Damaging photos of Pete Buttigieg have surfaced — ringing a bell for the Salvation Army.
Hollywood is now obsessing about increasing ethnic and gender diversity. Good. There’s been nasty racial and gender discrimination in the movie business.
Donald Trump Jr., in his better-selling book, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us,” writes of his reactions to visiting Arlington National Cemetery and driving “past the rows of white grave markers.” He explains: “In that moment, I ... thought of all the attacks …
“The purpose of the presidency is not the glorification of the president,” South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg recently declared, “but the unification of the American people.”
The turkey, Benjamin Franklin felt, should be America’s national bird.
Nancy Pelosi said she undertook impeachment “prayerfully,” and apparently what she was praying was that she could get it over with as soon as possible.
Josef Stalin is reputed to have said: “The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.” In the hands of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, the deaths of thousands can be a partisan bludgeon.
Families will argue this Thanksgiving.
In listening to the Democratic presidential debates, we might conclude that “Medicare for All” is a legislative possibility. It is not, and any presidential candidate with a scintilla of self-respect must admit that fact. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that just 30% of American…
For as long as I can remember, people on the left have complained about “unfettered capitalism.” Moderate liberals do it, and of course flat-out Marxists do it.
People often offer cynical interpretations of American support for Israel. It’s the malign influence of the Jewish lobby, or Israel is a colonial outpost of the American hegemon or Israel has brainwashed American policymakers. What these right-wing conspiracists, anti-Semites and committed l…
The clear loser of the Democratic primary is “Medicare for All.”
WASHINGTON — The first three days of the House Democrats’ impeachment case against President Trump have provided further evidence of his complicity in seeking political dirt on 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden. But the Republicans on Capitol Hill show no signs yet of abandoning him.
“How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood!” insisted teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg at the United Nations. “We are in the beginning of a mass extinction!”
There are large historical differences between America's two major political parties in how they choose their presidential nominees.
Maybe you’re a fan of Jackson Pollock’s paint-splatter stuff. That’s cool. My only point is that when you flick paint at a canvas, nobody expects the result to look like a tree, a person or a bowl of fruit.
When I was pregnant with my daughter, my parents gave me a Cabbage Patch doll with blonde hair and eyes that blinked.
If the impeachment effort isn’t taking the nation by storm, the Democrats have an answer — blame it on Latin.
WASHINGTON — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s threatened entry into the 2020 Democratic presidential race is an implied no-confidence vote against former Vice President Joe Biden as a candidate to defeat President Trump next year.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently put President Donald Trump on notice about any possible retaliation against the whistleblower who filed a complaint against Trump. Pelosi warned: “I will make sure he does not intimidate the whistleblower. I was there. I told the President, you’…
Governments create problems. Then they complain about them.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has impressive credentials: He graduated third in his class from Los Amigos High School in California’s Orange County before winning an appointment from his congressman — “B-1 Bob” Dornan, a conservative remembered for his unstinting support for the California-…
Culturally, Elizabeth Warren is a lot more like Donald Trump than you might think.
Five hours, nine minutes and 17 seconds into Wednesday’s nationally televised impeachment hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from New York, began asking Ambassador William B. Taylor Jr. a series of questions about his military service.
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s decision to leave his native New York to reside in Florida has all the marks of fleeing not only the state’s taxes but also the pursuit of his income tax returns by prosecutors.
The Democratic primary campaign started in January, but it already feels as if it began in the late Jurassic period, and the first votes are still three months away.
Donald Trump headed for Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa last Saturday for the big football game between the University of Alabama and Louisiana State University.
Republicans have had trouble mounting an effective defense on Ukraine because they haven't put down their stakes on the most defensible ground.
WASHINGTON — When President Trump informed the world about the raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, he as usual placed himself in the forefront. The night before, he tweeted a teaser: “Something very big has just happened!” apparently to whet the news media’s appetite …
Four years ago, the media were talking about a “Libertarian Moment.”
The impeachment drama is already a three-ring circus, with a full complement of clowns to the left and the right.
Last Sunday, former Vice President Joe Biden attended 9 a.m. mass at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, South Carolina. He was in the state for his presidential campaign, but this early morning visit was reportedly intended as personal time, without journalists in tow.
Republican senators will soon be receiving an invitation to tear apart the GOP ahead of the 2020 elections, and they are going to decline to accept it.
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans’ sudden pushback against a carload of political and foreign policy blunders by Donald Trump finally holds the prospect that they might yield to the Democratic bid to impeach the president.
Student loan debt keeps growing.
Upon hearing the news that President Trump bowed to pressure from congressional Republicans and reversed his decision to hold next year’s G-7 summit at the Trump National Doral Miami, my immediate response was, “Ah, what might have been.”
One of my earliest lessons as a columnist came after I wrote about a tip jar that wasn’t.
WASHINGTON — The dozen Democratic presidential candidates who spent nearly two hours trying to distinguish themselves from the pack Wednesday night succeeded in one thing. They essentially agreed that Donald Trump must go, while offering their own best alternatives for the post-Trump era.
WASHINGTON — So let me get this straight: President Trump ordered the removal of American troops from northern Syria, knowing that Turkey would invade, seize and occupy Kurd-occupied land.
The media keep telling us: There’s no difference between male and female brains.
Twenty years ago, former U.S. Transportation Secretary, President of the Red Cross and future North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole was a decidedly long-shot candidate for the Republican presidential nomination — an honor her husband, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole had won four years ea…
My supermarket has a giant “international” food aisle dominated by Asian and Latino products. Which items end up in a section dedicated to a particular foreign culture’s cuisine and not mixed in with the so-called American staples — Heinz, Campbell’s, etc. — fascinates me. Why, for example, …
WASHINGTON — President Trump, having said he expects to be impeached, is now doing his best to see it happen. The White House has ordered administration officials to ignore all subpoenas for testimony from House committees in their impeachment inquiry, providing clear-cut grounds of obstruct…
WASHINGTON — Dictators. Always so humorous.
Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is controversial within her party.
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in which he asked him for that “favor” of getting political dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, has convinced House Democrats to throw caution to the winds and go for President Don…
WASHINGTON — It’s fair to say at this juncture that America’s Quid and Ukraine’s Quo have been caught in bed together.
I now make my living by releasing short videos on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
“History never looks like history when you are living through it” wrote John Gardner. “It always looks confusing and messy, and it always feels uncomfortable.”
Is President Trump going to get Joe Biden elected?