It's almost 7 a.m. here on the west coast of the United States. As I and most of America slept, our president was on television praising a dictator, who currently has more than 200,000 of his own citizens locked up in Nazi-like prison camps, as a "very talented man" who "loves his people."
Let’s all just agree to one thing right now: Whatever our vision of the United States of America is, however we feel about its future and its role in the world, it should not look anything like Pete Hegseth.
There’s trouble brewing for President Donald Trump’s historic, unprecedented, spur-of-the-moment summit with the grandson of a communist revolutionary who carved up the Korean peninsula, along with 37,000 or so American servicemembers, back in the day.
That’s good news. When we last checked the meter in December, it had peaked at 54%. Some people attribute this sharp new decline to the passage of a few weeks without any wildly provocative actions, plus direct talks between the two Korean states, and everyone making nice as the Winter Olympics near.