Spend a decade or two writing about financial markets, and a few themes will begin to emerge. These are:
No. 1. Politics and investing do not mix;
No. 2. Presidents usually get too much credit when things go right and ...Read more
There are two quite different paths toward change in the 2020 elections. One would involve getting rid of President Trump but leaving Washington gridlocked. The other would see a Democratic president elected with a ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- What is striking about the latest bouts of financial turmoil -- the recent wild swings in global stock and bond markets -- is that they provide a sobering reminder of the potential hazards of economic ...Read more
I had to buy birthday presents for my wife. Her birthday was last week.
I'm not bad at present buying. I specialize in scarves, perfume and jewelry. None of those items come in a specific size, so there's less room for ...Read more
FRANCONIA, N.H. -- For progressive voters such as Richard Poulin, the 2020 Democratic presidential primary offers an agonizing choice between two heroes of the left, Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump said buying Greenland would be "a large real estate deal" that could ease a financial burden on Denmark, which administers the island, but hours earlier its Prime Minister Mette ...Read more
CHICAGO -- The last time I saw Sil Ganzó, she was beaming as she gave a tour of her after-school care facility for newly arrived immigrant and refugee children.
Based on her enthusiasm, you'd have thought the tiny, two-...Read more
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan -- It is difficult to discourage and impossible to manage Justin Amash because he, unusual among politicians, does not want much and wants nothing inordinately. He would like to win a sixth term as ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- As China and its unruly possession Hong Kong teeter on the edge of catastrophe, President Trump has issued a series of messages with a common theme: If his friend Xi Jinping decides to crack down on the city'...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump suggested he might impose a 100% tariff on French wine to retaliate for President Emmanuel Macron's tax on multinational technology companies, according to two people with knowledge of ...Read more
It approaches a year since Sen. John McCain departed these earthly precincts. He is rightly missed for his principled leadership, for his maverick ways and for his -- now increasingly rare -- ability to reach out and ...Read more
We offer our thanks to the volunteers from out of state who came to Baltimore to clear trash and found themselves helping save two apparent overdose victims. They were here to do a good deed and wound up doing an even ...Read more
Whatever your views on the rights and wrongs of detaining a tanker off the coast of Gibraltar for allegedly carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria, the decision of a Gibraltar judge to release the vessel shows that Europe's ...Read more
Former Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen called President Donald Trump's reported idea of buying Greenland, a self-governed Danish territory, an out-of-season April's Fool joke. Trump's idea may be outlandish (and...Read more
BALTIMORE -- I love Baltimore.
That love forces me to tell the truth, and truth is: We need help.
For starters, the citizens of Baltimore, especially those in power, need to ask themselves, "What role am I really playing...Read more
The day before Jeffrey Epstein flew to Havana on his Lolita Express, 75 dissidents, independent journalists and librarians were rounded up across the island in a series of brutal raids that became known as the Cuban Black ...Read more
In the nearly four years since Alexis arrived alone in the United States as a 17-year-old from El Salvador, he has been granted asylum, learned English, secured a job at a bakery and studied for his upcoming driver's ...Read more
Two tragedies happened in suburban Chicago the other day. A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed for allegedly trying to steal a car from a driveway and the five teenagers who were with him were charged with a murder they ...Read more
Now the Trump administration is trying to rewrite history -- and poetry.
In an interview with National Public Radio this week, Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said that ...Read more
President Donald Trump took a break from summer vacation at his personal New Jersey sleepover camp to try to persuade people in New Hampshire to back his reelection. And he gave them every reason to not do so -- by lying. ...Read more
- Trump is stripping immigrant children of protections, critics say. Supporters say he's closing loopholes
- Trump mused about 100% French wine tariff at fundraiser
- Democrats line up 3 gun bills in early return from House's summer break
- House panel subpoenas former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski
- Council member wants to stop donors like Amazon from using PACs to influence Seattle elections