Russia, an FBI official said on Monday, wants Americans to tear ourselves apart as we head toward the November election.
Editorial: The #MeToo movement let victims be heard. Weinstein verdict tells victims they can be believed
At last, the disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has been held legally accountable for his reprehensible sexual misconduct and the trauma it caused to far too many women working in the entertainment industry. After a trial that included weeks of testimony from multiple women who said that the producer had assaulted them, a New York jury found Weinstein guilty of raping one woman and committing a felony sex crime against another.
Hawaii residents and visitors beware. Legislation is moving through the state government that could land those currently considered responsible consumers in jail. And for what offense? Splitting a bottle of wine over dinner or enjoying a tropical drink on the beach prior to driving. More specifically, the legislation seeks to lower the long standing legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) arrest level for drunk driving from 0.08 to 0.05. That is a 40% reduction.
President Trump should pay closer attention to his top aide. Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney delivered some words of wisdom about immigration during a recent trip to the United Kingdom.
Professionals devoted to preventing global pandemics know best how to do their jobs when theyre left to do their jobs. The danger comes when politicians and bureaucrats intervene with an eye toward easing human suffering or minimizing political fallout and wind up hastening the spread of the very viruses theyre fighting. One bad decision after another helped make the 2014 Ebola scare far worse than it should have been. The new novel coronavirus pandemic is exposing an entirely new dimension in bad calls.
As Attorney General William Barr is learning to his dismay, in Trump world, there is no bottom.
The frequency of school shootings demands that students be taught to try to save themselves and their classmates should the worst happen.
The attorney general of the United States should not be influenced by the president or members of the White House staff on how to prosecute particular cases before the Department of Justice.
Much of the punditry about Wednesday nights Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas focuses on the shelling that former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg took from his rivals. And, indeed, Bloomberg had some very, very bad moments, as well as a few very good ones.
Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security are among the most popular federal programs out there. A 2019 Pew Research poll showed majorities across all parties and demographics opposing cuts to Social Security. A Public Policy Polling survey that same year found broad opposition to slashing Medicaid or Medicare.
Do you think it is permissible to yell fire in a crowded movie theater in order to create a panic? How about whether it is legal to speak to a crowd and tell them to go out and shoot the first police officer they see, or homeless person or teacher?