WASHINGTON -- Casting aside more than a half century of hostilities, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the United States and Cuba would restore full diplomatic relations and open respective embassies on July ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Jeb Bush says he's proud of what he and his wife, Columba, have contributed to charity. But his tax records show they've given less than the national average and less than others with similar wealth.
The ...Read more
CHICAGO -- You don't have to be Hispanic to remember a childhood run by a parent who wielded an iron fist. But if you are Hispanic, you're more likely to -- and might still have some emotional scars.
In a study published ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- In 1824, in retirement 37 years after serving as the Constitutional Convention's prime mover, James Madison, 73, noted that the 1787 "language of our Constitution is already undergoing interpretations unknown...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a saner approach to guns need a new strategy. We cannot go on like this, wringing our hands in frustration after every tragedy involving firearms. We said "Enough" after Sandy Hook. We thought ...Read more
If you were reading National Geographic right now, this would be a poignant story, probably datelined somewhere in Africa, about old bull elephants with failing memories and dimming vision, leading their rapidly thinning ...Read more
Just in time for the Fourth of July, the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered red, white and blue and a rainbow too. These are happy days for those of us who have long supported the right of gay couples to marry.
This is an ...Read more
There are days in our lives that stand out as historic, defined by a seminal event that upended the world as we knew it. We can remember exactly where we were when we got the news on those days. When John F. Kennedy, ...Read more
Charlie's TripsJack Felson
A futuristic and absurd version of The Wizard of OZ: a freak tornado snatches up a Midwesterner teenage soldier, who's hurled into space-time and ends up 21 years later, on the West Coast. He's found on a beach, alive but unconscious. As he emerges from a 3-day coma, he...
On the way to Legoland, the theme park in California, my 4-year-old son sent a wave of horror through this liberal father when he described the heroine of "The Lego Movie" by saying, "She's really good at fighting and ...Read more
Hillary Clinton says she cares about the middle class, but she doesn't. If she did, why would she want to dramatically reduce future Social Security benefits, suck unaffordable amounts from young people footing the bill ...Read more
Rarely, if ever, in American history has a president spoken more personally, emotionally or candidly than Barack Obama these past three weeks. Almost as though he had experienced a religious conversion, the president ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Wednesday, July 1:
Confidence is an essential underpinning for healthy economies, which helps explain why Greece is in so much trouble right now. It doesn't...Read more
The Supreme Court's ruling in favor of gay marriage was a landmark in the expansion of rights, power and moral legitimacy to a previously marginalized group. For now, social conservatives are despondent. But the logic of ...Read more
Last week, I returned to Charleston, S.C., where President Barack Obama gave his beautiful eulogy for slain state Sen. Clementa Pinckney. To me, the tragedy wasn't just another news story. I was raised in nearby Savannah ...Read more
The end of this term at the U.S. Supreme Court felt like the culmination of an era -- or rather of two eras. Periods in the history of the court tend to form in relation to the great, defining political issues of the day, ...Read more
On the Fourth of July, our nation comes together to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy, freedoms our service members, veterans and their families have made possible through their sacrifices.
Just as these Americans responded...Read more
The following editorial was written by Bloomberg View editors:
According to Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla, the U.S. commonwealth has $72 billion in debts that it cannot pay. Maybe now Congress will start ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in The Miami Herald on Tuesday, June 30:
Facing increasingly bleak political prospects, the Venezuelan government sprung another unfair, last-minute trick on the democratic opposition last...Read more
America is still reeling from the horrific Charleston, S.C., massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that claimed the lives of nine innocent people.
The last thing the community and our country need are ...Read more
I dumped my landline the other day.
It was an abrupt decision, though a long time coming, like giving away a sweater you hadn't worn in years but had kept just in case you might.
Goodbye, Panasonic KX-TG5431, with all ...Read more
- Supreme Court quashes clean air rule, says cost must be considered
- Obama brings Rousseff to King memorial to begin Washington visit
- As Greece close banks, fear spreads of a eurozone implosion
- In 'historic step,' Obama announces full diplomatic relations with Cuba
- Kasich sets July 21 as date to jump into 2016 presidential race