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Some have suggested that the founder of WikiLeaks, who recently was sentenced in Britain to 50 weeks in jail for jumping bail seven years ago, should be viewed as a heroic defender of press freedom … more
Only in health care do consumers routinely buy goods and services without having any idea what the prices are. For people with insurance, that's not a big deal — as long as they stay within … more
Americans' trust in their government is abysmally low, according to both survey data and a more subjective reading of opinions about President Donald Trump and Congress. I hold a contrarian view: … more
Bill O'Reilly, once the most powerful voice on cable-TV, has been largely absent from public view for two years following revelations that he paid some $50 million to settle sexual harassment … more
Public policy does not come about as result of a battle between good and evil. It may make for better copy to explain it that way, putting one side in black hats and the other in white - but that's … more
If you happen to watch "Veep," the HBO show that satirizes politics, you're surely familiar with Jonah, the notorious foot-in-mouth presidential candidate. On last week's episode, while attempting to … more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, under President Donald Trump, already has moved to make life easier for payday lenders. It's expected any day now to do the same for debt … more
Meet "socialist," the hardest-working word in politics in 2019. The single word has helped upstart Democrats attract young and social-curious potential voters, given the paddles of life to … more
President Trump is looking into giving a free trip to San Francisco, New Orleans or other great American cities to tens of thousands of refugees from Central America. All so he can own the … more
One of this age's great crank ideas, that the U.S. is a "republic" and not a "democracy," is gaining so much ground that people in Michigan are trying to rewrite textbooks to get rid of the term … more
Boy, do I feel sorry for Lori Loughlin’s daughters.It’s been all over the news that Loughlin and her husband allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes to get their two girls into the University of … more
Tax season is upon us, which gives us a choice: Laugh or cry. I choose to laugh.Dave Barry offers useful advice for getting through this trying time:"It's income tax time again, Americans: time to … more
What do most Americans know about science?If a March 28 Pew Research Center poll is to be believed, not nearly enough. And at a time when knowledge and facts are under assault as they have not been … more
Every American voter, no matter where they live, should be politically relevant in every presidential election. Every state — red, blue, or purple, small, medium or large — should play an equally … more
"I think electing Republicans is better than electing Democrats," said Rep. David Lewis, a Republican member of the North Carolina general assembly's redistricting committee. "So, I drew this map to … more
Ideally, a pregnant minor should tell her parents if she's seeking an abortion. Ideally she should also tell her parents if she plans to continue the pregnancy and if she plans to give up the … more
President Donald Trump scored a significant political and legal victory on Sunday. Attorney General William Barr, in a brief summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the 2016 … more
The late, brilliant comedian Joan Rivers' favorite catchphrase was "Grow up!" It was said in jest, but meant in earnest to wake her shocked audiences from their stupor long enough to realize that her … more
We Texans are fiercely independent and like to make our views known. On that, surely, we can agree.Using our First Amendment right to speak out goes hand in hand with access to public information … more
Television's most elegant and articulate anchor, who shepherds what is arguably the nation's most informative nightly news program, continues to toil in relative obscurity. It's not that … more
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