Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in a recent "60 Minutes" interview, said there is "no question" that President Donald Trump is "racist."
We who follow immigration policy closely know that the wall is a dumb idea. Closing much of the government over it is dumber still.
As a general rule, I don't curse a lot.
The American economy has never been stronger. We have the biggest, best economy we've ever had in history.
Now that he's entering the US Senate as part of the majority party, Mitt Romney has real power. He also has some real problems with Donald Trump, which the former Massachusetts governor laid out in a buzzy op-ed in The Washington Post on Wednesday that trashed Trump's handling of the presidency and promised that Romney would "speak out" against "statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions."
A new medical device may change almost everything we think about making babies. It may also sweep away the current controversy over abortion while creating new ethical dilemmas. We speak of the artificial womb.
Criminal justice is probably the most fundamental responsibility of government. It's no easy task. There is a trend, both nationwide and statewide, to reduce incarceration levels, which are the highest, by far, in the world.
Should Donald Trump be impeached? That he will be seems likely as Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, the chamber where impeachment proceedings begin. That he deserves to be is similarly self-evident.
This is not our first partial government shutdown. Somehow, someway, from 1976 through 2017, the nation has survived 18 shutdowns, the longest lasting 21 days. In this case, President Donald Trump insists that the next budget deal contain $5 billion to construct a wall on part of our southern border with Mexico.
"Assad must go, Obama says." So read the headline in The Washington Post, Aug. 18, 2011.
In the state where I live, Massachusetts, there is now legal weed for all. My town, Fall River, is right on the edge of getting its weed store. This is because we're a poverty pocket. All the drugs get here first.
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