Today’s world has no shortage of dictators. It probably never had. Kings and queens were kind of dictators, too. The difference is that they were permitted to dictate because of their birth.
Here’s a policing story with a happy ending: Deputies in Deltona, Florida, recently stopped a Black jogger who fit the description of a burglary suspect. The jogger, Joseph Griffin, is a former military police officer and currently a registered nurse. Griffin knew to be calm and cooperative.
Sixty years ago this Saturday, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon made political history with the first nationally televised presidential debate, a clash most analysts believe led to Kennedy’s narrow victory six weeks later.
The passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives conservatives and Republicans what they claim to have wanted since judicial activism became the norm in the 1960s.
People in public life tend to fall into one of two broad categories — those who are motivated by principle, and those motivated by power.
Contrary to conventional belief, the phrase used in the headline above is not explicit in the original Hippocratic Oath. Regardless of its origin, however, anyone who seeks to improve a condition or solve a problem is well advised to heed its message.
At last! Like a poli-sci superhero rushing in to save America’s imperiled democracy from an Election Day doomsday, the quiet-spoken former U.S. intelligence chief and conservative Indiana senator Dan Coats just gifted us with the presidential leadership we so desperately needed.
On Sept. 17, 1787, while leaving the just-finished Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin was purportedly asked whether the delegates had produced a republic or a monarchy. He allegedly said, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Now, 233 years later, our constitutional rep…
If you are at all claustrophobic, seeing nothing but white smoke from the windows in Seattle is unsettling. If you go outside, even a precious N95 mask unearthed from a dusty pile of paint cans and brushes is insufficient. Your lungs hurt. Your eyes burn.
If you are unlucky enough to live in one of the dozen or so states where the campaigns of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are duking it out on the airwaves, you’ve probably already had your fill of political ads. Hang on, there are less than two months to go.
We’re in Stage Three of Maryland’s COVID-19 recovery plan. While that means many more office workers have headed back to their desks and cubicles, at least on a rotating basis for the foreseeable future, it still leaves a lot of folks holding fast at home until a fully-approved vaccine is re…
Here’s the right question to ask about the $12 million settlement that Louisville, Kentucky, has agreed to pay to settle the lawsuit stemming from the death of Breonna Taylor: Will this deal reduce the chances of the same thing happening again?
Let’s squarely face an ugly possibility: President Trump could get elected a second time without winning the popular vote. Indeed, according to most experts, that’s the only way he could be reelected.
In sharp contrast to its impressive performance with the CARES Act, which was passed in less than two weeks, Congress’s attempt at a second major pandemic relief bill has been a rolling disaster for nearly two months. To prevent a lasting recession from taking hold, Congress needs to find a …
With the U.S. presidential campaign heading into the home stretch, President Donald Trump will surely try to tout his record on economic issues. But the numbers don’t speak well of his policies. Unfortunately, the approach of his rival, Joe Biden, threatens to make some of the same mistakes.
I can’t keep up. It’s one thing after another. I’m no fan of the president, but wasn’t he already burned by Bob Woodward before? Why would he do over a dozen interviews on the record? I feel like this is a lose/lose situation for everyone involved. And trust me, that means me and you. I have…
The Atlantic reported last week that in 2018 the president referred to the Marines who were killed during the battle of Belleau Wood, and more generally to anyone who serves in the military, as “suckers” and “losers.” I’m sure I’m not alone in asking myself this question: Was I a sucker and …
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