Here’s the open line and what I’d call a good news/bad news mention of  Republican U.S. Senator Tom Cotton in today’s New York Times.

Says in an article about another treaty the Trump seems ready to abandon (with Russia, on nuclear weapons):


“The I.N.F. treaty was rightly viewed as a remarkable achievement by President Reagan when it was ratified over 30 years ago,” said Senator Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas, who has urged exiting the treaty, and is sometimes named as a possible replacement for [Defense Secretary] Mr. Mattis. “But today the Russians are openly cheating, and the Chinese are stockpiling missiles because they’re not bound by it at all.”

Arkansas’s gain would be offset on a much broader stage.