A highly arbitrary selection of news articles reflecting current events

Step Away From the Orb
Trump and jejune Jared had bet their entire Middle East strategy on a chillingly autocratic and reckless person
Opinion By Maureen Dowd NYT Oct. 20, 2018

What if the Republicans Win Everything Again?
Total victory for the G.O.P. would mean Trump unleashed.
By David Leonhardt NYT Oct. 21, 2018 Sunday Review

WNYC 10-19-2018 “30 issues in 30 days” The Brian Lehrer Show interviews
Robert Reich, professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, senior fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies and former Secretary of Labor, discusses the future of American labor if the Democrats take control of the House. Second segment

Don’t Get Too Excited’ About Medicare for All
More and more politicians are calling for single-payer health care. Is it just talk?
By Elisabeth Rosenthal and Shefali Luthra NYT Oct. 19, 2018 Sunday Review
Dr. Rosenthal was an emergency room doctor before becoming a journalist. Ms. Luthra is a correspondent for Kaiser Health News.

The Rise and Fall of Paul Manafort: Greed, Deception and Ego
The New York Times.  Aug. 12, 2018
The arc of Paul Manafort’s life has taken him from the son of a small-town mayor to a jet-setting international political consultant to Trump campaign chairman and now to prisoner in a Virginia jail awaiting a jury verdict.

Brian Kemp, Enemy of Democracy
The New York Times.  Aug. 11, 2018
An expert on voter suppression, he will help keep Georgia red.