President Donald Trump's myriad abuses of power could easily provide the basis for several articles of impeachment. But on Tuesday House Democrats unveiled only two, both related to Trump's unconscionable attempt to pressure Ukraine to announce investigations that would benefit him politically.
Even if you think the bill of particulars should ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The annual mountain of catalogs is pouring into our mailboxes again.
With thoughts of impeachment swirling in our heads, we decided to curb our natural antagonisms and spread some cheer from said catalogs before they go into the recycling bin.
Jim Jordan, the overwrought Ohio Republican congressman who likes to shout observations...Read more
Here's one thing you can say for President Donald Trump's biggest trade pact so far: The new version of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is better than the one Trump originally negotiated a year ago. House Democrats and the Trump administration announced a number of changes Tuesday that will make the agreement more enforceable, likely assuring ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The FBI owes Carter Page an apology.
That wasn't the headline after the Justice Department released a blistering internal review of the FBI's Russia investigation. The top news was that the FBI had solid grounds to investigate, and it wasn't a partisan hoax, as President Donald Trump angrily insists.
But Page's ordeal -- as a ...Read more
The Green New Deal resolution now before Congress asserts that there can be no environmental justice without social and economic justice. Its proponents have promised to create quality jobs for low-income people, communities of color, and workers in fossil fuel industries.
But the resolution left out one group that desperately needs a place in ...Read more
You just clicked "place your order" to purchase your item and now you wait for the package to arrive at your door. You're done with a few simple mouse clicks, but the work has just begun at UPS warehouses and distribution centers across the country. Especially during the holiday season.
It's no simple task making sure the onslaught of orders ...Read more
I took time off last week, and one of my goals was to return with something positive to say about the state of media as we approach the end of 2019. Forget about it.
Every time I turned on cable TV it was filled with talk of the latest conspiracy theory: that it was Ukraine meddling with our 2016 election in hopes of bringing down Donald Trump....Read more
In their zeal to prevent crime and protect would-be victims, well-meaning lawmakers and courts sometimes make matters worse with gratuitous punishments and onerous enforcement mandates. That's especially true with sex crimes, and most especially with such crimes that victimize children.
One case in point is a law adopted by California lawmakers...Read more
All the terrible stuff the Trump administration does that keeps you up at night grinding your teeth -- the horror show at the border, the betrayal of the Kurds, the shakedown of Ukraine -- that's just the stuff that makes headlines. All over the country, in every nook and cranny of society, there's more.
You read about the secretary of the Navy...Read more
Uber racks up more than 3.1 million ride-share rides every day. That's more than a billion rides each year. Certainly a big number, but so is this: 3,045. That's the number of sexual assaults that occurred in Uber vehicles in 2018, according to a first-of-its-kind report released Dec. 5 by the ride-share giant. For 2017, the number was 2,936.
Former Lakewood High track star Mohammed "Mo" Haitham surprised his family in St. Petersburg, Fla., by showing up for Thanksgiving. The 19-year-old Navy airman won't be there for Christmas. He was one of three sailors killed Friday at the Naval Air Station Pensacola by a Saudi Air Force officer undergoing flight training at the base. The tragedy...Read more
On NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, moderator Chuck Todd displayed a chart labeled "ads on impeachment aired, December 1-7.?
"GOP affiliated, 4,265," said the chart, attributed to NBC News. "Dem affiliated, 1."
Todd turned to panelist Stephanie Cutter, a Democratic campaign strategist. "I know that Democrats didn't want to look like they were ...Read more
I believe I was in college when I first learned of Rosa Parks. The story, as I recall, was that on Dec. 1, 1955, a meek middle-aged woman was just too tired after a day of work to relinquish her seat on a city bus to a white man. This was the Jim Crow South in what had been the first capital of the Confederacy: Montgomery, Ala.
The only part of...Read more
This country now finds itself, for only the fourth time in its history, confronting articles of impeachment that charge its highest elected leader with violating both the U.S. Constitution and the oath of office to uphold it.
In the months leading up to this, it should first be said, the House has gone about its impeachment inquiry in an ...Read more
It's possible that the Pentagon had perfectly sound reasons for rejecting Amazon's bid for a $10-billion high-tech contract and handing it to Microsoft instead.
But it's also crystal clear that, as Amazon claims, we can't know. That's because President Trump openly interfered in the Department of Defense's contracting process, placing the ...Read more
From the moment some man stormed into Monday's just-getting-started House Judiciary Committee hearing yelling, "Americans are done with this! Americans are sick of this!," you had a pretty good sense of which way the day was going. It was America at war with itself across the great partisan divide.
Faced with damning evidence against their ...Read more
I didn't agree with constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley's conclusions about the speed of the impeachment or the dearth of evidence, but he did say something last week that resonated with me:
"I get it," he told the House Judiciary Committee. "You're mad. The president's mad. My Republican friends are mad. My Democratic friends are mad. My ...Read more
It's been quite a week on the impeachment front -- a 9-hour-plus, bitterly contentious hearing before the House Judiciary Committee that focused (or attempted to, anyway) on evidence of President Trump's high crimes and misdemeanors, followed just 14 hours later with the high-stakes rollout of two articles of impeachment. The case against Trump ...Read more
President Trump has long portrayed himself as the victim of a nefarious "deep state," casting special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation into possible ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 campaign as a partisan witch hunt carried out by biased investigators on false pretenses. On Monday, however, a long awaited report by the Justice ...Read more
Two down, one to go.
Federal judges in three separate circuits issued injunctions -- two nationwide, one limited to the 9th Circuit -- against President Trump's pending "public charge" rule, which would make immigrants ineligible for green cards if they sign up for certain public benefits.
On Monday, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in ...Read more