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I have known Kirstjen Nielsen for nearly 30 years. She should resign now

I have known Kirstjen Nielsen for nearly 30 years -- since we were both incoming freshman at Georgetown University's ...

The story from 1931 we still need to hear on Juneteenth

June 19 is the anniversary of the day in 1865 that black people in Galveston, Texas, belatedly learned from the Union...

A stunning display of first ladies' enduring moral power

The four living former first ladies -- Rosalynn Carter, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama -- have broken...

W. Kamau Bell: Why is Mobile, Alabama, my real home? Because of Dad

What do you think when you think "Alabama"? Extremely conservative politics? That's true. One of President Trump's bi...

On Juneteenth, let's commit to ending separation of parents and children at the border

On this day in 1865 -- commemorated now as Juneteenth -- news of emancipation reached the enslaved people of Texas. ...

Ivanka's deafening silence

When Ivanka Trump took the stage at the Republican National Convention in 2016 to stump for her father, then-candidat...

Trump presides over a global sunset to democracy

Donald Trump is presiding over a sunset to democracy that is spreading across the world, eradicating much of the spir...

If Democrats are the party of the people, let's act like it

As leaders of two of the largest unions in the country, we represent more than three million public service workers -...

Three reasons to (cautiously) celebrate Supreme Court on gerrymandering

What could have been a bang ended in a whimper.Most observers expected the Supreme Court's major partisan gerr...

When Donald Trump was separated from his family

In a psychodrama played out on a giant scale at the US border with Mexico, the Trump administration is wrenching immi...

A terrified 9-year-old boy's story symbolizes Trump's policy

There is a terrified 9-year-old boy in New York City right now. He and his mother fled Honduras to come to the United...

For South Koreans, Singapore summit was far from a failure

We've made much of what President Donald Trump failed to get from Kim Jong Un in Singapore.Those failures woul...

Germany's World Cup team symbolizes country's political divide

The warm weather in Berlin is the perfect backdrop for a repeat "...

Putin can't wait for his next photo-op with Trump

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the ...

Trump beats Obama at the lying game

Even the harshest critics of Donald Trump have to concede that the President excels at one thing -- lying. And he doe...

The myth of the all-powerful Trump

The votes were not even fully counted in the South Carolina First Congressional District primary before the verdict w...

The proper way to view the Trump Foundation scandal

Forget about Donald Trump for a moment.Imagine a hypothetical man who takes donations from people who think th...

Trump uses IG report to spread 'deep state' conspiracy

"War of the Two Narratives" may not be the next "Avengers: Infinity War," but it is what the titanic struggle consumi...

Gas prices are way too high. Here's what Trump can do about it

Americans now pay around $2.87 for a gallon of gas. That's ...

5 ways Trump weakened America this surreal week

Every week is "interesting" -- in the ...

Theologian: Jeff Sessions misreads the Bible to justify separating families

In a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the Trump adm...

'No one speaks for' Melania Trump

Donald Trump and his eldest children were hunkered down with Washington lawyers at the President's golf club in Bedmi...

It was all about James Comey and his team

After more than 17 long months of anticipation, it finally arrived.And for those inclined to read it, the repo...

When Father's Day is both bitter and sweet

I always seem to get extra nostalgic around this time of year. A favorite song or a favorite dessert can quickly brin...

The war on drugs failed. It's time for a war on abuse

Two days before she was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head on May 3 of this year, Anako Lumumba told police th...

The FBI got swamped by a 500-year flood

It turns out the FBI wasn't a bastion of "Deep State" liberal sympathizers who violated their sacred oaths t...

Trump's zero-tolerance policy is un-American

Imagine an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official telling an undocumented immigrant mother waiting to request a...

Trump faces what he's long avoided: being held to account

Donald Trump has always acted as if all is fair in love and war, and that his life is never-ending combat. In this ba...

Just imagine if Obama had done it....

If Barack Obama had behaved the way President Donald Trump has, Republicans would be demanding investigations and an ...

Suicide is preventable: Here's how to stop it

The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain are a stark reminder that suicide takes far too many lives prema...

Mick Mulvaney fired us for advocating for consumers

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau acting director Mick Mulvaney has ousted a committed group of experts who volunt...

Trump movie trailers: What if they could solve more world crises?

Watching the video that President Donald Trump showed on his iPad to Kim Jong Un in Singapore this week inspired me t...

SE Cupp: RNC chair's tweet spells doom for the party I love

#RIPGOP.You might not know the name Ronna McDaniel. But do me a favor, write it down.Because what she ...

A migrant ship's fate symbolizes a divided Europe

The new Italian government is making international headlines -- and not necessarily for its generosity. Interior Mini...

Mike Pence's shameless suck up to the boss

At the Southern Baptist Convention this week in Dallas, it looked as if things were going well -- that they were chan...

If Trump administration has its way, insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions could cost you more

The Affordable Care Act is back in court again. In February, 20 Republican states, led by Texas, filed a lawsuit cla...

The expat watching America watch soccer

The World Cup is here and -- even if they ...

The Minnesota raccoon's journey has a deeper resonance

The small thin body slowly climbs t...

If Democrats agree with Soros' sexist comments, they're in trouble

A year and a half after Donald Trump cruised into the Oval Office, spotlighting the fact that thoroughly unqualified ...

What just happened? Experts break it down

CNN Opinion asked a group of expert commentators to weigh in with their reactions to the historic meeting between Don...

How Obama's team lost its innocence

Way back in the 20th century, America's foreign policy principles were described with genteel phrases like the "Truma...

After the shock, allies will react to Trump with anger and retribution

As with any tragedy there is shock -- this is what America's allies are experiencing right now. Other emotions will f...

What I pray for after the loss of Anthony Bourdain

I did not know Anthony Bourdain.I do not know the anguished family, close friends and colleagues who are griev...

Supreme Court takes a giant step backward on voter rights

To strengthen our democracy, we should promote inclusive elections where we remove unnecessary hurdles and make it ea...

Sally Yates: When darkness falls- my dad's battle with depression

It was May 6, 1986, and I was just days away from graduating from law school. Late in the afternoon, my mother called...

Parkland student: Ending violence begins in the classroom

While we may never know why a young man decided to carry out a mass shooting at my high school -- Marjory Stoneman Do...

A fan's tribute to Anthony Bourdain

The late Anthony Bourdain's television show on CNN wasn't really about food. It was about travel, exploration and a ...

Trump aims to break EU apart

President Trump's abrupt departure from the G7 summit on June 9 and puerile parting shots at Canada and Europe unders...

Reagan was also annoyed with a Canadian PM named Trudeau

Justin Trudeau is not the first Canadian Prime Minister by that last name to annoy a US president. It was no secret t...

The problem with Vermont's bright idea

Have you heard? Vermont - home of Bernie Sanders, Ben & Jerry's and fresh maple syrup on tap - is now ...

President Trump, leave the hugs at home

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the ...

The realization has finally dawned that Donald Trump does not respond to reason

From somewhere above 31,000 feet, heading to his North Korean summit in Singapore, Donald Trump pitched a hand grenad...

Fareed: Kim regime is brutal, but rational

The world will watch nervously as ...

After a shattering week, a search for the light

"There is a crack in everythingThat's how the light gets in."Mystery writer Louise Pe...

Four steps for a successful Trump-Kim summit

President Donald Trump flies to Singapore this week for a potentially legacy-making moment when he meets with North K...

Trump spells trouble for America's G7 allies

At last year's G7 summit in Italy, leaders of the world's leading economies were ...

Bill Maher is wrong to root for a recession

Bill Maher may have made his cruelest and most ill-informed comment yet -- and that says a lot, given his track recor...

Chef Edward Lee: Bourdain changed my life

Anthony Bourdain was universally adored for his writing, his wit and swagger, his bitter intelligence, his sarcasm an...

Jeff Sessions tried and failed to justify splitting up migrant families

It's hard to defend the indefensible. On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ...

Trump's Singapore gambit is money

President Donald Trump has signaled his opening -- and maybe best -- gambit when he meets with Kim Jong Un in Singapo...

The only world leader who can rely on Trump is Vladimir Putin

Surely, Vladimir Putin let out a smile when he heard it. The Russian president has many reasons to rejoice these days...

Doctor: Suicide prevention: here's how you can help

For the millions who watched his shows, Anthony Bourdain was a man living his best life, a magnetic interlocutor and ...

Anthony Bourdain was a voice for the underdog

A constant, poetic and fierce love of immigrants and refugees marked chef, writer and storyteller Anthony Bourdain's ...

Mars is suddenly more interesting

NASA's Curiosity rover has ...

Biden & Frist: Now is not the time to cut off AIDS funding

Last month marked the 15th anniversary of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR. The celebrations...

Anthony Bourdain saw the humanity in all of us

Anthony Bourdain, who died in France on Friday at 61, was always more of a teacher than an avatar. For the millions w...

A failed Trump-Kim summit would be a catastrophe

Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are due to meet Tuesday in Singapore. President Trump impulsively ag...

To meet demand for rural power, communities can look to nuclear energy

In 1994, the Clinton administration shut down a small sodium reactor that had operated without incident at Idaho Nati...

Former NFLer: Where Trump sees 'SOBs,' I see role models

"You aren't listening."That's what Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins wrote on a placard he showed to ...

Asia's new methamphetamine hotspot fueling regional unrest

There is a serious threat growing under the radar in Myanmar -- a threat to its peace process, to the region and to t...

Time cover gets Trump just right

Time magazine has connected the dots of Donald Trump's intensely personal presidency. ...

FEMA wants local governments to step up

FEMA Administrator Brock Long ...

White House is doing Putin's meddling job for him

Somewhere in Moscow, an award ceremony no doubt recently took place honoring the group responsible for pulling off on...

Trump's Ramadan invite to Muslims is a year too late

When President Trump entered the Oval Office, the American Muslim community held its breath.We shouldered a co...

Why Kim Kardashian wanted President Trump to free me

Alice Marie Johnson first wrote this piece in 2016, and updated it in early May when Kim Kardashian West was advo...

Staged 'murder' of Russian journalist comes at a heavy price

Without firing a shot or sacrificing a life, the Ukrainian security services have scored a direct propaganda hit agai...

Why Kim Kardashian thinks I should be released from prison

Some refer to prison as a place where hope dies. Some days I've found that to be almost right. But at the beginning o...

How we talk about Kate Spade could help others survive

I was sitting at my desk when a push notification came on my phone about Kate Spade's suicide, and I felt a rush of v...

Volcanologist: Why Guatemala's volcano is so lethal

Four years ago, during my very first field season as a volcanologist, I was at the bottom of Barranca Ceniza (Ash Val...

Feminists hailing Stanford rape case judge recall should think again

Harassment and assault of women is a serious problem and we need to correct our culture to eliminate it. But the...

How the Supreme Court (respectfully) kicked the cake down the road

For people on both sides of the Masterpiece Cakeshop issue, it was a disappointing day. They hoped that the Supreme C...

President Trump, you may be the skunk at the G7 party

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the ...

Bill Clinton, here's how to apologize to Monica Lewinsky

I was disappointed to see that former President Bill Clinton admitted on "Today" that he has ...

Brit: Trump shouldn't punish Canada for our 1812 glory

This Englishman living in New York has become wearily accustomed to Americans claiming credit for British inventions ...

Trump aide: The future of American aviation is all about drones

From the Wright brothers to the space program, Americans have always been eager to embrace the future of aviation....

A US-North Korea friendship would be perfect bulwark against China

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper likes...

President Trump, please stop lying about the Eagles and the flag

Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, continues to show that he is a fraud and a liar. He invi...

What Kate Spade modeled for young women -- and their moms

When I first discovered fashion, Kate Spade was queen of it.It was the early aughts, and you could open just a...

The question that hovers over Kate Spade's bright life

Writers who cover fashion and culture were delighted in 2016, when -- just 10 years after selling her namesake brand ...

It's not just the skimpy swimsuits

For decades, women competing in the "Miss America" contest donned skimpy swimsuits and heels and paraded on the natio...

Gay wedding cake ruling reaffirms that businesses can't discriminate

The words "equal justice under law" are engraved on the outside of the Supreme Court. In the case of Masterpiece Cake...

The stark reminder in Kate Spade's bewildering death

Fashion designer Kate Spade's death by apparen...

Trump's pardon power is a double-edged sword

President Trump kicked off the week with a novel constitutional claim: That he has the "...

Paul Manafort could be in big trouble

Paul Manafort could be in big trouble. The cozy house-arrest situation of the former chairman of Donald Trump's elect...

Why the Starbucks guy should not be President

Howard Schultz is out as executive chairman of Starbucks, triggering speculation that he may run for president -- an ...

What D-Day means in the age of Trump

Seventy-four years ago this week, 132,000 sol...

No, this isn't the most hopeless place on Earth

Step through the gate into the schoolyard and the sight of colorful drawings of happy children greets you at the door...

How the Nordic countries outsmarted us again

Subtly, as is their style, the Nordic countries -- Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Gree...

My only crime was being a black man in America

In recent weeks, Americans have read headline after headline chronicling near daily accounts of racism -- from a publ...

RFK's legacy is still alive today

Bobby Kennedy's death 50 years ago this week was more than a tragic political assassination. His presidential campaig...

Yep. Bill Clinton is still a monster

Former President Bill Clinton has just revealed the ultimate lessons he's learned in the 20 years since his sordid af...

Trump torches Macron, his last friend in the G-7

Donald Trump may have just torched his last real friend in the Western alliance, someone he could have counted on whe...

Trump's legal strategy is all about impeachment

Monday morning, President Trump...

To grasp the latest physics breakthrough, think of sumo wrestlers and barracudas

Scientific understanding proceeds by fits and starts, with an occasional detour down a wrong path. However, today the...

Trump's executive privilege argument is a loser

As former White House lawyers, we have sought to preserve confidential presidential communications and policy deliber...

Why I am forgiving John McCain

In the years that Senator John McCain was imprisoned and tortured in Vietnam, I was a grade-school kid being beaten u...

Sea level rise is pushing coastal property owners to move to higher ground

Despite the apocalyptic drumbeat from climate scientists, most Americans remain skeptical that climate change is the ...

What Rudy Giuliani's rants can't do for Trump

It's safe to assume that the bull-in-a-china-shop style of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is precisely what his ...

Is Trump giving North Korea a pass on nukes?

President Trump appears finally to be acknowledging the limitations of his anti-Kim Jong Un tirades, and as a result,...

'The Americans' made motherhood the ultimate disguise

"I saw them out of their disguises ... once."So says a Russian Orthodox priest with KGB ties being interrogate...

Germaine Greer's dangerous ideas about rape

For someone who's spent most of her life advocating for other people, Germaine Greer appears to have very little inte...

Why startup visas are good for America

As immigrant rights groups and activists continue to fight for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or...

Bavaria's new rule uses the cross to stoke divisions

It's easy to see when a politician is playing games, but it can be difficult to stop him -- even when he's violating ...

GOPers like Boehner paved the way for their irrelevance in the age of Trump

During an appearance in Michigan, former House Speaker John Boehner ...

Trump's insane trade war

Maybe Donald Trump really is the Manchurian Candidate, a stooge of some foreign potentate. Much more likely, Trump i...

Trump's soft-boiled diplomacy: 45-minute North Korea decision created a mess

As June 12 nears, the Trump-Kim summit planned for that day teeters in the balance.US Secretary of State Mike ...

Let's acknowledge the political double standard for ugly speech

The story of the racist, vile tweet that rightfully got Roseanne Barr's sitcom reboot canceled is the first chapter i...

Where Avenatti's winning streak comes to an end

Michael Avenatti, the relentlessly media-savvy attorney for the pornographic film director and actress Stephanie Clif...

Samantha Bee's message was right even if her word wasn't

Many expressed outrage - some genuine, some perhaps as a political pose -- over a bad word Samantha Bee ...

A better way than tariffs to improve America's trade picture

We have repeatedly heard from President Trump that the United States' main trading partners are taking advantage of t...

W. Kamau Bell: The one thing these 101 colleges have in common

As part of the "United Shades" episode about historically black colleges and universities, known as HBCUs, I talked t...

With his pardons, Trump is turning tool of mercy into sword of retribution

With his sixth use of clemency, President Trump ...

A 10-year-old's message for President Trump on guns

"I don't want this letter to be another one written to Santa that never reaches the addressee."So said my frie...

North Korea's negotiator is not a very nice man

North Korea's leading nuclear negotiator, ...

How Trump has weakened America diplomatically and economically

A year ago, on June 1, President Donald Trump staged a bells-and-whistles Rose Garden event to announce his ...

Forest Whitaker: The kids deserve a seat at the table

We often hear the future belongs to the youth. This may be true, but the adults who are presently in charge can only ...

Why Amazon Prime should be free to everyone

If you were looking for proof that Amazon is leveraging its ever-expanding shipping and distribution capacity to clob...

ABC gets it, but Roseanne Barr and Donald Trump do not

The public utterances of Roseanne Barr have long brought to my mind the title of the country song "From the Gutter to...

Unlike 'Roseanne,' this show exemplified the best of American politics

Roseanne Barr's latest tweet storm, which was filled with racist and conspiratorial diatribes, just killed her hit te...

Comedian: When s*** gets real, take it offline

Social media isn't as quaint as it was when I started my Livejournal back in high school. Today, it's a business, an ...

Who's going to apologize to the FBI?

Following last week's unfounded claim from the White House that the FBI illegally spied on the Trump campaign for pol...

Now Roseanne is free to attend Starbucks anti-bias training

Roseanne Barr went too far. And after a ferocious wave of Twitter censure against Barr for a racist tweet -- and wri...

Dear ABC: Cancel Roseanne, but not the show

My initial reaction to ABC's decision to cancel "Roseanne": Well, it's about damn time.The right-wing provocat...

Our students fueled the civil rights movement. This is what's next

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Spelman College alumna Alice Walker once said that the most common way people give ...

French Spider-Man's act of extreme bravery you don't know about

Mamoudou Gassama is a real-life superhero. The 22-year-old Paris man scaled a four-story building to pluck a child da...

At the border, my son was taken from me

I came to the United States on February 20, 2018, to seek political asylum. As I walked across the international brid...

Starbucks' incident proves 'Whites Only' spaces still exist

For a few hours on Tuesday, thousands of Americans will suffer. They will be without their morning jolt, afternoon pi...

Starbucks is closing to fight racial bias. What will YOU do?

I do not consider myself to be an avid sports fan, but last fall, an NBA coach got my attention with remarks he made ...

These people have the toughest job in law enforcement

The first thing I noticed upon entering the room were the boxes of tissues strategically placed under dozens of chair...

What my grandfather found in photo of war dead

I came across an old photo the other day, something my grandfather had held onto -- a gruesome image of a pile of bur...

W. Kamau Bell: Childish Gambino and Kanye show black isn't a monolith

One of the themes of this season of "United Shades of America" is "Black is not a monolith." And by that I mean that ...

W. Kamau Bell: I know what it's like to get kicked out for being black

As a black man who was kicked out of a coffee shop in 2015, I had ...

How Trump is dehumanizing Latinos

On Saturday, President Trump tweeted the following:"Put pressure on the Democrats to end the horrible law that...

W. Kamau Bell: These are the people our nonsense US border policy ignores

For season three of "United Shades of America," we decided to do something a little different.In the premiere ...

What killed the dinosaurs

The desert of northwestern New Mexico, in the vicinity of the Four Corners, is my special place. The high-altitude su...

Chelsea Clinton is exactly right about Trump

Chelsea Clinton is being wrongly attacked on social media for speaking the truth. In an in-depth ...

The Singapore Sling: Pressure mounts on Trump to meet with Kim

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the ...

Moments of reflection on Memorial Day

The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America started the hashtag campaign, #GoSilent for Memorial Day. They've asked...

Were slavery and liberation a choice? A conversation beyond Kanye West

The black community was up in arms over Kanye West's remarks about slavery -- for 400 years -- being a choice....

Where 'Asian-American' came from

Every year since 1978, May has been commemorated as Asian...

San Francisco was right to ban flavored tobacco products

San Francisco, long a leader in fighting the addiction, misery and death caused by tobacco, is now the site of a fier...

Geologist: It's not just lava making the volcano blow

What happens when lava meets water? One might be tempted to think that lava just pours forth, quickly cools down and ...

On this Memorial Day, remember the trauma of 50 years ago

America was a mess on Memorial Day 1968.Almost two months since the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassinatio...

Controlling a black workforce is what the NFL does best

The NFL excels at many things: marketing, entertainment, making money. Their business model is an American success st...

Harvey Weinstein's arrest is a key turning point

Harvey Weinstein's volunta...

Trump's clueless handling of Kim is to blame for summit fiasco

Hellbent on besting Barack Obama at everything, Donald Trump began talking about his potential Nobel Peace Prize long...

How to survive a drought: Watch 'water porn'

Ever since I learned that Cape Town could become the first major city to run out of water, I've found myself becoming...

Regime change in Iran could cost the US trillions

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's spee...

Yes to immigration, no to welfare

During the presidential campaign, when Donald Trump recited his favorite riff: "Build the wall," I would always advis...

The single greatest punch line in our nation's literary history

If "Call me Ishmael" is the platinum standard for opening sentences in American fiction, then the following is the si...

My friend gave his life for Afghanistan's better future

Hidayatullah Zaheer, known as Zee to his many friends, was killed earlier this month in my hometown of Jalalabad, Afg...

Open your eyes, pro-life feminists are everywhere

Politics -- read "political parties and fundraisers" -- largely refuse to make room for pro-life feminism or what it ...

How royal history is changing the future

"I'm not doing it."So ...

Why the UN should condemn Hamas

In recent weeks, Israel has faced violence at the security fence separating our country from Gaza. ...

The reason you can't stop watching the lava

Lava exploding as it pours into the sea. Cars engulfed in a molten torrent. Steam billowing, cloud-like, as inner Ear...

Ireland must remove the shackles from its women

This week, 47 years ago, a group of Irish feminists boarded what became known as the Contraceptive Train -- a train t...

Mark Zuckerberg failed to address European concerns about Facebook

On Tuesday evening, members of the European Parliament representing the broad church of the European Parliament's pol...

My memories of '68: Chaos in black and white

If I hadn't lived through 1968, I might dismiss a film recounting the explosive events of that year as some sort of f...

The only way to bring justice to ISIS 'Beatles'

The horrific images of our fellow Americans forced into orange jumpsuits and beheaded by masked terrorists under the ...

The backstory of the perfect royal wedding song

Even people who don't care much about royal weddings were impressed by the way Prince Harry and Meghan Markle integra...

Presidents can be indicted

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team h...

The one lasting message of the royal wedding

Long after the glossy memories of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have faded, people will recall the se...

Italy's next government is Europe's next crisis

Italy is set to create its ...

John Legend and Rashad Robinson: End money bail now

No one should have to stay in jail because they lack the money to buy their freedom. Yet every night, according to th...

Pompeo's Iran speech is complete fantasy

On Monday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ...

Trump keeps giving Kim the upper hand

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's recent threat to pull out of the upcoming summit with President Donald Trump appear...

Biden and Washington: LGBTQ youth at risk

As lifelong public servants, we've both committed our lives to the notion that no matter who you are, where you're fr...

Trump's disgraceful investigation order via Twitter may haunt him

Early Sunday afternoon President Donald Trump elevated Twitter to a virtual Cabinet position in his administration. H...

Republican moves on DACA are just the latest round of a political game

There is a rebellion brewing in the House of Representatives. It is led by a group of Republicans who are trying to g...

No, no one is stealing from Social Security

There are many myths about Social Security: It's going bankrupt. It's a Ponzi scheme. It won't be there for today's y...

'SNL' hits a comedic nerve with its Trump/Sopranos skit

"Saturday Night Live's" season finale once again served up an opening political sketch that told the truth while maki...

Mr. President, don't let Kim take advantage of you

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the ...

Something important was different about this shooting

This newest shooting seems, sadly, familiar, but it is important that we pay attention to what is different here....

How Republicans can ride the blue wave

Republicans allowed a crucial farm bill that renewed major agriculture programs to ...

Thomas Markle, don't be too hard on yourself

Dear Mr. Markle,We have never met. And although I'm sure another journalist is the last thing you need in your...

This bipartisan bill is Congress' chance to fix our failing prison system

On Friday, President Donald Trump and members of his administration joined the nation's criminal justice leaders for ...

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