A month ago, which now seems more like a year ago, Ipsos released the findings of a poll gauging public opinion on defunding the police.
When asked about acting on one interpretation of that controversial phrase — ...Read more
The most enlightening thing ever written about Bernie Madoff, the prodigiously corrupt financier who died in prison Wednesday, was a jailhouse interview he gave to Steve Fishman for New York magazine in 2011.
Madoff, then...Read more
When President Joe Biden announced last week that the United States would withdraw its last troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, he cast the decision as closing the book on a 20-year conflict. "It's time to end the forever...Read more
By appointing a commission to study changes to the Supreme Court, President Joe Biden has alarmed the opponents of court-packing while disappointing the supporters.
Mitch McConnell, the Kentuckian who leads Senate ...Read more
In his first news conference since being elected, President Joe Biden had strong words for the voter-suppression bills sweeping through state legislatures, calling them “sick” and “pernicious.” He was right, but he...Read more
While COVID-19 has dominated our public health discussions over the last year, we have failed to adequately address another deadly epidemic.
This epidemic affects more than 300 people every day in the United States and ...Read more
President Joe Biden's decision to withdraw all remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan represents a major shift in U.S. counterterrorism strategy. The withdrawal is calendar-based rather than conditions-based, which means ...Read more
An ongoing crisis at the border, a health care system in shambles, and endless wars – Democrats and Republicans both struggle with finding solutions to these real, pressing problems.
Maybe it’s time to seriously ...Read more
The "gag rule" is over.
The centerpiece of the Trump administration's attack on women's reproductive health was its 2019 rule banning abortion referrals, requiring coercive anti-abortion counseling for pregnant patients ...Read more
Full disclosure: I like trains.
In fact, I wouldn’t have minded if America had not taken such a sharp turn in the mid-20th century away from public transportation — such as trains and buses — toward the private ...Read more
After the prior administration got itself in hot borscht for, even before taking office, all but assuring Russia that there would be no lasting penalties for 2016 election interference, Joe Biden is setting a better ...Read more
Joe Biden ran to be a president for all Americans, and this includes young people who were critical contributors to his victory last November.
Young people have the power to influence presidential elections, but whether ...Read more
Having won the greatest landslide before or since (98.5% of the electoral votes, all but Vermont’s and Maine’s) and carried the biggest congressional majorities ever, Franklin Roosevelt in 1937 proposed a possible ...Read more
The story is distinctly American. Eight people killed and at least five others wounded in a mass shooting at a FedEx work site near the Indianapolis airport.
Since the beginning of the year, there have been at ...Read more
What on Earth makes Caitlyn Jenner believe she's qualified to be governor of California?
She's an Olympic gold-medal-winning decathlete, a former spokesperson for Wheaties; she posed for the cover of Playgirl magazine, ...Read more
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves' quiet declaration of April as Confederate Heritage Month in his state is a stinging reminder of how hard it is for all Americans to put away our collective racist legacy.
Reeves signed the ...Read more
CHICAGO – We have seen police needlessly kill people before — but rarely a child.
I don’t know what anyone else sees when they watch the video of a Chicago police officer shooting 13-year-old Adam Toledo in the ...Read more
A constitutional right to an abortion means a right to have one for any reason. That should also mean a woman can elect to tell her doctor — or not — why she wants an abortion.
But that's not what is happening in ...Read more
The battle to lead Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc into September’s election is headed for a final showdown, with a decision likely at some point in the next 48 hours.
Armin Laschet, who leads Merkel’s ...Read more
The U.S. and Iran edged closer to ending their standoff over the nuclear deal, with Washington describing talks as “constructive” and the Islamic Republic signaling that it was ready to debate the details of how the ...Read more
- Biden says first golf outing as president leaves course record intact
- Signs of thaw on Iran nuclear standoff emerge in Vienna talks
- Biden to pledge climate aid for developing nations next week
- World power talks move ahead as Iran drafts text to save nuclear deal
- Trump appointees blocked EPA from investigating ethylene oxide polluters and prevented staff from warning Americans about the cancer-causing gas, report says