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
The following editorial appeared in The Kansas City Star on Tuesday, Aug. 4:
President Barack Obama's newly announced Clean Power Plan is a big step forward for a nation that needs to reduce harmful carbon-dioxide ...Read more
On a luxury RV whizzing up the 101 freeway, Caitlyn Jenner sits in a circle of trans women. They are on their way to San Francisco to meet with a bigger group of advocates, and Jenner wants to know the biggest issues ...Read more
There's only one thing wrong with the Joe Biden presidential boomlet, which received a fair amount of news media attention over the weekend (some bought into it more than others). Democrats have repeatedly shown a thorough...Read more
DETROIT -- Having completed a review of 4,342 claims and declared 124 deaths eligible for at least $1 million in compensation, the administrator of the General Motors Ignition Compensation Fund likely will offer a review ...Read more
Full disclosure: I never thought Donald Trump would formally declare his candidacy.
Nor did I think he would make the required financial disclosure.
And I was sure his asinine comments about John McCain would cause his ...Read more
The unseemly saga of Cecil the lion versus Walter Palmer, Minnesota dentist, reminds me of Ernest Hemingway's masterpiece on big-game trophy hunting, "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber." It's readily available ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Planned Parenthood is once again in the center ring of Congressional attention with allegations that it sells fetal tissue for research. And the biggest women's health program may just have stepped in it this...Read more
The Helios RainPeter Glassman
Air Force Major Dr. Mathew Collins is the sole survivor of his special operations unit in Afghanistan after chemical attack by Iranians. The Helios Rain is an Iranian paralytic chemical agent activated by the sun’s rays, yet Collins is alive with above normal muscle strength. The U.S. fears...
They arrived in their characteristic styles: oldest daughter Jill a tad late, youngest daughter Nancy early, and middle daughter Amy -- yes, right in the middle.
But this was no ordinary visit. This time, our daughters ...Read more
This isn't a glorious summer for Hillary Rodham Clinton.
She's running for president as hard as she can, rolling out wonky policy proposals, holding town meetings, even talking with reporters now and then.
But her poll ...Read more
Our first glimpse of Cuba's future occurred at the airport in Tampa, Fla. The checked bags and packages of Cubans returning to Havana included large flat-screen TVs, electronics, appliances and shrink-wrapped luggage ...Read more
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand recently secured the right to compete as a woman, even though her natural level of testosterone may exceed international track and field regulations for female athletes. Missing from news ...Read more
As epic collapses go, Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics wins points for speed, if nothing else. Last week, Mayor Marty Walsh announced that he didn't intend to sign the International Olympic Committee's required ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Friday, July 31:
In most households there is a guardian of the recycling bin. This sell-anointed guru of garbage maintains constant surveillance over what is ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, Aug. 2:
On the mid-July day Jeb Bush candidly told Sioux City Republicans he wants to curb federal favors to Iowa's ethanol industry, he got a lucky pick-...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.