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2019-02-08 19:46:25
by Mary Sanchez
Congress: Listen to Young People on Gun Violence

President Donald Trump neglected to mention gun violence in his State of the Union address. The following day, the congressional... Read More

President Donald Trump neglected to mention gun violence in his State of the Union address. The following day, the congressional stalemate over what to do about the killing and mayhem played out at a House Judicial Committee hearing on gun... Read More

2019-02-08 17:46:50
by Sean O'Brien
The Humanity of Walter Jones

Walter Jones has always been one of my favorite members of Congress, even though I agree with him on almost... Read More

Walter Jones has always been one of my favorite members of Congress, even though I agree with him on almost nothing. I’ve always admired his independence, and his self-fulfilling declaration that he didn’t come to Washington to be a Chairman.... Read More

2019-02-01 20:40:05
by Mary Sanchez
Trump Has Built His Wall Already

There are a lot of ways to build a wall, as Donald Trump can attest. Although it's quite possible that... Read More

There are a lot of ways to build a wall, as Donald Trump can attest. Although it's quite possible that even the president doesn't fully grasp what a cadre of lawyers, policy makers and advisers are accomplishing on his behalf.... Read More

Rebuilding American Infrastructure – and the Middle Class

Commentary by Rep. Brendan F. Boyle and Rep. Marc Veasey. In America, our infrastructure is crumbling. We have 130,000 bridges deemed ... Read More

Commentary by Rep. Brendan F. Boyle and Rep. Marc Veasey. In America, our infrastructure is crumbling. We have 130,000 bridges deemed structurally deficient. Amtrak trains operate well below their maximum speed because of outdated tracks. Read More

2019-01-29 14:10:22
by Rachel Marsden
After Middle East Defeats, Neocon Retreads Look to Venezuela for an Easy Win

PARIS -- Breaking with his predecessors, U.S. President Donald Trump has shown a consistent distaste for Middle Eastern wars. ... Read More

PARIS -- Breaking with his predecessors, U.S. President Donald Trump has shown a consistent distaste for Middle Eastern wars. Complex, messy, tribal -- it really makes a neocon long for the good old days of Latin... Read More

2019-01-24 20:41:47
by Melody A. Kramer
Woofers and Tweeters: How Fight-or-Flight Holds the Key to Ending the Shutdown

For years I have made a pilgrimage to Colorado to attend a paradigm-smashing event called “48 Hours of Adrenaline.” This event ... Read More

For years I have made a pilgrimage to Colorado to attend a paradigm-smashing event called “48 Hours of Adrenaline.” This event features self-defense training involving the powerful forces of fight-or-flight, the body’s... Read More

How to Nurture a Mission-Driven Culture for a Growing Millennial Workforce

With Millennials emerging as the largest demographic in the American workforce, companies are struggling to understand how to engage a ... Read More

With Millennials emerging as the largest demographic in the American workforce, companies are struggling to understand how to engage a rising tide of young employees who are looking beyond a paycheck to a sense... Read More

2019-01-09 16:23:39
by Leonard Pitts
Obscenity's Not Just a Set of Words

As a general rule, I don't curse a lot. I've found that I can usually express myself effectively enough without ... Read More

As a general rule, I don't curse a lot. I've found that I can usually express myself effectively enough without it. And it's always seemed to me that foul language, used ubiquitously, loses its primary value, i.e., its ability ... Read More

2019-01-02 16:16:56
by Robert B. Reich
America's New Year's Resolution: Protect Our Democracy by Removing Trump

After Donald Trump's first bizarre year as president, his apologists told us he was growing into the job and that ... Read More

After Donald Trump's first bizarre year as president, his apologists told us he was growing into the job and that in his second year he'd be more restrained and more respectful of democratic institutions. Wrong. He's been worse. Read More

2019-01-02 03:34:14
by Dan Cohen
Israel’s Upcoming Elections

Israelis will go to the polls to elect a new parliamentary government (The Knesset) and a Prime Minister on April 9. ... Read More

Israelis will go to the polls to elect a new parliamentary government (The Knesset) and a Prime Minister on April 9. Unlike the US, it is not a binary choice between Democrat and Republican. Read More

2018-12-24 21:00:37
by Robert B. Reich
Trump's Shutdown and the Economic Precipice

I was in Bill Clinton's Cabinet when Newt Gingrich pulled the plug on the federal government in the mid-'90s. ... Read More

I was in Bill Clinton's Cabinet when Newt Gingrich pulled the plug on the federal government in the mid-'90s. It wasn't a pretty picture. A long shutdown hurts millions of people who rely on government for services and paychecks. Read More

2018-12-21 21:13:17
by The Narc on the Shelf
The Narc on the Shelf

Thirteen years into this parenting gig I was pretty sure that I was acing low-key holiday parenting. Kids get something ... Read More

Thirteen years into this parenting gig I was pretty sure that I was acing low-key holiday parenting. Kids get something big-ish from us, modest things from Santa (equality, ya know), a few books, maybe an experience, but, most importantly NO ... Read More

2018-12-21 21:00:39
by Mary Sanchez
Wall Is Irrelevant; There's So Much More We Could Do at the Border

Donald Trump should have realized that his presidential clout was weakening when a GoFundMe account became the leading source of ... Read More

Donald Trump should have realized that his presidential clout was weakening when a GoFundMe account became the leading source of funds for his long-desired "big, beautiful wall." The social media effort, started by an Iraq... Read More

2018-12-18 00:39:50
by Rachel Marsden
Canada and Africa Caught in the Crossfire as US and China Trade Blows

The relationship between the U.S. and China is like a game of water polo: competitive yet relatively civil on ... Read More

The relationship between the U.S. and China is like a game of water polo: competitive yet relatively civil on the surface, but rife with scratching and groin-kicking underwater. A top executive of a Chinese telecommunications... Read More

2018-12-17 00:32:39
by Robert B. Reich
What's Truly Terrifying About Trump's Private Transactions

Donald Trump has described the payments his bagman, Michael Cohen, made to two women during the 2016 campaign so they wouldn't ... Read More

Donald Trump has described the payments his bagman, Michael Cohen, made to two women during the 2016 campaign so they wouldn't discuss their alleged affairs with him as "a simple private transaction." Last week... Read More

After Reading Epstein's Victims' Account, How Does Labor Secretary Acosta Sleep at Night?

Stephen King himself would be challenged to invent a fictional villain as monstrous as Jeffrey Epstein, but Epstein is real. ... Read More

Stephen King himself would be challenged to invent a fictional villain as monstrous as Jeffrey Epstein, but Epstein is real. And, despite mountainous evidence of stomach-churning crimes, today he is free as a bird -- thanks to... Read More

2018-12-15 01:22:38
by Dan Mahaffee
Will Trump Be Partisan Brawler or Smart Dealmaker With Congress?

The American people settled on a divided government that reflected a divided nation in the midterm elections this week. The ... Read More

The American people settled on a divided government that reflected a divided nation in the midterm elections this week. The results foreshadow the wide gulf between the political parties and the narrow prospects for cooperation. Read More

2018-12-14 00:32:36
by Mary Sanchez
Time for Republicans to Make Their Peace With LGBTQ Rights

Perhaps it was all those holiday wishes for "Peace on earth" and "Goodwill to mankind" that crept into the mind ... Read More

Perhaps it was all those holiday wishes for "Peace on earth" and "Goodwill to mankind" that crept into the mind of retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. In his farewell address to Congress this week, the Utah Republican floated an... Read More

2018-12-12 04:54:08
by Robert Koehler
The Lost and the Entitled

When I popped open the old laptop, the Geek Squad guy said maybe I should dust it off. He slid ... Read More

When I popped open the old laptop, the Geek Squad guy said maybe I should dust it off. He slid a canister of Endust toward me. "Spray the cloth," he said, "not the machine." I started choking on my sense ... Read More

2018-12-12 01:00:57
by Rachel Marsden
Saudi Influence on US Foreign Policy May Be Coming to an End

One of the U.S. military-industrial complex's longest-running foreign-war charades may soon come to an end despite objections from the ... Read More

One of the U.S. military-industrial complex's longest-running foreign-war charades may soon come to an end despite objections from the White House. What's puzzling is why President Donald Trump isn't standing up for the values on which he campaigned... Read More

2018-12-10 00:28:12
by Robert B. Reich
A Tip for Tariff Man

"I am a Tariff Man," Trump tweeted last week. "When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth ... Read More

"I am a Tariff Man," Trump tweeted last week. "When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. ... We are right now taking in $... Read More

2018-12-09 14:45:08
by Leonard Pitts
George H.W. Bush Is Gone, and so Is His Vision of 'A Kinder, Gentler Nation'

On the last night of the Republican National Convention in 1988, the candidate sought to impart to the country a vision ... Read More

On the last night of the Republican National Convention in 1988, the candidate sought to impart to the country a vision of the America it could be. "Some," he said, "would say it's soft and insufficiently tough to care" about troubled ... Read More

2018-12-07 14:45:12
by Mary Sanchez
U.S. Bears Responsibility in Conditions That Created the 'Caravan'

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his ... Read More

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder." Most Christmas seasons, the Bible passage from Isaiah prompts only the best of humanity to come forth with abundant ... Read More

2018-12-06 14:56:28
by John Kass
George H.W. Bush Was Indeed a Prudent Man, and the World Was Better for It

The funeral of former President George H.W. Bush was a great celebration of a noble American patriot. There were ... Read More

The funeral of former President George H.W. Bush was a great celebration of a noble American patriot. There were the tears of his son that I won't forget. And there was the respect shown to him by his nation. Read More

2018-12-05 14:45:10
by Leonard Pitts
This Is What Actual Election Tampering Looks Like

I said it before, I'll say it again. "As this country becomes blacker, browner, gayer, younger, more Hispanic and more ... Read More

I said it before, I'll say it again. "As this country becomes blacker, browner, gayer, younger, more Hispanic and more Muslim, it is increasingly the case that the GOP cannot win if all voters vote. It cannot win, in other ... Read More

Midterms Show Moderates Are Far From Being Politically Extinct

For years, partisans and ideologues have assured us that the political center is dead, so don’t bother making persuasive arguments... Read More

For years, partisans and ideologues have assured us that the political center is dead, so don’t bother making persuasive arguments to swing voters. Just get your base out, and may the most “energized” team win. The 2018 midterm elections, however,... Read More

2018-11-28 21:39:07
by John Kass
Democrats Use Tear Gas Image as Sentimental Weapon to Avoid Clearheaded Immigration Debate

If there is one thing worse than that photograph of a little Honduran boy breathing through an oxygen mask after ... Read More

If there is one thing worse than that photograph of a little Honduran boy breathing through an oxygen mask after being hit with tear gas on our Southern border, it's this: Using that image as a sentimental weapon to fend... Read More

2018-11-28 13:39:24
by Leonard Pitts
The Day We Used Tear Gas Against Children

The United States is composed of 329 million people spread over 3.8 million square miles. In population and landmass, it's a pretty ... Read More

The United States is composed of 329 million people spread over 3.8 million square miles. In population and landmass, it's a pretty big place. But those are not the only criteria that matter. Morality matters, too. And on Sunday... Read More

2018-11-27 23:39:56
by Sameh Elamawy
Isn’t It Time We Put Borrowers First?

Silicon Valley likes to talk about disruption. From how you hail a cab to how you shop for groceries, technology ... Read More

Silicon Valley likes to talk about disruption. From how you hail a cab to how you shop for groceries, technology developed in Silicon Valley has changed almost every part of the average American’s life. But we haven’t disrupted... Read More

2018-11-26 13:39:25
by Robert B. Reich
Trump's Assault on the Rule of Law

The "rule of law" distinguishes democracies from dictatorships. It's based on three fundamental principles. Trump is violating every one of ... Read More

The "rule of law" distinguishes democracies from dictatorships. It's based on three fundamental principles. Trump is violating every one of them. The first is that no person is above the law, not even a president. Which means... Read More

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