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Voters cast their ballots at voting booths at PS198M The Straus School on Nov. 8, 2016 in New York City, New York. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Happy Anniversary to America’s Most Corrupted Election

It’s never too late to make sure future votes are secure from foreign interference. Here’s how.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 11:  U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks at a ceremony to commemorate the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the Pentagon September 11, 2017 in Washington, D.C. U.S. President Donald Trump was presiding over his first 9/11 commemoration on the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people when hijackers flew commercial airplanes into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

Does the Military Need a Micromanager?

The Trump White House has delegated enormous responsibility to the Pentagon to look after itself, with predictable results.

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 07:  A pilot waves as he prepares to push back from the gate in American Airlines Flight 903, becoming the first commercial flight from Miami to Cuba in 55-years on September 7, 2016 in Miami, Florida.  The flights that left today went to Cienfuegos and Holgun and American Airlines said they will be adding scheduled service from Miami to Camaguey, Cuba and Santa Clara, Cuba on Sept. 9 and from Miami to Varadero, Cuba on Sept. 11 with the airline hoping to begin service to Havana later this year.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Trump Snubs State, Will Partially Reverse Obama’s Cuba Policy

The president’s Miami announcement is a window into a chaotic foreign-policy process that sidelines the secretary of state.

BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 18: U.S. President Barack Obama waves before is goes to board Air Force One as he departs following talks with European leaders on November 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Obama is on his last trip to Europe as U.S. President. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Trump Desperately Needs a Goodwill Ambassador

But is there anyone in the administration cut out to win friends and influence enemies?

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14:  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents detain an immigrant on October 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. ICE agents said the immigrant, a legal resident with a Green Card, was a convicted criminal and member of the Alabama Street Gang in the Canoga Park area. ICE builds deportation cases against thousands of immigrants living in the United States. Green Card holders are also vulnerable to deportation if convicted of certain crimes. The number of ICE detentions and deportations from California has dropped since the state passed the Trust Act in October 2013, which set limits on California state law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Dial One if Your Neighbor’s Gardener Looks Mexican

Under Trump, government employees hired at ICE to do community outreach are now fielding phone calls from people trying to report immigrants.

US-made armoured vehicles drive down a road in western Mosul's al-Rifai neighbourhood on May 31, 2017 after it was retaken by government forces during their ongoing battle against Islamic State (IS) group fighters. / AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB        (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Could ISIS Have Been Averted?

Different choices by the Obama administration could have made it harder for the Islamic State to become as powerful as it did.

BOZEMAN, MT - MAY 25:  Republican Greg Gianforte scelebrates with supporters after being declared the winner at a election night party for Montana's special House election against Democrat Rob Quist at the Hilton Garden Inn on May 25, 2017 in Bozeman, Montana. Gianforte won one day after being charged for assuulting a reporter. The House seat was left open when Montana House Representative Ryan Zinke was appointed Secretary of Interior by President Trump. (Photo by Janie Osborne/Getty Images)

From the Party of Lincoln to the Party of the Body Slam

Donald Trump has so thoroughly co-opted the Republican Party that it has given up everything it used to stand for.

TOPSHOT - US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrive for talks on the Syria peace process in Zurich on January 20, 2016, in Davos.
US Secretary of State John Kerry met his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov for talks on the Syria peace process, with a fresh round of dialogue between the warring parties set to begin next week. / AFP / AP POOL / Jacquelyn Martin        (Photo credit should read JACQUELYN MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

To Assuage Russia, Obama Administration Backed Off Syria Chemical Weapons Plan

The campaign to punish Assad for attacking his people with chlorine bombs took a back seat to Kerry's diplomacy with Moscow

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: President-elect Donald Trump gets into the elevator after speaking to reporters after his meeting with television personality Steve Harvey at Trump Tower, January 13, 2017 in New York City. President-elect Trump continues to hold meetings at Trump Tower in New York. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Democracy Dies in Trump’s Darkness

The president should reverse his administration's campaign against transparency.

US House Speaker Paul Ryan addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, DC, on March 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

The Failure of Trumpcare Is Good News for the Iran Deal

While Trump railed against the Iran deal during the campaign, he rarely called for undoing it.

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Russian Spy Met Trump Adviser Carter Page and Thought He Was an ‘Idiot’

Carter Page met with a Russian spy in 2013 and supplied research materials.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21:  House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks to the media after after a House Republican closed party conference attended by U.S. President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill, on March 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump urged House Republicans to support his American Health Care Act.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The Dangerous National Security Implications of Trump’s Obamacare Fiasco

Trump is the biggest loser in the Republican failure to bring Obamacare repeal to a vote.

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