America’s homeland has been attacked by WMDs — nonnuclear but deadly weapons of mass devastation that have inflicted death and suffering throughout our land at a rate no doubt envied by the world’s terrorists and evil-doers.
Forget the art of the deal. Nine months into his presidency, Donald Trump has closed no deals, artful or otherwise. So far, all we’ve seen is Trump’s 10 rules for Trumpism.
Free at last! Free at last! That’s the message for millions who don’t get health coverage at work and, until now, faced two dismal options: going without insurance or paying Obamacare’s soaring premiums.
I was going to write a dispute of Mayim Bialik’s problematic sexual harassment op-ed, but tens of thousands of women and men beat me to it with two simple, terrible words: Me too.
The #MeToo posts flooding my Facebook newsfeed — and yours, no doubt — demand a hashtag in response. Not as a rebuttal, but as a show of solidarity and a claiming of responsibility.
Even more than 40 years later, picturing Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland in “Start the Revolution Without Me” sets me laughing. At a royal masquerade ball around the French Revolution, decorously dancing couples, one after another, pass around conspiratorial notes to “Kill the Duke,” “Kill…
False and misleading information and money are the basis of the drive to legalize the recreational use of marijuana (pot) in New Jersey.
The odds are high that this autumn members of Congress — maybe Democrats and Republicans — will pocket campaign contributions from Americans who will later be engulfed in scandal. The besmirched political donors could be exposed as Ponzi scheme promoters, corrupt corporate executives, crooke…
Former Vice President John Nance Garner once said the position he held under Franklin Roosevelt wasn’t worth a pitcher of warm spit. The only reason to do the job was the “heart beat” factor. And up until the most recent times, that’s held pretty much true with VPs, who were long relegated t…
Political polarization in the U.S. is intense and damaging. The Supreme Court could take a small step to mitigate it by limiting partisan gerrymandering.
When Sen. Bob Corker first proposed sending lethal U.S. weaponry to Kiev so Ukrainians could fight off their nuclear-armed Russian neighbors, no one then warned that the Tennessee Republican’s ideas could hurtle us “toward World War III.”
It’s that time again, when the Legislature will be tasked with standing up to mayors who will look for the easy way out.
It wasn’t just the complicit silence around Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment that made it so dangerous.
The 24-hour news cycle and social media are abuzz with controversy over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. We wonder if most Americans remember what the initial protest was about. Police officers haven’t forgotten.
President Donald Trump demanded this week that the international agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear programs be revised to make it stronger. He claimed that Iran isn’t fully complying with the 2015 pact, which he has called “the worst deal ever negotiated.” His language was Trumpian and tough…
The war on cops is moving from the streets to the U.S. Supreme Court. Last week, the justices heard a case that threatens police officers with financial ruin if they make arrests and the charges later get dropped.
The partisan gerrymandering case argued last week in the Supreme Court presents one of the most important, difficult and intriguing legal questions of the last quarter-century.
With all the noise coming from the president last week (and the week before that, and so far this week ...), a bit of good news for this embattled White House may be emerging. And if the American body politic doesn’t experience a complete meltdown this week, perhaps others will notice.
In Houston, we have a problem. It’s a crisis that will impede the reconstruction of our nation’s fourth-largest city. The problem isn’t capital, though. It’s labor.
Juvenal, that biting pundit of the Roman Empire, complained of weak leaders distracting the people with bread and circuses. In our day, it’s moon bases and missions to Mars.
After every mass shooting, the nation trudges through the same familiar steps. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims. Don’t politicize a tragedy by trying to stop the next one. OK, propose something, but unless it would have prevented the last incident, we’re not interested. Eventual…
An old rule of thumb holds that when someone says it’s not about the money, it’s really about the money.
The administration of President Donald Trump is considering further expansion of the CIA’s ability to use drones inside and outside of war zones. This comes on the heels of an earlier decision to rewrite counterterrorism policies and reinstate the CIA’s ability to engage in drone strikes.
Addiction compels you to chase a high that only makes you feel worse; it reduces you to a lesser version of yourself. And you can’t stop because deep down you don’t really want to change.
With monuments honoring Christopher Columbus regularly being defaced and destroyed, it’s clear this year’s Columbus Day celebrations will elicit strong debate over the explorer’s legacy. But by looking at Columbus in the greater context of the history of civilizations, one can see that much …
Before I started researching gun deaths, gun-control policy used to frustrate me. I wished the National Rifle Association would stop blocking common-sense gun-control reforms such as banning assault weapons, restricting silencers, shrinking magazine sizes and all the other measures that migh…