Trumps New Legal Adviser Is an Anti-LGBT, Fox News-Ready Bomb Thrower

If you dont know who Jenna Ellis is, you are hardly alone. Many officials at the upper echelons of Trumpworld dont really know her, either. In more than a dozen conversations with senior figures in the White House, 2020 campaign, and broader Trump orbit, barely anybody had known Ellis as more than a blip on the six-page letter delivered to Capitol Hill shortly before he was PJ Media last week. The letters drafting process included White House brass such as Trumps immigration adviser and chief speechwriter largely cut off from the initial process. As of November, Ellis has been a senior legal adviser to both the Trump campaign and the president, and shes quickly earned accolades from Trumps core group …

How Has This Decade Felt for LGBTQ Americans? Like Whiplash.

How has the last decade felt if youre an Pose, Gentleman Jack, Danica Roem made history first in 2017 by becoming the first-ever out transgender state legislator, when she was elected to represent the 13th District in the Virginia House of Delegates. This year, Roem made history again as the first out trans person to be re-elected to a state legislature. In 2018, Kyrsten Sinema became the first out bisexual senator (in Arizona), and Jared Polis became the first openly gay man to be elected governor of a U.S. state (Colorado). Some 80 LGBTQ candidates won their races in this November's elections. At the same time as these signs of progress, Proposition 8, which was passed in California in 2008 …

Trump, Afghanistan, and The Tweet of Damocles

PARISThe Washington Posts NBC and other media reported Saturday night that Trump is preparing a drawdown of 4,000 more troops, to a level of 8,000 to 9,000 boots on the ground, with the aim of "ending" the war (for Americans) before the 2020 election. But is complete withdrawalwhat the Taliban call a proclaimed in July, then said, I dont want to go that route. In September, he The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West, due for publication in March. Ironically, since few people have a more granular sense of the problems faced in Afghanistan and their causes, Kilcullen was not among those interviewed for the U.S. governments lessons learned project that is the basis …

Trump Stomps Home From NATO Meeting After Two-Faced Trudeau Was Mean to Him

Its fair to say the NATO leaders meeting in Britain is not going terribly well. Donald Trump hit out at Justin Trudeau on Wednesday after a candid video emerged of the Canadian prime minister ridiculing the U.S. president to the obvious delight and amusement of other world leaders. A fed-up Trump then canceled his scheduled press conference and said hed fly straight home. The video shows Trudeau with French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at a gathering at Buckingham Palace. Trudeau mocked Trumps unexpected Monday press conferences, and said he watched [Trumps] teams jaws drop to the floor when the president made an announcement, which wasnt specified in the video. Trudeau later confirmed the leaders were …