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Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders is the White House correspondent for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. dsaunders@reviewjournal.com … @DebraJSaunders on Twitter. 202-662-7391

Blame game gains steam after man’s arrest in mail bombs — ANALYSIS

Even before authorities apprehended Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old Florida man suspected of sending crude pipe bombs to the homes of two former presidents and other top Democrats, Washington insiders assumed the devices were intended not to kill or maim, but to advance a political party or ideology.

Trump’s tricks: How he riles the media while entertaining supporters

Critics often accuse President Donald Trump of using dog-whistles to gin up his conservative base. But really, Trump’s most effective trick is to get TV journalists to attack on demand — as you can see in cable news coverage on the caravan of Central Americans headed toward the U.S. border.

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Kavanaugh accuser believable, but can’t corroborate her story

Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in 1982 when they were high school students, came across as genuine and believable as she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday.

You don’t have to be a bigot to be a racist anymore — Analysis

What is a racist? There was a time when the answer to that question was pretty clear cut. A racist was someone who joined a group like the Ku Klux Klan, spewed racial slurs like the n-word, or supported segregation. A racist was someone who thought that people of other races were inherently inferior.

Manafort trial highlights Trump’s bad choices — analysis

In June, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis slammed the position of special counsel as a post too easily “wielded as a political weapon” to troll for dirt on targeted adversaries. At the same time, he ruled that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecution of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was legitimate and should continue.

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