Barrie Dunsmore

Barrie Dunsmore: Trump’s foreign policy

When the president of the United States doesn’t understand basic issues, he can do some serious damage.

Barrie Dunsmore: Trump Jr.’s emails

It cannot yet be said there is now legal proof of collusion, but such proof appears to be tantalizingly close.

Barrie Dunsmore: For Trump, one disastrous step after another

Given Trump’s refusal to ever accept personal blame when things go wrong, Kushner’s once absolute hold on White House power, may now be diminished.

Barrie Dunsmore: Trump’s growing problems

America is in the midst of a power struggle between a president who consciously denigrates some of the country’s most important institutions.

Barrie Dunsmore: Firing Comey clear sign of coverup

I have no doubt that the reason behind Comey’s firing is that Trump wants to quash the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election.

Barrie Dunsmore: North Korea’s nuclear past

Given this vacuum in the president’s knowledge on North Korea and Iran, it is hard to be confident that he will be able to navigate us through these very dangerous waters.

Barrie Dunsmore: Big Pharma and the opioid crisis

One of the main reasons for the staggering number of opioid victims is that “opioid makers played a big role in getting people hooked on drugs.”

Barrie Dunsmore: Watergate redux?

The current controversy over Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election — with the possible collusion of some Trump administration officials — is now almost daily being compared to Watergate.

Barrie Dunsmore: Can there be an American Spring?

Could it be that the spring of 2017 is the American Spring – a season of renewal and rebirth — a time when it will unmask and protect itself from future crippling Russian influence in its political process?

Barrie Dunsmore: Independent investigation needed

As outlined in an analysis this past week in the Washington Post, Trump’s charges that Obama was wiretapping him are just part of a much grander scheme being peddled by right-wing conspiracy theorists.

Barrie Dunsmore: What is Donald Trump really up to?

It can be argued that Trump has already begun to expand his power grab, by repeatedly attempting to undermine the credibility of the three institutions which have the capacity to put the brakes on his ambitions – the judiciary, the intelligence community and the news media.

Barrie Dunsmore: A D.C. shake-up like no other

Washington and its establishment have never seen anything like it. And in many minds, it is an open question as to how or if America’s widely admired and envied institutions are going to survive him.

Barrie Dunsmore: Wreaking havoc on America

I have many reasons for being anti-Trump. But at the top of my list is his demonstrable threat to the very institutions that make up American democracy.

Barrie Dunsmore: The real news on fake news

The new political world in which the president-elect himself started his presidential run as the leading source of the fake news that President Barack Obama had been born in Kenya and therefore was not legally America’s president, is anything but normal.