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Below find a selection of recent and other favorite clips of Robert’s:


Why did Trump fire John Bolton? The warmonger had become the adult in the room — and that’s scary.” NBC News’ Think, September 11, 2019

Fatherhood is a balancing act full of nerves, joy, frustration and evolution. I love it,” NBC News’ Think, June 16, 2019

Donald Trump has done less to destroy Democratic norms than Mitch McConnell.” NBC News’ Think, May 29, 2019

Impeaching Trump won’t change our dysfunctional political system. But it’ll ensure his re-election,” NBC News’ Think, April 26, 2019

Trump wants to kill Obamacare because it’s more popular than he is,” NBC News’ Think, March 29, 2019

Trump’s emergency declaration to build the wall will cost Americans more than money,NBC News’ Think, February 15, 2019

Howard Schultz’s presidential bid is unnecessary. We already have a delusional rich guy in the White House,NBC News’ Think, January 29, 2019

Trump’s petty shutdown games show the ‘Art of the Deal’ author has no idea how to negotiate effectively,NBC News’ Think, January 18, 2019

Trump just learned that the presidency is nothing like the movies. It only took two years,NBC News’ Think, January 9, 2019

Trump’s 2019 dystopia can’t hold a candle to the ones in ‘Blade Runner’ or ‘The Running Man.’ So there’s hope,NBC News’ Think, January 6, 2019

Trump doesn’t care about governing or being re-elected. He only cares about being popular with his base.NBC News’ Think, December 26, 2018

Republican ideas would fail in the free market. Ignoring voters’ will won’t work forever.USA Today, December 21, 2018

Trump can’t hire the ‘very best people,’ because he’s the very worst president,NBC News’ Think, December 10, 2018

Trump giving Miriam Adelson the Medal of Freedom captures the transactional nature of his presidency,NBC News’ Think, November 16, 2018

Democratic control of the House means President ‘Art of the Deal’ Trump will have to learn to negotiate,NBC News’ Think, November 7, 2018

McConnell’s rush to confirm Brett Kavanaugh sets a new norm he should expect Democrats to exploit next time,NBC News’ Think, September 28, 2018

Banging on the Bully Pulpit: How presidents present themselves,Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 24, 2018

Trump’s North Korea withdrawal was so typically erratic and bombastic that it was totally predictable,NBC News’ Think, May 24, 2018

Trump ushered in so much 80s nostalgia that Oliver North and hating Iran are back with a vengeance,NBC News’ Think, May 8, 2018

The odds of Trump’s impeachment go down the more Democrats campaign for it,NBC News’ Think, April 15, 2018

Trump’s ‘blame Russia last’ perspective is damaging America and her allies,NBC News’ Think, March 14, 2018

Trump’s Carnival of Corruption,U.S. News & World Report, March 6, 2018

The Profiting of the President,U.S. News & World Report, March 5, 2018

A Government That Looks Like Trump,U.S. News & World Report, March 2, 2018

Follow Trump’s Money,U.S. News & World Report, February 26, 2018

Nail in the Coffin for Nunes Memo,U.S. News & World Report, February 24, 2018

Trump’s Gun Incoherence,U.S. News & World Report, February 23, 2018

When ‘Collusion’ Became ‘Conspiracy,’U.S. News & World Report, February 16, 2018

Budgeting as Performance Art,U.S. News & World Report, February 16, 2018

‘No Words,’ After School Shooting,U.S. News & World Report, February 14, 2018

‘The United States Is Under Attack,’U.S. News & World Report, February 13, 2018

Trump Only Believes the Worst People,U.S. News & World Report, February 9, 2018

The Russians Are Coming! (Again),U.S. News & World Report, February 8, 2018

Trump Lays a Trap for Himself,U.S. News & World Report, January 10, 2018

Remember When FBI Leaks Helped Trump?U.S. News & World Report, January 9, 2018

Shut Down the Shutdown Talk,U.S. News & World Report, December 8, 2017

No, the GOP Doesn’t Care About Deficits,U.S. News & World Report, December 7, 2017

Playing Politics With Impeachment,U.S. News & World Report, October 12, 2017

Don’t Rush to Impeach,U.S. News & World Report, October 11, 2017

Morning in America,” The Weekly Standard, August 16, 2004 (cowritten with Matthew Rees)

NOTED WITH: Ambivalence,The Washington Post, August 22, 1999

You can find Robert’s complete U.S. News & World Report archive here.