"Trumpcare is really a tax break for the rich, not a health care program," Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said about the Republican House bill to decimate the Affordable Care Act.
Arsenic was a poison favored by Victorian mystery writers. The victims would be fed small amounts, not suspecting the cause of their increasing discomfort. At a certain point, the arsenic buildup would send them into organ failure and death.
That speech to Congress now seems forever ago. Reading the words off a teleprompter, Donald Trump sounded normal, even presidential.
Donald Trump's tweet about the media's being "the enemy of the American people" was a classic distraction -- in this case, from questions swirling around his team's troubling ties with our Russian adversaries.
Illegal immigration from Mexico is yesterday's problem. Last year, more Mexicans left the United States than entered, according to the Pew Research Center. But if Donald Trump were to follow through on threats to ditch or decimate the North American Free Trade Agreement, illegal immigration from Mexico would become tomorrow's problem.
Why does President Trump rush off weekend after weekend to his Mar-a-Lago palazzo in Florida? Because Mar-a-Lago is totally under his control. There he can play the prince, favoring a wedding party with a cameo or entertaining the Japanese prime minister in lavish Palm Beach style.
Last Saturday night, Donald Trump attended the Red Cross Ball at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
Donald Trump says his ban on people entering the country from seven predominantly Muslim countries wasn't a Muslim ban. But it was a Muslim ban, according to Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani.
Dog trainers have long advised owners against reacting to their pets' attention-seeking antics -- the barking, jumping and pushiness.
The Republican majority in Congress has voted to kill the Affordable Care Act dozens of times.
That went over well.
In the darkness of night on a federal holiday, House Republicans voted to kill the Office of Congressional Ethics.
Stressed Americans seeking calm through decluttering and meditation might add a third activity: the cocktail hour.
Donald Trump has inspired so much fear among his Republican comrades that he no longer has to issue harsh tweets when they misbehave. They do it themselves.
Those expecting to feast on the splendor of a fashion icon in the movie "Jackie" may feel misled.
Donald Trump has long sold himself to a credulous public as a business genius worth many billions.
A best-selling sports book, "The Boys in the Boat," describes the unlikely path of working-class blokes to gold-medal glory at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Dear Facebook friends,
If you don't see me gushing over the pix of your Thanksgiving pies, take no offense.
What follows here is remarkably similar to what I had planned to write after an expected and prayed-for Hillary Clinton victory: Obsessive appeals to racial, ethnic, sexual and gender identity groupings are bad politics.
Like the 2001 terrorist attacks, the Donald Trump upset win threatens Americans' sense of safety and continuity.
You'd think there'd have been more laughs.
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