For a long time I didn't talk about my abortion. I wasn't ashamed of it, but it wasn't something that was discussed in polite company -- late at night with your girlfriends, but not over cocktails with your acquaintances.
Congress is botching the investigation into Russia's meddling in US election and whether Trump and associates involved, says Page Pate. A competent and credible investigator needs to cut through the partisan jockeying.
There was something for everyone in Monday's hearing -- for Democrats, some fuel for their unproven theory the presidency was stolen from them in last year's election and for Republicans, confirmation that there's a serious problem with the leaking of secrets by officials in Washington, says Alice Stewart.
Today, the most famous (or infamous, depending on your politics) FBI director since J. Edgar Hoover did his job. Director James Comey revealed a bombshell -- and he also probably made a few more enemies.
The FBI director's testimony in front of Congress will be a public record of the findings so far of the investigations into reported ties between members of the Trump campaign team and Russians, says Julian Zelizer
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that enactment of the Trump-supported American Health Care Act (AHCA) would result in 24 million fewer people having coverage by 2026. And while that will have many implications for Americans' health and wellbeing, here's something else to consider: the AHCA will also increase the number of abortions performed in this country, perhaps more than any single piece of legislation ever enacted by Congress, especially if all funding for Planned Parenthood is blocked.
President Trump is following in the footsteps of Ronald Reagan, the most fiscally irresponsible president in modern US history, and he is starting with the US already more heavily in debt than in the 1980s, Edward Kleinbard writes
As Trump's team deftly employs Facebook to persuade and maintain a base of support, Ramesh Srinivasan says the social media platform must endeavor to provide a more balanced media diet to all of its users.
"Wayne Tracker" has joined a cadre of political aliases, like "John Barron" and "Carlos Danger," says Michael D'Antonio: he's a reminder that some of our leaders can't resist using ridiculous tricks and deceptions.
DOJ's request for more time to meet Congress' deadline for proof of absurd claim looks a lot like a politicization of the department--one that drags department's career employees in on it, writes Jen Psaki.
There are plenty of other white Americans, those who DON'T believe in the white nationalism currently afoot in America, who are struggling to accept the changing face of the country, writes Issac Bailey.
Ruth Ben-Ghiat says that Steve King's tweets neglect the lesson -- evident from the Jim Crow South to Fascist Europe to apartheid South Africa -- that states organized around racism are doomed to fail.
I have referred to the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act as the "Make America Sick Again" bill. The numbers from the Congressional Budget Office make that an apt description. According to the CBO, 24 million more Americans could be uninsured by 2026 under the House Republican bill than under Obamacare.
With a President intent on cutting the "ultimate deal" between the Israelis and the Palestinians, David Friedman's pro-settlement views will likely face many counterweights in the administration, writes Aaron David Miller.
The truth, and the challenge to marchers—and to women—is that while it's easy enough to blame the patriarchy for a society that remains far more favorable to men, a significant part of that patriarchy is made up of, and encouraged by, women, writes Peggy Drexler
Andrew Koppelman writes that the president's recent executive order "Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Cost," speaks the language of principled libertarians, but its beneficiaries are people and companies that pursue their own gain at the expense of the public.
On Saturday morning, most of us laughed off President Donald Trump's Twitter storm accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones during the campaign. After all, as noted widely in the media, Trump had offered zero evidence for his bizarre claim.
Did the attorney general perjure himself in testimony at his confirmation hearing? On Thursday, Sessions recused himself from any investigation of the campaign and has indicated he will send a clarification note to the Senate committee.
Jay Parini writes that it's especially important in the Trump Era that we not allow bullying tactics to color the tone of discussions, as happened over a Charles Murray appearance at Middlebury College.
The Trump administration's harsh new DHS orders get it wrong on immigration enforcement, increasing the risk of racial profiling, threatening due process and creating a looming threat for Dreamers, writes Raul Reyes.
On Tuesday, Trump raised hopes he was newly interested in immigration reform. In his speech to Congress,he dashed them--not surprising for the most anti-immigrant president in history, writes Raul Reyes.
President Trump has thrown down a major challenge for the tea party with a massive budget-busting plan that increases military spending by a whopping $54 billion, slashes domestic programs, and leaves Social Security and Medicare intact
He maintains a striking consistency between who he was as a candidate and is as the President, says Tim Stanley, and has cannily stoked hostility to the media to rally his troops and create an enemy to blame for his failures.
There is a great, potentially existential, danger lurking deep within the next critical decision President Trump will have to make -- the one he has said would define his presidency: how to do away with ISIS.
His thin skin. His inability to separate fact from fiction. His continuing focus on his election victory margin. His failure to push policy along. All of these are reasons for people to think this still-young presidency is off the rails, writes Julian Zelizer
Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling says reports of a presidentially-directed review to step up campaign against ISIS don't signal anything close to a done deal, more like part of military planners' complex exploration of many options.
By placing a Russian surveillance vessel off the East Coast of the United States, Vladimir Putin is flexing his muscles and reminding the US that it doesn't have a monopoly on the high seas, writes James Holmes.
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.