FROM Gail Collins
Conversation with Gail Collins Gail Collins is a regular columnist for the New York Times. She often writes about politics, and she never lets us forget that Mitt Romney drove to Canada with his dog strapped to the top of the car. Now she's written As Texas Goes… : How the Lone Star State has Hijacked the American Agenda, a cautionary book about Texas and its influence on the rest of the country.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?