Author Archive

Lena Felton


Analysis: The Invisible Melania Trump

The first lady’s behavior isn’t what people today are used to.


Breaking Down Gina Haspel’s Tense Confirmation Hearing

Over the course of two-and-a-half hours, lawmakers grilled Trump’s pick to lead the CIA on her involvement in the agency’s detention and interrogation program after 9/11.


Hiring Emmet Flood Signals a Big Shift for Trump's Defense

The veteran lawyer’s role in executive-privilege disputes in the Bush White House may prove crucial to reshaping Trump’s legal strategy.


In Unprecedented Move, Trump Shrinks Two National Monuments

The decision significantly reduces public land designated by prior presidents.


Is America’s ‘Best Idea’ at Stake?

Republicans and the Trump administration are trying to reduce the number of national monuments, which would put once-protected land up for commercial use.


Donald Trump Is Rush-Shipping Condolences to Military Families

Four families of fallen servicemembers received next-day UPS letters from President Trump after a turbulent week in which Trump falsely claimed he had called “virtually all” of the families.


Will Trump Change the Way Presidents Approach National Monuments?

Since Theodore Roosevelt, administrations have designated land across the country, but never before have they scaled down sites to the extent proposed by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.