Washington Post 8-17-2017

Trump mourns loss of ‘beautiful statues and monuments’ in wake of Charlottesville rally over Robert E. Lee statue
Trump’s support for some participants in a white supremacist march has provoked widespread outrage.
By David Nakamura  •  Read more »
Steve Bannon says rivals ‘wetting themselves,’ calls supremacists ‘clowns,’ contradicts Trump on N. Korea
Bannon gave an unsolicited albeit cryptic interview to the progressive magazine American Prospect.
By Derek Hawkins  •   Read more »
Politics • Analysis
Why Trump may be refocusing racial politics on Confederate memorials
Americans mostly think Trump bungled his response to the violence in Charlottesville.
By Philip Bump  •   Read more »
Trump’s lack of discipline leaves new chief of staff frustrated and dismayed
Kelly’s early attempts to impose order on the White House are derailed by the president himself.
By Ashley Parker  •   Read more »
The best way to drink whiskey, according to science
Scotch drinkers say adding water makes the spirit taste better, and a new study shows why.
By Jenna Gallegos  •   Read more »
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Trump’s isolation grows in the wake of Charlottesville
His reaction to this week’s violence has created deep uncertainty about whether he can effectively lead his party and focus on urgent tasks looming in the fall.
By Abby Phillip  •   Read more »
Made by History • Analysis
Who are the antifa?
President Trump equated them with white supremacists. Here’s why he’s wrong.
By Mark Bray  •   Read more »
The Plum Line • Opinion
Steve Bannon: Post-Charlottesville racial strife is a political winner for Trump
In two new interviews, Bannon exposes the real game in all its ugly glory.
By Greg Sargent  •   Read more »
Opinion
What if Western media covered Charlottesville the same way it covers other nations
The world shakes its head at America.
By Karen Attiah  •   Read more »
Fact Checker • Analysis
President Trump’s false claim that counterprotesters lacked a permit
The president twice said that counterprotesters did not have a permit in Charlottesville. That’s wrong.
By Glenn Kessler  •   Read more »
Also Popular in Politics
Fox News invited a conservative and a liberal to debate Confederate statues. They both ripped Trump.
“It’s completely lost and has the potential to be morally bankrupt” Caldwell said of defending Trump’s latest remarks.
By Alex Horton  •  Read more »
Also Popular in Opinions
A big jump in percentage in favor of impeachment — and other Trump poll horrors
More and more Americans want to dump Trump.
By Jennifer Rubin  •  Read more »
Also Popular in Local
Historians: No, Mr. President, Washington and Jefferson are not the same as Confederate generals.
“The most kind explanation of that can only be ignorance,” a historian says.
By Kristine Phillips  •  Read more »
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Also Popular in Sports
Kevin Durant says LeBron James ‘is Cleveland’ and Cavs ‘can’t trade a legend’
The Cavs can’t trade James without his agreement, but the team is reportedly preparing for his possible departure next year.
By Des Bieler  •  Read more »
Also Popular in National
The Latest: Chief strategist contradicts Trump on NKorea
The Latest on White House strategist Steve Bannon (all times local):
By Associated Press  •  Read more »

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