President Donald Trump-haters salivated over special counsel Robert Mueller’s recent filings on ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump former lawyer/”fixer” Michael Cohen. In both cases, Mueller recommends lengthy sentences, having accused them of committing crimes, including, in …
WASHINGTON — For people who support the humane treatment of animals, including those that end up on America’s dinner plates, passage this week of the farm bill would be a gift befitting the season — and a grand bipartisan gesture to close out the year.
“I am a Tariff Man,” Trump tweeted last week. “When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. ... We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN.”
Struggling to find gifts to get for loved ones? How about a book?
Yes, it’s true that their party just won the House majority and more House seats, 40, than in any election since 1974 (and with the increasing likelihood of a new election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District after confirmed reports of Republican election fraud there, maybe 41) and…
One of the most comforting talking points in politics is to claim that your political opponents are irrationally obsessed. I’m sure this is as old as time, but I first noticed it in the late 1990s. Many of Bill Clinton’s most ardent supporters responded to every new criticism by claiming the…
NBC’s Katy Tur, responding to an article in the New Yorker about climate, looked into the camera and asked, “How pointless is my life? And how pointless are the decisions that I make on a day-to-day basis when we are not focused on climate change every day, when it’s not leading every one of…
WASHINGTON — The warm and genuine public outpouring of appreciation for the 41st president in services here and in Texas reflected the authenticity and good will of the man. With these qualities, he brought honor not only to himself but also to the high office in which he served that is so l…
WASHINGTON — A recent Bloomberg News headline came as no surprise: “Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost.”
As with the passing of former President Ronald Reagan, the media are in full praise mode following the death of former President George Herbert Walker Bush. Where were they when the one-term President needed them? In Reagan’s case, even his haters grudgingly acknowledged the overall success …
Donald Trump’s “America first” economic nationalism is finally crashing into the reality of America’s shareholder-first global capitalism.
This morning Google told me that it would not allow my YouTube video “Socialism Leads to Violence” to be viewed by young people. It violates “community guidelines,” said the company in a computer-generated email.
In spite of continued attempts, either misguided or malevolent — or both — by national leaders to undermine public trust and confidence in the American free press and free elections, the United States’ model of political and individual freedom has inspired billions around the planet. Barely …
The media, including magazines that purport to empower women, are behaving as “mean girls” when it comes to their deplorable treatment of first lady Melania Trump, who is a class act by any standards.
The Centers for Disease Control has delivered sober news — average life expectancy at birth in the United States has declined for a third straight year due to extremely high rates of death from drug overdoses and suicide. As The Washington Post reports, this is the longest sustained decline …
Well, it was just the sweetest thing.
Mitch McConnell just did our constitutional order an enormous favor by burying the so-called Robert Mueller protection bill, hopefully never to rise again.
WASHINGTON — Because the newly elected Democratic majority in the House does not take office until January 4, the ousted Republican leadership has a lame-duck month in which get some political dirty work done.
WASHINGTON — As newly elected congresswomen are poised to color this city blue, one wonders what effect they’ll realistically have on the gridlock known as the House of Representatives.
If President Donald Trump were paid a dime every time critics call his anti-illegal immigration policy “racist,” he’d double his net worth. Never mind that at one time, President Bill Clinton, former Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid, former Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Sen. Dianne Feins…
E-cigarettes let people get a hit of nicotine without burning tobacco.
The “rule of law” distinguishes democracies from dictatorships. It’s based on three fundamental principles. Trump is violating every one of them.
For loyal Democrats, it must be painful to realize that so much of the criticism of your party turns out to be true. No better Democrat ever drew a breath than the late congressman from Arizona and presidential candidate Mo Udall, who candidly observed, “When Democrats organize a firing squa…
WASHINGTON — Strutting isn’t just for turkeys anymore.
Editor’s Note: Adriana Cohen is off. The following column is by Larry Elder.
Our Thanksgiving family tradition is to go around the table and express gratitude for our blessings. It’s such a simple exercise, and yet almost as satisfying as the feasting. Maybe we shouldn’t confine it to Thanksgiving? We have observant Jewish friends who’ve done something like this ever…
The wind is howling its way around our house, an invisible beast shaking all but the most stubborn autumn leaves to the ground, which has a slight dusting of snow.
The New York Times revealed last week that Facebook executives withheld evidence of Russian activity on the Facebook platform far longer than previously disclosed. They also employed a political opposition research firm to discredit critics.
Joe Biden is a gaffe-prone 75-year-old Washington veteran — who is exactly what Democrats need.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I will give thanks for property rights.
WASHINGTON — Leaving his own political wildfires at home, President Trump flew to California last weekend to examine the worst wildfire disaster in the state’s history. For once, he had little to say about his head-in-the-sand denial of climate change as a major contributor to it.
WASHINGTON — When polarity defines us, it’s easy to lose sight of our common humanity.
Now that all of the controversial elections, recounts and re-recounts are over, let us review some of our lessons learned.
Editor’s Note: Mark Shields is off this week. The following column is by Chandra Bozelko.
Karma’s working mighty fast these days.
Earlier this year, on April 26, a new museum dedicated to the victims of American white supremacy opened in Montgomery, Alabama.
In the overtime of the 2018 elections, the left can’t decide whether it opposes casting doubt on election results or insists on it.
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s churlish participation in last weekend’s 100th anniversary of the end of World War I was yet another glaring and dismissive example of his insensitivity to Western collective security as the core of American foreign policy.
WASHINGTON — It has been long rumored that the Republican Party has a woman problem, so much so that a few years ago GOP congressmen sent aides to classes on how to talk to and about women.
Abraham Lincoln, when informed that General Ulysses S. Grant was a drunk, famously asked Grant’s accusers what whiskey he was drinking so Lincoln could send a barrel to every general in the army. Keep this in mind when President Donald Trump’s critics accuse him of “racism” against blacks.
America needs single-payer health care, say progressives. That’s a system where government pays doctors and hospitals, and no sick person has to worry about having enough money to pay for care. After all, they say, “Health care is a “right!”
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus taught us that “character is destiny.” Nowhere is character more apparent than in how one responds to adversity. After the failed U.S.-organized invasion of Fidel Castro’s Cuba, President John F. Kennedy rightly took responsibility: “Victory has 1,000 fathers…
The day after the midterm elections, President Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, replacing him at least temporarily with a more pliable loyalist. When Sessions got the news on Wednesday, he asked if he could finish the week. Nope. Close of business today was the answer.
Now that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is out at the Department of Justice and President Donald Trump has installed Matt Whitaker — Sessions’ former chief of staff — as his acting replacement, anti-Trump forces are seeing red. Some on the left are accusing the president of firing Sessions t…
Exit polls aren’t always 100 percent reliable. For example, in 2016, the exit interviews suggested that Donald Trump would lose Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and North Carolina by small margins. He won all of them.
The Republican president, considered a lightweight and an ignoramus by many in Washington, suffered a setback in the offyear elections, losing several seats and effective control in the House, while maintaining and perhaps strengthening his party in the Senate. His leverage on domestic issue…
It’s appropriate that the U.N. special rapporteur devoted to adequate housing has visited encampments in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Mumbai — and San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley.
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s long-expected firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be a prelude to an outrageous, blatant political crime that could make the Watergate scandal of the 1970s pale in comparison.
WASHINGTON — The midterm elections are finally over, more or less, and we got what we got — Donald Trump is still president.
As expected, Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives. But the much-anticipated “blue wave” failed to appear. History shows that the first midterm election for the party in the White House usually results in a loss, often a big loss, in that party’s House members. President…
Make no mistake: America has rejected Trumpism.