A whistle-blower complaint raises the possibility that President Trump has betrayed the duties of his office.
Yoni AppelbaumThe thing that swung Gouverneur Morris in favor of adding impeachment to the Constitution? The risk that a president might betray his country’s interests to a foreign potentate, @DavidFrum reminds us
As a real-estate developer, he repeatedly argued that building adequate housing requires federal subsidies. As president, he’s forgotten that.
Yoni AppelbaumDonald Trump wants to round up the homeless. Maybe he should listen to this famous New York real estate developer, who argued persuasively that massive federal subsidies to spur construction of low-income housing is the only solution
The president’s initial misstatement about the danger Hurricane Dorian posed to Alabama was relatively minor. His actions since then pose an actual threat to public safety.
Yoni Appelbaum"Because Ross’s most prominent actions in the administration have been dozing off in meetings and lying about his assets, it’s reasonable to wonder whether the demand actually originated in the White House.” @GrahamDavidA, on Monday
An Ohio man has been arrested for making threats toward a local Jewish community center in New Middletown.
Yoni AppelbaumWe are blessed indeed that most self-avowed members of the master race are this clever and intelligent. But at some point, we might, a country, decide to start taking this problem seriously
By blocking Representatives Omar Ilhan and Rashida Tlaib from visiting Israel, the American president and Israel prime minister have driven a bulldozer through the bipartisan consensus.
Yoni Appelbaum"Trump’s racism and Netanyahu’s dependency have brought us to this point: Israel is showing disrespect to the U.S. Congress and looking afraid to engage Americans who disagree with them.” Quite a piece from former U.S. ambassador to Israel @DanielBShapiro
The 44th president became a devotee of unilateral presidential actions—and then saw many moves quickly reversed once he left office.
Yoni AppelbaumTrump said Obama’s reliance on executive action showed "he doesn’t want to work too hard. He wants to go back and play golf.”
On Monday, Trump announced executive actions on immigration and endangered species. He was at his Bedminster Golf Club.
Ross Andersen named deputy editor; Caitlin Frazier promoted to senior audience editor; and Yoni Appelbaum to lead major expansion of Ideas section.
Yoni Appelbaum2. Now, we’re expanding—adding three senior editors to our team. If you’re excited about the work we’re doing here, and want to help us expand the array of voices we’re bringing to the public conversation, think about joining us
“Wealth work” is one of America’s fastest growing industries. That’s not entirely a good thing.
Yoni Appelbaum“Work in high-cost metros catering to the whims of the wealthy—grooming them, stretching them, feeding them, driving them—has become one of the fastest-growing industries.” @dkthomp on America’s new servant class
This isn’t the first time America has held unaccompanied children at the border—but back in 2014, those children were actually cared for. Now an immigration challenge has turned into a humanitarian crisis.
Yoni Appelbaum"America can protect our borders and still treat with dignity those men, women, and children who come here looking for security and safety,” writes former Secretary of the Army @ericfanning