FILE - In this April 25, 2017, file-pool photo, U.S. special envoy for North Korea policy Joseph Yun speaks in Tokyo. Beyond the bluster, the Trump administration has been quietly engaged in back channel diplomacy with North Korea for several months, addressing Americans imprisoned in the communist country and deteriorating relations between the long-time foes, The Associated Press has learned.
Photo: Toru Yamanaka/Pool Photo via AP
Photo: Toru Yamanaka/Pool Photo via AP

Opinion roundup: The U.S. vs. North Korea; why was Lord fired; voter suppression

A roundup of Friday’s editorials includes a look at the distrust between the Senate and the president, what would happen if Robert Mueller were to be fired, why Jeffrey Lord was fired, and more.

Here are some opinions from the Right and from the Left.

Opinions from the Left

1. Partners in Voter Suppression

The Justice Department has backed Ohio’s efforts to purge voters from the rolls. The New York Times claims they have chosen the wrong side to come down on.

2. Why does the GOP-led Senate seem not to trust the president?

GOP senators left the senate in pro forma session before they retired for their August recess. What does that mean? It means the Republicans don’t trust the president, the St. Louis Dispatch says.

3.  Firing Mueller would be a catastrophic mistake

The firing of special counsel Robert Mueller would trigger a constitutional crisis and the answer would be a Watergate-style three-part investigation, Norman Eisen and Fred Wertheimer write for CNN.

Opinions from the Right

4. There’s Gotta Be More To This 

Why did CNN fire Jeffrey Lord over a tweet? Eric Erickson thinks they were just looking for an excuse to part ways. 

5. Protect America’s interests in North Korean crisis

The Trump administration is looking for a way to reason with North Korea. It has asked former President Jimmy Carter “not to attempt any rapprochement that could hurt efforts to put pressure on Kim’s regime,” writes the Savannah News.

6. Is the American Empire Worth the Price?

From Patrick Buchanan, “… assuming this crisis is resolved, what does the future of U.S.-North Korean relations look like?”

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