Robert Foster wants to be governor of Mississippi -- at least the male half of it. A Republican first-term state representative who's running for the state's top job, Foster doesn't seem to value women much beyond their ...Read more
Obituaries for retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens are reminding us that there was a time -- several times, in fact -- when presidents chose nominees for the high court on the basis of professional ...Read more
On summer nights I like to go outside, if only for a couple of minutes, and watch the moon.
I think of it as watching not looking. The word "look" feels static. "Watch" applies to things in motion and the moon always ...Read more
Do people really care about income inequality? Or when they use the term, are they really thinking about something else?
You would certainly think from the U.S. political debate that Americans want to close the rich-poor ...Read more
I first met Justice John Paul Stevens in 1979, when he interviewed me for a clerkship. I didn't get the job, but I did get to partake of his wisdom. He repeated the words of former Justice Louis Brandeis, who, when asked ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden took his sputtering campaign onto the offensive this week, unveiling an unashamedly moderate healthcare plan and slamming his rivals' "Medicare for all" bill as "too risky."
It was about time.
President Donald Trump's latest effort to undo U.S. asylum law bans asylum to immigrants who cross through any other country before entering the United States. As of Tuesday, only immigrants who have officially lost their ...Read more
Donald Trump has come to the conclusion that many Americans hate their country. That could not be further from the truth.
Most of us love America. What we hate is that the president has taken it into the gutter. In other ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's attacks on the four Democratic congresswomen known as the "squad" are a strange way to try to win reelection.
There is no doubt that Trump needs to motivate his base to win a second ...Read more
Throughout the last century, socialists have faced an uphill battle within the United States. Unlike other similarly high-income countries, the U.S. has largely remained a bastion of deeply individualist attitudes and ...Read more
NEW YORK -- U.S. prosecutors in New York have ended their probe into whether hush money payments made to two women shortly before the 2016 presidential election violated campaign finance law, according to a court document ...Read more
Self-described socialists have a long and sordid history of excusing dictators, tyrants and despots who also claim to be socialists -- regardless of their atrocities. And the latest example of this troubling tendency is ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has criticized President Donald Trump's tweets and comments that certain members of Congress should "go back" to other countries.
"I thought the comments were terrible and very ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Although Tuesday's long day of heated debate ended with the House voting to condemn President Donald Trump for racist tweets, the chamber's brawl over the president's behavior may be just beginning.
The ...Read more
It's been a rough week in Washington. The president created a firestorm over the weekend, lobbing rhetorical bombs at "the squad," the four House Democratic freshmen whose heated comments and extreme policy proposals have ...Read more
If you were shocked by the images of the Mexican flag flying over an Aurora, Colorado, immigration detention center this weekend, you'll be appalled at an even more disgusting spectacle:
One of the top promoters of the so...Read more
Less than two years ago, President Donald Trump sought to end the moratorium President Barack Obama had placed on deporting "Dreamers," calling it an abuse of presidential authority and "an end-run around Congress" that ...Read more
It's already a crime to identify a covert intelligence agent or confidential informant working overseas. But even though the law has only been used twice in 37 years -- and even though no persuasive case has been made that...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- The Squad is making politics in America great again. And a lot more fun.
Major props to Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar for keeping it real. They speak...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Don't breathe a word, but President Trump is up to something.
His insulting, too-dumb-to-fail comments about four freshmen female members of Congress has the civilized world's trousers in a twist, and it's ...Read more
- House votes to condemn Trump's tweets as racist
- Threats against members increasing, Capitol police chief says
- Trump administration agrees to final order ending census fight
- Trump moves to eliminate nearly all asylum claims at US southern border
- Mnuchin says Trump's tweets on minority lawmakers weren't racist