FROM Eitan Gorlin
How to Become a Policy Advisor to a Presidential Candidate In the aftermath of the presidential election, Fox News reported that Sarah Palin did not know Africa was a continent, attributing the news to an unnamed advisor in the McCain campaign. Other news outlets wanted to know who that was. Martin Eisenstadt came forward, as reported by MSNBC. But Eisenstadt doesn't really exist, except as a virtual character on the Internet. At least that's what we're told by Eitan Gorlin, a filmmaker who invented him.
The free-flowing leaks in the Trump White House President Obama tried to clamp down on leakers, but the Trump Administration is besieged almost as never before. Are the "anonymous sources" partisans or worried professionals? Are they endangering the republic or performing a public service?
Is the United States losing its moral authority in the world? American support for human rights has often been criticized as more about words than it is about action. President Trump is creating more skeptics than ever. What are the consequences for America's role in the world?
Trump, the GOP and the rule of law Conservatives — and some Republicans — are criticizing the President for "the mess he made" in firing FBI Director James Comey. We hear about a potential successor, the possibility of "obstruction of justice" and the constitutional separation of powers.