Donald Trump alone at his computer makes Richard Nixon's drunken chats with the portraits of his predecessors seem like models of well-adjusted sanity. Imagine the hell that howls away under that ludicrous coif.
Sanders' mass appeal, big crowds and enthusiasm in spite of a virtual media blackout shows that America has grown up a lot since 1972. Thanks to the Internet, we are able to communicate past media manipulation and organize.
A Brooklynite turned "back-to-the-land" Vermont socialist who honeymooned in the Soviet Union and has far less executive experience than Sarah Palin vs. a fact-free braying bully boy billionaire real estate and gambling mogul bizarrely backed by evangelicals would be crazy enough. Toss in another New Yorker, a billionaire "daddy knows best" ex-mayor and media mogul who is no class traitor and we get the full banana republic experience.
Fox News erred by going polemical. A long time ago I met Roger Ailes. It was Monday November 2, 1970. The next day my candidate -- conservative Jame...
NEW DELHI -- Japan's passive, checkbook diplomacy is giving way to a proactive, western-facing approach focused on the Asian mainland, the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. The single biggest factor driving Japan's political rise is the ascent of a muscular China.
Last week's landslide election of Tsai Ing-wen to Taiwan's presidency represents the strongest repudiation of China's authoritarian claim to the island since Lee Teng-hui became Taiwan's first democratically-elected president in 1996.
Trump gives voice to their deep anger, and also, at some level, their shame. They made a bad deal, and Trump is touting himself as a deal man who will change that. No one else in the Republican Party -- even as they fight to replace him -- will acknowledge the things Trump will acknowledge.
Assuming the next president gets to replace all four of the oldest justices (Ginsburg, Scalia, Kennedy, and Breyer), we're in for a big shift. A Democrat could transform the Court's somewhat reliable 5-4 conservative majority into a solid 6-3 liberal majority.
I departed believing that the tragedy at Kent State 45 years ago could have occurred at any number of campuses across the country. Should you wish to visit, the small town of Kent is 30-miles southeast of Cleveland, just off the Ohio Turnpike that crosses northern Ohio from east to west.
Today's the day! I'm as excited as every other nerdy 42-year-old American male.
"Our government has failed to denounce the suppression of democracy. Our government has failed to denounce atrocities." Thus began the opening lines ...
There may be implicit arguments involved about what policies might deliver the greatest good for the greatest number, but the core undertaking is about using the democratic process to achieve and maintain political power. And over the past half-century, the Republican Party has played the game well.
It's Evan Thomas' observational grace notes that deliver the complete Nixon. You've got to empathize with a guy who was totally helpless with anything mechanical and was comically clumsy while wrestling a lobster that clawed onto his suit.
Today, almost everyone agrees it's unacceptable to openly express racism in elections. But lately, the Southern Strategy has taken on a new form. You can't be openly racist, but it's just fine to hate Muslims.
The United State of America has the greatest conservatories in the world. Our student orchestras are simply astounding by any standards. Maybe it's time to consider amateur sports as another way for us to approach our young performing musical artists.
Our official policy is endless bombing, endless war. No matter how much suffering it causes and no matter how poorly it serves any rational objectives, our official response to geopolitical trouble of every sort is to bomb it into compliance with our alleged interests.