Editorial: Building that economic wall: Trump’s incoherent Mexico tariffs punish American consumers, do nothing to fix border crisis
Incomprehensible: Thursday, President Trump announced 5% tariffs on products from Mexico beginning June 10, which will rise 5% each month until they hit 25% in October.
During the 2012 presidential election, there occurred one of those remarkably rare moments when campaign rhetoric actually clarified a large issue. It happened when Barack Obama, speaking without a written text, spoke from his heart and revealed his mind:
Ive never thought that youth was wasted on the young, as George Bernard Shaw is said to have argued, because I remember far too well how much stamina, resilience and imagination it took to make it past age 25.
It is the best of times. It is the worst of times.
When Donald Trump invites historical comparisons, it is usually to his detriment. This is the risk of being even more corrupt than Warren Harding and even less articulate than, well, Warren Harding (whose rhetoric reminded H.L. Mencken of a string of wet sponges and stale bean soup).
Difficulties with Iran will recur regularly, like the oscillations of a sine wave, and the recent crisis if such it was, or is illustrates persistent U.S. intellectual and institutional failures, starting with this: The Trump administrations assumption, and that of many in Congress, is that if the president wants to wage war against a nation almost the size of Mexico (and almost four times larger than Iraq) and with 83 million people (more than double that of Iraq), there is no constitutional hindrance to him acting unilaterally.
Editors note: This article appeared on The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker website May 23.
Not long ago I found myself inside the hushed and high-vaulted interior of a nursing home for geriatric books, in the forgotten city of St.-Omer, France. Running my white-gloved hands over the pages of a thousand-year-old manuscript, I was amazed at the still-bright colors applied long ago in a chilly medieval scriptorium. Would anything written today still be around to touch in another millennium?
WASHINGTON Were cutting out some of this ear hair that you get when you get older, said the 46-year-old manchild who is auditioning to be Skateboarder-in-Chief. Live-streaming his visit to an El Paso barbershop, Beto ORourke continued: It grows out of your ears, and if you dont get it cut, it can be nasty.
Since 1973, when Roe vs. Wade ushered in what would eventually lead to abortion on demand, including partial-birth abortion and even the failure to protect babies born alive after failed procedures the pro-life movement has achieved few legislative victories.
My old friend Clarinda signs her e-mails Hugs, Cl, which I think is a warm and friendly way of closing a letter to people we especially like good friends, specific co-workers, special neighbors people with whom we have a positive and informal relationship. Since imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery, I have taken to signing many of my emails the same way.
Theres no denying the obvious ploy by Republican state legislators in Alabama to impose the most draconian restrictions on abortion rights this nation has seen in half a century. They, like their counterparts in Jefferson City, are fully aware that the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision remains the law of the land and that women still have a constitutional right to abortion access.
President Trump says he wants to protect American jobs. Yet his administration is about to ease publication rules designed to ensure that employers dont replace U.S. citizens with temporary foreign workers.
WASHINGTON For House Democrats, this will be health care week. How many voters will notice?
Facebooks terms of service are clear: We do not allow hate speech on Facebook because it creates an environment of intimidation and exclusion, and in some cases may promote real-world violence.
PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. A new United Nations report projecting the extinction of one-eighth of all animal and plant species should rattle the cages of any remaining skeptics regarding climate change and the central role humans have played in Earths accelerating destruction.