WASHINGTON -- Buoyed by a better than expected jobs report, President Donald Trump claimed victory Friday over the nation's three most serious crises -- the coronavirus outbreak, protests over police brutality and endemic ...Read more
It's impossible to exaggerate the significance of former Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' decision to speak out against President Donald Trump's attempt to use the U.S. military to advance a political agenda at a time...Read more
Since "Hillary," Hulu's four-part documentary about Hillary Clinton, premiered in early March, America has been devastated by a pandemic and convulsed by nationwide protests following the police killing of George Floyd.
NBC's Lester Holt and "Sesame Street's" Big Bird. CNN's Van Jones and PBS' Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Television is helping in a major way to drive a national conversation about race in the wake of ...Read more
As punchline Pres. Donald J. Trump continues his honkin' big tour of many Jesuses, waving the Bible at an Episcopal church, visiting a shrine run by idol-worshiping Catholics, and no doubt on his way to wave a Quran at a ...Read more
In his statement to The Atlantic magazine, former Defense Secretary General James Mattis says of the events of the last 10 days that have shaken the nation as it has not been shaken since 1968:
"We must not be distracted ...Read more
"America is burning. But that's how forests grow." So spoke Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.
"Riots are an integral part of the country's march towards progress." So read a now-deleted tweet from the ...Read more
In the broad sweep of American history, certain years stand like grim mileposts. The year 1968, bathed in blood and drenched in sorrow, is one. The year 2020 may be another.
The nation is convulsed today in a way it has ...Read more
Under ordinary circumstances, open dissent from high-ranking military officials, retired and active, against the actions of civilian political leaders would signal a danger familiar to other countries. Such rumblings from ...Read more
"American Gothic," the iconic portrait that became the face of America in a time of crisis, is touring the world, once again.
But this "American Gothic" is Donald Trump's new one, not Grant Wood's Depression-era ...Read more
A racist civic sculpture celebrating white supremacy was taken down off its pedestal on Tuesday in Alexandria, Va. The action, dramatic and long overdue, represents a sliver of light piercing the current gloom.
The bronze...Read more
On June 4, 1989, exactly 41 years ago, China's military shot, killed and arrested thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters came out with candles on ...Read more
"Hide our strength, bide our time," said Deng Xiaoping, China's former leader. Xi Jinping, China's current president, seems to believe the opposite.
Shaking off his failures that let an outbreak in Wuhan become a global ...Read more
The coronavirus is wreaking havoc in small towns and cities across America. Once again, the federal government ignored citizens living outside the big cities. The $3 trillion in coronavirus aid isn't heading to hometown ...Read more
George Floyd, Jamar Clark, Philando Castile. Reading the names of African Americans killed by police in or near Minneapolis alone can boggle the mind, and of course these are only the names that made the national news. ...Read more
President Donald Trump's announcement last week that he would terminate U.S. membership in the World Health Organization is but the latest in a long list of decisions he has made to walk away from international ...Read more
Even if you tear it down, they will come. Just 13 hours earlier, a giant crane -- deus ex machina, indeed -- had airlifted the 2,000-pound likeness of Philadelphia's nightstick-wielding ex-mayor and top cop Frank Rizzo ...Read more
This week, The Atlantic published a stunning critique of President Donald Trump by retired Gen. Jim "Mad Dog" Mattis warning against a militarized response to the nationwide civil rights protests of recent days and calling...Read more
California schools chief Tony Thurmond reacted instinctively when his car was pulled over by a highway patrolman. Thurmond is black. The officer was white.
"I put my hands on the dashboard," Thurmond told me. "My heart ...Read more
It's only June but I think it's safe to say that 2020 will go down in history as one terrible, horrible, unrelievedly crazy year. A pandemic, more than 100,000 Americans dead in three months, hospitals overrun, businesses ...Read more
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