With little electricity, no combat pay and holidays away from home, the 5,600 American troops on the southwest border are on a mission ordered by a politically determined commander in chief and a Pentagon unable to convince him of its perils.
Greg JaffeWhen that orange glow on the horizon ins't a sunset over a foreign land... It's a Whataburger sign. Mattis said this isn't a "political stunt," but I would like someone to explain what exactly it is. No one in the Pentagon seems willing to even try.
Vietnam had promised more workers’ rights. Without the TPP, it has instead unleashed a crackdown.
Greg JaffeA great series in the @washingtonpost traces the ripples from two Trump executive orders, signed during his first week in office. In this story @davidnakamura and @simondenyer follow the ripples to factories, unions and environmental activists in Vietnam.
“I’ve become a professional protest greeter,” says the head of Sen. Susan Collins’ Maine office, who has faced two years of anti-Trump protests.
Greg JaffeWhat's it like when you work for Sen. Susan Collins, the key vote on Kavanaugh and everything contentious these days, and protesters are constantly massing outside your door. My story from Portland, Maine.
A short-staffed Supreme Court appeared split on a case involving habitat for the endangered animal.
Greg JaffeHaHa. “The dusky gopher frog is a somewhat defenseless creature, confined to a handful of pampered ponds in a Miss. forest and at “serious risk of extinction...Yet it managed to divide the understaffed Supreme Court” @scotusreporter
In a Nebraska cul-de-sac, two women struggle to reconcile polarizing views of Kavanaugh and Trump’s presidency.
Greg JaffeI watched the Kavanaugh hearing w/ two neighbors in Gering, Neb. Here’s their story: For two Nebraska women, the Kavanaugh hearings test their view of their country, of Trump and each other
Greg JaffeI spent the week of the Kavanaugh hearing with two neighbors in rural W. Nebraska. Here’s their story...
I went to an elite high school down the road from his. Here’s what I saw.
Greg JaffeI wrote this about my HS experience at Landon School (a Bethesda boy's prep school) in the 1980s. I hope it sheds some light on the Kavanaugh story and why it dredges up so many conflicting emotions.
Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. History can tell us where this leads.
Greg JaffeThis piece is really thought provoking: Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well. @anneapplebaum offers a warning from Europe
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday flatly dismissed reports suggesting...
Greg JaffeProf. Mattis’s Journalism 101 lecture: “Somebody cooks up a headline. They then call to a normally chatty class of people. They find a couple of other things to put in. They add the rumors... Next thing you know, you've got a story," he tells @phildstewart
More than 100 U.S. troops were sent to reinforce a remote coalition outpost in southern Syria on Friday.
Greg JaffeMore US troops are headed to Tanf, which sits on an Iranian supply line. Not much (possibly not any) ISIS down there. The mission there is about Iran and to a lesser extent Russia and the Assad regime.