If an awards show were created to honor Washington politicians for the most outlandish, hypocritical and contradictory positions, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) would be among the top contenders.
Public trust in the Supreme Court has dropped sharply, a Gallup poll found this fall. It’s hardly surprising, given an array of recent factors involving the justices, their opinions and supporters.
Wealth and income inequality have recently gone down in the U.S. and other parts of the West, and the decline has been going on for the better part of the last decade. Yet it is not clear, to me at least, whether this is something to celebrate.
State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) feels that a push for Medicaid expansion could come from Republican legislators when the new legislative quadrennium starts in March 2023. In a recent interview on the “Jeff Poor Show,” Elliott reiterated that he is “adamantly opposed to expanding Medicaid.”
This is a story about how cause and effect merged parallel universes and one person made a difference that changed the course of human history.
When filmmaker-activist Michael Moore, a Democrat, went against the conventional wisdom that was expecting a Republican “red wave” sweeping the midterm elections, I feared Moore had become unmoored.
After closing his $44 billion deal to purchase Twitter, Elon Musk still seemed to be trying to figure out what he had bought.
Apart from football, mixed martial arts, hockey, boxing, television, movies, books, video games and the most powerful military force in world history, Americans abhor violence.
Assuming the polls are right — and history has shown that is sometimes a risky assumption — Republicans will take over the House of Representatives by a large margin following today’s election and possibly even the Senate by enough seats to send a message to Democrats and the media.
Again, I’m hearing the exasperated buzz in the air over a long-nagging question: What are we to do about Kanye?
Whichever party scores the most victories in this week’s midterm elections, the halls of Congress and the nation’s statehouses are still going to be filled next year with election deniers who questioned President Joe Biden’s 2020 victory.
Jailing people who have not been convicted of a crime and pose no threat to public safety is a major problem in our criminal justice system. But we cannot properly remedy it unless judges are allowed to use their discretion to keep us safe and protect our rights.
For some time I’ve believed that the presidential election of 2024 will be a defining crisis that pits the most likely Republican candidate, Donald Trump, against whomever the Democrats choose, whether President Joe Biden or someone else. The outcome of that contest will tell us a lot about …
He called himself “the last man standing,” a reference to the rock ‘n’ roll icons of which he was among the most notable. Jerry Lee Lewis died last week at age 87. He was the last in a line of rock greats whose records I played as a 16-year-old disc jockey at a small radio station in Rockvil…
The main reason Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ill-considered and brutal invasion of Ukraine has so far proved unsuccessful has been the unexpected determination and courage of the Ukrainian people in fighting to keep their independence.
In his “Soul of America” speech, delivered at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall on Sept. 1, President Joe Biden distinguished between two types of Republicans: mainstream Republicans and MAGA Republicans.
The subject of "Christian nationalism" has again appeared in our political life, establishing residence in the Republican Party. It is nothing new, though, having taken many forms in the past, including Moral Rearmament, Prohibition, Christian Reconstructionism, Moral Majority, and the Chris…
Some people outside Texas may have been less surprised by the recent report that the state’s respected senior senator, John Cornyn, may be facing a 2026 Republican primary challenge than by the fact that the threat is coming from Rep. Ronny Jackson.
It’s important to celebrate courage wherever we find it.
In 2015, when a Supreme Court majority ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that “state bans on same-sex marriage and on recognizing same-sex marriages duly performed in other jurisdictions are unconstitutional under the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Un…
The Supreme Court’s latest affirmative action case reminds me of a married couple I know who both happen to be attorneys of color.
After weeks of reverses, Russia’s army is still losing ground in the battlefields of Ukraine.
National Newspaper Week begins today. While this isn’t the typical holiday that most families celebrate, it does provide a good opportunity to take a moment and recognize all the ways that local newspapers make a difference in communities across America.
Whenever our discussions turn to higher education, my tea party friend’s first point of complaint is the tenure system.
On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. On that day, he took the presidential oath of offic…
Jada Williams and her family moved from a Kansas City suburb to San Diego all for three simple words: name, image, likeness.
In less than two short years the Biden administration has greatly diminished the future of United States. They have passed executive orders an…
I’m angry that some pastor thinks he has the right to complain about the proposed Festival of Yule even if he does think it promotes “paganism.”
I’d like to publicly thank Kendal Gilchrist for planning the Yule Festival for Dec. 3.
Did you see now where they Colbert County authorities want to educate the prisoners? They want us, as taxpayers, to pay for educational equipm…
The new Congress is eliminating its Climate Crisis Committee. That’s good, even though a manmade climate crisis makes a great science fiction …
The U.S. job market is humming, with more than 10.7 million openings across the country and more than 1 million in Texas.