Back in 2011, the embers of the Syrian war sparked in the southwestern town of Daraa in a siege by the Assad regime's Syrian Army that resulted in the deaths of up to 240 civilians, many of them children.
Eight years later, you're forgiven if you've forgotten why that war began, or why so many have died since -- upwards of half a million people...Read more
It sure seems like President Trump is in serious trouble.
According to the latest CNN poll, nearly half of Americans support impeaching and removing him from office. That's up from 41% in May. Most notably, and alarmingly for Trump, that shift has come largely from independents and Republicans, for whom support has risen 11 and 8 points, ...Read more
The insultapalooza that was the 2016 presidential election -- wherein Donald Trump doled out emasculating nicknames to his opponents, attacked women for their looks, and mocked everyone from an American war hero and disabled journalist to a Gold Star family -- is burned on the brains of Democrats.
That feature of the 2016 election, in fact, has...Read more
Two upstarts in the 2020 presidential election -- Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson -- are both polling well below the front of the pack. Yang is at 3%, according to Real Clear Politics' polling average, and Williamson is at a meager 0.5%. Contrastingly, the three front-runners -- Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren -- currently ...Read more
The right of every citizen to an attorney during a criminal prosecution is one of America's most important democratic tenets, protected by the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution.
This holds for even the worst among us. Serial killers Ted Bundy and Charles Manson had attorneys. Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh did, too.
Alan Dershowitz has...Read more
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In the span of just over a month, four mass shootings -- in Gilroy, California; Dayton, Ohio; El Paso, and Odessa, Texas -- have provoked varying words of comfort, condemnation and promised action from President Trump.
After the Gilroy shooting, he offered, "While families were spending time together at a local festival, a wicked murderer ...Read more
Years ago, I reached out to a group called the Log Cabin Republicans to help inform a chapter of a book I was writing dispelling liberal stereotypes about conservatives.
Having been a longtime supporter of gay rights myself, I was not only impressed but inspired by what then-president Patrick Sammon told me:
"I think it's increasingly ...Read more
Among the many consequences of Donald Trump's ascendancy in modern American politics is a renewed and deepened hostility for the press, not only among his far-right base, but within the general electorate.
In recent decades, trust in media has plummeted from a high of 72% who had a great deal or fair amount of trust in 1976, thanks in large ...Read more
It was arguably the line of the night. And in case you happened to miss it, Sen. Elizabeth Warren wanted to make sure she emphasized its significance, so she tweeted it after.
"I genuinely do not understand why anyone would go to all the trouble of running for president just to get up on this stage and talk about what's not possible." Warren ...Read more
To a journalist, there's no graver sin than censorship.
As playwright Eugene O'Neill once said, "Censorship of anything, at any time, in any place, on whatever pretense, has always been and will always be the last resort of the boob and the bigot."
This week, one of the largest owners and distributors of AM and FM radio is being accused of ...Read more