Student loan debt has more than doubled over the past decade and now exceeds $1.5 trillion. If there is one bit of good news, it's that new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that student loan debt has ...Read more
Not for the first time, President Trump has perverted the presidential pardon power to benefit undeserving recipients with whom he shares a personal or political affinity. On Tuesday, the White House announced that Trump ...Read more
It should not surprise anyone that President Donald Trump would commute former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's prison sentence. Corrupt politicians do favors for other corrupt politicians all the time.
Trump and ...Read more
The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy this week amid a deluge of sex-abuse lawsuits. The Catholic clergy's pedophilia conspiracies have cost the church more than $3 billion and countless followers. Scandal after...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- For Latinos, the 2020 Democratic primary is only now getting under way. In Nevada.
Iowans took their first-in-the-nation status more seriously than they did the integrity of the caucusing process, which ...Read more
If the public health consequences in China of the new coronavirus aren't yet entirely clear, its ultimate political consequences are even murkier.
The reason is rooted in the so-called "mandate of heaven," a concept ...Read more
In the context of coronavirus, impeachment, caucuses, primaries and spring training, the bankruptcy of McClatchy, America's second-largest newspaper chain, could not be expected to garner much attention. But such matters ...Read more
"Vegan -- isn't that a white thing?"
For longer than I care to remember, this was a common response from anyone who learned about my vegan lifestyle. When hearing the word "vegan," they probably thought up images of hip, ...Read more
These are desperate times for Los Angeles.
Even as the city, county and state have been pouring money into housing and services, the number of people living on the street has gone steadily up. More and more of them are ...Read more
In a famous experiment that was launched in an unused lot near his home in Towson in the 1940s, Johns Hopkins behavioral researcher John B. Calhoun discovered that when rodent populations were crowded together, they ...Read more
Most of us have probably seen the viral video of the airline passenger repeatedly punching the back of the reclined seat in front of him. Much like the photo of the striped dress from five years ago, which appeared blue ...Read more
All of the Democratic candidates for president are well qualified, and all of them could potentially defeat President Donald Trump, but not one of them has made a genuine effort to unite some core ideas of moderates and ...Read more
DETROIT -- As President Donald Trump granted relief Tuesday to 11 white-collar criminals, no word came from the White House regarding the fate of Kwame Kilpatrick -- Detroit's imprisoned ex-mayor who is also hoping for ...Read more
CHICAGO -- After more than one false alarm raised and dashed the hopes of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, President Donald Trump finally answered his pleas and commuted Blagojevich's 14-year prison term Tuesday, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Members of President Donald Trump's reelection team and some of the GOP's biggest fundraisers are discussing a new goal of raising an extra $1 billion to compete with Michael Bloomberg's record campaign ...Read more
When President Donald Trump pardoned Michael Milken on Tuesday, it came just a week after the former junk bond king's Milken Institute had wrapped up its latest conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The gathering...Read more
"In the United States we don't much govern at gunpoint. We require willing and creative cooperation and participation to prosper as a civil society. This happens most easily when people trust the person at the top to do ...Read more
Boy Scouts of America has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to protect the organization and its multibillion-dollar assets from seizure amid hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits. A once-venerable institution, credited by ...Read more
How can anyone be surprised? America's swampy, self-dealing, scofflaw, narcissist president has commuted the prison sentence of Illinois' swampy, self-dealing, scofflaw, narcissist former governor.
I thought President ...Read more
America is a hot mess right now. Rather than feeling humbled as only the third impeached president in U.S. history, President Trump -- with the democracy-dies-in-broad-daylight help of his Roy Cohn-flavored attorney ...Read more
- Trump grants clemency to 11, including former junk bond king Michael Milken
- Bernie Sanders' rise worries centrist Democrats in Congress
- Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick still in limbo as Trump pardons 11 others
- Trump backers want extra $1 billion to blunt Bloomberg spending
- Michael Milken's pardon follows long campaign to rehabilitate his image