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  • Pompeo's Iran speech is complete fantasy

    Pompeo's Iran speech is complete fantasy

    Monday, May 21 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-05-21 19:27:37 GMT
    On Monday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington: "After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy." Over 26 minutes, Pompeo articulated a strategy that can best be...
    On Monday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington: "After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy." Over 26 minutes, Pompeo articulated a strategy that can best be summarized...
  • The one lasting message of the royal wedding

    The one lasting message of the royal wedding

    Monday, May 21 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:57:44 GMT
    Long after the glossy memories of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have faded, people will recall the sermon by Bishop Michael Curry on the power of love to transform the world.
    Long after the glossy memories of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have faded, people will recall the sermon by Bishop Michael Curry on the power of love to transform the world.
  • Trump keeps giving Kim the upper hand

    Trump keeps giving Kim the upper hand

    Monday, May 21 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:57:35 GMT
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's recent threat to pull out of the upcoming summit with President Donald Trump appears to be a ploy to take advantage of Trump's main weakness as a negotiator: He often makes major...
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's recent threat to pull out of the upcoming summit with President Donald Trump appears to be a ploy to take advantage of Trump's main weakness as a negotiator: He often makes major...
  • Trump's disgraceful investigation order via Twitter may haunt him

    Trump's disgraceful investigation order via Twitter may haunt him

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:42 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:42:31 GMT
    Early Sunday afternoon President Donald Trump elevated Twitter to a virtual Cabinet position in his administration. He used it, rather than the attorney general, to order a possible criminal investigation of a...
    Early Sunday afternoon President Donald Trump elevated Twitter to a virtual Cabinet position in his administration. He used it, rather than the attorney general, to order a possible criminal investigation of a...
  • Republican moves on DACA are just the latest round of a political game

    Republican moves on DACA are just the latest round of a political game

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:17:29 GMT
    There is a rebellion brewing in the House of Representatives. It is led by a group of Republicans who are trying to get enough votes to bring a discharge petition to the floor. It would potentially allow for a...
    There is a rebellion brewing in the House of Representatives. It is led by a group of Republicans who are trying to get enough votes to bring a discharge petition to the floor. It would potentially allow for a debate on...
  • No, no one is stealing from Social Security

    No, no one is stealing from Social Security

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:02 AM EDT2018-05-21 15:02:23 GMT
    There are many myths about Social Security: It's going bankrupt. It's a Ponzi scheme. It won't be there for today's young people when they retire.
    There are many myths about Social Security: It's going bankrupt. It's a Ponzi scheme. It won't be there for today's young people when they retire.
  • Biden and Washington: LGBTQ youth at risk

    Biden and Washington: LGBTQ youth at risk

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:12 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:12:13 GMT
    As lifelong public servants, we've both committed our lives to the notion that no matter who you are, where you're from or who you love -- every individual deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Period.
    As lifelong public servants, we've both committed our lives to the notion that no matter who you are, where you're from or who you love -- every individual deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Period.
  • Trump is succeeding at poisoning the conversation about Mueller

    Trump is succeeding at poisoning the conversation about Mueller

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:32 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:32:11 GMT
    On Sunday, President Donald Trump unleashed a tweetstorm, which culminated with his "demand" for an investigation into whether the FBI tried to infiltrate his campaign. In response, Department of Justice...
    On Sunday, President Donald Trump unleashed a tweetstorm, which culminated with his "demand" for an investigation into whether the FBI tried to infiltrate his campaign. In response, Department of Justice Spokesperson Sarah...
  • 'SNL' hits a comedic nerve with its Trump/Sopranos skit

    'SNL' hits a comedic nerve with its Trump/Sopranos skit

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:01 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:01:28 GMT
    "Saturday Night Live's" season finale once again served up an opening political sketch that told the truth while making us laugh. This time, the iconic show ended its 43rd season with a parody of the famed last...
    "Saturday Night Live's" season finale once again served up an opening political sketch that told the truth while making us laugh. This time, the iconic show ended its 43rd season with a parody of the famed last scene from...
  • Mr. President, don't let Kim take advantage of you

    Mr. President, don't let Kim take advantage of you

    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-05-20 18:31:21 GMT
    Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States. Modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the...
    Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States. Modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of...
  • Do falling rocks cause sea level rise? Science weighs in

    Do falling rocks cause sea level rise? Science weighs in

    Sunday, May 20 2018 1:41 PM EDT2018-05-20 17:41:18 GMT
    As any teacher or parent knows, occasionally a public figure says something that has "teachable moment" written all over it. US Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, provided such an opportunity last week.
    As any teacher or parent knows, occasionally a public figure says something that has "teachable moment" written all over it. US Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, provided such an opportunity last week.
  • How Republicans can ride the blue wave

    How Republicans can ride the blue wave

    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:16 AM EDT2018-05-20 13:16:07 GMT
    Republicans allowed a crucial farm bill that renewed major agriculture programs to fall apart over immigration on Friday, in the most recent demonstration of why the party should be worried about losing control of...
    Republicans allowed a crucial farm bill that renewed major agriculture programs to fall apart over immigration on Friday, in the most recent demonstration of why the party should be worried about losing control of Congress...
  • Biracial, American and now a Duchess: Meghan leaves mark on monarchy

    Biracial, American and now a Duchess: Meghan leaves mark on monarchy

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:20 AM EDT2018-05-19 14:20:01 GMT
    When Prince William married Catherine Middleton in 2011, it was hard to ignore the fact that the occasion was largely white, male and entrenched in the sort of tradition the world associates with the British monarchy.
    When Prince William married Catherine Middleton in 2011, it was hard to ignore the fact that the occasion was largely white, male and entrenched in the sort of tradition the world associates with the British monarchy.
  • This bipartisan bill is Congress' chance to fix our failing prison system

    This bipartisan bill is Congress' chance to fix our failing prison system

    Friday, May 18 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-05-19 01:19:23 GMT
    On Friday, President Donald Trump and members of his administration joined the nation's criminal justice leaders for a half-day Prison Reform Summit at the White House. The event brought formerly incarcerated...
    On Friday, President Donald Trump and members of his administration joined the nation's criminal justice leaders for a half-day Prison Reform Summit at the White House. The event brought formerly incarcerated leaders,...
  • Something important was different about this shooting

    Something important was different about this shooting

    Friday, May 18 2018 8:09 PM EDT2018-05-19 00:09:20 GMT
    This newest shooting seems, sadly, familiar, but it is important that we pay attention to what is different here.
    This newest shooting seems, sadly, familiar, but it is important that we pay attention to what is different here.
  • Dear Thomas Markle: Don't be too hard on yourself

    Dear Thomas Markle: Don't be too hard on yourself

    Friday, May 18 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-05-18 23:49:18 GMT
    Dear Mr. Markle,
    Dear Mr. Markle,
  • White women like me, we need to talk (about not calling the police)

    White women like me, we need to talk (about not calling the police)

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:04 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:04:17 GMT
    Did you hear about the white woman who called police in Memphis earlier this month because a black man who wanted to buy a house was trying to take a look at it first? What about the white people who called the...
    Did you hear about the white woman who called police in Memphis earlier this month because a black man who wanted to buy a house was trying to take a look at it first? What about the white people who called the police on...
  • Hey 'Speak English' guy, you forgot something

    Hey 'Speak English' guy, you forgot something

    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-05-18 00:38:02 GMT
    This morning I watched the viral video from the Fresh Kitchen deli in Manhattan, where a man is seen confronting staff and customers because he heard some diners speaking Spanish and the staff responding in Spanish.
    This morning I watched the viral video from the Fresh Kitchen deli in Manhattan, where a man is seen confronting staff and customers because he heard some diners speaking Spanish and the staff responding in Spanish.
  • Thoughts and prayers this isn't true in Texas

    Thoughts and prayers this isn't true in Texas

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:24:17 GMT
    Americans don't want to admit it. But we are used to this now.
    Americans don't want to admit it. But we are used to this now.
  • What Rudy Giuliani's rants can't do for Trump

    What Rudy Giuliani's rants can't do for Trump

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-05-18 14:38:50 GMT
    It's safe to assume that the bull-in-a-china-shop style of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is precisely what his new legal client, President Donald Trump, wants in a defender. But what works for Trump in the...
    It's safe to assume that the bull-in-a-china-shop style of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is precisely what his new legal client, President Donald Trump, wants in a defender. But what works for Trump in the short term...
  • 'Who will give Meghan away?' isn't the right question

    'Who will give Meghan away?' isn't the right question

    Thursday, May 17 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-05-18 00:23:00 GMT
    Meghan Markle is already breaking with multiple cultural conventions as she prepares to become the first biracial, divorced, famous-in-her-own-right-actress to formally enter the famously traditional British royal...
    Meghan Markle is already breaking with multiple cultural conventions as she prepares to become the first biracial, divorced, famous-in-her-own-right-actress to formally enter the famously traditional British royal family...
  • Meghan Markle's critics needs to back off

    Meghan Markle's critics needs to back off

    Friday, May 18 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-05-18 14:23:48 GMT
    After she is married, Meghan Markle will have no shortage of royal courtiers offering her help and advice.
    After she is married, Meghan Markle will have no shortage of royal courtiers offering her help and advice.
  • Europe sticks its thumb in Trump's eye

    Europe sticks its thumb in Trump's eye

    Friday, May 18 2018 9:03 AM EDT2018-05-18 13:03:44 GMT
    Europe's leaders are suddenly developing a backbone.
    Europe's leaders are suddenly developing a backbone.
  • The royal wedding mania paradox

    The royal wedding mania paradox

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-05-18 01:38:05 GMT
    I don't understand why anyone in Britain -- or anywhere else, for that matter -- cares about the royal wedding. And yet here I am obsessively clicking on every story, paying attention to all the details and eagerly...
    I don't understand why anyone in Britain -- or anywhere else, for that matter -- cares about the royal wedding. And yet here I am obsessively clicking on every story, paying attention to all the details and eagerly...
  • This local health initiative has expanded birth control access

    This local health initiative has expanded birth control access

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:11 PM EDT2018-05-16 21:11:32 GMT
    Governors often say their most important job is expanding economic opportunity for all. This year, 36 states will hold gubernatorial elections, and you can be sure every single candidate will run on their plans to...
    Governors often say their most important job is expanding economic opportunity for all. This year, 36 states will hold gubernatorial elections, and you can be sure every single candidate will run on their plans to make the...
  • How the 50th state is forged in fire

    How the 50th state is forged in fire

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-05-17 01:11:45 GMT
    Lava flows provide a unique opportunity to see geology happen in real time. Most geologic processes take place over millions of years -- the Andes are still rising, but you will not notice any significant elevation...
    Lava flows provide a unique opportunity to see geology happen in real time. Most geologic processes take place over millions of years -- the Andes are still rising, but you will not notice any significant elevation change...
  • Why Gaza is no Selma

    Why Gaza is no Selma

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-05-17 00:31:43 GMT
    Despite a culture of innovation that has mastered high-tech and even produced a Wonder Woman, Israel is not often the envy of other nations. It is a perpetual target --- especially when it comes to its own...
    Despite a culture of innovation that has mastered high-tech and even produced a Wonder Woman, Israel is not often the envy of other nations. It is a perpetual target --- especially when it comes to its own self-defense.
  • In 2018, Pennsylvania women are remixing 1992

    In 2018, Pennsylvania women are remixing 1992

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-05-16 23:51:45 GMT
    Pennsylvania is finally poised to end its drought of women's congressional representation by January 2019: Tuesday's primaries elevated eight women as nominees for the US House in November. Among them are four...
    Pennsylvania is finally poised to end its drought of women's congressional representation by January 2019: Tuesday's primaries elevated eight women as nominees for the US House in November. Among them are four women -- all...
  • Kim wants a Donald Trump-John Bolton breakup

    Kim wants a Donald Trump-John Bolton breakup

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-05-16 23:16:38 GMT
    This week, North Korea's Kim regime is fanning the flames of tension, and not along the DMZ that separates the nation from its neighbors to the south.
    This week, North Korea's Kim regime is fanning the flames of tension, and not along the DMZ that separates the nation from its neighbors to the south.
  • In the US and Sudan, women face similar hurdle in seeking justice

    In the US and Sudan, women face similar hurdle in seeking justice

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-05-16 22:46:37 GMT
    The clock is ticking for 19-year-old Noura Hussein. Last Thursday, Hussein, who was forced into marriage at age 15, was sentenced to death in a courtroom in Omdurman, Sudan. Hussein stabbed and killed her husband...
    The clock is ticking for 19-year-old Noura Hussein. Last Thursday, Hussein, who was forced into marriage at age 15, was sentenced to death in a courtroom in Omdurman, Sudan. Hussein stabbed and killed her husband when he...
  • Trump Tower transcripts give Mueller more fodder

    Trump Tower transcripts give Mueller more fodder

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-05-16 21:21:32 GMT
    What can we learn about the Russia probe from the thousands of pages released by the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday? The voluminous testimony and exhibits pertaining to the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting --...
    What can we learn about the Russia probe from the thousands of pages released by the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday? The voluminous testimony and exhibits pertaining to the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting -- including...
  • The stupidity of Donald Trump Jr.

    The stupidity of Donald Trump Jr.

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-05-16 20:36:30 GMT
    Another day of the Trump administration, another revelation that its members and associates have been engaged in behavior that would have been major career-ending scandals in any other presidency. This time, it's...
    Another day of the Trump administration, another revelation that its members and associates have been engaged in behavior that would have been major career-ending scandals in any other presidency. This time, it's...
  • Ghitis: North Korea is testing Trump

    Ghitis: North Korea is testing Trump

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:17 PM EDT2018-05-16 02:17:00 GMT
    It should come as no surprise that North Korea has apparently just slammed the breaks on the peace train, which until a few hours ago seemed to be chugging happily along, on its way to a historic meeting between...
    It should come as no surprise that North Korea has apparently just slammed the brakes on the peace train, which until a few hours ago seemed to be chugging happily along, on its way to a historic meeting between President...
  • Thanks to Trump and Netanyahu, it's Jew vs. Jew

    Thanks to Trump and Netanyahu, it's Jew vs. Jew

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-05-16 18:21:28 GMT
    At sundown on May 19, Jews around the world will begin celebrating the holiday of Shavuot. It marks the day in antiquity when Moses and his followers received the Torah at Mount Sinai. And, in modern times, Jews...
    At sundown on May 19, Jews around the world will begin celebrating the holiday of Shavuot. It marks the day in antiquity when Moses and his followers received the Torah at Mount Sinai. And, in modern times, Jews are urged...
  • What the $%#@ is wrong with you? Of course it's Yanny! (or Laurel)

    What the $%#@ is wrong with you? Of course it's Yanny! (or Laurel)

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-05-16 17:31:31 GMT
    What are we to make of the latest perceptual debate taking over the internet, separating loved ones from each other, causing chaos, sobbing, grief?
    What are we to make of the latest perceptual debate taking over the internet, separating loved ones from each other, causing chaos, sobbing, grief?
  • Marco Rubio: It's time to hasten Maduro's exit from power

    Marco Rubio: It's time to hasten Maduro's exit from power

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-05-16 15:56:16 GMT
    Venezuela has reached an inflection point for its people and the Western Hemisphere. The crisis in Venezuela is not just a regional irritant. Its socialist government has become a danger to its neighbors and our...
    Venezuela has reached an inflection point for its people and the Western Hemisphere. The crisis in Venezuela is not just a regional irritant. Its socialist government has become a danger to its neighbors and our own...
  • This is why Gazans won't back down

    This is why Gazans won't back down

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-05-15 19:51:01 GMT
    The main takeaway from the "Great March of Return Protest" -- a 45-day event that began just after I left Gaza six weeks ago and Tuesday reached its most important moment -- is that residents of Gaza will continue...
    The main takeaway from the "Great March of Return Protest" -- a 45-day event that began just after I left Gaza six weeks ago and Tuesday reached its most important moment -- is that residents of Gaza will continue to...
  • Trump's simple worldview is good for his enemies and bad for his allies

    Trump's simple worldview is good for his enemies and bad for his allies

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 11:26 AM EDT2018-05-16 15:26:31 GMT
    By Nic Robertson CNN Editor's note: Nic Robertson is CNN's international diplomatic editor. The opinions in this article belong to the author. (CNN) -- Since the US exited the Iran nuclear deal last week, both allies and enemies of President Trump have suffered whiplash from his failure to fully engage in the complexities of the world. Pulling out of the global climate change agreement resulted in international scorn for the President and his administration. Today, the...
    By Nic Robertson CNN Editor's note: Nic Robertson is CNN's international diplomatic editor. The opinions in this article belong to the author. (CNN) -- Since the US exited the Iran nuclear deal last week, both allies and enemies of President Trump have suffered whiplash from his failure to fully engage in the complexities of the world. Pulling out of the global climate change agreement resulted in international scorn for the President and his administration. Today, the...
  • Uproar over diplomat's car crash strains ties between US and Pakistan

    Uproar over diplomat's car crash strains ties between US and Pakistan

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-05-16 03:10:44 GMT
    Pakistan has relented and allowed a US diplomat accused of running a red light and killing a motorcycle driver to leave the country but the incident has already strained ties between the two uneasy allies.
    Pakistan has relented and allowed a US diplomat accused of running a red light and killing a motorcycle driver to leave the country but the incident has already strained ties between the two uneasy allies.
  • What Michael Cohen's conduct reveals

    What Michael Cohen's conduct reveals

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 10:15 PM EDT2018-05-16 02:15:42 GMT
    Since late 2017, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been shining a light into the shadowy corners of Michael Cohen's shell company, Essential Consultants, to discern any possible connections to Russia. But, in some...
    Since late 2017, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been shining a light into the shadowy corners of Michael Cohen's shell company, Essential Consultants, to discern any possible connections to Russia. But, in some ways,...
  • Pruitt praised Scalia, but his actions sing a different tune

    Pruitt praised Scalia, but his actions sing a different tune

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-05-15 22:33:57 GMT
    Someday, maybe soon, a new administrator will assume the reins at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The current administrator, Scott Pruitt, remains embattled after an avalanche of ethical, fiscal, and...
    Someday, maybe soon, a new administrator will assume the reins at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The current administrator, Scott Pruitt, remains embattled after an avalanche of ethical, fiscal, and...
  • Why Melania Trump's kidneys are not your business

    Why Melania Trump's kidneys are not your business

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 6:22 PM EDT2018-05-15 22:22:40 GMT
    What's wrong with Melania's kidneys?
    What's wrong with Melania's kidneys?
  • Ben Carson's ex-Uber driver chief of staff sends a signal

    Ben Carson's ex-Uber driver chief of staff sends a signal

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-05-15 20:36:05 GMT
    Ben Carson is the perfect representation of the Trump administration. So far, his time as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development has been defined by a combination of incompetence and...
    Ben Carson is the perfect representation of the Trump administration. So far, his time as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development has been defined by a combination of incompetence and indifference to...
  • Toobin: What you need to know about Tom Wolfe

    Toobin: What you need to know about Tom Wolfe

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-05-15 19:11:02 GMT
    With Tom Wolfe, the most important thing was what you didn't see. What you saw, of course, was the white suit. Perhaps no American writer in history was more identified with an article of clothing. The outfit --...
    With Tom Wolfe, the most important thing was what you didn't see. What you saw, of course, was the white suit. Perhaps no American writer in history was more identified with an article of clothing. The outfit -- flashy,...
  • How Lois Lane became her own superhero

    How Lois Lane became her own superhero

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 12:45 PM EDT2018-05-15 16:45:59 GMT
    Margot Kidder, who died Sunday at age 69, was more than just the actor who played Lois Lane in a series of "Superman" films in the 1970s and '80s. She was a passionate advocate for the environment and for peace, a...
    Margot Kidder, who died Sunday at age 69, was more than just the actor who played Lois Lane in a series of "Superman" films in the 1970s and '80s. She was a passionate advocate for the environment and for peace, a woman...
  • Thomas Markle is being vilified for one reason: he's American

    Thomas Markle is being vilified for one reason: he's American

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 12:00 PM EDT2018-05-15 16:00:51 GMT
    The abrupt withdrawal of a key player in a wedding less than a week away would pose a major problem for any couple. For a ceremony that will be watched by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, it is,...
    The abrupt withdrawal of a key player in a wedding less than a week away would pose a major problem for any couple. For a ceremony that will be watched by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, it is, presumably, a...
  • What Ivanka's smile can't hide

    What Ivanka's smile can't hide

    Monday, May 14 2018 7:50 PM EDT2018-05-14 23:50:25 GMT
    Ivanka Trump stayed in character in Jerusalem on Monday, blessing her father's decision to open the United States Embassy there. She watched as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pulled the cord on a curtain to...
    Ivanka Trump stayed in character in Jerusalem on Monday, blessing her father's decision to open the United States Embassy there. She watched as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pulled the cord on a curtain to unveil a...
  • Ex-FBI'er: Congressman shouldn't be sniffing around Mueller probe

    Ex-FBI'er: Congressman shouldn't be sniffing around Mueller probe

    Monday, May 14 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-05-14 20:45:20 GMT
    In a battle involving important principles of separation of powers, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is fighting with the Justice Department, whose leaders have rejected his demands to turn over...
    In a battle involving important principles of separation of powers, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is fighting with the Justice Department, whose leaders have rejected his demands to turn over...
  • US Embassy opening in Jerusalem is nail in coffin of peace process

    US Embassy opening in Jerusalem is nail in coffin of peace process

    Monday, May 14 2018 3:35 PM EDT2018-05-14 19:35:13 GMT
    The opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem is dangerous, reckless and cruelly insensitive to the Palestinian people. The smiling Israeli and American guests at the opening ceremony on Monday -- juxtaposed with the...
    The opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem is dangerous, reckless and cruelly insensitive to the Palestinian people. The smiling Israeli and American guests at the opening ceremony on Monday -- juxtaposed with the deadly...
  • Jesse Jackson: Why I'm taking to the streets again

    Jesse Jackson: Why I'm taking to the streets again

    Friday, May 11 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-05-11 20:56:30 GMT
    A shantytown of plywood and pride, defiance and hope, Resurrection City was, 50 springtimes ago, the capital of Martin Luther King Jr.'s last crusade for peace and justice -- the Poor People's Campaign.
    A shantytown of plywood and pride, defiance and hope, Resurrection City was, 50 springtimes ago, the capital of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last crusade for peace and justice -- the Poor People's Campaign.
  • Michael Phelps: How you should brush your teeth

    Michael Phelps: How you should brush your teeth

    Monday, May 14 2018 7:54 AM EDT2018-05-14 11:54:46 GMT
    As a lifelong swimmer, I have made spending time in the water a critical part of my daily routine. And I've wanted others to have access to a similar experience, which is why I started the Michael Phelps Foundation...
    As a lifelong swimmer, I have made spending time in the water a critical part of my daily routine. And I've wanted others to have access to a similar experience, which is why I started the Michael Phelps Foundation in...
  • Why Trump's new CDC director is an abysmal choice

    Why Trump's new CDC director is an abysmal choice

    Sunday, May 13 2018 11:54 PM EDT2018-05-14 03:54:19 GMT
    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new boss, Dr. Robert Redfield, who ignited controversy because of his dubious qualifications for the job and the over-the-top salary offer that came with it....
    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new boss, Dr. Robert Redfield, who ignited controversy because of his dubious qualifications for the job and the over-the-top salary offer that came with it....
  • Oliver North and the NRA deserve each other

    Oliver North and the NRA deserve each other

    Sunday, May 13 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-05-13 20:54:01 GMT
    To incoming National Rifle Association President Oliver North, the NRA is under a "frontal assault" by gun safety activists. North's plan to "counterpunch" this threat -- by recruiting new NRA members from his...
    To incoming National Rifle Association President Oliver North, the NRA is under a "frontal assault" by gun safety activists. North's plan to "counterpunch" this threat -- by recruiting new NRA members from his connections...
  • How Iran could turn our friends against us

    How Iran could turn our friends against us

    Sunday, May 13 2018 2:43 PM EDT2018-05-13 18:43:51 GMT
    Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States. Modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the...
    Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States. Modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of...
  • Richard Feynman's 100th birthday is a celebration of science

    Richard Feynman's 100th birthday is a celebration of science

    Saturday, May 12 2018 9:27 PM EDT2018-05-13 01:27:57 GMT
    This week marks what would be the 100th birthday of legendary American physicist Richard P. Feynman. In a world in which many people think of the socially awkward Sheldon Cooper in the television show The Big Bang...
    This week marks what would be the 100th birthday of legendary American physicist Richard P. Feynman. In a world in which many people think of the socially awkward Sheldon Cooper in the television show The Big Bang Theory...
  • What Mother's Day means for mothers of incarcerated children

    What Mother's Day means for mothers of incarcerated children

    Saturday, May 12 2018 10:32 AM EDT2018-05-12 14:32:23 GMT
    For many people, Mother's Day is a time of celebration. It is a time to honor mothers and those who play a maternal role. Some will celebrate the mothers in their lives by bringing them breakfast in bed, treating...
    For many people, Mother's Day is a time of celebration. It is a time to honor mothers and those who play a maternal role. Some will celebrate the mothers in their lives by bringing them breakfast in bed, treating them to...
  • Who's really to blame for Trump aide's horrible McCain 'joke'

    Who's really to blame for Trump aide's horrible McCain 'joke'

    Friday, May 11 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-05-11 21:41:37 GMT
    A few weeks ago, several political officials, and numerous journalists, jumped down the throat of comedian Michelle Wolf for making pointed remarks about the Trump administration at the White House Correspondents...
    A few weeks ago, several political officials, and numerous journalists, jumped down the throat of comedian Michelle Wolf for making pointed remarks about the Trump administration at the White House Correspondents Dinner....
  • Trump administration misses the big picture on Mexico

    Trump administration misses the big picture on Mexico

    Friday, May 11 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-05-11 21:16:30 GMT
    Our nation has a lot of serious problems. Living in a bad "neighborhood" is not one of them. But if we continue pretending it is -- arguing over border walls, deporting good kids brought here as infants by their...
    Our nation has a lot of serious problems. Living in a bad "neighborhood" is not one of them. But if we continue pretending it is -- arguing over border walls, deporting good kids brought here as infants by their parents,...
  • Don't weep for cabinet official Trump berated

    Don't weep for cabinet official Trump berated

    Friday, May 11 2018 4:51 PM EDT2018-05-11 20:51:28 GMT
    If ever the sardonic term "cry me a river" was appropriate, it would fit this week's story about Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. As widely reported, Nielsen was berated by President Donald Trump...
    If ever the sardonic term "cry me a river" was appropriate, it would fit this week's story about Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. As widely reported, Nielsen was berated by President Donald Trump during a...
  • Bergen: The good news from Iraq

    Bergen: The good news from Iraq

    Friday, May 11 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-05-11 19:46:32 GMT
    On Saturday, Iraqis go to the polls to elect their new Parliament and prime minister.
    On Saturday, Iraqis go to the polls to elect their new Parliament and prime minister.
  • W. Kamau Bell: Childish Gambino and Kanye show black isn't a monolith

    W. Kamau Bell: Childish Gambino and Kanye show black isn't a monolith

    Friday, May 11 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-05-11 17:11:17 GMT
    One of the themes of this season of "United Shades of America" is "Black is not a monolith." And by that I mean that in the United States we often act as if every black person thinks the same way and has the same...
    One of the themes of this season of "United Shades of America" is "Black is not a monolith." And by that I mean that in the United States we often act as if every black person thinks the same way and has the same well of...
  • Israel faces ugly reckoning on refugees and racism

    Israel faces ugly reckoning on refugees and racism

    Friday, May 11 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-05-11 12:26:02 GMT
    I am a black woman who carries the quintessential Jewish surname, Cohen. My father in-law was Jewish and my mother's paternal family are Jewish.
    I am a black woman who carries the quintessential Jewish surname, Cohen. My father in-law was Jewish and my mother's paternal family are Jewish.
  • Five myths about the US embassy move to Jerusalem

    Five myths about the US embassy move to Jerusalem

    Thursday, May 10 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-05-10 23:55:26 GMT
    On Monday, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, the Trump administration is set to shatter decades of US policy toward Jerusalem by opening an embassy in the Arnona neighborhood of Jerusalem.
    On Monday, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, the Trump administration is set to shatter decades of US policy toward Jerusalem by opening an embassy in the Arnona neighborhood of Jerusalem.
  • Prom isn't a fantasy, it's a reflection of our (racist) reality

    Prom isn't a fantasy, it's a reflection of our (racist) reality

    Thursday, May 10 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-05-10 22:25:23 GMT
    It's prom season again: your social media is about to be overrun with pictures of teenagers in formal clothes and giant smiles, maybe evoking "Pretty in Pink" or "Carrie," depending on your high school experience....
    It's prom season again: your social media is about to be overrun with pictures of teenagers in formal clothes and giant smiles, maybe evoking "Pretty in Pink" or "Carrie," depending on your high school experience. As a...
  • Michael Cohen is a screwup as a fixer

    Michael Cohen is a screwup as a fixer

    Thursday, May 10 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-05-10 19:30:15 GMT
    As a fixer, Michael Cohen is a disaster.
    As a fixer, Michael Cohen is a disaster.
  • The terrifying step Trump better not take on North Korea

    The terrifying step Trump better not take on North Korea

    Thursday, May 10 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-05-10 18:35:13 GMT
    While President Donald Trump is walking away from the nuclear agreement with Iran, he is doubling down on negotiating with North Korea. Even as he scorns "a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever...
    While President Donald Trump is walking away from the nuclear agreement with Iran, he is doubling down on negotiating with North Korea. Even as he scorns "a horrible, one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made,"...
  • At Yale, Starbucks and everywhere else, being black in America really is this hard

    At Yale, Starbucks and everywhere else, being black in America really is this hard

    Thursday, May 10 2018 12:50 PM EDT2018-05-10 16:50:07 GMT
    Another week, another set of reminders of how hard it is to be black in America.
    Another week, another set of reminders of how hard it is to be black in America.
  • Volcanologist: Why Hawaii's volcano is in danger of going ballistic

    Volcanologist: Why Hawaii's volcano is in danger of going ballistic

    Thursday, May 10 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-05-10 16:35:12 GMT
    Everyone has been looking at Kilauea volcano's lava flows. Sure, a wall of molten rock consuming a car is quite the sight. But as we all focus on the damage at Leilani Estates, we shouldn't forget that volcanoes...
    Everyone has been looking at Kilauea volcano's lava flows. Sure, a wall of molten rock consuming a car is quite the sight. But as we all focus on the damage at Leilani Estates, we shouldn't forget that volcanoes are...
  • Is Iran and Israel's confrontation the start of a fresh Middle East crisis?

    Is Iran and Israel's confrontation the start of a fresh Middle East crisis?

    Thursday, May 10 2018 12:30 PM EDT2018-05-10 16:30:19 GMT
    In the early hours of Thursday morning, Israeli forces conducted what was the largest attack on Syrian territory since the official end of the Yom Kippur War in 1974. The airstrikes were in response to what they...
    In the early hours of Thursday morning, Israeli forces conducted what was the largest attack on Syrian territory since the official end of the Yom Kippur War in 1974. The airstrikes were in response to what they said was...
  • Trump's in his glory, and it's driving liberals nuts

    Trump's in his glory, and it's driving liberals nuts

    Thursday, May 10 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-05-10 14:45:01 GMT
    When Donald Trump informed Kim Jong Un that his nuclear button "is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!" professional diplomats didn't know what to say.
    When Donald Trump informed Kim Jong Un that his nuclear button "is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!" professional diplomats didn't know what to say.
  • A judge pick who won't back landmark Brown case is unacceptable

    A judge pick who won't back landmark Brown case is unacceptable

    Thursday, May 10 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-05-10 13:35:17 GMT
    The US Supreme Court's unanimous 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education was a watershed moment in the fight for racial justice. The ruling not only banned segregation in our schools, but it also redefined...
    The US Supreme Court's unanimous 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education was a watershed moment in the fight for racial justice. The ruling not only banned segregation in our schools, but it also redefined equality in...
  • China wants it both ways on North Korea. Here's why it can't

    China wants it both ways on North Korea. Here's why it can't

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-05-09 04:38:31 GMT
    One constant question in East Asian geopolitics is how much influence China actually has over North Korea.
    One constant question in East Asian geopolitics is how much influence China actually has over North Korea.