In baseball, when a team trades a player to another team each side expects a benefit in return. Not so in recent years when it comes to trade agreements between the U.S. and other countries.
President Trump has been right in his criticism of NAFTA and other trade deals that have left the United States at a disadvantage, sidelining American ...Read more
The woman who alleged in a confidential letter that as a high school student in Maryland in the '80s Brett Kavanaugh "pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it" has now revealed her identity to (...Read more
They don't teach history, at least American history, like they did when I attended public school. That's why the recent hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to become an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court served as a teachable moment.
Repeatedly, Kavanaugh referenced the Federalist Papers, which were essays by the founders ...Read more
He's back! President Obama has emerged from his supposed cloistered life to attack President Trump. Obama broke with a tradition apparently only modern Republican ex-presidents follow, which is not to speak ill of your successor.
Obama, who reportedly has been running his "Organizing for America" operation, along with his White House aide ...Read more
Since Robert Bork's "borking" 30 years ago, Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for a high court nominee by a Republican president have become predictable.
Democrats, who favor a "living Constitution," meaning whatever they think the founding document ought to say, are pitted against "originalists," who believe the document speaks for itself ...Read more
Finding someone in Washington who is nonpartisan and puts the nation's interests ahead of their own is so rare these days that he or she, if found, might well qualify as an endangered species.
But once in a while -- call it the law of averages -- someone speaks the truth. It happened last week when Mark Penn, former adviser to Bill and Hillary ...Read more
What does a white boy from the white suburbs of Washington, D.C., have to say about the passing of soul singer Aretha Franklin?
At 16, I was a DJ on a local radio station, playing the rock 'n' roll and doo-wop recordings of the day. Many of the artists were black. Richard Penniman (aka "Little Richard") tells a funny story about white kids back...Read more
Dear Mr. President, "Would you take this advice I hand you like a brother"? It's a song lyric from the musical "The Pajama Game," but fitting here.
There is a way you can hang onto your base, keeping them engaged, energized, without the constant Twitter assaults on those who criticize you for attacking them. If you lowered the rhetorical ...Read more
Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the sci-fi movie classic "The Matrix," which depicts powerful machines attempting to subdue the human race.
Sometimes art imitates life, and sometimes it's the other way around. On occasion, art can be prophetic. "The Matrix" is such a film. It warns of a future in which the power and worth of the ...Read more