We are losing the battle to save our planet, and we have no one to blame but ourselves. As the United Nations opens its 25th climate change summit in Madrid, leaders are seeking to put a brave face on a dismal situation. “My message here today is one of hope, not of despair,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told journalists Sunday.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy delivered an unmistakable rebuke to President Trump in an interview published Monday. Then Trump, as is his wont, declared himself totally exonerated.
Any time is a good time – and this season is better than most – to embrace all that we have in common as fellow travelers in this difficult life. How can we be strangers? We’re all of us just trying to get home.
About 1 in 4 elderly people will develop dementia. Many of them will be tortured by doctors. I should know: I am one of those doctors.
The focus here isn’t President Donald Trump. He is a creature unto himself. Rather, this is about his spineless political party, which stands mute, or even supportive, as he breaks U.S. military discipline, morale and leadership.
Is the administration prepared for the challenge that a restive North Korea is presenting as President Donald Trump runs for re-election? Its actions toward regional allies suggest the answer is no.
Whatever their future, the determination of Hong Kong’s citizens to fight for rule of law should inspire Americans to defend their own rule of law against White House challenges.
Thanksgiving arrives just when we need it – our most unifying holiday at one of the most divisive moments in recent American history. In general, the holiday is celebrated the same way around the country, which is among its best qualities. There are no blue-state versions and red-state versions. We all experience roughly the same routine as we go in and out of the annual food coma, punctuated by sidelong glimpses at football games and floating Snoopys on TV. We all sit at tables with distant relatives and stragglers, breaking bread together. That national sameness was very much a goal of the holiday’s architects, who created it at an even more divisive moment. With the Civil War raging in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln and his secretary of state, William Seward, issued a proclamation on Oct. 3 calling for a national holiday to be observed on “the last Thursday of November.” That proclamation, a document of unusual literary grace, might do good service again in a nation that could use words of healing.
New York state prison was a place where I had some of my darkest moments but also where I had some of my brightest; how do I tell others?
Lt. Alexander Vindman’s words before a House committee were balm for a sickened nation: “Congressman, because this is America. ... And here, right matters.”
Mister Rogers gave comfort. He considered the space between the television set and the viewer to be “sacred,” something millions of children understood – and that their parents forgot.
As it currently stands, good Idahoans will lose their coverage to yet another undisclosed consequence of the Medicaid expansion promoted by out-of-state funding and interests.
HONG KONG – Impeachment proceedings have overshadowed another riveting drama half a world away: ongoing pro-democracy protests in this iconic city.
We fear that President Donald Trump’s recent decision to pardon two service members involved in war crimes cases and reverse disciplinary action against another – and his stated motives for doing so – will damage Americans’ perception of the military, encouraging the view that veterans are “broken.”
As the first public impeachment hearings transfixed the country last week with revelations on a recalled ambassador and quid pro quos, America’s collective mind was blown by another bombshell: “Wait, so Kiev is pronounced KEEVE (rhymes with Steve)?!?,”
Watching Friday’s 30-second exchange between Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., felt like watching an abbreviated game of Clue. It was tense and theatrical, with a rising sense that someone was going to be accused of something at the end, but, since nobody was showing all their cards yet, it wasn’t clear who or what. By Saturday, there was a suspect and an allegation: It was Schiff, in the impeachment hearing room, with the lead pipe of sexism. Early in the afternoon, California Rep. Devin Nunes, the Republican ranking member of the intelligence committee, attempted to yield some of his time to Stefanik. This attempt, however, violated a House resolution: Only ranking members and their staff counsel were allowed to speak at that moment. So when Stefanik began a question, Schiff gaveled over her.
From the students at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
That wall Trump is trying to build against immigrants will go down as an expensive boondoggle. But you know what will cost us more in the long run? Any wall we build against ourselves.
Somebody keeps hiding the books he doesn’t want people to read. They’re mostly anti-Trump books like Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury,” but also an LGBTQ book and even a golf book: “Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump,” written by . . . well . . . me.
The dozens of people at a recent book-reading knew it might not be long before another school attack. But less than 24 hours later?