Republicans Won the Shutdown Battle. But They Can Still Lose the War.

After roughly three days of painfully visible dysfunction, the United States government officially reopened Monday after Senate Democrats acquiesced to a short-term spending resolution...

FACTCHECK: Did Donald Trump really make the “s—hole countries” remark?

From the Access Hollywood tape to the latest s---hole remark, Donald Trump has made the world frown with his poor choice of words that...

Donald Trump continues to show his prejudice

During a meeting over immigration policy with congressional officials, Donald Trump questioned why the US accepts immigrants from what he referred to as “shithole countries”....

The Fragile Promise of the Olympic Truce

Next month begins the 23rd Winter Olympiad held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It will be an event observed by billions with athletes representing 90...

The Presidency is Not an Entry Level Job

During the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Outstanding Contributions to Entertainment, and deservingly so. After receiving the award, Oprah gave...

This MAD world we live in

In the 1860's, an American doctor decided to ostensibly break the Hippocratic oath and design a machine to make ending lives swift and viciously...

Could one man’s lunacy end the world? One tweet may tell.

Donald Trump ushered in the New Year with a flurry of tweets, ranging from calling for the jailing of political opponents to announcing his...

The Alabama Senate Race and the Future of the Democratic Party

Earlier this month, Doug Jones won the Senate seat in Alabama by a narrow margin over Roy Moore (it is still mind-boggling to me...

Three Political Predictions for 2018

2017 could be modestly described as a wild and unpredictable political maelstrom. For better or worse, there's little reason to think that 2018 is...

The GOP’s Bad Bet on Tax Reform

After weeks of frenetic coverage and activity, Republicans have managed to pass the most extensive overhaul of the tax system in decades. Regardless of...