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PHILIP ROTNER: Here’s Why Trump’s “Declassification” Defense Falls Apart.
THE OVERHEATED PUBLIC DEBATE over whether Donald Trump really did casually declassify more than 300 classified documents on his way out of the White House—a debate given new life last week with the report of an audio recording in which Trump’s own words seem to undermine his declassification defense—is a small tempest in a large teapot.
It doesn’t mean nothing, but it doesn’t mean much.
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THE NOVA KAKHOVKA DAM, a massive concrete wall across the Dnipro River in the middle of Ukraine, collapsed Tuesday, threatening to flood large portions of southern Ukraine along both sides of the front lines. We know a little; we can predict a little more about what this might mean for the war in Ukraine; and we can suspect, with caveats, who might be at fault.
New from Me: Wait, How Many People Are Running for President Now?
WITH THE 2024 PRESIDENTIAL RACE race well underway, let’s take a look at a few of the candidates or almost-candidates who are not named Biden, Trump, or DeSantis—the dreamers and the deluded, the also-rans and the lesser-knowns, the quirky and the quacks. Several of them will likely be out of the race before a single primary vote is cast, so why not pour out some pixels for them now while they’re still around?
Happy Tuesday! The PGA has made amends with the Saudi-funded LIV tour, agreeing to a merger. And just like that: professional golf is dead to me. As Sen. Chris Murphy observes, maybe the PGA’s protests about Saudi Arabia’s human rights records weren’t so sincere after all?
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