WASHINGTON — GOP Texas Rep. Kevin Brady announced Wednesday he won’t seek reelection next year.
The veteran Houston-area lawmaker currently serves as the top Republican on the Ways and Means Committee, with broad ...Read more
Despite recent setbacks in Michigan and elsewhere, the United States is gradually approaching the day when we may be able to declare the COVID-19 pandemic under control — within our borders, that is.
But that won't mean...Read more
Our hearts sank on word Tuesday that officials at the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, zealously guarding their reputations as the most careful and protective regulatory agencies...Read more
WASHINGTON — Mitch McConnell may have figured out the smartest response to a tantrum by former President Donald Trump: Ignore it and allow increasing exhaustion with the former president to fester among Republicans who ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Eugenio Derbez is a Mexican actor with a skeptical view of the coronavirus vaccine and a large following on Instagram.
So, naturally, the White House couldn’t wait to set him up for an interview with ...Read more
It's springtime in America. In halcyon days, we'd ring in the new season with fresh starts and fragrant flowers. But in 2021, the arrival of April now ushers in yet another cycle of destructive urban riots -- stoked and ...Read more
An unsustainable spending "arms race" is occurring among the 130 colleges that belong to the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision. It is compromising their integrity and is often at odds with their academic missions. Because ...Read more
Racism is a serious threat to public health, the head of the Centers for Disease Control declared last week. The federal agency was a little late to a conclusion long backed by streams of research and other medical groups....Read more
Last summer, as a communitywide movement led to calls for ending racial profiling and excessive force by police, the Des Moines City Council passed an ordinance the mayor called historic, bold and a national model.
It ...Read more
If you want to understand why we’re not embarked on a “new Cold War” with Beijing, I suggest you watch a PBS documentary this week called "Beethoven in Beijing" — about the Philadelphia Orchestra’s unique ...Read more
One of the most pressing foreign policy challenges facing President Joe Biden is restraining Iran’s nuclear program, which has accelerated since former President Donald Trump’s unwarranted withdrawal from the nuclear ...Read more
The electrical grid failure in Texas and its continuing fallout once again highlight the urgent threat that climate change and extreme weather pose for the most vulnerable everywhere: children.
After a sweeping energy ...Read more
President Joe Biden’s economic plans promise to split the U.S. economy between industries that increase productivity and industries that provide mass employment. This is a reasonable response to the pressures the U.S. is...Read more
The vaccine safety monitoring system works. And, federal health officials take swift action when a rare but serious potential health complication surfaces.
Those are the important takeaways from a new and hopefully ...Read more
I can't recall any time in my life when Asian Americans were centered in public conversation as much as we are right now.
Since the March 16 killings of eight people — including six Asian American women — in the ...Read more
President Joe Biden’s expected announcement Wednesday that he will begin removing all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of the month and complete the withdrawal by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terror ...Read more
A few weeks ago I wrote a column in which I briefly referred to the concept of "cave syndrome." The term was coined by a psychiatrist in Florida to describe people who are feeling scared or unwilling to reenter post-...Read more
In the 170 years that California has been a state, there have been more than 200 attempts to break it apart.
In the rural north, residents have long chafed at the laws coming out of Sacramento and the power and influence ...Read more
God forbid you ever would. But let’s say you drive drunk, at twice the legal blood alcohol limit, and on the wrong side of an interstate, eluding officers and nearly hitting other motorists. As officers escort your ...Read more
California spent four years as a leading bulwark against the racism and other prejudices of the Trump administration. Former President Donald Trump and his minions may be gone from the White House, but the poison they ...Read more
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