In keeping with the recent meme of recognizing bad behavior “on many sides,” there was something that was painfully obvious during last week’s improv news-conference-like-no-other in the lobby of Trump Tower: President Trump and the media deserve each other. Both are driven by ego and take criticism personally. Both will twist the facts to defend themselves and push their agenda. And both love to wrestle in the mud.
President Trump defended his weekend remarks over the white supremacist rally and counterprotests in Charlottesville, Va., laying “blame on both sides” for the violence, but his words sent mixed messages.
In 1992, the Democratic Party faced a challenge on the issue of abortion. Pennsylvania’s governor, Robert Casey, a Democrat dedicated to the working class, asked to speak at the national convention in New York City. He wanted to propose a pro-life plank for the party platform, mostly as a way of affirming his Catholic beliefs.
Peruvian writer Diego Trelles presented his new book "The Infinite Procession", a political novel that explores the backdrop of post-dictatorship Peru.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois have introduced a new DREAM Act. Oh boy. I really wish they hadn’t done that.
El pomposo y vicioso fiscal se declara culpable de cargos de corrupción en el octavo día de un proceso penal federal sin precedentes. Las autoridades se llevan al fiscal en cuestión a prisión, enmanillado... Así transcurrió otro capítulo de la sórdida saga de Seth Williams, el ex fiscal de distrito (D.A.) de Filadelfia.
The pompous, pilfering prosecutor pleads guilty to corruption charges on the eighth day of his unprecedented federal criminal trial. Authorities haul this prosecutor off to prison in handcuffs…another segment in the sordid saga of Seth Williams – Philadelphia’s now former District Attorney.
When “The Bell Curve” by Charles A. Murray and Richard Herrnstein was published in 1994, I was a junior in college and didn’t know anything about the book except that it had my white literature professors in an uproar. A few of them inveighed against the book’s premise -- the very notion of intelligence as something people possess in varying degrees -- and then the whole controversy eventually died out.
Instead of working with Democrats in a bipartisan way to improve our current health care system, Republicans passed a bill that would allow insurers to bring back discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions.
A Latino professor leads Philadelphia's first academic Center on Immigration issues.
El pasado 16 de junio, Día de la Juventud, diversas protestas estallaron en varias ciudades de Sudáfrica. Dichas protestas sirvieron para recordar los orígenes de esta importante celebración anual para el país.
Protests punctuated the Youth Day celebration in South Africa on June 16.
All of those injured were members of the Muslim community of an impoverished neighborhood. It’s another challenge for Prime Minister Theresa May, as negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union are to begin today.
here are some basic truths that hold even during the Trump-inspired meltdown of the modern media.
Helping young people in Philadelphia go from homelessness to hope
Highlights from the testimony of former FBI director James Comey in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee today.
Tucked down in some news coverage about the recent death of Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama, were accounts of the 1989 U.S. invasion of that Central American country to arrest Noriega, a longtime CIA asset turned collaborator with mega drug dealers.
This week’s bombing in Manchester was another gruesome reminder that the threat from radical Islamic terrorism is ongoing. And President Trump’s journey to the Middle East illustrated yet again how the country central to the spread of this terrorism, Saudi Arabia, has managed to evade and deflect any responsibility for it. In fact, Trump has given Saudi Arabia a free pass and a free hand in the region.
On Sunday, the President tweeted about Tax Cuts and new G.O.P Healthcare plan, but avoided commenting on the alleged white supremacist that killed two men protecting a Muslim girl from his hate bullying words on Portland commuter train.
The abrupt dismissal of James Comey as director of the FBI followed by a report from The Washington Post regarding the President secretly disclosing highly classified information to Russian officials, is the latest chapter of a troubled - and still very short - story of Donald Trump in The White House.
President Donald Trump reportedly urged former FBI director to drop Michael Flynn investigation, according to Comey memos. House Republicans have called for a release of any documents.
The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) approved by Obama in 2010, was, despite its failures, his greatest national political achievement which provided health insurance to tens of millions of people and saved as many millions of families who almost fell into bankruptcy because one of their family members were sick.
Mexican singer Luis Miguel was released on bail after being arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles for failing to appear in court in a case that pits him against his former manager.
There are so many unusual, unprecedented aspects of Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office that it’s hard to know where to begin.