WASHINGTON -- Amid heightened speculation about whether he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination, Vice President Joe Biden remains at least a month from a decision and has largely left preparatory work to a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A while back -- in January 1997, to be precise -- I wrote a column on the euro, which was to be introduced in 1999. I didn't find much to like. It was a "lunatic idea." A single currency worked in the United ...Read more
There are kids all over this country, and they go online and become "radicalized."
They go on a white supremacy site, and they become drooling racists cleaning their guns every night and wearing Confederate flag T-...Read more
WASHINGTON –– The battle to define what Americans should eat is pitting nutritionists against deep-pocketed groups that are spending almost 14 times more cash on lobbying in Washington.
Coca Cola Co., food-industry ...Read more
WASHINGTON –– Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asked a federal judge not to find him and other Obama administration officials in contempt after his agency recovered work permits mistakenly issued after the court...Read more
Nearly 60 people have already donated at least $1 million each to independent political committees supporting Democratic and Republican presidential candidates in what promises to be the most expensive election ever.
It's something of a relief, if a mixed one, that the drought has surged into the role of the latest scourge to freak out California.
It's a relief in the sense that it means that the California economy, so recently ...Read more
One of my history-minded friends has a long-range political view summed up in three words: Liberals always win. Complex social struggles may take centuries or decades, he says, but they eventually bring victory for human ...Read more
Rory: King of PetlaJennifer Zartman
Rory Anderson, an epic-nerd on an ordinary science field trip, is pulled through a portal into Zed, a place outside of time. His perception of reality shifts, and the King of the Fountain of Life commissions him as an ambassador to Petla, a place in another galaxy. He arrives wearing the ...
Congratulations to Ta-Nehisi Coates. His meditation on race in America has hit No. 1 in its first week on the New York Times' best-seller list. Race relations may still be a mess, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- It took three videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors and executives discussing the culling and retailing of aborted baby parts, but Hillary Clinton finally managed to say that she found the videos "...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans, teeming with righteous indignation, last week introduced S. 1881, "a bill to prohibit federal funding of Planned Parenthood of America."
Here's a better name for it: the Abortion ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- I have to admit that my first reaction to the Planned Parenthood videos was to cringe and try to avoid the topic.
Even for those who support abortion rights, there is a stomach-churning aspect to the ...Read more
CHICAGO -- If you use books to go somewhere you know practically nothing about, and meet someone you might not ordinarily get a chance to know, here are three that will transport you to interesting places you may (or may ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Executives of Planned Parenthood's federally subsidized meat markets -- your tax dollars at work -- lack the courage of their convictions. They should drop the pretense of conducting a complex moral calculus ...Read more
Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Friday in her first major foreign policy speech of the 2016 presidential campaign that her potential Republican opponents would return to "cowboy diplomacy and reckless warmongering," while ...Read more
CHICAGO--A man claiming to be the son of President Barack Obama was charged and ordered to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet after spurring a police bomb unit response outside of the president's Kenwood home on ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent and received emails through her private server containing sensitive U.S. and foreign government information on a range of issues -- from an American detained in Myanmar...Read more
Presidential debates, even those with 10 candidates held some 15 months before Election Day, do matter. Just recall the Aug. 11, 2011, GOP debate in Ames, Iowa, when Byron York of The Washington Examiner, in discussing ...Read more
There he goes again, embarrassing all of us respectables by telling us some things we'd rather not hear, even if he was just repeating what others have said again and again in fulsome detail. What others? The mullahs in ...Read more
In the aftermath of that famously discredited New York Times story about a "criminal referral" regarding Hillary Clinton's emails, a few important questions stand out, among many that remain unanswered.
Exactly who told...Read more
- Trump and Sanders surge, Congress stalls, voters seethe
- As Joe Biden resumes official work, so does talk about a 2016 run
- Trickle-down politics: Drought could force real change among city, state leaders
- Clinton warns of 'cowboy diplomacy' if Republicans retake White House
- Obama says he's not interested, but could win election again