General Electric and Sears have fallen on hard times, and that tells us a lot about U.S capitalism.
The attacks on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have been frequent and furious, but also petty, silly and (in the mental-health sense) hysterical.
Now that he faces possible rejection, the wall has become a metaphor for Donald Trump’s identity, his very being-ness, and could lead to a national crisis.
It is, by far and away, the stupidest government shutdown in American history. Worse, Democrats are doing it over a border wall strikingly similar to one that they almost unanimously supported just five years ago.
I have seen plenty of terminally ill patients die with music playing in the background. But in the past few years, as the benefits of music in these settings have become more apparent to me, I have paid more attention to what is on.
In a year of congressional lowlights, the hearings we held with Silicon Valley leaders last fall may have been the lowest. One of my House colleagues asked Google CEO Sundar Pichai about the workings of an iPhone – a product of rival Apple. Another asked Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, “If you’re not listening to us on the phone, who is?” One senator was flabbergasted to learn that Facebook makes money from advertising. Over hours of testimony, my fellow members of Congress struggled to grapple with technologies used daily by most Americans and with the functions of the internet itself.
To Sister Norma Pimentel, it sounded like a golden opportunity to touch the heart of a president, to give him a firsthand account of the suffering she sees every day. But he didn’t go there.
Donald Trump’s base didn’t take him seriously on Mexico paying for the wall, but they took him literally on the wall being built. On this, he has no choice but to stand his ground.
Dear Mr. President, We welcome you to our community here in South Texas. I wish you could visit us. Our Humanitarian Respite Center has been welcoming newcomers for the past four years.
To the list of unanswerable philosophical conundrums – e.g., “What is the good life?” or “Do we have free will?” – add another: What the heck is the U.S. policy toward Syria?
Democrats are not miracle workers. Republicans still control the Senate, Donald Trump is still the president, and there is still a conservative majority on the Supreme Court.
Should Donald Trump be impeached? That he will be seems likely as Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, the chamber where impeachment proceedings begin. That he deserves to be is similarly self-evident.
Republicans warned that Democrats would move to impeach President Donald Trump if they gained control of the House. And right on cue, a few hours after the new majority took power, freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., told a cheering crowd that the House was going to “impeach the m-----------.”
In his second year in office, President Trump did many positive things, and (last week), I offered my list of the 10 best things Trump did in 2018. But he also did a lot of bad things that ranged from cringeworthy to catastrophic.
A competent governor from the center-left might be a welcome alternative to President Chaos.
Even if a deal is reached quickly to reopen the shuttered federal agencies, workers probably won’t get a paycheck until mid-January or later. So what’s a worker to do?
Jerry Falwell Jr. is once again spreading his uniquely modern, American version of a business philosophy roughly based on the religion known as Christianity.
In the two years since Donald Trump’s unexpected victory, everyone seems to have developed a strong theory about what’s wrong with modern politics.
A look back at 2018, and what it did to us as a nation.
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