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Debra J. Saunders
Debra J. Saunders is the White House correspondent for the Las Vegas Review Journal. Contact her at dsaunders@reviewjournal.com or at 202-662-7391. Follow @DebraJSaunders on Twitter.
by | Feb 16, 2020

Washington President Donald Trump is turning his base into hardcore civil libertarians and turning the left into brutal authoritarians. Although, to be fair, he’s not doing it alone. Overzealous federal prosecutors are the big drivers. Exhibit A: Roger Stone, the…

by | Feb 9, 2020

Two words leaped to mind just before Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, announced that he would vote to convict President Donald Trump on one article of impeachment: frog’s legs. Frog’s legs were on the menu as then-president-elect and Romney dined at…

by | Feb 2, 2020

Washington Lev Parnas, the Ukrainian-born American who has photos and video to prove that he knows President Donald Trump, showed up outside the Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday. Parnas couldn’t get into the chamber because the indicted associate of Rudy…

by | Jan 26, 2020

Washington Google “fact-check Senate impeachment” and you can read about all the factual errors made by President Donald Trump’s team of lawyers. What about those of the House impeachment managers? Apparently, this week, head prosecutor Adam Schiff and his colleagues…

by | Jan 19, 2020

Washington In the first half of January, Americans saw President Donald Trump at his best. Trump ordered a January 3 drone strike that killed Iranian terror leader Qassem Soleimani in response to Iranian proxies who rushed the U.S. embassy in…

by | Jan 12, 2020

Washington When the Consumer Technology Association announced that Ivanka Trump, elder daughter and adviser to President Donald Trump, would be a keynote speaker at CES 2020, some of the very people who had been pushing for more female speakers, and…

by | Jan 5, 2020

Washington Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro announced Thursday that he was bowing out of the 2020 Democratic primary. The only reason to notice or care is that Castro was one of the more shrill candidates, so it’s…

by | Dec 29, 2019

Washington I started smoking in high school and quit in my early 20s. I wish I never smoked, but I did. I thought it was cool until I knew it was stupid. That’s when I quit. Laws that restricted the…

by | Dec 22, 2019

Washington Imagine there is a murder trial that takes months and involves many witnesses, and then, at the end, the prosecutor announces that he’s done such a great job of arguing guilt, he’s not going to send the case to…

by | Dec 15, 2019

Washington A recent CNN story framed Attorney General Bill Barr’s criticisms of the FBI’s behavior in the Russia probe as “attacks,” which could have a “chilling effect” on law enforcement. The metaphor makes it sound as if an innocent institution…

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