Last week's celebration by 1.3 million delirious Cleveland Cavaliers fans over their once-in-a-lifetime basketball championship has suddenly morphed into the Black Hole of next month's also unprecedented Republican National Convention, with far less local pride, and far less joy.
This week, we will be observing the 240th anniversary of the founding of our republic. The fourth of July has been a time set aside to reflect upon what it means as a nation where people are given the rights of freedom, happiness and self-determination.
Today's attack on Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey confirms what we learned in Paris, San Bernardino and Brussels. Although they still prefer to hit high-profile targets, terrorists will settle for any venue that nets them a large body count. The perpetrators would have preferred to enter the terminal, but,...
Last week's British voters went to the poll and elected to leave the EU, prompting several explanations to try to explain the shocking outcome.
When Secretary Clinton and her colleagues came to testify before my House Foreign Affairs Committee, I labeled this GOP hatchet-job "the scandal that never was." Because it never was.
A recent article created a stir among loyalists in Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton's camp, insisting that "privilege is what allows Sanders supporters to say they'll 'never' vote for Clinton under any circumstance." That is inaccurate.
A few days ago, we woke up to a new world. Britain had voted to leave the European Union. Some were pleased, many were deeply concerned. What is likely is that many will be affected. Some wonder if the EU will survive. It will take months if not years to fully understand the ramifications.
In one of the most creative and ambitious environmental enforcement settlements in U.S. history, we are addressing the immediate pollution issue VW caused and, at the same time, setting a new precedent for long term benefits that can be achieved under the Clean Air Act.
Donald Trump's proliferation of misinformation has created a problem in America: People actually believe what he says even though he lacks facts for the vast majority of his statements. Through his misinformation campaign, he has effectively set the blinders on his supporters in a way that has them fixated on immigration and bombastic rhetoric rather than focusing on the growing list of issues facing our country.
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Early Monday morning, the US Supreme Court made its first significant ruling on abortion since its 2007 decision on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, supporting clinics' rights to litigate against state regulations that have no medical basis.
In the aftermath of the "Brexit" vote, I was watching a panel discussion of analysts talking about that there should be concern among Democrats in the U.S. for how this protest vote had similarities to support here for Donald Trump.
By Julie K. Johnson "Hello?" I warily answered a call from an unknown number as I left a lecture I had just delivered on youth and marijuana policies. "Have you ever smoked pot?" came the voice of a reporter who had just taken one of my business cards. I sat...
The Democratic Party Platform Committee has taken a position in support of a tax on Wall Street transactions, according to a statement by committee member Rep. Keith Ellison. This is just the latest sign of the mainstreaming of a bold policy that would shrink the size and power...
Surely the most baffling finding in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll is that a plurality of Americans in the survey (41 percent to 25 percent) said they believe that Donald Trump is more honest and straightforward than Hillary Clinton....
Donald Trump has just delivered his major speech on trade policy, at an aluminum plant in Monessen, PA. You can watch it on YouTube here. There's a transcript here. Hillary Clinton recently gave a long speech attacking Trump on many things....
As we all try to process what has happened in the United Kingdom, it will be tempting to grasp on to a simple narrative with a simple moral for the rest of the world: it was hatred of brown-skinned people that won it.
Our current gun debate is reminiscent of the old Lite Beer from Miller commercials that were conducted between the narrow contours of "less filling" vs. "tastes great." Needless to say, such debates are never resolved because the only possible outcome is futility. The current debate is fueled more by who...
No more tweets, no more 'thoughts and prayers,' no more empty statements. Let us debate. Let us have a real conversation. And then let us vote.
This is the price we pay for not being present to what happens in our world; for often choosing not to know the truths of our reality; or simply for not doing something because we feel the something we can do is not enough.
Living in a world where everyone is increasingly armed takes away all those rights, and puts us into a domestic war-zone not of our choosing. The Founders put the First Amendment before the Second Amendment. Let's take back our domestic tranquility and our First Amendment right to peaceful assembly.