It was Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, and I was feverishly trying to nail down what I expected would be the biggest political scoop in Washington in years. I had learned that independent counsel Ken Starr had launched a secret investigation into President Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.
President Biden writes about the Inflation Reduction Act, which he signed Tuesday. He describes it as “one of the most significant laws in recent history.”
If the justices overturn Roe, the decision will be the most radical product of constitutional law in a hundred years. The court’s resulting loss of legitimacy will be a catastrophe — far more than whatever harm the leak caused.
Given the grim reality of the homelessness crisis in cities like San Francisco, it can be easy to blame those at the bottom for their own bad choices. But a superior attitude isn’t going to solve the problem.
U.S. COVID cases are rising once again — and, as ever, Americans are arguing about masks. But what if the mask debate is a waste of time at this point in the pandemic?
If you’re the kind of parent who cares about sending your kids to school in person, there was no worse place to be last school year than Los Angeles. And there’s probably no better place to be today.
A first-time novelist, Hillary Clinton described “State of Terror” as “a kind of reflection on the trend lines,” which she made clear weren’t headed anywhere good.
By the time Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, posted a tweet on Sept. 7 declaring that “Real America is done with #COVID19,” the pandemic, and how one responded to it, had already metastasized into a political litmus test.
After 9/11, the Justice Department made a commitment that America would never again face a terror attack of such immeasurable scope, and that we would seek justice for the victims and their families. And for the past two decades, that is exactly what we have done.
Many of the long-term repercussions of 9/11 are still with us today — from the wars, government departments and the surveillance state that were started because of it, to the hastily discarded judicial norms and civil liberties. It’s not an exaggeration to say the attack transformed the world, but the physical destruction of the buildings — because of the enormity of the event — demanded to be continually replayed.
As the Delta variant pushes COVID-19 infection rates higher across the country, experts say this is the wrong time to discourage universal masking.
According to Francis Whittaker, the coming arrival of what the tabloid press has dubbed “Freedom Day” in England feels anything but freeing.
"I have always believed that there is nothing our nation can’t do when we decide to do it together," writes President Biden of the bipartisan agreement to move forward on key portions of his infrastructure plan.
For all the testimonials to free speech and independent thought, the RNC speakers voiced the same message— which, best as I could tell, has something do with a radical Democratic plan to destroy America by sending prisoners and anarchists to pillage the suburbs.
The CIA, it now appears, has received new authorization to engage in international cyberattacks without having to go through any interagency review.
Call me cynical, but I have a feeling the National Garden of American Heroes announced by President Trump on Friday will never get off — or into — the ground, even if he doesn’t put his son-in-law in charge of it. Establishing an official United States Hall of Fame will secure the reputations of Betsy Ross and Benjamin Franklin from the changing political winds, no less than the one in Cooperstown, N.Y., preserves for the ages the memories of Ted Williams and Roberto Clemente.
Donald Trump, as described in a new book with the grandiloquent title “Trump and Churchill: Defenders of Western Civilization,” purports to show how an untested, bombastic real estate speculator grew into greatness.
Along with everyone else in the world, President Trump wants a coronavirus vaccine now. The most optimistic time by which a coronavirus vaccine might be ready, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease specialist on the president’s coronavirus task force, is 12 to 18 months.
In New York, the number of patients coming to the ER with COVID-19 symptoms has dropped and there is hope that the worst is behind us. As we look to the future, many of my colleagues on the frontline are eager to know if they have antibodies.
President Trump was asked about the widespread speculation surrounding the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a White House news conference on coronavirus on Monday. Trump suggested he knew “exactly” how Kim is doing, but declined to reveal that information.
The coronavirus contagion will last for months and affect hundreds of thousands of very sick patients. The frontline providers — doctors, nurses, physician assistants, nursing aides and others — are also exposing themselves to the infection and taking great risks.
China this week reopened Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected, claiming that new infections were in the single digits. But in recent days Beijing has been accused of reporting inaccurate counts of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
While the term “warfare” is a useful metaphor for the kind of mobilization necessary to save lives in this crisis, it’s not a useful way to think about the primary responsibility of ordinary citizens right now, which is to stay at home.
“They give voters the chance to hear candidate views. In their own words. In real time.”
“There is campaigning, and there is governing. Two different things. … In the end, it is governing that really matters.”
“We are in a crisis of democracy, and we need to be able to figure out how to disagree.”
“In very close races, small mistakes can prove decisive, or at least knock a campaign in the wrong direction for a few days.”
“The debates themselves are shaping up to be major campaign issues. It’s tedious, and it does not serve the voters.”