Bulwark Originals (page 4)

January 9, 2020 5:14 am

Trump’s Treatment of U.S. Allies Comes Home to Roost

For three years Donald Trump abused America's allies. Now he’s shocked that they’re not rushing to back him up on killing Soleimani.
Shay Khatiri
January 8, 2020 6:07 am

Team of Rookies

The Iran clash finds a president who has never dealt with a national security crisis before, surrounded by officials who also have little crisis experience.
Shay Khatiri
January 8, 2020 5:36 am

For the Democrats, It’s Biden—Or Chaos

It’s the damnedest thing: After a year wherein his campaign too often evoked Weekend at Bernie’s, a close look at…
Richard North Patterson
January 8, 2020 5:35 am

Did Trump Create a New Standard for “Self-Defense” By Killing Soleimani?

President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are justifying the targeted killing of the commander of Iran’s Quds Force,…
Philip Rotner
January 7, 2020 7:42 am

If There Are Witnesses, the Senate Can Compel Them

“You tell Mr. Butterfield that I will send the sergeant-at-arms to fetch him.”
James Robenalt
January 7, 2020 6:00 am

How Rudy Got Trump Impeached

Had Trump hired just about any competent lawyer instead of Rudy, his political circumstances would look quite different.
Philip Rotner
January 7, 2020 6:00 am

Illegal. Barbaric. And Foolish.

Attacking Iranian cultural sites would violate the law and harm American interests.
Shay Khatiri
January 7, 2020 5:28 am

The Big Lie Comes to British Politics

It was a standout moment in a largely uneventful campaign. “Forgive me Mr. Johnson,” asked the ITV presenter in…
Ivo Dawnay
January 6, 2020 5:25 am

The 2020 Economy Could Be Bad for Trump… And the Rest of Us

As signs of a global recession threaten the president’s reelection, the administration seems blissfully unaware.
Desmond Lachman
January 6, 2020 5:22 am

How Killing Soleimani Creates Danger—and Opportunity

It was a righteous strike. But an ominous one.
Brian Stewart