Opinion | America is sacrificing the future

In 1933, when America’s most famous immigrant settled in Princeton, N.J., Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to invite Albert Einstein to the White House. Abraham Flexner, the founding director of the Institute for Advanced Study that had brought Einstein to Princeton, intercepted FDR’s letter before the intended recipient saw it. Flexner declined the invitation and rebuked…

Former federal prosecutor predicts Trump will be ‘unindicted co-conspirator…

A former federal prosecutor predicted that special counsel Robert Mueller will include President Trump as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the Russia investigation. Joyce Vance, a former U.S. attorney for the North District of Alabama, said on an MSBNC panel Wednesday that it’s possible for Trump to appear on indictments without being named. Former federal prosecutor…

Democrats delight in Koch-Trump feud

Democrats are salivating over President Donald Trump’s escalating feud with the powerful Koch network, hopeful it could weaken Republicans heading into the midterms. One day after the Republican National Committee warned donors to steer clear of the Koch network, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, told POLITICO the rift could be…

Harris blasts critics of ‘identity politics’

Sen. Kamala Harris accused critics of “identity politics” of weaponizing the term to diminish issues of race, gender and sexual orientation, pressing Democrats on Friday to address those issues head on. “I have a problem, guys, with that phrase, ‘identity politics,’” Harris told the progressive gathering Netroots Nation, wading into a messaging debate roiling Democrats…