President Trump’s first six months in office look to many like a disaster of titanic proportions.
A recent survey on the public’s view of national institutions elicited headlines that suggested a tale of backwardness and ignorance. One example: “Majority of Republicans Think Higher Education is Bad for America.”
The reality is more complex.
The visit of the American president to the French capital, as a guest of honor at the celebrations commemorating the storming of the Bastille, represents the meeting between two radically opposed governments.
A second ex-Latin American president convicted for corruption in less than two days.
Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2010, suffered from an aggressive cancer at age 61 while in prison.
The only disagreement within the party is about how sharp-edged and left-wing that message should be. But it is increasingly clear that the problem for Democrats has little to do with economics and much more to do with a cluster of issues they would rather not revisit -- about culture, social mores and national identity.
This is the summer of our discontent. As Americans celebrate July 4, they are mad at their leaders, mad at their government and mad at each other. A recent Pew poll finds that “public trust in government remains near historic lows.” Just 20 percent of Americans trust the government to “do the right thing just about always or most of the time.” The comparable figures were 40 percent in 2000 and almost 80 percent in the early 1960s. There has been a long-term loss of trust.
In his latest messages through his Twitter account, the President has reissued misogynist comments, this time detonated by the reporter's debate on MSNBC's morning program "Morning Joe."
Americans sense that Big Media is a big mess, but they can’t put their finger on why that is.
Memory takes me back to August 1997, when I arrived in Phoenix to start my first full-time newspaper job as a general assignment reporter. I was greeted by the managing editor, an old-school journalist who spelled out the rules of the profession and made clear what he expected from me.
Wednesday’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice was a ghastly example of the political polarization that is ripping this country apart. Political scientists have shown that Congress is more divided than at any time since the end of Reconstruction.
Last week, I packed my husband and two sons off to enjoy their much-anticipated viewing of the new superhero movie “Wonder Woman.”
I used to partake in such outings to the summer action blockbuster, but by the time “Wonder Woman” came out, I was already sick and tired of being browbeaten by countless feminine-power “hot takes” and “think pieces,” plus the inevitable reports of outrage.
La semana pasada, envié a mi esposo y a mis dos hijos a disfrutar de la muy anticipada película de súper héroes, “Wonder Woman”.
Antes, solía ser parte de esas salidas al cine para ver la película de acción del verano, pero para cuando se estrenó “Wonder Woman”, ya estaba harta de las innumerables promociones y análisis sobre el poder femenino, más las inevitables expresiones de indignación.
Tras las declaraciones del ex director del FBI el día de ayer ante el Comité de Inteligencia del Senado, el Presidente Donald Trump considera haber sido “reivindicado”, pero su descontento por Comey es más claro que nunca.
Dear white America, have you ever wondered what people of color think of you?
By “people of color,” I mean those of us non-white Americans who used to be called “minorities.” But that was before we started to become a plurality, and eventually a majority, of the U.S. population.
This week, Vladmir Putin, President of Russia, gave an interview with a pool of international journalists, in which he said that the policy of sanctions towards Cuba only worked to punish the Cubans, and that Obama was on the right path.
Donald Tusk has urged the United States president to not jeopardize climate change politics, ahead of a highly-anticipated announcement from the White House on the administration's stance on the Paris Accord to tackle global warming.
The saying goes, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.”
Likewise, just because President Trump’s supporters take criticism of their guy personally doesn’t mean they aren’t actually being attacked.
According to financial analysts, President Trump's budget for 2018 clearly indicates a cut in the benefits of the poor and an increase in the cash flow for wealthy taxpayers.
These days, when friends ask how I’m doing, I give them an honest answer. I say, “I’m struggling.”
Globalization has gotten a bad rap. The Trump White House associates it with all manner of economic evil, especially job loss. The administration has made undoing the damage a central part of its economic strategy. This will almost certainly fail and disappoint, because globalization’s ill-effects have been wildly exaggerated.
After his victory in the national elections, Emmanuel Macron was invested yesterday as the new president of France. His slogan was clear: the European Union must be relaunched.
There has been much focus on Donald Trump’s erratic foreign policy -- the outlandish positions, the many flip-flops, the mistakes. But far more damaging in the long run might be what some have termed the Trump effect -- the impact of Trump on the domestic politics of other countries. That effect appears to be powerful, negative and enduring. It could undermine decades of American foreign policy successes.
Parece que todos tienen una enérgica opinión sobre el muro fronterizo de Donald Trump. Pero al menos deberíamos hablar del tema en la forma correcta. Es decir, con claridad, pragmatismo y sentido común.
Massachusetts senator gives interview to Guardian and calls out Obama and Democrats for losing way on economy.
Facebook has publicly acknowledged that its platform has been exploited by governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries.