WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz's tough stance on immigration has put him at odds with fellow Republicans in his own state as he prepares for a re-election run next year.
Cruz, R-Texas, has wholeheartedly praised President ...Read more
If they disagree with what you say, about half of America's college students believe they have right to prevent you from saying it.
That's just one of the eye-opening, jaw-dropping findings in a stunning new survey ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Trump is making us ill. He's also driving us crazy.
Since I wrote last week about the possibility that Trump is literally killing me (in the form of high blood pressure), the reaction has been, as ...Read more
The election of Donald Trump could be one of the best things that ever happened to American democracy.
We say this even though we believe that Trump poses a genuine danger to our republican institutions and has done ...Read more
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Twenty-five years ago on Sept. 24, 1992, Dail Boxley Dinwiddie vanished.
Phffft. Just like that.
She was 23, a darling girl, anyone would say. Because even though she was, by age, a young woman, she was...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Don't cry for Mitch & Paul. The truth is they never served you ...
These Republican swamp dwellers only serve their own interests, which they've hitched to the wagon of the Washington establishment. To...Read more
CHICAGO -- We all harbor little hurts in life, ones that never go away no matter how long ago they happened.
One of mine is that I didn't get to participate in my high school graduation ceremony.
Instead of walking ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- It was an epoch-defining decision to place in Westminster Abbey, among statues of monarchs, priests and poets, a large one of James Watt, inventor of the separate-condenser steam engine. The statue's ...Read more
An Act of WarMichael K. McMahan
When Lt. Travis Kelly kills a North Vietnamese officer near the Cambodian border in 1969, he tries hard to put the incident--and the rest of the Vietnam War--behind him. But like so many of Travis's experience in the war, this one comes continues to haunt him decades ...
WASHINGTON -- For much of his time as president, Donald Trump has been the bully in the bully pulpit, castigating targets foreign and domestic. Much of Trump's bluster attempts to divide people into us-against-them, and it...Read more
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- President Donald Trump has tweeted and rallied, cajoled and extolled in his all-out effort to save Sen. Luther Strange of Alabama, who is struggling to survive a Republican runoff against an opponent ...Read more
From Aug. 10, 1994, to April 25, 1995, Major League Baseball went on strike. The 1994 World Series was canceled. Fans, furious at both management and the players, voted with their feet by staying away afterward. Average ...Read more
Take it easy, you want to advise President Donald Trump when he says in a United Nations speech that the United States is going to "totally destroy" North Korea if it attacks us or our allies. But there is something you ...Read more
While other people worried about what President Donald Trump meant when he discussed "sovereignty," and while other people wrung their hands and mopped their brows because he wasn't being polite to North Korea, seated in ...Read more
Republicans have unveiled their brave new strategy for fixing the U.S. health care system: Make someone else deal with it.
Of all the god-awful Obamacare-repeal-and-replace plans that Republicans have proposed, Cassidy-...Read more
The dangers of arrogance and ignorance are nowhere more starkly illustrated than in Donald Trump's Oval Office, where anguished advisers seek constantly to steer a rogue president away from international disaster. And now ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration often talks about North Korea policy as if it's an on-off switch.
President Trump thundered Tuesday that the U.S. will "totally destroy" North Korea to defend itself and its allies. ...Read more
NEW YORK -- President Trump's speech to the United Nations was well delivered. But it was a strange mishmash of topics and tones, in parts celebrating realpolitik but then also asserting the importance of freedom and ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Motivated by the cynical aims of fulfilling a bumper-sticker campaign promise and lavishing tax cuts on the wealthy, Republicans are threatening to pass a health care bill they know will make millions of ...Read more
If a U.S. president calls an adversary "Rocket Man ... on a mission to suicide," and warns his nation may be "totally destroyed," other ideas in his speech will tend to get lost.
Which is unfortunate. For buried in ...Read more
For the first time in nearly 20 years, the president seems out of alignment, on policy and political goals, with his party in Congress. This strikes many as an anomalous, even alarming, situation. But if you look back at ...Read more
- Trump wants to eliminate federal program that oversees long-term hurricane relief
- Record gains by Latinos in Congress contradict narrative
- ACLU moves from defense to offense, starting in Kris Kobach's home state
- UN 'club' Trump derided forges unexpected alliance on key issues
- Trump's star power tested in Alabama Senate race