President Trump has outdone even himself in his hypocritical denunciation of racism, bigotry and white supremacy.
Immediately following two horrific mass shootings — one in El Paso, Texas, and another within a matter of hours in Dayton, Ohio — the blame game started.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — As the entire nation reeled from the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, South Carolinians were met with news that a local teen had made violent, racist videos and threatened to shoot up his high school.
“Fake news!” shouts the president. His supporters cheer.
This week, The New York Times caved to online bullying and changed a headline for an article covering President Donald Trump's remarks after the horrible shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The original headline, "Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism," was met with outrage on social media…
America is sick. Just about everybody recognizes it, and we didn’t need two more mass shootings to convince anybody of anything. Most Americans think the country is on the wrong track, despite a roaring economy. You can blame Donald Trump, but Americans have been unsatisfied with the country…
About an hour into Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, Yamiche Alcindor, who covers the White House for “PBS Newshour,” tweeted this:
It seems necessary to begin every discussion in America today with a reminder to show a little charity. If you oppose gun control, don’t assume that those proposing restrictions on gun purchases are merely using the latest atrocity as an excuse for confiscation. Likewise, gun opponents shoul…
At some point in the late 1960s, you could be forgiven for thinking that the FBI was in charge of the KKK.
WASHINGTON — The barely digestible second round of Democratic 2020 presidential candidate debates on CNN in Detroit was like the feeding of 20 hogs at an open trough, each candidate jostling to get his or her share of the publicity swill.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The idea of a race war has long animated white supremacists, who seem to think that such a conflict would result in a white victory, whatever that would mean.
Never before have presidential candidates offered voters so much “free” stuff.
Listening to debates among presidential primary candidates invariably reminds me of the 1974 Democratic primary for New York governor. To set the scene: In November of 1973, Republican Nelson Rockefeller, four times elected chief executive of the Empire State who would later be chosen by Pre…
If actions speak louder than words, President Trump is no racist. If he were truly one, he’d be oppressing minorities, not uplifting and empowering them with policies he’s implemented that improve their lives.
I want to put in a good word for partisanship.
These “debates” are to serious policy discussions as a kazoo is to an orchestra. You can say a kazoo is an instrument, and you can say that these truncated thoughts are proposals, but you’ll invite smirks.
Minutes after Robert Mueller III had completed his first round of Wednesday’s congressional testimony, journalists and pundits started weighing in — on his acting abilities.
Rarely has a made-for-TV drama been such bad TV.
WASHINGTON-The ominous aspect of that Trump campaign rally cry of “Send her back!” in North Carolina seemed to come from the crowd itself, with Donald Trump benignly listening in silence as it swept over him.
President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets, offered four freshman Democratic congresswomen a suggestion. Given their complaints about America and about Israel, tweeted Trump, the four, aka “the Squad” should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which the…
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign was just disrupted by campaign workers demanding the same $15 per hour Sanders demands government force all employers to pay.
It is time to remind ourselves of the Four Stages of Political Defeat and whether the losing side — in this case, the Democrats who suffered an unexpected and stinging rebuke in 2016 — will be able to recover and compete.
It's time to investigate the investigators -- including liberal lawmakers -- who were complicit in a conspiracy to frame President Trump and remove him from office using the almighty power of the U.S. Justice Department.
Many of President Trump’s most passionate fans and foes share an odd tendency: Both groups believe his most controversial actions are premeditated and reflective of deeply held beliefs.
This year, the deficit will end up being the fourth highest in U.S. history. It's gigantic, and it will hit a little over $1 trillion by the end of the fiscal year. It's also larger than previously projected. And it's growing fast, at a time when the United States is not in a recession -- un…
For almost a year, I’ve thought about writing this column, in this week.
Poor Leana Wen. She took Planned Parenthood’s propaganda a little too seriously. And now she’s out of a job.
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s latest racist attack on four Democratic congresswomen, telling them to “go back” to “where they came from,” signals a reprise for the 2020 election of the tactics of division that helped him win the presidency in 2016.
Poor Donald Trump Jr. He retweeted a post by a black man named Ali Alexander questioning whether Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., whose father is from Jamaica and mother is from India, is an “American black.”
WASHINGTON — From Little Red Riding Hood’s terrifying encounter with the Big Bad Wolf to Kevin Costner’s balletic romance with some kindred, four-legged spirit in “Dances With Wolves,” Americans have long had a love-hate relationship with the ancestral predecessor of our favorite family pet.
The city of Dunedin, Florida, wants Jim Ficken’s home.
It began with Donald Trump’s racist tweets demanding that four Democratic congresswomen — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar — “go back” to the “crime-infested places from which they came.”
When it comes to examining the immigration crisis dominating the news cycle, Americans must question why there was no public outrage -- or widespread media coverage -- when the Obama administration deported 3 million illegal immigrants.
The former GOP House speaker and 2012 vice presidential candidate is a unifying figure these days. Liberals have long despised him — unfairly in my mind. Anti-Trump conservatives are infuriated by his “surrender to Trumpism,” in the words of Charlie Sykes, editor-in-chief of the Bulwark.
Mercy, was that a moment.
On a high wall overlooking the central court of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., the words of novelist James Baldwin are etched in stone: “The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled b…
The American middle class just got a lot richer.
WASHINGTON — The obvious unifying element for Democrats looking ahead to the 2020 presidential election is their imperative to oust Donald Trump from the Oval Office. They desire it for a multitude of reasons, starting with his glaring incompetence for the job and the rampant corruption in h…
WASHINGTON — Don’t breathe a word, but President Trump is up to something.
Getting fact-checked cuts two ways. It means the fact-checkers pay attention to what I say. It also means I should expect liberal bias from the checkers.
Ikeep hearing that the Democratic Party has moved “left” and that some Democratic candidates may be “too far left.”
As someone who was lucky enough to cover the 1992 presidential campaign --involving Republican incumbent President George W. Bush, Democratic challenger Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton and the independent maverick, Texas billionaire businessman Ross Perot — from start to finish, allow me to make …
Conservatives talk a lot about how we don’t like identity politics. But it’s not always clear what people mean by it. Academics and intellectuals tend to mean one thing, while politicians and activists often have something slightly different in mind.
The Claremont Institute was part of the flowering of intellectual conservatism that graced America in the 1970s and ’80s. Founded by students of Lincoln scholar Harry Jaffa, the California think tank was devoted to teaching “the principles of the American Founding to the future thinkers and …
We live in an era of public ugliness, of architects who deliberately make their forms unsightly and inhuman, and of public art installations that are invariably ridiculous.
WASHINGTON — In their quest to reduce former Vice President Joe Biden’s early polling lead in the 2020 Democratic presidential race, some of his rivals risk undercutting their prime focus of removing President Donald Trump from office.
Did the Russians pay the 2020 Democratic candidates to throw the 2020 election to President Donald Trump? Watching all four hours of the first Democratic debates, it became increasingly difficult to reach any other conclusion.
WASHINGTON — The Democratic Party’s stampede to the presidency seems to be veering of late toward a racially charged contest.
We have reason to celebrate.
Imagine an opposition political party in a land being taken over by an oligarchy, headed by a would-be tyrant.
Editor’s Note: Mark Shields is off this week. Veronique de Rugy’s column has been substituted in its place.