Joe Biden has done so many things well – saving Ukraine, confronting China, signing a bipartisan gun control bill. And in a week of right-wing crazytown, he stood out as a comforting keeper of stability.
From all those lists of best books of 2022, here’s one with the potential to change public policy debate and discourse for the better. It’s “The Myth of American Inequality,” and the three authors are two Ph.D. economists, former Sen. Phil Gramm and his long-ago Texas A&M colleague Rober…
The debacle of electing Kevin McCarthy speaker of the U.S. House demonstrate the problems facing the GOP.
I've wiled away the half-hours on TikTok, time I'll never get back. I won't say there haven't been moments. I've seen some super breakdancing, useful cleaning tricks and a cat working a door knocker. But the scrolling short videos do turn tedious after a short while. At least for me.Not for …
Normally, new cultural phenomena are the invention of the young. Popular music, fashion, successful restaurants and celebrity are all determined by what those under 30 say they are. Baby boomers, once the darlings of advertisers, have now been relegated to the AARP Magazine. Moreover, if you…
As efforts to reach a settlement with the H.C. Frick Coal and Coke on union recognition stalled out, a group of local miners requested a meeting with the president of the United States.
Did you know that Superman's son is bisexual? So is Batman's sidekick, Robin, and lots of other superheroes created by Marvel and DC Comics.The author of the bisexual Superman story says gay people write to say they "burst into tears" when they saw that the characters had become gay.While it…
By removing the Iowa caucuses as the first stop in picking a presidential candidate, would Democrats be giving up on Iowa? Not at all. The opposite could happen.
Southern Living magazine once described “y’all” as “the quintessential Southern pronoun.” It’s as iconically Southern as sweet tea and grits.
At first glance, they were an unlikely duo. One – Nancy Pelosi, the future House speaker – represented tony, well-heeled San Francisco. The other – John Murtha, the powerful military appropriations chairman – hailed from Johnstown, a decaying steelmaking hub in middle Appalachia.
Oath Keepers convictions shed light on the limits of free speech -- and the threat posed by militias
The verdicts in a high-profile, monthslong trial of Oath Keepers militia members were, as one defense lawyer acknowledged, “a mixed bag.” Leader Stewart Rhodes was found guilty on Tuesday of the most serious charge – seditious conspiracy – for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and was acquitted on two other related charges.
Good-bye, Dr. Fauci. You did your job while under attack from the worst sort of people.
Wielding power is just as important as gaining power. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic House speaker that Republicans love to hate, is expert at both.
Parade – the magazine – has been a delight for generations of newspaper readers. The Sunday supplement, around since 1941, is colorful, concise, and cleverly packaged.
Is it really news that Karen Bass will become the first female mayor of Los Angeles? In an era where women have already run Chicago, Phoenix, Fort Worth, Charlotte, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Boston, the gender of the new Los Angeles mayor should not have dominated the headlines, as it did in numerous media.
It was always surprising to hear voices on the fringe left downplay the COVID-era spike in crime. Still more amazing, though, were the grown-ups in the Democratic Party who seemed to be giving them a sympathetic listen.
When I started writing as my passionate hobby, things were much different. My ongoing quest for knowledge, academic credentials, and work experiences was enough to add a level of acceptance to my written opinions. I had paid my proverbial dues.
One way to look at this election is as a repudiation of Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
There’s something tragically poetic about Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter.