Trump warns of 'death and destruction' if he's charged in Stormy Daniels hush money case
Former President Donald Trump Friday warned of “death and destruction” if he is indicted for paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Raising the rhetorical heat, Trump suggested that his supporters will respond...Read more
Fla. lawmakers threaten to defund St. Petersburg over plan to pay for abortion travel
TAMPA, Fla. — Two Florida state representatives have sent a letter to the city of St. Petersburg threatening to cut off all of its state funding until council members drop a plan to allocate $50,000 to the Tampa Bay ...Read more
2022 vote studies: Division hit new high in Senate, fell in House
WASHINGTON — It seems counterintuitive in a time of intense partisanship and narrowly divided government, but the share of House votes where majorities in the two parties lined up on opposite sides from each other was ...Read more
TikTok CEO: Pay no attention to the people who sign my paycheck
TikTok’s CEO is asking America to trust him to stand up to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Let’s not.
Desperate to avoid an imminent ban of the embattled Chinese video app, TikTok CEO Shou Chew came to Washington ...Read more
US strikes Iranian-linked groups in Syria after drone attack
The U.S. military carried out airstrikes in Syria after an American contractor was killed and five service members wounded when a drone it said was of Iranian origin crashed into a coalition base.
The targets of the ...Read more
Reaction to bronze sculpture of Coretta and Martin Luther King Jr. in Boston hasn't been good – and that's not bad for art that shatters conventions
As an acclaimed photographer and conceptual artist, Hank Willis Thomas has grown accustomed to criticisms of his unconventional art and concepts of identity.
But even Thomas had never experienced anything like ...Read more
Scott Maxwell: Can DeSantis go too far? Not for Florida. Maybe for America
With a book tour, looming presidential campaign and near-daily media events, Ron DeSantis normally craves attention the way ticks crave blood. But lately, he’s been getting so much of it, he’s about to pop.
George Skelton: California's population is on the decline, and high-income earners have joined the exodus
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It turns out high-income people are also fleeing the state — a new twist in the California exit.
That should worry ruling liberal Democrats who love to tax wealthy people and spend their money, ...Read more
Commentary: Why California will still have a water shortage no matter how much it rains this year
During a winter of blizzards, floods and drought-ending downpours, it’s easy to forget that California suffers from chronic water scarcity — the long-term decline of the state’s total available fresh water. This ...Read more
Commentary: Toxic pesticide drift hurts all of us
When I started farming corn and soybeans on our 320-acre family farm in Greene County, Iowa, in 1976, herbicides like dicamba were a go-to to control weeds. Dicamba is quite toxic, but it helped control broadleaf weeds in ...Read more
Commentary: They won't ban Black history, but teachers will be afraid to teach it
There is only one elementary school classmate whose name I remember almost eight decades later.
His name was Arthur.
He was Black. He and the only other Black child, a girl, sat together at the back of our third-grade ...Read more
Editorial: Xi has been an apologist for Putin. Will he also be his lethal arms supplier?
For Ukraine, the war against Russia is existential. Defeat means extinction as a sovereign nation, and the destruction of Ukrainian identity.
Russia’s troubles, however, are self-inflicted. By invading Ukraine, Russian ...Read more
Commentary: California housing and the environment are often at odds. They don't have to be
California’s housing shortage and climate crisis are often treated as if they are unrelated to each other. In fact, they are deeply interconnected.
We need to address not only how much housing we build but also where we...Read more
Commentary: Denying access to parole in Illinois hurts the health of communities in and outside prison
The Illinois House Judiciary Criminal Committee took a critical step toward achieving long overdue state prison reform this month by voting in favor of the Earned Reentry bill. Illinois is one of 16 states to have ...Read more
Trudy Rubin: Memories of the Iraq War, my interpreter's tragic end, and the horrors caused by hubris
Twenty years ago, when I first hired him in Baghdad, my Iraqi interpreter and driver Salam was thrilled that the Americans had toppled Saddam Hussein. I worked with Salam over the next several years, on my many reporting ...Read more
Editorial: Bills intended to shame and scare transgender students are despicable
Republican lawmakers across the nation have introduced more than 400 bills to restrict the rights of LGBTQ people in the current legislative cycle, according to Human Rights Watch. One of them is Assembly Bill 1314, an ...Read more
Commentary: The Fed just raised interest rates. Does that mean there is no banking crisis?
Do we have a banking crisis in the United States or don’t we?
We certainly have some of the symptoms, including two prominent banks that just failed and downward pressure this week on the share prices of other midsize ...Read more
Martin Schram: Xi, Putin 'no limits' pact has limits, after all
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin ended their Moscow summit this week by showcasing economic help and diplomatic support China will provide the now supplicant banana-less republic that is Putin’s Russia today.
But even more...Read more
Editorial: Would you trust the IRS to do your taxes?
When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
That’s the gist of critics’ arguments against the creation of a government-run tax preparation service. In short, the Internal Revenue would do the heavy lifting ...Read more
Editorial: Possible Trump indictment sends GOP into a frenzy
The apparently imminent indictment of Donald Trump by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has short-circuited a number of prominent Republican officials, causing them to crazily careen in different directions to try to...Read more
- The view from Moscow and Beijing: What peace in Ukraine and a post-conflict world look like to Xi and Putin
- Indictment would be unlikely to divert Trump from campaign to courthouse
- A 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty in the gunpoint carjacking of US Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon
- TikTok's CEO fails to placate US lawmakers eager to ban it
- Reaction to bronze sculpture of Coretta and Martin Luther King Jr. in Boston hasn't been good – and that's not bad for art that shatters conventions