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Whatever you may think of U.S. economic performance, there can be no doubt that America leads the world in its production of whining billionaires. The latest to make his appearance — excuse … more
While a disbelieving nation is focused on the endless border crisis, more immigration sleight of hand is ongoing in Washington. Cloaked in Congress-speak, the troubling details of the Build Back … more
I’m tired of hearing that the current spike in inflation is “transitory” — not because I doubt the underlying economics of the claim, but because the ever-more-common usage is … more
Commentators friendly to the president couldn’t understand it. The economy was expanding. Unemployment was falling. But the public was unhappy about the economy and the president’s … more
If Kyle Rittenhouse is convicted of anything other than, at most, a misdemeanor offense, I will write glowing articles about Nancy Pelosi, make Christine Blasey Ford my social media profile photo, … more
Guns, violence and political extremism are on the rise. And America risks disaster — sooner than later. That's the view of a longtime University of California … more
You've probably noticed that broadcasters have axed a lot of TV shows this year. From short-lived comedies like ABC's "Call Your Mother" to long-running hits like PBS's "Arthur," the landscape of … more
When Joe Biden ran for president in 2020, he had all the advantages of a nonincumbent in a year when everything had gone wrong. Biden waged a careful, disciplined campaign, built around a simple … more
We work at Addameer, one of the biggest organizations providing direct support to Palestinian political prisoners. Recently, our workplace and five other leading Palestinian human rights … more
Texas voters weren’t impressed by the work of the Texas Legislature this year. That might make for some interesting arguments leading up to next year’s elections, but it could also fall … more
“I hate Ms. [school principal]. … On Friday, October 29, I am going to take my dad’s shotgun and shoot her … after that I will go into my first period class and shoot it up. … more
The 1619 Project, critical race theory and other approaches to confronting the history and legacy of slavery in schools are in danger of being derailed by a culture war-fueled right-wing grievance … more
I’m not complaining, but after 23 years of column writing, it becomes increasingly challenging to find new angles for recurring events such as Mother’s Day or Memorial Day. So, when it … more
One bit from the great satirical newspaper-turned-website The Onion that has stayed with me more than any other is searingly funny, of course, but also the best-ever summary of the ugly turn that … more
“They told me I’m not trans enough.” “I can’t live at home and be myself.” “They told me I was going to hell.” “They told me I should just kill … more
For many observers, the case the Supreme Court heard last week about Texas' new abortion law is a sideshow, a "relatively narrow," "merely procedural" footnote to the main event, Dobbs v. Jackson … more
I speak four languages fluently, read a fifth and am learning a sixth. I taught Spanish, French and Italian, and use all three languages on a daily basis in my immigration practice. I say this not to … more
Republican incumbents in statewide office in Texas have comfortable leads over the declared challengers within their own parties, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune … more
If you needed further confirmation of Washington’s current state of dysfunction, consider this: The 13 Republican lawmakers who voted with Democrats to send a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill … more
Unless you've been in a deeply comatose state, you've probably noticed the profoundly intense battles occurring over the issue of critical race theory, the latest bogeyman for many … more
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