The revulsion evoked by Donald Trump as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland goes far beyond his speech, which was memorable only for its angry mood, not its vapid content. What repelled so many Americans in that moment was the realization -- or simply the intuition -- that the candidate of the Grand Old Party in ...Read more
In the hours after the horrendous attack on French revelers and tourists in Nice -- celebrating Bastille Day in homage to liberty, equality and fraternity -- supporters of the so-called Islamic State declared revenge for the reported killing of an ISIS commander known as "Omar the Chechen." Indeed, several of their top commanders have been ...Read more
The confrontation between FBI Director James Comey and his would-be tormentors on the House Government Oversight Committee revealed something far more fundamental about politics in America today than the reasons why Hillary Clinton will not be prosecuted over her "damned emails."
The calm, intelligent, upright Comey, focused on facts and fair...Read more
Evidently Donald Trump believes his campaign can accomplish with an Internet video what Kenneth Starr failed to do with $50 million and a platoon of private detectives and FBI agents: Bring down Bill and Hillary Clinton by dredging them through moldy muck. Somehow he doesn't seem to understand his own vulnerability on scandalous matters that ...Read more
The time is coming when Bernie Sanders should declare victory -- not because he is going to be the Democratic presidential nominee, but because he has already won so much.
Of course, Sanders knows very well that he cannot wrest the nomination from Hillary Clinton. He lags well behind her in pledged delegates, superdelegates and the popular ...Read more