WASHINGTON -- Former President Bill Clinton flew to Nashville, Tenn., in February to earn a fast $225,000 for sharing his insights with a private gathering of wealthy clients of Switzerland's largest bank.
It marked at ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- In a blistering letter Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., all but called Securities and Exchange Chair Mary Jo White an incompetent regulator.
"You have now been SEC chair for over two years, and to ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Liberals often say they want to take people of color and lift them up. If so, it might help to stop talking down to them.
Those on the left do that when they're making themselves feel superior, arguing that ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- When South Korean President Park Geun-hye visited Washington two years ago, she spoke of "Asia's paradox" -- a disconnect between the region's growing economic cooperation and its deep political and security ...Read more
A stellar group of American historians and academics released a milestone open letter yesterday in protest of deleterious changes to the advanced placement U.S. history (APUSH) exam. The signatories are bold intellectual ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- It wasn't quite "Call me Ishmael," but "Call me Caitlyn" made a whale of a splash.
One could hardly find a news channel the past couple of days that wasn't touting the former Bruce Jenner for her courageous ...Read more
If you're a student of public relations, you had to be impressed. The rollout of Bruce to Caitlyn has been handled with such mastery that you'd think we live in a country that long ago shed any deep hostility toward ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Not every bad act is a crime. Not every bad act that can technically be categorized as a crime should be pursued by prosecutors. And not every bad act that clearly amounts to a crime should be pursued by ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, June 2:
In overturning the conviction of a man who posted violent "rap lyrics" about his estranged wife and others on Facebook, the Supreme Court on ...Read more
As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has requested -- and President Obama has granted -- federal help.
I don't begrudge Texas billions of dollars in ...Read more
It might look like a duck and quack like a duck. But until it formally announces that it is a duck, don't even think about calling it a duck, let alone holding it to any duck-related rules and regulations.
Such is ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The press release went out last week:
"Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, will participate in a panel discussion luncheon in celebration of Black Music Month on Monday, June 1st, ...Read more
I want to give a couple of examples of the value of viewpoint, or intellectual, diversity on university campuses. One is the James Madison Program at Princeton, which I have the honor to direct. The program was founded 15 ...Read more
Caitlyn Jenner -- who purposely did not spell her new name with a K -- is going to absorb an unimaginable amount of attention for the rest of her life. Whatever is not emotionally draining is going to be bruising. I do not...Read more
Just prior to announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, Mike Huckabee addressed the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition in Waukee. "We are criminalizing Christianity in this country," Huckabee ...Read more
Foreign policy is shaping up as a defining issue in the presidential campaign.
Republican candidates, with the exception of Rand Paul, are vying to take the most hawkish stance on combating Islamic State and, secondarily,...Read more
What are the deep, long-term effects of clandestine surveillance on a country? The current debates in Congress regarding the Patriot Act offer an occasion to hold an open discussion that is long overdue.
My own experience...Read more
We need another language to describe the pain of losing a child, because the words we use -- "It's unnatural," "No parent should live longer than her son," "What a tragedy" -- don't convey the full weight or nature of that...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday, June 2:
Delete, delete, delete.
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's name has been scrubbed from all over the place since Thursday, when federal ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday, May 31:
The fatal derailment of Amtrak Train 188 in Philadelphia, which three weeks ago left eight people dead, has generated a lot of talk about ...Read more
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- Elizabeth Warren rips SEC chief: 'Extremely disappointing'
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- Bill Clinton's Wall Street cash puts wife in an ethical spot