From the daily archives: Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Edgar Hoover and James Jesus Angleton, where are you, now that we really need you?

Hoover, the long-time FBI Director, and Angleton, the CIA’s legendary Director of Counterintelligence, were they alive today, might be digging at a furious pace to find out if GOP standard bearer Donald Trump could be a mole working in plain view for the Kremlin’s Vladimir Putin.

Sound crazy? Not really.

In a plot twist that would cause fiction writers to scratch their heads, presidential candidate Donald Trump has embraced the Russian dictator, viewing him as a more effective leader than President Barack Obama. During the […]

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Today, Trump campaign representatives spelled out a plan he is prepared to unveil tonight to provide six weeks of paid maternity leave to new parents through unemployment benefits for those whose employers don’t offer paid maternity leave. There are a number of immediately obvious problems with the plan.

(Birth?) Mothers Only

According to reporting by the Washington Post, the plan would apply to mothers and not be transferable to fathers. This flies in the face of considerable research showing that when fathers take paternity leave, it leads to a number of positive outcomes for children and parents. For example, when men take leave to […]

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