And what will you say afterward, America?
That Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., went on Fox News for a town hall Monday night was controversial among Democrats. As Sanders told hosts Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, "Not everybody thought I should come on this show. Your network does not necessarily have great respect in my world, but I thought it was important for me to be here and have a serious discussion about serious issues."
As the world gasped in horror at the sight of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral burning in a cataclysmic moment, the president of the United States imparted these words of wisdom: "Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!"
A couple of years ago, I spoke at the University of California, Berkeley. My presence was apparently so offensive to a particular group of people that hundreds of police officers were necessary to ensure the safety of the event. As I spoke inside, the protesters milled about, chanting and sh…
It's a solid bet that our health care future won't look quite like the present. Whether the outcome would be good or bad for the average working stiff will depend a great deal on who is president after the 2020 election.
They say that guests are like fish; after three days they become a bit whiffy. By this measure, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange smelled like an overladen fishing vessel adrift in the searing sun.
A bipartisan group of legislators crafted a package of changes that would rewrite rules governing the emotional issues of child custody and child support payments when parents split up.
By all accounts, the Trump administration is on an anti-immigrant tear that threatens to obliterate the already-broken immigration system in this country.
President Trump is 100 percent correct that there is a crisis on our southern border. And he is absolutely right when he says some migrants are abusing our asylum laws. But he is dead wrong when he declares, in what has become his favorite refrain, that "Our country is FULL."
I have decided I’m going to be the next Jeff Foxworthy. But instead of handing out signs for stupid people, I’m going to hand out #OnlyMe bumper stickers. They’re for drivers who are oblivious to the fact there they are sharing the roadways with a variety of other people and vehicles.
There not being nearly enough discussion of chariot racing in American politics, it is worth recalling the story of the Greens and the Blues. These were the two main racing teams of the Byzantine Empire, and they generated considerable sporting enthusiasm. A clash of their fans in the riots of the year 501 took perhaps 3,000 lives. According to the judgment of many historians, these teams did not originally have political definitions. Blues, it seems, hated Greens mainly because they persisted in being Greens, and vice versa. But over time, the teams became identified with politicians and religious movements.
This week, President Trump fired his homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen. Nielsen was, according to media and the Democrats, a monster of the highest order. She was allegedly the force behind the caging of children (that practice began under President Barack Obama and actually ende…
Emma Lazarus, whose words appear on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty, did not write, "Give me your skilled, your educated, your elite few yearning to become wealthy." But Donald Trump did write on Twitter that he seeks only," talented and highly skilled people to pursue career options in the U.S."
Back in 2016, candidate Donald Trump said he opposed a Republican bill designed to grease the wholesale transfer of America’s public lands to states. “I don’t like the idea because I want to keep the lands great,” he told Field & Stream, “and you don’t know what the state is going to do.”
The wide-margin victory of Lori Lightfoot in the runoff election for Chicago mayor is no surprise, and neither is the reaction of many news outlets. In contemporary politics and society, the gender, race and personal life of Mayor-elect Lightfoot get major emphasis.
In his most famous dialogue, "The Republic," Plato, via Socrates, explored the idea that a just state would best function under the leadership of a perfectly just philosopher-king.
The ouster of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen -- the implementer of some of the most unjust immigration policies since the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II -- is another proof of Donald Trump's ratchet-wrench theory of loyalty. It goes only in his direction.
When he campaigned for governor last year, Democrat Tony Evers criticized Republican Gov. Scott Walker for signing a budget that spent more state tax dollars on prisons than on the UW System.
Most Americans have no reason to know anything about the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA), but it has recently become a flash point in immigration policy.
Transparency for thee but not for me. That’s the Democrats’ modus operandi in Washington these days—especially when it comes to their unrestrained mission to “Get Trump.”
They gave the movie an "R" rating -- which meant the trailer could only run before "R"- rated movies and no one younger than 17 under could see it without a parent's permission. A half-dozen major music labels refused producers' requests to license music for the film. Many major television networks except Fox News and the Christian Broadcasting Network refused to run ads promoting it. Then, curiously, the movie's Twitter account was suspended through no fault of its own during opening weekend.
Last week, former Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the Biden Courage Awards ceremony in preparation for his presidential campaign launch. There, in an attempt to forestall claims that as a white man, he simply isn’t intersectional enough to compete in the Democratic primaries, he critiqued …
Donald Trump is celebrating his fake “complete exoneration” by pledging anew to throw 20 million people off their Obamacare coverage. Is this guy politically stupid, or what?
Democrat Tony Evers has been governor for almost three months. If they were the first innings of a baseball game, the score might be 3-3 between Evers and Republicans who control the Legislature.
The world is a frightening place filled with peril, abuse and discrimination -- and it's even worse for people who don't fall neatly into society's traditional buckets.
The news that special counsel Robert Mueller "did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government" has left a lot of people in Washington with a lot of explaining to do.
This week, special counsel Robert Mueller released his long-awaited report on alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government to impact the 2016 election. His conclusion: no collusion. It’s been apparent for quite some time that Mueller would end up here—every indictm…
Many Democrats don’t get this, but the Mueller report has done them a great service. Concluding no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia but no exoneration on obstruction of justice hardly takes the president off the hook of possibly criminal behavior. But it does take impeachment …
What corner of political heaven did Pete Buttigieg fly down from? The 37-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has mightily impressed mainstream Democrats with his refreshing common-sense intelligence. And that’s won him admiring glances from many Republicans, as well. Buttigieg’…
One candidate in the April 2 election for a 10-year term on the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Judge Brian Hagedorn, is campaigning by attacking the justice he wants to replace—Justice Shirley Abrahamson.
I'm secretly plotting for ways to circumvent my school's rules against making home visits to learn about the family culture and home-country customs of some of my most recent-arrival immigrant students so I can cement the bonds I've formed with the families thus far.