Jules Witcover

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  • Witcover: The TV reality show in Singapore

    Witcover: The TV reality show in Singapore

    Now that the dust has settled following the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, television coverage of the meticulously staged event reveals how closely it followed the formula of an American reality show, complete with customary self-serving propaganda....

  • Witcover: Trump 'trusts' Kim, but will he verify?

    Witcover: Trump 'trusts' Kim, but will he verify?

    Behind the blockbuster of a possible diplomatic breakthrough on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the same question that hovered over America's Cold War dealings with the former Soviet Union now confronts Donald Trump: Can we trust our adversary without verifying its promised positive behavior?...

  • Witcover: Mixed views on a 'blue wave' rising

    Witcover: Mixed views on a 'blue wave' rising

    Primary election voting across the country last Tuesday gave Democrats grounds to hope strong turnout by the faithful in the November midterm congressional elections will give them control of the House of Representatives, where any impeachment effort against President Trump would by law begin. ...

  • Witcover: Memories of Robert Kennedy

    Witcover: Memories of Robert Kennedy

    Television's remembrances of Robert Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his death have brought back images of the huge crowds he drew, both in life and in leaving it. They mobbed and cheered him as he motored through big-city streets and then stood in stark silence along the railroad tracks as his...

  • Witcover: 50 years ago and now

    Witcover: 50 years ago and now

    If you think this country is in impossible turmoil today with a president at war with his own Justice Department and FBI over Russian meddling in our affairs, just look back to where we were a half-century ago. Then, another president, Lyndon Johnson, had already been driven to the political sidelines...

  • Witcover: Trump's invented 'Spygate' really is 'worse than Watergate'

    Witcover: Trump's invented 'Spygate' really is 'worse than Watergate'

    Even Donald Trump, a widely acknowledged liar, can stumble onto the truth on occasion. He has done so in saying that his allegation that the FBI "embedded" a "spy" in his 2016 presidential campaign is "worse than Watergate." Compared to the damage Mr. Trump is attempting to impose on the country's...

  • Witcover: Happy anniversary. Robert Mueller

    Witcover: Happy anniversary. Robert Mueller

    Just one year ago, Special Counsel Robert Mueller began his investigation into the Russian meddling in our 2016 presidential election that put Donald Trump in the Oval Office. Today it continues, with no certain end yet in sight. The fact that MR. Mueller has been seeking an interview with Mr....

  • Witcover: Trump's change of heart on North Korea summit

    Witcover: Trump's change of heart on North Korea summit

    In the old language of the 1963 Cuban Missile Crisis, President Donald Trump "has just blinked" regarding the planned meeting with North Korea dicatator Kim Jong Un. In President John F. Kennedy's day, a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union was avoided. This time, who knows? The president's withdrawal...

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