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WASHINGTON, :  Lt. Col. Oliver North (L), accompanied by his lawyer Brendan Sullivan, as he testifies before Iran-Contra investigators 14 July 1987, Washington, DC. (CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)

How to Kill a Presidential Scandal

Republicans smothered the Iran-Contra affair. The same might happen with Trump and Russia.

U.S. President Donald Trump, Chief of Staff John Kelly, left, and National Security Advisor John Bolton, right, at the G-7 summit in Quebec, Canada, on June 9. (Leon Neal/Getty Images)

By Bungling G-7, Trump Sabotaged Singapore

The United States needs its allies if it wants to make a deal with North Korea.

China's Chairman Mao Zedong met U.S. President Richard Nixon in Beijing on Feb. 21, 1972.

Some Summits Soar, Some Plunge

Nixon and Reagan managed to negotiate with Mao and Gorbachev because they had personal chemistry, common goals, and control of their domestic politics.

An actor portrays President George Washington as he poses for a selfie with visitors at the Mount Vernon Estate in Mount Vernon, Virginia, on Feb. 22, 2017. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

America Can’t Be Trusted Anymore

It's hard to be powerful when nobody believes a word you say.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is sworn in at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 1, 2017. (Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

There’s No Happy Ending for Rex Tillerson

The secretary of state has held on for a year, but it’s too late for his tenure to end well.

President Donald Trump in front of the Warsaw Uprising Monument on July 6, 2017. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

How to Save Poland From Itself

Reagan intervened to rescue Poland from authoritarianism. Trump should do the same thing.

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 09:  Donald Trump, Jr. (R) greets his father Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election.  (Photo by Rick Wilking-Pool/Getty Images)

Is Treason Still Punishable in America Today?

Donald Trump Jr.’s actions might rise to the level of criminal conspiracy against the republic, but it probably wouldn't even matter.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 15:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally aboard the USS Iowa on September 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Donald Trump is campaigning in Los Angeles a day ahead of the CNN GOP debate that will be broadcast from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Donald Trump Is No Ronald Reagan

Trump is like Reagan in the same way that a card table is like a racehorse: They have the same number of legs, but after that the similarities are sparse.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03:  GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Manhattan after he signed a pledge Thursday to support the Republican nominee in the 2016 general election, ruling out a third-party or independent run on September 3, 2015 in New York City. Trump made the announcement following a meeting with  Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus. Trump stressed repeatedly in the news conference that he is leading in all national polls.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

If Anyone Can Bankrupt the United States, Trump Can

The president-elect’s economic plan is a ticket to debtor’s prison.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 24:  Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Center for Security Policy, testifies during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee July 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony from the panelists on "Closing Guantanamo: The National Security, Fiscal, and Human Rights Implications."  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Meet Donald Trump’s Islamophobia Expert

When Trump needed the numbers to back his much-lambasted anti-Muslim immigration proposal, he knew who to turn to: long-time conservative activist Frank Gaffney.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi October 22, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing to continue its investigation on the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at theÊdiplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya,Êon the evening of September 11, 2012. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

That Time Reagan Explained Away the Murder of Americans Abroad With an Analogy About Kitchen Repairs

Watching Hillary Clinton’s grueling Benghazi testimony, it’s amazing how far the United States has come in facing — and fearing — threats to national security from the Middle East.

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Judgment Day for Hissène Habré

Twenty-five years after he fled to Senegal, Chad’s former dictator is on trial for allegedly overseeing the killing and torturing of thousands of his own people. Will his victims see justice?

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Mr. President, You’re No Ronald Reagan

How does Obama stack up against the GOP's favorite president?

Gov. Walker And Democratic Challenger Mary Burke Debate In Milwaukee

State of the Union Buster

Scott Walker’s deeply unimpressive thoughts about foreign policy make everything about crushing organized labor. Here's why even the Gipper would find that ridiculous.

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What Putin Learned From Reagan

Russia’s power play for Ukraine takes a page out of the Gipper’s playbook. We should have seen it coming.

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