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2018-09-22 02:18:51
by Mary Sanchez
Is Senate Committee Equipped to Grasp Allegations Against Kavanaugh?

For all their well-learned politesse, the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have scarcely been able to conceal their ... Read More

For all their well-learned politesse, the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have scarcely been able to conceal their determination to get Christine Blasey Ford out of their hair. Read More

2018-09-21 12:09:06
by Leonard Pitts
Hazards of an Era of Digital Lynch Mobs

"Judge not, and ye shall not be judged." Jesus preaches that in the book of Luke. But then, Jesus never ... Read More

"Judge not, and ye shall not be judged." Jesus preaches that in the book of Luke. But then, Jesus never had Twitter. Or, for that matter, Instagram or Facebook. He never had, in other words, one of the social media ... Read More

2018-09-19 12:57:03
by Leonard Pitts
Ari Fleischer asks if we're being fair to Brett Kavanaugh

Ari Fleischer wants to know if we're being fair. "How much in society should any of us be held liable... Read More

Ari Fleischer wants to know if we're being fair. "How much in society should any of us be held liable today when we've lived a good life, an upstanding life by all accounts, and then something that maybe is an... Read More

2018-09-19 12:53:32
by Rachel Marsden
Trump shouldn't let himself be manipulated by agenda-driven cronies

Despite his generally good instincts, U.S. President Donald Trump is proving that his biggest weakness is on the foreign ... Read More

Despite his generally good instincts, U.S. President Donald Trump is proving that his biggest weakness is on the foreign affairs front, an area where his background is lacking. This forces him to rely on unelected advisers, many of whom ... Read More

2018-09-19 09:17:55
by Lanae Erickson Hatalsky
Our Big, Bold Plan — and Why Opportunity Can Win

That’s the question on the mind of every Democrat going into 2020. The scale of the threat posed by a ... Read More

That’s the question on the mind of every Democrat going into 2020. The scale of the threat posed by a Trump second term is unfathomable — from the Supreme Court and women’s rights to the economy, the environment, and our ... Read More

Trump Tariffs are Hurting Illinois Businesses – I’ve Seen It Firsthand

President Trump’s irresponsible trade war continues to spiral further out of control, and while the adverse effects are being ... Read More

President Trump’s irresponsible trade war continues to spiral further out of control, and while the adverse effects are being felt by American businesses large and small, the ultimate victims... Read More

2018-09-18 11:03:52
by Robert B. Reich
The three big lessons we didn't learn from the economic crisis

Ten years ago, after making piles of money gambling with other people's money, Wall Street nearly imploded, and the outgoing ... Read More

Ten years ago, after making piles of money gambling with other people's money, Wall Street nearly imploded, and the outgoing George W. Bush and incoming Obama administrations bailed out the bankers. America should have learned three big lessons from the ... Read More

2018-09-15 14:33:56
by Mary Sanchez
Trump's detention policy: Fiscally exorbitant as well as morally bankrupt

President Trump's callous disregard for his fellow citizens is well known to people of a certain hue, shall we say. ... Read More

President Trump's callous disregard for his fellow citizens is well known to people of a certain hue, shall we say. It was in full display this week in his insistence that only a few dozen Puerto Ricans died as a ... Read More

2018-09-15 13:17:56
by Nathan Kasai
We Promised My Grandparents Never Again.

After widespread and unwavering backlash, President Trump tried to control the fallout from his self-created family separation crisis, signing an... Read More

After widespread and unwavering backlash, President Trump tried to control the fallout from his self-created family separation crisis, signing an executive order that claims to keep asylum-seeking families together. But the President’s executive order simply trades one cruel policy for... Read More

2018-09-14 11:14:03
by Leonard Pitts
Where have you gone, Bob Woodward

"Where have you gone, Bob Woodward? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you." I asked that question in January, ... Read More

"Where have you gone, Bob Woodward? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you." I asked that question in January, repurposing a Paul Simon lyric to implore the dean of American political reporters to help us make sense of the ... Read More

2018-09-13 12:05:58
by John Kass
Obama hides his cynicism behind a silky tongue

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters and former President Barack Obama are out making stump speeches, rallying the Democratic base for ... Read More

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters and former President Barack Obama are out making stump speeches, rallying the Democratic base for the critical midterm elections in November in the hopes of crippling President Donald Trump by taking control of Congress. Read More

2018-09-12 07:56:54
by Leonard Pitts
Both-sideism Not Just a Journalistic Problem

When the history of this era is written, when future generations wonder how a mostly educated and largely literate nation ... Read More

When the history of this era is written, when future generations wonder how a mostly educated and largely literate nation became mired in "truthiness," when they ask how we became so mentally muddled that we lost the ability to identify ... Read More

Why Standing Up to Protect Roe is Mainstream

If confirmed to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, Judge Brett Kavanaugh would remake that body to be ... Read More

If confirmed to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, Judge Brett Kavanaugh would remake that body to be arguably the most conservative Court in modern history. Read More

2018-09-12 06:01:13
by Angie Craig
Health Care System Must be Improved, not Demolished

Let’s take a realistic approach to improving our complex health care system with someone who spent over 20 years working ... Read More

Let’s take a realistic approach to improving our complex health care system with someone who spent over 20 years working in health care and grew up at times without health insurance. Read More

2018-09-11 17:50:59
by Carrie Lee
Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States

The 2017 National Security Strategy emphasizes many themes that reflect what the administration has coined as “pragmatic realism”: a return to ... Read More

The 2017 National Security Strategy emphasizes many themes that reflect what the administration has coined as “pragmatic realism”: a return to great power competition, the prominent placement of America First, and a focus on the military as the predominant instrument of ... Read More

2018-09-11 01:07:03
by Leonard Pitts
A Corporation Takes a Risk to Support a Man who Gave Up His Career for Justice

Colin Kaepernick is staring at you. It's a black-and-white image, a portrait taken from a distance that feels painfully close, ... Read More

Colin Kaepernick is staring at you. It's a black-and-white image, a portrait taken from a distance that feels painfully close, even intimate. Read More

2018-09-11 01:01:18
by Leonard Pitts
Actually, There Are No 'Adults in the Room' at the White House

For a man who places such a premium on loyalty, Donald Trump inspires remarkably little. Bad enough his administration is... Read More

For a man who places such a premium on loyalty, Donald Trump inspires remarkably little. Bad enough his administration is a sieve, embarrassing accounts of bungled phone calls with foreign leaders and cheeseburger-fueled rants with cronies regularly showing up in... Read More

2018-09-10 23:26:49
by Robert B. Reich
Kavanaugh Will Further Divide Us

Yale Law School, from which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh got his law degree, issued a statement about him with ... Read More

Yale Law School, from which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh got his law degree, issued a statement about him with glowing quotes from professors attesting to his impeccable legal credentials. Read More

2018-09-05 23:39:35
by John Kass
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Drops Out, and It's Lord of the Flies, Again

Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops a political bombshell on Chicago, announcing he won't run for re-election, and just like that the ... Read More

Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops a political bombshell on Chicago, announcing he won't run for re-election, and just like that the race for mayor has been transformed: It's Lord of the Flies on LaSalle Street. Read More

2018-09-04 23:57:20
by Rachel Marsden
U.S. Foreign Aid Should be Redirected to Risk-Taking Companies

PARIS -- The Pentagon cancelled $300 million worth of military aid to Pakistan, just as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo,... Read More

PARIS -- The Pentagon cancelled $300 million worth of military aid to Pakistan, just as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, was preparing to travel to Islamabad to meet with Prime Minister Imran Khan. The move is no doubt a negotiating... Read More

2018-08-29 00:51:54
by John Kass
The Silence of Pope Francis and the Pain of a Church

As Roman Catholic bishops tear at each other, as Pope Francis refuses comment even while standing accused of covering up ... Read More

As Roman Catholic bishops tear at each other, as Pope Francis refuses comment even while standing accused of covering up sexual abuse, I thought of a Bible story. Read More

2018-08-28 00:55:04
by Rachel Marsden
Democracy Has Become a Useful Excuse for Endless Foreign Meddling

Am I the only one sick of hearing about how we should launch headlong into another conflict in the name ... Read More

Am I the only one sick of hearing about how we should launch headlong into another conflict in the name of democracy? Read More

2018-08-27 00:57:50
by Robert B. Reich
Can We Get an Annulment Instead of an Impeachment?

The only way I can see the end of the Donald Trump presidency is if there's overwhelming evidence he rigged ... Read More

The only way I can see the end of the Donald Trump presidency is if there's overwhelming evidence he rigged the 2016 election -- in which case impeachment isn't an adequate remedy. Read More

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