrites classics
A BRITISH UFO hunter who died after vomiting two litres of black liquid had his laptop wiped by authorities before it was returned to his family, a court today heard. Mystery has shrouded the sudden death of Max Spiers, 39, of Canterbury, Kent, who was in Poland for a conference in July 2016 when his body was discovered by a friend. Polish authorities concluded he died of natural causes, but his mum says he sent her a text days before he died instructing her to "investigate" should anything happen to him. Finally, more than two years after his death an inquest date has been set and is likely to be held over four days in January 2019. A pre-inquest review at Guildhall in Sandwich, Kent, today heard that the contents of the dad-of-two's laptop and a mobile phone will be analysed. The barrister for Mr Spiers' mum, Adam Taylor, called for members of the Polish emergency services to appear as witnesses at the inquest after a "number of discrepancies" in their accounts of his death. Mr … [Read more...] about Brit UFO hunter Max Spiers who died aged 39 after vomiting 2L of black liquid ‘had laptop wiped by authorities before it was returned to family’
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print Max Boot WASHINGTON POST Enlarge The outlook for Gina Haspel’s nomination to run the CIA is not good. As the Washington Post revealed, White House aides had to talk Ms. Haspel out of withdrawing her nomination on Friday. On Monday, CNN reported a backup nominee is in place in case Ms. Haspel isn’t confirmed: Susan Gordon, the current deputy director of national intelligence. If accurate, this removes the strongest argument for Ms. Haspel, and the reason her CIA colleagues have been inappropriately lobbying for her nomination: the fear that it is either her, or an unqualified ideologue such as Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark..) who would politicize intelligence. If the alternative to Ms. Haspel is another intelligence professional who isn’t marred by involvement in torture and the destruction of evidence, then it is difficult to see why wavering senators would want to stick their necks out to vote for her. … [Read more...] about Max Boot: You can be tough on terrorism without using torture
President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday, bringing Tillerson's rocky tenure to an abrupt end after months of disagreements. Trump tapped CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Tillerson and is elevating Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel to become the first woman to lead the spy agency. Tillerson, the former chief executive of Exxon Mobil, was not consulted about the president's decision, according to an undersecretary of state. His relationship with Trump had soured over a period of months, and he learned he had been fired from a tweet, senior State Department officials told NBC News. "Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!" Trump said in the tweet announcing the decision. Tillerson told reporters he spoke to Trump while … [Read more...] about Trump Fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Taps CIA Director Pompeo to Replace Him