Last Updated: Thursday, September 29, 2016 10:03:09 AM
Allow me to preface this column by acknowledging there are far more pressing concerns than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's pending divorce.
Their heartbreak doesn't equal that of Syrian refugees who can protect neither their homeland nor their child ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:59:25 AM
PHILADELPHIA -- There's almost something poetic about watching the first presidential debate of 2016 in the city that midwifed American democracy.
This is a gritty town that takes its politics seriously. Punches and counterpunches are expected.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:59:21 AM
The endless spigot of corruption that is New York State has been opened again. This time, after years of wading through the legislative cesspool, federal prosecutors are diving deep into the executive branch. And the smell is no less fetid.
The mai ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:39:02 AM
By CATHLEEN DECKER
Los Angeles Times
HEMPSTEAD -- Donald Trump left the protective bubble of his partisans on Monday and learned a well-established truth about campaigns: The rhetoric that draws rapturous applause at rallies doesn't play as we ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:38:51 AM
When it comes to contests, America does not like nuance. It wants a winner and a loser.
But both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had grounds to claim victory after Monday night's first presidential debate.
The early part of the debate was the mo ...
Last Updated: Monday, September 26, 2016 9:42:34 AM
A few weeks ago, Republican pollster Frank Luntz asked a group of undecided voters what they thought of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. They didn't much like either one.
Trump's "crazy," they chorused -- "a charlatan." Clinton is "deceitful," "di ...
Last Updated: Friday, September 23, 2016 9:17:38 AM
Maybe, in the upcoming nationally televised debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, he will say something that infuriates her, causing her to crazily spout a sentence backwards, put her thumb on her nose, wiggle her fingers and then spit ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:51:33 AM
In Florida Monday, following the bombings in New York and New Jersey, Donald Trump referred to the captured bombing suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, as an "evil thug." He then added, "Hillary Clinton is a weak and ineffective person and I will tell you, i ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:43:37 AM
By JACQUIELYNN FLOYD
The Dallas Morning News
The hate-crazed misanthrope who planted do-it-yourself bombs in Manhattan and New Jersey over the weekend has already failed in his primary mission. The damage he did was mercifully limited.
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:43:28 AM
When a man goes to a local shopping mall dressed as a security guard and stabs nine people while reportedly referencing Allah, the hardest thing for a population to do is to keep its collective cool. It is also the most necessary.
In recent years, ...
Last Updated: Monday, September 19, 2016 9:04:49 AM
By HAROLD JACKSON
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Gary Johnson is likely to get more votes than any previous Libertarian running for president, but he's not even close to being qualified. His popularity has almost nothing to do with Johnson and ever ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:50:31 AM
They told me not to overreact. Read new Donald Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon's comments "in context," they said. And, after all, Christine, you're an immigration lawyer, you have a tendency to blow these things out of proportion. Chill, lady. Go sa ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:21:21 AM
Let's stop telling young people to find their passion and start telling them to find a job. The work you do in the world is not supposed to make a fulfilled individual; it's supposed to make you an employed individual.
We do a disservice to our you ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 08, 2016 9:51:15 AM
It's his right. That's what more than a few commentators have said about Colin Kaepernick's refusing to stand during the singing of "The Star Spangled Banner" at NFL football games. They are correct. It is his right. But that's not the issue.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 10:36:44 AM
Trump's passionate revival last week of his hard-line stance on immigration looks more like a political disaster for the Republican nominee and his party.
Trump's angry speech in Arizona, in which he promised to deport not only criminal aliens but ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 9:56:44 AM
By SALLY FRIEDMAN
The Philadelphia Inquirer
I was so scared.
I was up long before dawn, and breakfast was out of the question. I had changed clothes three times, and nothing seemed to look right. And just for spite, even my hair was uncooper ...
Last Updated: Monday, September 05, 2016 10:01:08 AM
David Plouffe, the political wizard who helped President Obama win two elections, summed up this year's presidential contest concisely last week.
"Each day of this campaign seems big and interesting and crazy," he wrote on Twitter. "But ultimately ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:18:50 AM
People whose judgment is called into question by Anthony Weiner's sexting:
Anyone who participates in sexting with Anthony Weiner.
People whose judgment is not called into question by Anthony Weiner's sexting:
Last Updated: Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:09:45 AM
By RACHEL SHEFFIELD
The Heritage Foundation
It's been 20 years now since the 1996 welfare reform, a rare bipartisan triumph, was signed into law. Critics predicted gloom and doom, but it soon proved to be a success. Why?
Simply put, it was b ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 10:13:02 AM
Get this: According to The New York Times, some wives are threatening to divorce their husbands if the fellows vote for Donald Trump.
The Times featured one couple, a male dentist and a female doctor, who had never talked much about politics befo ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:35:34 AM
By MARK PURDY
The Mercury News
RIO DE JANEIRO -- There has never been anything quite like these Olympics.
At the opening ceremony, the host country's president was booed loudly. On the final weekend, citizens wept openly in the streets over ...
Last Updated: Monday, August 22, 2016 9:08:18 AM
If you ever wonder why some people think the game is rigged, why they believe the rich get access to government and power and influence the way the average working stiff doesn't, then two headlines are instructive.
The New York Times recently repor ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:29:47 AM
Last week I was automatically given the senior citizen discount at Dunkin' Donuts. The teenage server behind the counter, in what I'm sure was an act of sincere generosity coupled with an even more sincere desire to keep the long line moving, didn't ...
Last Updated: Monday, August 15, 2016 10:14:18 AM
Donald Trump didn't listen.
Two weeks ago, I said the only thing that could save his campaign was for him to literally shut up for at least a month.
My modest proposal was for his campaign people to lock him in a soundproof booth until Nov. 9.
Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:16:21 AM
Donald Trump knew what he was doing Tuesday afternoon. Make no mistake.
"Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment," a smiling Trump said of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during a rally in Wilmington, N.C. "By the way, ...