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?
This week, those of us who never lost faith in Nancy Pelosi witnessed the confirmation of our trust.
Impeachment is about to make everything worse.
WASHINGTON — The rough transcription of that July 25 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy confirms that Trump is at it again. He has invited another a foreign power to meddle in another American election, this time in his bid for a second term…
WASHINGTON — Every good story needs a hero, and the saga of Brett Kavanaugh’s rise to the Supreme Court has provided one: Leland Keyser.
When political arguments aren’t getting you anywhere, what can you do?
"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."
In the classic 1979 comedy “The Jerk,” Steve Martin plays a very dumb guy who often misses the point. In one scene, while he’s working as a gas station attendant, an assassin tries to kill him with a high-powered rifle. When the bullets start whizzing past his head and popping holes in some …
Earlier this week, Sean Spicer, Donald Trump’s short-term press secretary with a long-term habit of sycophancy, made his debut on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
WASHINGTON — The field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates has finally been whittled down by the Democratic National Committee to 10 qualifiers for tonight’s three-hour televised debate in Houston.
The drama leading up to and surrounding the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks was an unfortunate distraction. President Trump invited the Taliban to meet at Camp David for “peace talks” — against the wishes of the democratically elected government in Afghanistan and Trump’s own nat…
It was a wonderful birthday dinner, the kind we friends have come to expect whenever we arrive to celebrate the person who is about to blow out the candles. We leave feeling lucky to be alive, every last one of us.
At least Bernie Sanders is an equal opportunity misanthrope. He doesn’t like rich people, and it turns out he doesn’t necessarily like poor people, either.
WASHINGTON — Camp David, the presidential getaway in nearby Maryland, is a national historic site. It hosted the 1978 peace talks between Israel Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, which were a crown jewel of President Jimmy Carter’s tenure.
As it did in 1992, the anti-Republican media is covering Trump’s economy as negatively as possible while keeping a straight face. After all, unemployment is at historical lows, most Americans feel optimistic about their own economic future, and most credit Trump with the growing economy. Tru…
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Once upon a time, Mark Sanford might have been a contender, but there’s too much water under the bridges that stretch from this city of steeples to his erstwhile home on Sullivan’s Island.
If stagnant wages, near-record inequality, climate change, nuclear buildups, assault weapons, mass killings, trade wars, opioid deaths, Russian intrusions into American elections, kids locked in cages at our border, and Donald Trump in the White House don’t at least occasionally cause you fe…
Then-Sen. John F. Kennedy wrote admiringly in his 1955 book, “Profiles in Courage,” about Republican U.S. Sen. Edmund G. Ross of Kansas. In 1868, in a decision Ross knew would end his political career, he broke with his party to vote against the impeachment of then-President Andrew Johnson, …
Early Monday morning, Donald Trump tweeted: “94% Approval Rating in the Republican Party, a record. Thank you!”
We were attacked 18 years ago by Islamic terrorists. They attacked us — our country — because they hate our way of life and our freedoms. Imagine what our lives would be like if we were stripped of our freedoms. What if we could no longer speak our minds, protest or vote? We should take adva…
“It’s time,” our vet said.
The fastest way to trend on Twitter, and not in a good way, is to say that the right to bear arms is a God-given right.
WASHINGTON — Another Labor Day in Donald Trump’s presidency passed as Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahama’s and threatened the U.S. Atlantic coast, and the president blithely golfed at one of his clubs in Virginia, yet untouched by the latest natural catastrophe.
Of the reasons critics offered for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, the one suggested by Rep. Al Green, D-N.Y., is among the most ridiculous. Green argues that Trump’s alleged racism serves as a legitimate basis for impeachment.
On Labor Day, did you celebrate workers? More likely, you made it a day of rest.
Back when Richard Nixon was president, a Washington saloon five minutes’ walk from the White House named the Class Reunion was the go-to watering hole where press, politicians and real people could rub and bend elbows. To be candid, I was a regular at “the CR,” as it was called, but frankly …
Here’s an idea: Joe Biden should run a front porch campaign.
Imagine you’re 20 years old and living in Hong Kong. For your entire life, you have lived in a quasi-democracy. Then, about three months ago, that all changed when a bill was submitted that raised the possibility of extradition to China. Let’s be clear: This would put Hong Kong’s legal and j…
How many times has this happened in the last two months? I’m not sure, but every time it still catches me off guard.
The New York Times, an organization devoted to gathering and publishing information, doesn’t want people to gather or publish information inconvenient to it.
WASHINGTON — There was an old newspaperman’s axiom: Never pick a fight with a man who buys ink by the barrel. These days, I suppose, you wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of a television or internet impresario.
Last week, I wrote about my recent problems with Instagram.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — From a childhood laboring in China’s cotton and wheat fields to the presidency of the College of Charleston, Andrew Hsu’s story is anything but ordinary.
Why does most of Africa stay poor while other parts of the world prosper?
The final results of the 1980 presidential election between the Democratic President Jimmy Carter and his Republican challenger, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan are rightly recorded as a landslide Republican victory. Carter carried just six states: his native Georgia; his running mate’s…
It’s time for the White House to launch its own media outlet. Never in the history of America has any president been subjected to such an onslaught of “fake news,” biased reporting and unfounded conspiracy theories spread by corrupt so-called journalists, some of whom have made their way int…
Last week there was a sharp uptick in speculation that President Trump is a few fries shy of a Happy Meal.
It’s a fact that President Donald Trump has a remarkably large number of supporters among the voters and pundits who label themselves as “free market.” They usually say something like, “Sure, I don’t like his trade and immigration policies, but the rest are good.” I disagree.
In 1984, an associate English professor at Suffolk Community College wrote a published letter to The New York Times that began:
We are in Week 2 of the president of the United States and his communications director of six days feuding on Twitter and cable TV.
WASHINGTON — The last few weeks have confirmed that Donald Trump, who has fashioned himself “a stable genius,” lives in a misconception that is perilous for the rest of us.
WASHINGTON — A question for this moment: If the Earth’s lungs were on fire and the doctor refused to treat it, would there be cause for a third-party intervention?
President Donald Trump promised he’d get rid of bad rules.
Presidential debates — even those featuring 10 or more candidates well over a year before Election Day — can tell us much about those self-confident enough to offer themselves as the nation’s next commander in chief.
They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Here’s a crazy idea: Maybe the forces of liberty will win.