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The anonymous op-ed in the NY Times merited publication

September 6, 2018  •  Fox News

I worked at The New York Times for most of my career. I know the paper. The editorial section, which is separate from the news section, would not have published an anonymous op-ed without the consent of the publisher and a consensus among editorial page editors that the views expressed about President Trump needed to be heard.

But was that the right call?

The extraordinary column was published Wednesday, a day after initial excerpts emerged from Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House."

Some say the essay was the pathetic "me too" effort by The New York Times to match the scoops in Woodward's book published in The Washington Post.

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Faithful Servant
Michael A. Sheehan (1955–2018) was a soldier and a patriot.

August 2, 2018  •  City Journal

With intelligence and ferocity, Michael Sheehan waged titanic, sometimes losing, battles against America's enemies near and far. As a 1977 West Point graduate and young officer in the U.S. Army's Special Forces, he fought drug dealers, insurgents, and terrorists in Central America. While on active duty, and later in a variety of senior civilian posts, he battled al-Qaida, first in Sudan and Afghanistan, and, after 9/11, in New York. While he never lost focus on America's resilient enemies abroad, what angered him most, friends know, was bureaucratic rigidity and passivity, government waste and distraction, and above all, conventional thinking. For the past seven years, he had fought painful, disabling multiple myeloma, a war he lost on July 30 at age 63.

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Trump meets Putin and the fallout accomplishes the politically impossible - Helsinki unites GOP, Democrats

July 17, 2018  •  Fox News

"Shameful." "Disgraceful." "A bad day for the U.S." "The most serious mistake of his presidency." That was how senior Republicans characterized the joint press conference Monday by President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki at the end of their summit.

The press conference appears to have accomplished the politically impossible. President Trump's stunning endorsement of Putin's denial of Russian meddling in the 2016 American election – contradicting the unanimous finding of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies – not only shocked Republicans, it spurred many of them for the first time in Trump's presidency to join Democrats in criticizing him.

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Loyalty to Self

June 15, 2018  •  City Journal

The Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General's long-awaited report found no explicit political agenda or motivation for former FBI director James Comey's "extraordinary" violations of FBI and DOJ rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Nor did the 568-page report challenge Comey's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email in handling secret information while serving as President Barack Obama's Secretary of State. "We found no evidence that the conclusions by department prosecutors were affected by bias or other improper considerations," concluded Michael Horowitz, the independent-minded inspector general, after reviewing 1.2 million documents and interviewing more than 100 witnesses.

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North Korea Summit: A Trump-Kim PR stunt or a major step toward denuclearization?

June 13, 2018  •  Fox News

The Singapore summit was quintessentially Trumpian – a made-for-TV spectacular, long on red-carpet pageantry and short on substance. It was also Trumpian in another sense: both President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made vague pledges they can easily ignore should follow-on talks falter.

President Trump expressed optimism Wednesday about the outcome of the talks, tweeting: "Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!"

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