For more than 30 years, successive U.S. administrations have called Iran what it is: a state sponsor of terrorism. Leaders of its military and intelligence agencies have been sanctioned, while the terror groups Iran supports have faced military action as well as sanctions.
This past week its Joe Bidens turn in the #MeToo barrel, and like many Democrats, Im torn about what to think. The allegations by Lucy Flores that in 2014, when she was running for lieutenant governor of Nevada, the vice president touched her shoulders and kissed the back of her head cannot exactly be dismissed as an outlier, given that another allegation of guerrilla nuzzling followed just 72 hours later (this time from 2009) and that multiple photo montages online suggest a similar pattern.
Appropriately, during the crescendo of this college basketball season, in which the most significant event was a shoe malfunction, a lawyer whose best-known client was a pornographic actress was indicted for threatening to shrink a shoe companys market capitalization by making allegations about the company misbehaving in the meat market for a small number of tall student-athletes. What counts as misbehavior in this swamp is a murky subject.
It is high time the United States extended the right to vote in presidential elections to the U.S. citizens of Puerto Rico. Enactment of a constitutional amendment to secure this right would be a sensible first step to full enfranchisement until the more contentious issue of statehood is resolved.
The Supreme Court on March 27 heard arguments about whether federal courts should be required to defer to the executive branchs interpretation of its own rules, if that interpretation is reasonable. This may sound like a technical, legalistic dispute and it is but the wrong decision could make it vastly harder for the federal government to protect the public.
Staff members gasped four years ago when Dan Price gathered the 120 employees at Gravity Payments, the company he had founded with his brother, and told them he was raising everyones salary to a minimum of $70,000, partly by slashing his own $1.1 million pay to the same level.
When umpire Dutch Rennert blew a call at first base, then-St. Louis Cardinals manager Joe Torre trotted out and asked, How come youre such a good ball-strike umpire and such (expletive) on the bases? Rennert, equally puzzled, amiably replied, Isnt that something? Try to be as serene as Rennert was if you miss some of these calls:
WASHINGTON Robert Muellers report is a gift to the nation, which now knows what was already a reasonable surmise: that its chief executives unlovely admiration for a repulsive foreign regime, Vladimir Putins, is more a dereliction of taste and judgment than evidence that he is under that regimes sway.
WASHINGTON If an adjective creates a redundancy, does preceding it with two other adjectives give the Supreme Court a reason to venture where it has never gone before? Come Tuesday, the court will hear oral arguments urging it to referee gerrymandering in the drawing of congressional districts. The justices should, like Ulysses, listen to this siren song but bind themselves from obeying it.
Everybody says rural America is collapsing. But I keep going to places with more moral coherence and social commitment than we have in booming urban areas. These visits prompt the same question: How can we spread the civic mindset they have in abundance?
Spring is here, and the U.S. Senate, appropriately enough, is preparing to vote on a resolution for the Green New Deal. But what exactly would it do?
WASHINGTON On Feb. 12, Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka El Chapo, was convicted of multiple crimes related to running the Sinaloa drug cartel, Mexicos largest. Thirteen days before his conviction, authorities seized enough of the synthetic opioid called fentanyl for 100 million lethal doses. It was hidden in a truck carrying cucumbers through the Nogales port of legal entry. On Feb. 28, authorities at the port of Newark inspecting a container ship that had arrived from Colombia found inside a container supposedly filled with dried fruit 3,200 pounds of cocaine, worth $77 million on U.S streets. This was two days after Don Winslow published The Border, the final volume in his 1,900-page trilogy of novels (The Power of the Dog and The Cartel) about the cartels and the U.S. war on drugs. He could hardly have arranged a better launch for his book, which is already on best-seller lists.
America would be more secure and stronger economically if we recognized that we have largely achieved our objectives in Afghanistan and moved aggressively to bring our troops and tax dollars home, Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) write in an op-ed article. Today, despite vast investment in training and equipping Afghan forces, the countrys deep-seated instability, rampant corruption and, in some cases, compromised loyalties endure. Extending our commitment of combat troops will not remedy that situation.
Another massive study has discovered no causal connection between the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and autism.