“With my dad … it’s a long, boring story.”
Seven out of 10 voters rate their health insurance coverage and the medical care they receive as good or excellent. Despite that, only 34 percent give our nation’s health care system positive reviews. Not surprisingly, therefore, health care reform has consistently been a top voter concern e…
Economists teach us that resources don’t just run out. As something becomes scarcer, its price rises, triggering a search for new supplies or the discovery of substitutes. We’ve seen it happen over the past two decades in the oil market, as dwindling reserves triggered the U.S. boom in oil d…
When I was a kid, my dad half-joked that the Roman Empire fell because the Romans used lead to make their pipes, thus poisoning their drinking water supply. Even at age 7, I found that one hard to believe.
This week, I dedicated approximately three hours to an investigation that seemed, at varying times, important, obscure, symbolic and deeply, deeply petty. The task at hand: determining whether two women who were photographed at a tech summit in Italy were, in fact, at this tech summit in Italy.
For the second time in five weeks, President Donald Trump has invoked executive privilege to block Democrats in the House of Representatives from obtaining important documents and testimony. If he doesn’t back down and agree to give lawmakers the material they’re seeking, the courts may have…
Nobody (or almost nobody) likes the idea of special treatment for members of Congress. They ought to live like us, be like us, share in our struggles and inconveniences, not like some cosseted elite off in their capitol on a hill.
He was the third contractor my husband and I brought in for an estimate on a new roof, a major renovation we never saw coming, were not sure we needed and were agonizing over.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., an advocate for a $15 minimum wage, returned to work as a bartender for one day. Ocasio-Cortez said: “All labor has dignity, and the way that we give labor dignity is by paying people the respect and the value that they are worth at minimum. We have to …
Jon Stewart returned to TV this week just as we left him: sitting behind a desk, anxiously clicking his pen as he carefully crafted an argument and called for justice. It could’ve been a monologue aired on any episode of “The Daily Show.” Almost. But instead of Comedy Central, Stewart appear…
“I’m amused,” Attorney General William Barr told CBS News’ Jan Crawford, “by these people who make a living by disclosing classified information, including the names of intelligence operatives, wringing their hands about whether I’m going to be responsible in protecting intelligence sources …
The abortion issue is more divisive than ever, thanks to extreme anti-abortion legislation recently passed in some states and, lately, to Democratic presidential candidates seemingly vying to be the most pro-choicest.
After Memorial Day, cold weather becomes a thing of the past and we all wait for a beautiful summer. June is the month of graduations. A new crop of graduates from high schools and colleges get ready to take over the job market. In a way, the future is theirs.
Many pundits have this unfortunate habit of framing what they want as what the American people want. I’ve been guilty of this at times. After all, what is more gratifying than the idea that the American masses are marching behind your band?
In the last few weeks two of the most famous and creative people of the past century passed away: architect I.M. Pei, at 102, and writer Herman Wouk, just 10 days before reaching 104.
With the possible exception of Andrew Johnson, no president in American history has suffered as many self-inflicted wounds as Donald Trump — and he has only recently passed the hallway point of his presidency.
- A fan of baseball, not animal abuse
- The brilliance of the Electoral College
- Interesting idea on forest protection
- Barr asking questions the media don't want asked
- Baby-faced police officers
- The accidental president
- Having your views confronted is not ‘suppression of free speech’
- Hogan, GOP inconsistent with public-private partnership
- European officials worry about U.S. hawks starting a war in cyberspace
- AOC returns to the scene of the minimum wage crime
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