Two cheers for democratic socialists

“Socialism has known increments of success, basic failure and massive betrayal. Yet it is more relevant to the humane construction of the twenty-first century than any other idea.”

Trump’s foreign policy smashes our defining ideals

WASHINGTON — Setting aside the issue of whether the president is wittingly advancing the interests of a hostile power — a qualification that is only imaginable in the Trump era — what is happening to the direction of American foreign policy?

Time to break the cycle

Last week, there was an incident of domestic violence on my block. A man and a woman were screaming at each other and it predictably led to physical force.

Trump’s narcissism has become our foreign policy doctrine

WASHINGTON — Defining a foreign policy theory that might merit the title of “doctrine” is difficult in the Trump administration, which is dismissive of reflection, consistency and precedent. But in practice, it is the replacement of national pride with personal vanity.

Editorial: Encourage more robocalls? No, no, no!

There are few annoyances as constant in modern life as robocalls. Despite a 1991 federal law meant to limit them, robocalls to Americans set a new record last month with 4.1 billion, according to the company behind the YouMail call-blocking application.