Youngstown used to be a great industrial power. When Trump told voters he wanted to make it great again, they listened. Trump is visiting a second time to make sure he has their trust, writes Paul Sracic.
It hasn't been easy being Sean Spicer for the past six months. Called on to defend the indefensible from day one -- remember those outlandish, inaccurate claims about the inauguration crowd numbers? -- he has watched his credibility be reduced to rubble.
Republican Senator Jeff Flake stood up to anti-Muslim bigotry directed at one of the Democratic candidates seeking to unseat him -- an example of leadership that Donald Trump could learn from, writes Dean Obeidallah.
If Republicans and Democrats don't work together to deliver the American people a desperately needed health care bill, both parties will face repercussions during midterm elections, writes Alice Stewart.
Donald Trump's lawyer implied that agents bore some responsibility for the controversial meeting, but agents' job is to protect a candidate's physical security, not guard against son causing potential reputational damage, writes Jonathan Wackrow.
Trump's support of alternative facts, by the likes of Alex Jones, is unfortunately adding credibility to falsehoods that could impact economic and military policies that could be disastrous for the world, writes Richard Wooley
The president doesn't regularly attend church and has publicly displayed a wobbly knowledge of the Bible, but he has promised to advance the social conservative agenda and for many religious leaders that is good enough, writes Errol Louis.
In response to the commission's request that states turn over voter information, some voters are seeking to de-register, which will hurt democracy and could influence upcoming elections, writes Joshua Douglas.
With hate crimes increasing in the past year, Americans are afraid they will be targeted simply based on their race, religion or gender. Trump's nominee for FBI director must prioritize combating these violent acts, write Kristen Clarke and Vanita Gupta
Although a US THAAD missile successfully intercepted a test target in Alaska on Tuesday, our defense systems would not be fully effective in shielding the United States from missile attacks, writes Thomas H. Lee.
It has been reported that the Senate and House Intelligence committees investigating possible ties between Trump campaign officials and the Russians have begun to receive access to financial data from the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
For those with a college degree or above, life is good. Jobs are plentiful, incomes are rising, inflation is low, health is broadly improving, and the impacts of the new information technologies -- from smartphones to e-commerce to ubiquitous information -- are generally beneficent.
In a letter to The Wall Street Journal this week, Ivanka Trump gave a robust defense of the Trump administration's proposed paid family leave program. The Journal's editorial board had denounced it as a government "entitlement" that "could create another disincentive for work and advancement."
After more than two hours of talks on Friday, Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin appeared to have made progress in bridging some of the issues dividing their countries. But it's far too soon to declare success in ending the hostility that has marked recent US-Russia relations.
The Regulatory Accountability Act, which could be taken up as early as this summer, would make it easier to overturn existing protections and delay pending ones, putting the public at risk, writes Rhea Suh.
Both Trump's tweeting of video showing him beating up "CNN" and CNN's response have raised controversy. In an era of ugly politics, the President is making it uglier, driving people away from public service, writes Tim Stanley.
Though it's hard to predict what will happen in the Trump-Putin meeting, there is a strong chance both leaders will be able to claim success without resolving core divisive issues, write Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky.
Frida Ghitis writes that Trump's attacks against the media are straight out of the playbook of populist authoritarians: discrediting critics, fostering divisions, creating an enemy -- and unraveling democracy.
When it comes to geopolitical theater, no one can accuse the North Korean leadership of lacking a certain sense of timing. Kim Jong Un may have taken the best part of the last two weeks out of the public eye, but he's made some comeback.
We will remember 2017 as the year patriotism started to acquire a new vitality and force among Democrats -- and the year that the GOP lost control of its narrative. We have President Donald Trump to thank for both of these things.
Melania Trump's announcement that Timothy Harleth, a former employee from Trump International Hotel in D.C., would be the new White House chief usher shows how the position has become less about experience, writes Kate Andersen Brower
If there is one sacred holiday in France, it is what Americans call "Bastille Day," and the French simply call "the Fourteenth of July." It is the Fourth of July, Veteran's Day and Presidents Day all rolled into one. Now, on the invitation of France's new President Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump is coming to celebrate it with the French people.
As most Americans begin a particularly lengthy Fourth of July holiday weekend, television screens, and virtually all the media are focused on the burning questions: "Did Mika really have a face-lift?" and "Did Trump really tweet that?"
US health care costs are out of sight, more than $10,000 per person per year, compared with around $5,000 per person in Canada, Germany and France. Obamacare expanded coverage without controlling costs. The Republican plan would ruthlessly and cruelly limit coverage without controlling costs.
With the 4th of July recess approaching, McConnell won't have the chance to rally support for the Senate's health care bill, giving grassroots opponents an opportunity to save the Affordable Care Act, writes Julian Zelizer.
A pamphlet proclaiming that President Abraham Lincoln supported a program of interracial sex to create an "American race" meant to cost him his re-election. It didn't work, but the rumor never truly died.