Seven years ago this month, Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast of the United States, killing more than 150 people and causing about $70 billion in damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure.
Governments and ...Read more
As the 2020 election approaches, the United States is deeply and bitterly polarized, shaken by acts of random and not-so-random violence, with wages still rising too slowly, income inequality continuing to increase and the...Read more
It's been a big legal year for Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of Tulare, Calif., who once co-sponsored the "Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act."
He has sued:
--A stone fruit farmer in Dinuba, Calif., and two other ...Read more
One day last winter, before Florida passed a law allowing teachers to carry guns in schools, my high school students were settling into the languid routines of study hall. Some asked for library passes. Others sprawled ...Read more
Ever vigilant for ways to save money for the overburdened federal taxpayer, the Trump administration last week delivered its analysis of a change in eligibility for free or reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches.
Surgeon explains at home fix for dark spots
and uneven skin tones on skin...
More than two decades after the charter law in Pennsylvania was passed, school choice remains the center of a lively but largely unresolved debate -- one that has taken on new shapes.
"School choice" used to be synonymous...Read more
The Trump presidency has entered a new and disturbing phase. As if an impeachment inquiry wasn't enough, Trump keeps digging himself a deeper hole.
Abandoning allies as he cedes northern Syria to Turkey. Planning to host ...Read more
If it's true that "a riot," as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "is the language of the unheard," then a lot of people around the world are becoming fluent in that particular dialect.
Hong Kong, with its epic ...Read more
"The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command. His heart sank as he thought of the enormous power arrayed against him."
-- George Orwell, "1984"
The third ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump, trying to dig out from two new political holes of his own making on top of the expanding House impeachment inquiry, held forth for 71 minutes Monday during what was ostensibly a ...Read more
There've been so many things wrong with Mick Mulvaney's series of explanations for why his office delayed nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine, it's hard to know where to begin.
In summary, though, the acting ...Read more
The At Home Fix That Is Like A Power Wash
For Your Gut Lining...
Donald Trump reversed his decision to host next June's G-7 meeting of heads of state at Trump National Doral Miami because it would have been an impeachable offense and a violation of the Constitution's emoluments clauses....Read more
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday morning officially overturned a ruling that had called for nearly three dozen congressional and legislative districts in Michigan to be redrawn because they unfairly helped ...Read more
Even people who say they believe in climate change may be in denial -- the same kind of denial that allows us to ignore our own mortality.
This tendency to turn away from disturbing facts manifests itself not in what ...Read more
Anyone who has ever owned a dog knows the experience can have its, um, drawbacks. Dogs of our acquaintance have been known to shred rolls of toilet paper, gobble food off counters, bark furiously at squirrels and letter ...Read more
In 2008, days after political newcomer Mick Mulvaney won a seat in the South Carolina state Senate, he told a local newspaper that many voters had suggested that he run for the U.S. House seat held by Democrat John Spratt ...Read more
Many Republicans just can't seem to grasp why African Americans are so committed to the Democratic Party. If anyone really wants to understand this seemingly shatterproof bond, they need look no further than Rep. Elijah ...Read more
Beverly Hills surgeon explains at-home fix
for improving aging skin...
For several years I've argued that the Middle Eastern power most likely to be able to impose semi-stability on the region is Iran. The United States has labored at this task for decades without success. Now President ...Read more
EDITORS -- Effective Nov. 1, columns by Robert J. Samuelson will be available for print publication only.
WASHINGTON -- No one has worked more aggressively to trigger impeachment than the president. You may remember that,...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Fifth Avenue Murder Theory now faces its toughest test.
This bold hypothesis was put forward in 2016 by Professor Donald Trump, who claimed that he could "stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot ...Read more
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