WASHINGTON -- In January 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump bragged that his supporters were so loyal that he "could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters." To Trump, that was a good thing.
Which must be why, as president, he continually stands in the middle of Twitter and assaults not only his ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump did what he does worst -- he took to Twitter to type two tweets that threatened to withhold federal funds from Michigan and Nevada because he doesn't like what state officials are doing to facilitate mail-in voting.
Where to begin?
For one thing, it's odd to watch a president claim ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- "Governments that use the enormous power of law enforcement to punish their enemies and reward their allies are not constitutional republics; they are autocracies," noted a letter signed by more than 2,000 former federal prosecutors calling for Attorney General Bill Barr to resign because he wants to drop a criminal charge against ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Decades from now, historians will ask themselves why most of America's governors shuttered public schools for months because of the coronavirus outbreak. Worse, America's parents didn't even complain.
Our future selves, if the country rebounds, will be baffled that an establishment dead set against homeschooling became so gripped ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar -- self-styled feminists who bought every flimsy claim made against now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh -- have chosen to stand by Joe Biden in the face of a sexual assault allegation made against him by a former ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Bless Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman for wanting to open up Las Vegas for business as soon as possible.
Then breathe a sigh of relief that she doesn't get to make it happen.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered a nonessential business shutdown through April, which is likely to be extended into May. The Democratic governor's action ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- When historians look back at America's handling of the coronavirus outbreak, they likely will cite Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as the best example of how not to contain a pandemic in your state.
The Democratic governor has turned her state into the heart of COVID-19 resistance. On Wednesday, protesters shut down the roads in ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- When President Donald Trump told Turning Point USA last July, "Then, I have an Article II, where I have the right to do whatever I want as president," the left conjured up images of a dictatorial strongman tossing out dictates like candy, which was not a far-fetched notion given his erratic hiring and firing of White House staff.
WASHINGTON -- The Washington Post and The New York Times aren't sending reporters to the Trump White House for daily briefings.
Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron explained, "We have to keep in mind our reporters' health and those of our colleagues at other media outlets," as he noted that Post reporters were exposed to a symptomatic...Read more
WASHINGTON -- In February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention held a conference call on COVID-19 and warned, as The New York Times reported, that 160 million to 214 million Americans could become infected and 200,000 to 1.7 million might die.
On March 3, the World Health Organization noted that globally 3.4% of those infected with ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- In 2020, people talk about "two Americas." During the coronavirus outbreak, there is one America, a sheltered America, with people who -- like me -- can work at home. And another America, an edgier America, that stands to be devastated by coronavirus closures.
There is also a third America that can be seen in the three states ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Can science lead to dumb panic? It's a question I've been asking as the stock market cannibalized itself in response to the coronavirus outbreak, academia shuttered classrooms and other interests did their utmost to convince their customers that they could get along just fine without them.
There is no question the coronavirus is a...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Unlike President Donald Trump, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tends to be precise in his language.
So when Schumer stood before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday and called out two justices by threatening they would "pay a price" if they ruled contrary to his preference on a case that could affect states' ability to ...Read more