No, the entire world is not obsessed with Donald Trump, but you have to travel far to reach a place where people are not following closely -- and worrying deeply -- about what's happening in Washington.
Brought to America as a baby, Salvador fought in World War II, earning citizenship through military service, and eventually opened a small business, writes Eric Garcetti. On this DACA Day of Action, urge Congress to give today's Dreamer the same chance to contribute.
With prospects looking good for GOP tax reform and Roy Moore's elections, it's time Republicans realize that PC identity politics don't resonate with voters. Congressmen and women should get behind Trump or risk losing their jobs, writes Mark Bauerlein.
Roy Moore, a religious zealot running for a US Senate seat out of Alabama, has been credibly accused of pursuing and preying on teenage girls when he was in his 30s. One was just 14 years old when, she alleges, Moore -- stripped to his underpants -- touched her intimately and tried to get her to touch his genitals. Moore denies the allegations.
Joseph J. Ellis says the GOP tax plan spells the end of the social contract as we know it and has exposed the Republican agenda as the opposite of conservative -- it is a radical attempt to erase the 20th century.
Despite the increasing number of digital assaults against private industry and governments in the past couple of years, we are still in a state of denial about the prospects of a global cyber showdown.
Can the president of United States be prosecuted for obstruction of justice under the US Constitution? The answer is yes, he most certainly can -- though the initial punishment for such an offense is impeachment and removal from office. The Constitution enables impeachment for "high crimes and misdemeanors," but does not define what those offenses are, though they could in theory include obstruction.
I am dying to know what's really going on with all the President's women. I vividly remember Ivanka Trump, in her blush-colored dress, introducing her father at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. So compelling, so savvy -- her dress cost $138 -- and so independent.
When Michael Flynn walked into a federal courthouse in Washington and entered into a plea and cooperation deal, some people thought this marked the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's presidency. Could Flynn be the man to take down this President, and maybe even send him to jail?
Sally Kohn writes that Trump's support of Republican tax reform proves that no matter how much he insists otherwise, he is in perfect lock-step with the Republican establishment -- and will likely continue to be.
I am writing from Beijing, China, where forward-looking policies in infrastructure, technology and diplomacy have fueled rapid economic growth and even more remarkable technological advancement. By the mid-2020s, China will most likely lead the world in key technologies for low-carbon energy, robotics and advanced transportation, among other areas targeted in China's long-term development strategy.
Paul Callan says the charge against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn suggests the special counsel may be looking for a proof of a quid pro quo between the Trump campaign and the Russian government
After Michael Flynn's guilty plea in Russia probe, it's time for Americans to face the gravity of the scandal engulfing the White House--and for Pelosi and Democratic leaders to use it in 2018: people at highest level of Trump operation have been lying about Russia, writes Errol Louis.
There are things in this world a president should never do, and those include standing before a portrait of a white man who signed the Indian Removal Act into law during an event ostensibly honoring Native Americans, and then verbally whipping a politician by calling her "Pocahontas."
Tax plans can be hard to decipher, but with each passing day, women and moms across the country understand more clearly how the GOP tax plans — both the US Senate and the House versions -- will affect their families and our economy.
Fred Hochberg, former chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the US, says Mick Mulvaney is part of a pattern of nominees to lead agencies they had previously been intent on destroying or eliminating. This isn't normal.
The president can try to cast doubt on the authenticity of the tape he already apologized for, but it won't matter, writes Michael D'Antonio -- Trump can't erase the impact of the national conversation about sexual harassment, partly touched off by his own role in it
Twitter exploded Friday night and into Saturday after Donald Trump alleged that he was offered Time magazine's title of "Person of the Year" and Time responded by challenging the President's account of events.
Each of us who defended President Clinton by dismissing his accusers needs to reckon with it, writes Patti Solis Doyle; only by setting aside party, listening to and believing victims, and teaching our children will we do better.
When Americans gathered at the Thanksgiving dinner table this year, there was one person who was almost on everyone's mind -- President Donald Trump. Some families dove deep into debates about our President, while others depended on strict rules against any mention of politics.
The Trump administration's decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti, originally granted through a humanitarian program begun under the administration of Republican President George Herbert Walker Bush in 1990, is morally reprehensible. Almost 60,000 Haitians relocated to the United States in the aftermath of 2010's devastating earthquake -- a natural disaster that left thousands dead, and crippled the island's transportation and material infrastructure. Now the Department of Homeland Security has ordered that they have to leave by July 2019 (or else face deportation if they do not, as John Kelly suggested in May, find another way to apply to stay in the United States).
The President's demand for thanks from UCLA players is breathtakingly immature, writes Jay Parini, but it forces larger question at a time when Americans stop and ponder: What does it mean to give thanks?
At Monday's daily press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders encouraged reporters to first state things they were thankful for before asking their questions. Most of them obliged. They shouldn't have.
The weekend before I was elected mayor this month, a flier with the phrase "Don't let TERRORISM take over our town" above a picture of me appeared on car windshields in Hoboken. As a Sikh, I maintain uncut hair and a turban as articles of my faith.
The US is at defining moment: the tax cuts just voted by the House could put our country into a tailspin, writes Jeffrey Sachs. In the past, the GOP could be relied upon to protect the country from short term greed; it must do so again today.
Trump and LaVar Ball are like two toddlers in their spat over whether Trump gets credit for springing Ball's son from China after shoplifting charge...but only one of them possesses the potential for his stubbornness to lead to disaster.
I was shopping for Thanksgiving with my wife in suburban St. Paul when the news came scrolling across my phone that Sen. Al Franken had been accused of sexual harassment. I saw the photographic evidence. I may have sworn. We had a quiet moment in the busy store, angry to learn that one of our favorite politicians had behaved so badly.
This first Thanksgiving under President Donald Trump is going to be very challenging for some. This month, Trump's approval rating hit a new low and a majority of Americans believe our nation is on the wrong track. Add to that, many of those critical of Trump are dreading the prospect of being trapped at a Thanksgiving gathering with that pro-Trump uncle who responds to every political point with, "But what about Hillary Clinton..."
Was the American Civil War caused by seditious traitors who decided the hill they would die on was the one defending the racist enslavement of human beings, or was it that a simple inability to compromise led an honorable man who gave up his country to fight for his state? According to White House chief of staff John Kelly, it's the latter.
Daniel Rashke and Alyssa A. DiRusso write that Congress is considering changes to the tax code which would greatly reduce the proportion of taxpayers who benefit from incentives for charitable giving. Instead lawmakers should adopt a new way to allow more Americans to benefit from giving to charity
As technology executives prepare to testify this week before Congress about Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, expect to hear plenty about what companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google could have done then and can be doing now to prevent disinformation from appearing on our screens. And amid a news cycle dominated by news of indictments and a guilty plea for false statements to the FBI in connection with the Mueller investigation, these companies should take this opportunity to come forward, to share what they know with investigators, and to review policies and procedures to make sure their platforms are less susceptible to intrusion.
Paul Callan: As the first indictments are unsealed, hints regarding the road ahead begin to emerge in this controversial investigation. President Trump may be concerned about whether the special counsel is looking into the operations of his business empire before the campaign began, he says
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's call for corporate tax cuts is akin to his request for a government plane for his honeymoon: both are adventures in avarice. Donald Trump, Mnuchin, Gary Cohn, and the key billionaire funders of the Republican Party (including the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, and Robert Mercer) would each reap a fortune from the proposed tax cuts. They are out to loot the kitty, and are close to getting away with this daylight robbery.
While the story of the Clinton campaign and the DNC funding pat of the dossier on Trump did break news, it wasn't the bombshell revelation that Republicans have made it out to be, writes Michael Weiss.
In his usual style, President Donald Trump recently stood on the White House lawn and reminded us that he's a "very intelligent person" and offered as proof the fact that he graduated from an Ivy League college where he was a "nice student." The "nice" part was apparently a way to connect his remarks to the question that prompted him, which was not about his intelligence but about whether or not he might want to act more civilly.
Flake's announcement he won't run again betrayed impotence in face of new GOP powered by rage, not the morality the says he aspires to; his walking away concedes he knows Trump isn't going anywhere, writes Tim Stanley.
The Niger battle in which four soldiers were killed has drawn attention because of spat between Trump and widow of soldier, but the incident also underlines how far the war on terror has spread across the globe since the 9/11 attacks, writes Peter Bergen
Instead of engaging in political squabbles post-Niger ambush, we need to be focused on better understanding the risks and benefits of US counterterrorism efforts abroad, write Philip Mudd and Andrew Liepman.
With Jeff Flake calling it a day and the Republican Party's moral failure to stand-up to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and the GOP base, maybe the best hope for Republicans is to lose the House and Senate majorities to the Democrats next year, writes Kurt Bardella.
The irony is inescapable: her husband regularly bullies. But her cause is good, writes Jill Filipovic, if she can move beyond talk and take on the huge underlying social dynamics-- like misogyny, racism, homophobia.
At a time when Trump is embattled over his handling of his call to the wife of a slain servicemember, McCain points out that Trump avoided military service, a stinging reminder of the long shadow Vietnam still casts, writes Kate Maltby.
If Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong can return home from his visit to the White House with nothing more than a photo op with Donald Trump, some good headlines in the Singapore press and a contract to buy a few billion dollars' worth of planes from Boeing, he will consider the trip a success.
A schoolyard game is "would you rather be able to fly or be invisible?" Management experts say this tells a lot about a person. The obfuscating President, says Michael D'Antonio, would obviously choose invisibility.
In using a question on his response to four soldiers slain in Niger to make an unfounded slam at Obama and other presidents, Donald Trump debased the presidency and those who serve, writes Paul Begala.
Contrary to the view of National Security Advisor HR McMaster, Trump has left a vacuum that has shaken US allies, provided opportunities for adversaries, and undermined US credibility and influence around the world, write Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky.
To grasp why many warm to Bannon's war talk, listen to Paul Ryan using "inclusion" and other accommodating, liberal catchwords, says Mark Bauerlein. To the right, such language represents assaults on the patriotic, religious beliefs they prize.
If the leftist nationalist candidate wins the Mexican presidential election, it could jeopardize security cooperation and the health of the increasingly integrated economies of the US and Mexico, writes Paul Schechter.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has demonstrated that his priorities lie with the President and special interest groups -- not the American people, whom he should be working for, writes Joel Clement.
A pamphlet proclaiming that President Abraham Lincoln supported a program of interracial sex to create an "American race" meant to cost him his re-election. It didn't work, but the rumor never truly died.