WASHINGTON -- The White House on Wednesday finalized a rule intended to strengthen and clarify the Clean Water Act, setting up a clash with Republicans in Congress and the agriculture industry.
The rule is designed to ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- As he prepared for his presidential run over the last year or so, a hawkish Sen. Ted Cruz has said U.S. policy in the Middle East and elsewhere is a mess because of President Obama's weakness -- particularly ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, May 27:
A Revolutionary Court judge in Tehran held a two-hour hearing Tuesday in the espionage trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- It seems that bad news is just pouring down on us.
That is especially true in Texas and Oklahoma, where devastating floods and storms are taking lives, homes and hope.
In Washington the IRS admitted ...Read more
Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-described socialist who kicked off his presidential campaign on Tuesday with a characteristically fiery speech, isn't going to win the 2016 Democratic nomination unless lightning strikes. To ...Read more
With increasing frequency, especially on college campuses, speakers presenting unpopular views -- or views unpopular with a vocal minority of the audience -- are being disrupted or "shouted down" until they leave the stage...Read more
"We've got to figure some way out of this." That's Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, referring to congressional deadlock over key provisions of the Patriot Act that are about to expire.
The question, amid concerns ...Read more
While interrupting a speaker or a group of speakers in public forums is certainly rude, such an action, by itself, does not meet the threshold of what the founders of the United States considered to be an abridgment of ...Read more
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A story of a first-generation American and the travails of striving to achieve that American dream through Wall Street; it’s a blend of novel, autobiography, philosophical reflection, and social critique. When up-and-coming Wall Streeter Spiro loses his job in a corporate downsizing, he ...
The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, May 26:
Thailand is not in the best of shape a year after the bloodless military coup that ousted its civilian leadership and replaced it with a ...Read more
Since the 1960s, the national conversation on firearms in both political and academic circles has revolved around one main question: Do guns increase crime or reduce it? Are guns tools of escalation or deterrence?
The following editorial appeared in The Seattle Times on Thursday, May 27:
Big cheers are in order for the U.S. Justice Department crackdown on alleged corruption in FIFA, soccer's international governing body.
My wife leaves for work earlier than I do, giving her first choice of which car to drive. She has a longer drive than my three-minute jaunt to the train station, so I don't mind. That often means I get the rear-wheel drive...Read more
There's a former Republican National Committee chief who could teach his present-day successor, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, why he, Fox News and CNN co-conspirators must urgently fix something they apparently don't ...Read more
Does the Constitution guarantee one person, one vote? Or is it one citizen, one vote? This deceptively simple question is actually profound -- and the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide it in the term that will begin ...Read more
The following editorial was written by Bloomberg View editors:
There's good reason for Congress to remodel some aspects of Obamacare. More than half of people who get health coverage through the insurance exchanges have ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday, May 26:
A new study showing that the suicide rate among black children ages 5 to 11 has nearly doubled since the early 1990s, while the rate for ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in The Seattle Times on Thursday, May 28:
The Patriot Act's troublesome Section 215 will finally expire Monday, unless its dwindling supporters in Congress engineer a miraculous, last-...Read more
Legislators across the country are launching a mean-spirited campaign to block poor people from purchasing certain kinds of foods, products or services.
Missouri state Rep. Rick Brattin has introduced a bill to prevent ...Read more
"Black lives matter!" was the chant heard at recent demonstrations in cities and towns from Ferguson, Missouri, to Baltimore, Maryland. Yes, they do matter, but apparently not so much to some other blacks. Only when a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum, touting himself as the candidate of the blue-collar, family-oriented Republican, launched another presidential bid Wednesday, but this time he's got a lot more than Mitt Romney to overcome.
- Biden accuses Russia of seeking to undercut U.S. allies
- Santorum joins a growing GOP White House race
- White House finalizes clean water rule, setting up clash with Congress
- Loretta Lynch, new attorney general, works to develop rapport with police
- Marco Rubio's tax proposal challenges Republican Party's economic orthodoxy