WASHINGTON — After four years of being relentlessly targeted by a Republican president who worked overtime to bait, punish and marginalize California and everything it represents, the state is suddenly center stage again...Read more
NEW YORK — In his four years in the White House, Donald Trump gave the U.S. Constitution an unprecedented workout, challenging norms and laws in ways that left few parts of America’s foundational legal document ...Read more
Like many of you, I am still trying to make sense of what happened Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol and what it means for our country from here.
But as an author of books for children on U.S. government and civics, a question ...Read more
Sitting out front of our house last week watching the sun set, I struck up a conversation with a few neighbors going through their afternoon routines — checking the mail, out for a run, that sort of thing.
We found ...Read more
On Jan. 13, former FBI Director James Comey made headlines for suggesting that President-elect Joe Biden should “consider” pardoning President Donald Trump. The news was surprising coming from one of Trump’s most ...Read more
A compelling case for abolishing the Electoral College can be made in two words: Donald Trump. What more evidence does the nation need for direct popular election?
It’s one of the cruelest ironies of history that ...Read more
Precisely at noon on Wednesday, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will take the reins of government. And the nation's focus will turn quickly, as it should, to the new administration.
As we look in one direction, Trump ...Read more
After Donald Trump was elected in 2016, I wrote that the most important task for people — particularly those disconcerted by his election (as I was) — was to focus on the things closer to home.
We ...Read more
More than 1,000 law enforcement officers swept through Hong Kong on Jan. 6, arresting 53 residents under Beijing’s new national security law. Those detained could face up to life in prison for the “subversive” act of...Read more
For four years, the United States under President Donald Trump has been bedeviled by unsolved mysteries. Inquiries have been opened and never satisfactorily closed. Doubts exist where none are justified, and legitimate ...Read more
While there’s plenty not to like about Andrew Yang’s candidacy for New York City mayor, there’s one reason we’re glad he’s thrown himself into the briar patch.
Yang, who fled for his second home in the Hudson ...Read more
We direct our university's McCourtney Institute for Democracy, which is committed to promoting democracy in the United States and abroad. The disturbing events in the nation's capital on Jan. 6 imperil our American ...Read more
A lot of American Catholics might not see the importance of Pope Francis’ declaration that women can take part in the formal ministries of acolyte and lector. After all, there have been “altar girls” in many American...Read more
WASHINGTON — White House officials are planning a farewell ceremony for Donald Trump as he leaves Washington on Wednesday morning for the last time as president, according to a copy of the invitation seen by Bloomberg ...Read more
President-elect Joe Biden may fulfill a pledge to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit via executive action on his first day in office, CBC News reported, citing people it didn’t identify.
The words “Rescind ...Read more
ATLANTA — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican who was sworn into office this month, was prohibited from posting new public messages on her personal Twitter account for 12 hours on Sunday. The company said ...Read more
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Nancy Mace voted against impeaching Donald Trump Wednesday, but the recently elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives still wants to hold the president accountable for his "words and actions" ...Read more
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s staunchest allies sought on Sunday to stave off a trial for him in the Senate over the storming of the U.S Capitol by a mob of his supporters, while Democrats demanded he be held ...Read more
Iran’s central bank criticized a European Union payment channel designed to allow European companies to avoid U.S. sanctions, portraying it as useless and saying Iran won’t be diverting resources to it.
European ...Read more
Joe Biden’s inauguration special gets more star-studded by the day.
The TV special, replacing the president-elect’s inauguration night balls, added a who’s who of celebrities to the prime-time program Sunday, ...Read more
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