In a country that spans a continent, in a party that produced Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan, there is still no serious political challenge to the ideological supremacy of a corrupt, deeply prejudiced conman who cares nothing for democratic traditions, constitutional limits and moral norms. Donald Trump’s re-election would entrench a particularly vicious brand of Know Nothingism, advocated with tireless arrogance, combined with resolute ignorance, enabled by steadfast sycophancy. It has been my particular concern that religious conservatives – the base of Trump’s political base – regard a leader without character as the answer to prayer. For some, this makes sense. The goal of their advocacy is really Christian supremacy. Instead of seeking the good of the whole, this type of political engagement seeks a privileged place for certain sectarian beliefs. Privileged legal status. Privileged White House access.
The rich aren’t satisfied with having all the money. They want all the fun, too. And that’s not fair.
Historic birth patterns tell us a lot about where the country has been – and where it might be going.
I’m the only person alive who knows firsthand how difficult it is to do what James Holzhauer is doing on ‘Jeopardy!’, and that’s why I’m rooting him on.
Under the laws, people have all sorts of rights and protections. When a state grants full personhood to a fetus, should they not apply equally?
In 1787, the framers gave us a president, not a king. On Tuesday, lawyers for President Trump gave a dissenting opinion.
“The other side is not my enemy, it’s my opposition,” Joe Biden said earlier this month. How sad that has become a controversial statement.
America’s conservative party has become a radical movement, from the White House to the statehouse. The latest evidence is found in the radical anti-abortion laws passed this month by state legislatures.
Horse racing deserves its place in the world, but we must do our best to prove we deserve horse racing.
The Republican Party’s appeal stems largely from an implicit promise: Vote for us and we will repeal the 20th century.
Forthright, independent and aggressive – yet utterly feminine – Doris Day stands tall as a uniquely American icon.
We have a system that, through high tariffs, imposes the equivalent of a tax on American citizens to implement a trade policy that favors China.
Looming environmental and humanitarian challenges on land will be exacerbated terribly by damage to the oceans.
There is a better way to honor these martyrs’ courage.
The challenge for the six female presidential candidates is how to stand out. Fortunately, or not, some have already made headlines with their uniqueness.
The best gift my mother gave me was a sheet of paper. I found it shortly after she died.
That our common history is unfolding according to The List of Children to be Shot is no cause for surprise; it is the awful, predictable consequence of our inaction, and we have only ourselves to blame.
The three branches of U.S. government have different functions and different powers, and we operate in a dynamic relationship with one another. But the forward motion and energy must be provided by Congress, and Congress must protect our national values.
Mitch McConnell’s Senate has almost completely given up on legislating.
Contrary to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s declaration about the Russia investigation, it isn’t “case closed” – not by a long shot.
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