Soon after the election, I warned that if journalists' game plan in dealing with Trump was wishing and hoping that he'd change, then they'd be doomed, and so would news consumers.
(The second of a series of four reflections observing the Obama presidency in real time; for the first, see the earlier posting, 'The Gap between Promise and Performance'.) It was never going to be easy to govern America in a progressive fashion, given the scale of the economic crisis left...
In the wake of the disaster of Donald Trump’s election to the American presidency, it’s more than a little tempting to retreat into political fictions to criticize the president-elect and to imagine rosier alternatives. As the Democratic Party and its adherents struggle to regain their footing after an...
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How many generals are too many at the top tier of a presidential administration? What level of attention to the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor is too low? We now have an answer to the second question, and we may be on the verge of finding out...
Donald Trump's recent cabinet picks have a history of being very good... to Donald Trump.
I have a divided family. Politically divided, that is. And with the holidays coming up, I'm feeling no small measure of anxiety. For some members of my family, this year's election was intensely personal. For others, it was politics as usual. And while I am consciously not on Facebook, I...
It is time for the sports world to catch up with the times and adopt more rational marijuana policies.
Across their demographic differences, Trump's voters were motivated by the deep fear that eats at all of us when we don't feel like we control what's happening to us.
The time is now for Donald Trump to take a stand in support of American workers by calling on Republican leadership in Congress to support strong Buy America requirements in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), also known as the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act (WIIN). Just one...
I am part of the machinery of my democratic republic. My role is so small, likely insignificant in itself, but I witness scores of others, and together we are an affront to the heinous actions attempting to stomp what makes this country so incredible.
TRENTON) - Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), who served as co-chair of the New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation, which investigated the George Washington Bridge lane closures, today requested Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto consider the impeachment of Governor Chris Christie, whether now or after he leaves office as...
Vice President Joe Biden said big money in politics is "corrupting." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) BY: ASHLEY BALCERZAK
Donald Trump was right. The system is rigged. Government doesn't work for working folks. It's not helping families make ends meet. And it is definitely not creating jobs for the middle class.
There are many people with whom I disagree on politics, but who have sterling characters - people with whom I disagree, but for whom I have deep respect, sometimes bordering on reverence. I want to be able to say that about a man who is to be president.
President-elect Donald Trump has made infrastructure investment one of his top priorities for the first few months of his administration. While the details of the program are still unclear, these investments may have real impact in the energy sector.
With the best star-studded lineup to date, this year's ceremony is different.
The term "truth," which once indicated a claim supported by incontestable facts, has, because of Trump, been re-defined.
It was announced that President-elect Donald Trump (how those four words still curdle in our throat!) will be appointing Andrew Puzder as his Secretary of Labor. Even though, considering all that's happened in the last 30 years, there is no real surprise in this appointment, let us count the ways...