Shining more light on black Civil War soldiers — in Westminster and elsewhere

Sherrod Brown

Maybe it's time for press to push harder for transparency from Trump

Maybe it's time for press to push harder for transparency from Trump

There’s a darkness spreading over Washington these days, and it might be time for everyone in the news media who cares about democracy to confront it – even if it causes some pain.

Donald Trump’s White House and the Republican-controlled Congress are taking our government behind closed doors in a way not even dared by Richard Nixon. And Team Trump is laughing in the face of the press as it does so.

You might enjoy seeing the Washington press corps treated with contempt. After all, its members are another kind of elite. (There’s no denying that.)

But in demeaning the press by denying access and straight answers to simple questions, Team Trump also mocks all of us and...

70°