Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Congress suffers arthritic knees from genuflecting to presidential power

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., wonders: “Is there any doubt that America would view a foreign nation firing missiles at targets on American soil as...

Truth is best antidote to prejudice

The man yelling in a video that has gone viral this week threatens employees at a New York deli that he will call U.S....

Don’t let politics dumb you down

In the era of President Trump, politics is reduced to a fatuous, debilitating spectacle. We screech, we weep, we laugh bitterly. We don’t seem...

Historic snooker

The headline writers adore the word “historic.” It was ubiquitous in reporting on the April meeting between Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in. Kim...

There is nothing wrong with a census question about citizenship

The Trump administration is being sued over its plans to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census, which California Attorney General Xavier...

Celebrate a journalist – Ernie Pyle

President Trump called the “fake news media” the “real enemy of the people” again — the most recent  tweet was posted just days after...

A declared presidential candidate who believes in what he has lived

The world’s oldest political party has developed an aversion to discretion. The Democratic Party is manacled to an over-caffeinated base that believes that deft...

Does one awful summit foretell another?

“There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.” — Donald Trump, June 13, 2018 “North Korea is upgrading its nuclear research center at a...

Why Trump isn’t fighting the bots

Here is the issue raised by Facebook’s revelations this week about disinformation that we need to face squarely: The political interests of the president...

What Trump needs to do to avoid being a one-term president

President Trump did defy history in the 2018 midterm elections. While his predecessor, Barack Obama, lost 63 House seats and six Senate seats in...