The following editorial is to appear in The Mercury News on Saturday, Jan. 21:
Invoking an intensely dark view of 2017 America, President Donald Trump elevated his populist stump speech to crisp rhetoric but changed not a...Read more
I want to know who President Donald J. Trump considers "the people."
After he took the oath of office Friday, the new president stood behind a lectern and spoke, ostensibly, to all of America.
He said: "Jan. 20th, 2017, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump aims to deliver quickly on his promise to break from the progressive policies of President Barack Obama. But the first official acts of his presidency were the signing of routine ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Friday, Jan. 21:
Everyone stands when the president enters the room.
It's protocol, a deserved sign of respect for the office and the American people ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday, Jan. 20:
This editorial is addressed specifically to the numerical majority of American voters who did not choose the man inaugurated Friday as ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Friday, Jan. 20:
So it, whatever it is, has begun.
Donald J. Trump, businessman and showman, is the nation's 45th commander-in-chief. Depending on which bubble you ...Read more
Someday, Donald John Trump's portrait will hang in the White House gallery.
He will be in the company of some of America's most admired presidents -- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. ...Read more
For the first time in almost 30 years, there won't be a Latino among the president's cabinet appointments.
President Donald Trump is snubbing a whole lot of history, heritage -- and the largest and fastest-growing ...Read more
Tales of My Large, Loud, Spiritual FamilyKatherine Agranovich
When Katherine hypnotizes her daughter Jessica to pass a math quiz, the teenager reports seeing two angels who give her sage advice. With that, the gates of consciousness fly open and the realm of spirit bursts through, propelling the Agranovich clan on a rollercoaster ride full of mystical ...
So much for the honeymoon. Donald Trump entered the White House as the least-popular president in modern times, according to a number of major polls. Of course, everyone knows the polls are rigged and the news is fake.
WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump’s inauguration marks a global inflection point: He takes office at a moment when many analysts see a transition to a new economic and political order -- one where the risks for the United ...Read more
DAVOS, Switzerland -- The World Economic Forum this year feels like an exercise in ritual self-flagellation, which -- as with the old Christian practice of fasting and whipping one’s own body -- is supposed to purify the...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama did not go out quietly. His unquiet final acts were, in part, overshadowed by a successor who refused to come in quietly and, in part, by Obama’s own endless, sentimental farewell tour. But ...Read more
"Don't Make Any Sudden Moves" is the advice offered to the new president by Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations, which has not traditionally been known as a beer hall of populist beliefs.
Haass meant the ...Read more
The United States has just had three consecutive eight-year presidencies, and it's only the second time in history that that's happened. The only other such moment came on March 4, 1825, 192 years ago.
That's a bit ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's pledge to increase the Army's active-duty troops to 540,000 from 465,000 today could cost at least an extra $12 billion once the goal is met, based on a formula provided by departing ...Read more
There was a time when those out to kill the unborn were all for the filibuster, since saving it was one way to stop congressional efforts to save these innocents. Old-timers will recall a folk saying about being as safe as...Read more
The following editorial appeared in The Seattle Times on Friday, Jan. 20:
The U.S. Senate should not rush to confirm President Donald Trump's cabinet nominees. The fast pace leaders have set for the approval process is ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday, Jan. 19:
It is remarkable that President Barack Obama achieved as much as he did, considering that his presidency began under threat from the ...Read more
The following editorial appeared in The San Diego Union-Tribune on Thursday, Jan. 19:
President Barack Obama's legacy is unusual for its complexity. The view of many Democrats that Obama would have been able to get more ...Read more
Spending some leisure time at the Department of Motor Vehicles a few days ago, I overheard two men talking: "Did you hear about all those women going to Washington this week?" one asked. His pal waved away his friend's ...Read more