Nancy Pelosi was right both times. And thats the Democrats problem.
LOS ANGELES It seemed fitting somehow that the news of Kamala Harris withdrawal from the presidential race would be quickly blotted out Tuesday by the House Intelligence Committees release of its impeachment report. Even in retreat, Harris couldnt hold onto the spotlight.
WASHINGTON The grounds for impeaching President Donald Trump arent hard to find. Theyre clearly stated in the spare words of the Constitution.
Joe Biden and I share a problem thats not always easy to talk about. In fact, thats the problem. We stutter. That makes a lot of things hard to talk about.
One of my first observations after immigrating to the U.S. in 2013 is that Americans are allergic to face-to-face conflict.
Allen column: Chick-fil-A tired of fighting the culture war. Will conservatives tire of Chick-fil-A?
Three things in life are certain: death, taxes and long lines at Chick-fil-A.
I adored the story of Cinderella as a child. The prospect of having a man so in love with me that hed criss-cross the kingdom searching for my size 6 ½ foot was heady stuff. It never occurred to me that Cindy was oppressed by the patriarchy or that she should just buy her own darn pair of shoes.
They let Donald Trump out of his bubble Sunday. It did not go well.
WASHINGTON It has always struck me as strange that a narrative about genocide Noah and the ark should be employed as a childrens story. As the other boys and girls in Sunday school focused on the cuteness of the rescued animals, I remember thinking about the mass of humanity desperately clawing to get into Noahs boat. This exposed an early tendency to see the glass half empty particularly when it contained so many floating corpses.
California is in a state of emergency.
My father, A.M. Rosenthal, longtime editor of the New York Times, published the Pentagon Papers 48 years ago. For 35 years, until he died, I never heard him acknowledge that it was the Pentagon analyst Daniel Ellsberg who provided the papers to the Times. Dad had given his word to keep the sources identity secret.
In February 1998 as Ken Starr assured reporters his behind-closed-doors impeachment inquiry was moving expeditiously and Bill Clinton was announcing he had no intention of stepping down, CNN and Time conducted a poll asking whether Americans supported impeachment. Just 19% said he should be impeached, with 73% against it. Over the next nine months as more details leaked from the grand jury and the Starr Report was submitted to the House of Representatives, those numbers shifted marginally to 29% and 67%, respectively.
On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebooks chief executive, testified about his companys cryptocurrency project at a hearing held by the House Financial Services Committee. In his testimony, Zuckerberg tried to reassure Congress that Facebooks Libra cryptocurrency would square the circle between financial inclusion and regulatory adherence, consumer privacy and proactive fraud detection. The one thing he didnt manage to address is whether the world really wants a crypto offering from the social media giant.
Mitt Romney has emerged as the Lone Ranger Republican, willing to speak out about our corrupt president. When the news of Trumps phone call with Ukraines Volodymyr Zelenskiy broke, Romney said the situation was not just troubling but appalling. He insisted we needed to know more and encouraged the impeachment inquiry to go forward.
WASHINGTON Presidential aspirant Beto ORourke, thrashing about in an attempt to be noticed, says tax exemptions should be denied to churches and other institutions that oppose same-sex marriage. ORourkes suggestion, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warrens plan to tax the excessive exercise of a First Amendment right, and the NBAs painful lesson about the perils of moral grandstanding illustrate how progressivism has become a compound of self-satisfied moral preening and a thirst for coercion.
WASHINGTON Beto ORourke, innovative for interpreting a failed Senate campaign as a steppingstone to the presidency, is now famous for (1) his use of profanity on the campaign trail, (2) his pledge that hell, yes he wants to confiscate AR-15s and (3) his proposal to tax religious institutions that dont approve of gay marriage.
Twice near the start of the last Democratic presidential debate, George Stephanopoulos of ABC News tried to pin Elizabeth Warren down on whether her vision for Medicare for All would require a middle-class tax increase. Twice she didnt answer him. It was the perfect opening for one of the other contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination to charge her with evasiveness and force her to reckon fully with the costs of her ambitious plans and the profound difficulty of enacting them.