Trump to Kim: I’m with you, not the CIA

When the president of the United States sides with a murderous dictator over our own CIA, you would think it would be big news. When that dictator is a communist who has threatened the United States with missile attacks, you would think leaders of the Republican Party might be at least a little agitated.

Basu column: View from Iowa: Dems must expand base

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper called Donald Trump the worst president in U.S. history, deriding a leader who removes children from their mothers and puts them in cages; Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called him the most dangerous: “a liar, racist, sexist, homophobe, xenophobe and religious bigot who thinks he’s above the law.”

Gerson column: Abortion lobby pushing toward reelecting Trump

WASHINGTON — One of the largest obstacles to the defeat of Donald Trump in the 2020 election is the radicalism of the Democratic Party on the issue of abortion. By forcing Joe Biden to abandon his support for the Hyde Amendment — which currently prevents the funding of abortions through Medicaid — the abortion lobby and activist liberals have taken the first, major step toward reelecting Donald Trump.

Dowd column: Yankee Doodle Donnie

Halloween is sugary. Thanksgiving is fattening and fraught. Christmas is expensive. New Year’s Eve is annoying. Memorial Day is laced with melancholy. George Washington’s Birthday isn’t even on his birthday anymore. Columbus Day has some issues.

Will column: Schools, SATs shouldn’t give credit for ‘Adversity’

The earnest improvers at the College Board, which administers the SAT, should ponder Abraham Maslow’s law of the instrument. In 1966, Maslow, a psychologist, said essentially this: If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. The College Board wants to solve a complex social problem that it and its test are unsuited to solve.