The scofflaw sheriff meets real justice
08/26/2016 10:12 PM EDT
In a democracy that prizes rule of law, calls to lock up public figures are jarring and usually out of place. But what to do if it's a public figure such as Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the crusading racial profiler of Maricopa County, Arizona, who has spent the past several years systematically flouting a federal judge's orders while hiding behind a smokescreen of obfuscation, manipulation and impunity? Full Story
Zika, now here at home in the United States
08/25/2016 09:09 AM EDT - Ground zero for the Zika virus in the United States is now South Florida. The virus, which can cause severe fetal birth defects and other neural disorders, is spreading in a 20-block area of Miami Beach and another section of Miami known as Wynwood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning to pregnant women to avoid both areas and to people more generally to be aware Full Story
Our opinion: Rats climbing aboard a sinking ship
08/18/2016 06:02 PM EDT - With him tanking in the polls, Donald Trump decided now is the time to shake up his organization and introduce some new faces. But don't be surprised if those new faces continue his downward spiral into the history books. Earlier this week, the world learned Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, may have received more than $12 million from the former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, who Full Story
Our Opinion: ACA's success poses election woes for foes
08/14/2016 10:09 PM EDT - While the presidential campaign has exposed all manner of ugliness, voters have largely been spared a topic that unleashed gushers of misinformation in past elections – the Affordable Care Act. For good reason. Opposition to "Obamacare" was a litmus test for Republicans in the campaigns of 2010, 2012 and 2014. Full Story
Our Opinion: GOP enablers must repudiate Trump
08/10/2016 09:19 PM EDT - On Tuesday, Donald Trump, in his usual sneering, grenade-throwing style, crossed a line. Speaking at a rally in Wilmington, N.C., the Republican nominee again repeated the false claim that Hillary Clinton wants to "abolish, essentially, the Second Amendment." He added, "By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Full Story
Editorial: The tide turns against the GOP's voting restrictions
08/03/2016 09:13 PM EDT - Better late than never, federal courts are turning back the tide of voter suppression measures enacted by Republican-controlled state legislatures with the all-too- transparent intent of discouraging minority and other Democratic-leaning citizens from exercising their clout at the polls. On Friday, the U. Full Story
Our Opinion: DNC responds to anger with joy, optimism
07/31/2016 09:13 PM EDT - It has been a long time since a presidential nomination has actually been determined at a national political convention. The drama is gone, but the conventions still serve their purpose, as they did this month. Television viewers could sense the dramatic contrasts between the Republican convention in Cleveland and the Democratic convention in Philadelphia with the sound off. Full Story
Our Opinion: Clinton has faults, but Trump's a disaster
07/29/2016 04:49 PM EDT - Former secretary of State Hillary Clinton's address Thursday night accepting the nomination of the Democratic Party for president was one of numerous effective speeches over the four days of the Democratic National Convention. While trying to give some perspective on what has motivated her to be a public servant — most specifically a concern over many decades for the welfare of children Full Story
Our Opinion: Trump and Russia: 'There's something going on'
07/27/2016 08:46 PM EDT - "There's something going on. It's inconceivable. There's something going on." So said Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, of President Obama's reaction to the horrific nightclub shooting in Orlando in June. Trump said something similar this month after the killing of three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Full Story
Our Opinion: Gift to Erdogan is problematic for foes and US
07/24/2016 09:16 PM EDT - Turkish President Recep Erdogan called the failed military coup against him a "gift from God," and it is a gift that keeps on giving. The gleeful leader is putting the U.S., his ostensible ally, in a difficult spot. As the U.S. has learned the hard way, nothing is ever simple in the Middle East. The putting down of a military coup against a democratically elected government should, for example, Full Story
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Is Amber Heard seeing Elon Musk?
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