A year ago the EPA chief was mocked for trying to avoid hostile confrontations by flying first class. But the breakdown in civility that began during the 2016 campaign with chants of “Lock her up” has accelerated recently.
If you’ve been wondering what makes Kim Jong Un such a successful dictator, here’s one hint: When he speaks at a meeting, his officials sit up and pay attention. The other way, evidently preferred by Kim, is to make an example of subordinates who fall asleep at meetings or official functions by shooting
Flamboyant former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke is probably right that Justify doesn’t care about leftist identity politics. Nor has he been known to take a knee before any of his races — though there’s a connection to the liberal George Soros.
The latest example of a public figure failing to live up to his press is former (as of Friday) Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a Rhodes scholar, decorated Navy SEAL, philanthropist and family man.
Next to Jews themselves — in fact, exceeding many American Jews themselves — evangelicals are among Israel’s strongest supporters.
The rise to power of a cynical demagogue who’s brooding, suspicious, and angry is the plot of Shakespeare’s “Richard III” and the subject of a new book by scholar Stephen Greenblatt. The book may have a few contemporary echoes.
A number of analysts have been wondering aloud whether the loyalty of Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, will pass the acid test of a federal indictment.
In a series of early-morning tweets, President Trump attacks an article in the New York Times suggesting that his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, whose offices were raided last week by the FBI, might cooperate with investigators.
The idea of prosecuting women who have abortions, long a fringe position on the right, is starting to gain traction, as the logical extension of the belief that abortion is equivalent to murder.
Fifty years ago, on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr., who preached nonviolent resistance to oppression and war, was shot to death in Memphis. Jonathan Darman assesses King as a man not without flaws, but with a passion for justice and a conviction that grace can still be found here among us sinners
Elizabeth Warren is almost certainly wrong about her Cherokee ancestry, as President Trump keeps reminding us. Why do we care, and what does that tell us about how Native and non-Native Americans view their history?
Judging from his tweets, lawyers were very much on the president’s mind Sunday morning. It’s no surprise. Along with the ongoing Russia investigation, there’s the matter of Stormy Daniels.
President Trump’s next national security adviser, John Bolton, wrote the foreword to a book by Pamela Geller, an Islamophobic activist and blogger.
To get a handle on President Trump's negotiating skills, it's worth taking a detailed look at how he plays (and interprets) his golf game. Don't forget: Players keep their own score.
A plan to unleash far-reaching cyberattacks against Russian intelligence agencies and Russian-created websites like Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks was never launched.
A party at a raunchy Las Vegas nightclub in 2013 greased the wheels for Trump's later cooperation with a Russian oligarch close to Putin, and yet another Trump Tower meeting comes to light: revelations in "Russian Roulette," a new book by investigative journalists Michael Isikoff and David
Why do we need assault rifles? According to some on the right, to fight off government tyranny, because you can't beat the U.S. Army with just handguns.
Trump campaign adviser Gloria Copeland says to "inoculate yourself with the word of God" in order to protect against the flu. That's dangerous advice.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, payday lenders have contributed more than $13 million to members of Congress since 2010, with the majority of that money going to Republicans who have made it a priority to roll back the financial regulations put in place by President Barack Obama after
Narcissists and racists “have vulnerable self-esteem issues, which makes them very susceptible to any form of criticism and makes them prone to counterattack impulsively. They are also prone to being denigrating and rageful toward others.” Does that sound like anyone you’ve heard of recently?
Does President Trump see through the fawning of subordinates? To judge from Michael Wolff’s new book, he doesn’t see through it at all. Trump’s susceptibility to flattery is one of the running themes of the book.
Among the unheralded winners of 2017 are political scientists, some of whom could spend the rest of their careers trying to explain Donald Trump’s rise and significance. Two of them, Michael Barber and Jeremy C. Pope of Brigham Young University, saw in Trump’s ever-shifting, ideologically flexible views