WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is heading into the final month of its annual term amid lingering questions over whether the eight ideologically divided justices will be able to decide politically charged cases, including ...Read more
WASHINGTON –– A spending bill that funds agencies that oversee the financial industry will offer Congress one of its last opportunities to undercut President Barack Obama's financial overhaul before the November ...Read more
It turns out that Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher, knew exactly what he was talking about some 25 centuries ago when he wrote: "Character is destiny." Consider American presidents who have disappointed, even failed, in...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Never mind Texas. Don't mess with New Mexico!
Apparently, it's the Land of Enchantment you have to be careful with if you're a demagogue running for president who portrays Mexico as corrupt and Mexicans as ...Read more
NEW YORK -- Donald Trump criticized the wind-power industry this past week for killing birds. A far bigger threat is real estate developers and their tall buildings.
About 599 million birds are killed annually in the U.S....Read more
WASHINGTON -- In the past week, several national polls looking at a general-election matchup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been released. Despite varying sample sizes and methodologies, the results were ...Read more
As the Turkish regime slips further and further into becoming just another Muslim autocracy, a few lines from Bertolt Brecht's "The Solution" keep coming back:
After the uprising of the 17th June
The Secretary of the ...Read more
SAN DIEGO--Donald Trump waded into California's perennial water wars Friday, taking the side of agriculture and vowing to boost the state's farmers even if it means cutting back environmental protections.
"If I win, ...Read more
MIAMI--It's the nightmare political scenario for the five Republicans running for Florida's open U.S. Senate seat: What if Marco Rubio changes his mind and seeks re-election?
For months, Rubio denied any interest in ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Donald Trump was met in San Diego by hundreds of protesters, creating some tense moments both inside and outside the San Diego Convention Center.
There were a few clashes between protesters and police, but ...Read more
The following editorial is to appear in the Chicago Tribune on Monday, May 30:
Karen Hon, a veteran living in Colorado, flies a new American flag every Memorial Day. That tribute barely hints at the holiday's personal ...Read more
In the early 1990s, after the collapse of the Soviet empire, most Western nations basked in the illusion that liberal democracy had triumphed. Many thought NATO had become an anachronism in an era of permanent European ...Read more
Whitewater? Vince Foster? Juanita Broaddrick? Donald Trump appears to have tumbled into a time warp. He wants to revive the Arkansas scandals of the 1990s, when many Republicans thought impeaching then-President Bill ...Read more
Evidently Donald Trump believes his campaign can accomplish with an Internet video what Kenneth Starr failed to do with $50 million and a platoon of private detectives and FBI agents: Bring down Bill and Hillary Clinton ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump won't debate Sen. Bernie Sanders after all.
In a statement released Friday afternoon, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said it would be "inappropriate that I would debate the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Cable television producers' daydreams of a Bernie Sanders-Donald Trump debate were dashed Friday afternoon when Trump finally pulled out of what he called an "easy payday."
For days, the two had publicly ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Although he's seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders delivered a fiery rebuke Friday of both parties as he sought to cast himself as a political outsider.
"It is too late for ...Read more
Not that he needs my particular encouragement, but Bernie Sanders should ignore calls for party unity and continue to wage his campaign until the Democratic convention in July.
I have my own political opinions, of course,...Read more
WASHINGTON -- It's true: Kids Today are more dependent on their parents than Kids Yesterday.
At least when it comes to housing.
Nearly a third of Americans age 18 to 34 were living with their parents in 2014, according ...Read more
What came first: the onslaught of intolerance playing out in our daily lives or the Donald Trump candidacy?
It's a circular phenomenon these days. But here's a sliver of what Trump's already "Great America" looks like ...Read more
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