• White House senior adviser Jared Kushner walks across the tarmac after stepping off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, May 7, 2017. Kushner traveled with President Donald Trump and they where returning to Washington after spending the weekend at Trump's New Jersey golf course.

    Stop calling Jared Kushner 'naive'

    By Dean Obeidallah
    Following the latest Russia revelation, Dean Obeidallah writes that commentators and intelligence officials are wrong to call Jared Kushner naive; he is far too educated and experienced.
  • Senior advisor Jared Kushner  looks on during a working luncheon with President Mauricio Macri of Argentina in the Cabinet Room of the White House April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    How Kushner could play the Nixon card

    By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
    Under new scrutiny after reports that he proposed secret back-channel communications with Russians, the President's son-in-law and trusted advisor could reach for more benign Nixon-era parallels, writes Julian Zelizer. But can these hold up?
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    My son's health under Trump's proposed cuts

    By Kavitha Rajagopalan
    Kavitha Rajagopalan writes that Trump's proposed budget cuts to NIH could endanger the life of her son, who suffers from a rare disease and relies on the NIH for treatment research and consultation.
  • US President Donald Trump (C) delivers a speech next to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) during the unveiling ceremony of the Berlin Wall monument, during the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit at the NATO headquarters, in Brussels, on May 25, 2017.

    President Trump passes his first test on the world stage

    By Nile Gardiner
    President Donald Trump's first presidential foray onto the international stage should be judged as a success. His visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, Belgium and Italy were well managed by the White House and effectively advanced some key foreign policy goals for the new administration.
  • Flags from left to right: Syria, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen. An executive order signed Monday by US President Donald Trump bans immigration from these six Muslim-majority countries.

    How Trump lost travel ban fight before it began

    By Page Pate, CNN Legal Analyst
    Page Pate: The 4th Circuit Court's decision that Trump's campaign words showed unlawful intent against Muslims with his travel ban will likely keep the Supreme Court from wanting to hear the case.
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    Trump couldn't cut Sean Spicer a break?

    By Rob Crilly
    No matter how jaded political reporters might be, they had no choice but to feel sorry for Sean Spicer this week -- with good reason, says Rob Crilly.
  • Trump and GOP are trading away your health care

    Obamacare repeal plan and Trump budget proposal reveal a GOP willing to put the nation's elderly, sick and disabled on the street, while gilding the corporate class and shouting down the rest of the world, writes Ford Vox.
  • MISSOULA, MT - MAY 24:  Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte speaks to supporters during a campaign meet and greet at Lambros Real Estate on May 24, 2017 in Missoula, Montana.  Greg Gianforte is campaigning throughout Montana ahead of a May 25 special election to fill Montana's single congressional seat. Gianforte is in a tight race against democrat Rob Quist.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Montana is a perfect storm for the GOP

    By Ruth Ben-Ghiat
    Ruth Ben-Ghiat: the encounter between a Montana GOP candidate and a reporter spotlights a strain of violence becoming increasingly visible under Donald Trump.
  • GREAT FALLS, MT - MAY 23:  Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte looks on during a campaign meet and greet at Lions Park on May 23, 2017 in Great Falls, Montana.  Greg Gianforte is campaigning throughout Montana ahead of a May 25 special election to fill Montana's single congressional seat. Gianforte is in a tight race against democrat Rob Quist.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Law doesn't do enough to protect reporters

    By Danny Cevallos, CNN Legal Analyst
    Following the alleged assault of a journalist in Montana, Danny Cevallos argues that members of the press should be given special protection under the law.
  • Secretary Carson, you should know better

    By Issac Bailey
    Ben Carson's insensitive remark about poverty does not reflect the lived reality of so many Americans who have been structurally disadvantaged from the start, writes Issac Bailey.
  • This is the photo that inspired social media outrage.  President Donald Trump congratulates House Republicans at a recent White House event after they passed a bill aimed at  replacing ObamaCare. Critics said the image of all white men making decisions for the rest of America looked outdated and tone-deaf.

    GOP health bill is a front for big tax breaks

    By Pete Buttigieg
    The GOP health bill is a tax cut by design, says Pete Buttigieg; we need to tell our senators to say no to using health care reform as a front to slash taxes for the wealthy.
  • Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney holds a news conference to discuss the Trump Administration's proposed FY2017 federal budget in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House May 23, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Bernie Sanders: Trump's budget is immoral

    By Bernie Sanders
    Donald Trump's proposed budget will make historic levels of wealth and income inequality worse, says Bernie Sanders. It shows he isn't the man he campaigned to be.
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    Kevin McCarthy: We can end human trafficking

    By Kevin McCarthy
    Rep. Kevin McCarthy writes that, in response to the rise in human trafficking, the House of Representatives is introducing 13 pieces of legislation on the issue this week.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 05:  U.S. first lady Melania Trump walks through the White House West Colonnade prior to a joint news conference April 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump held talks on Middle East peace process and other bilateral issues with King Abdullah II.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    What signal is Melania sending?

    By Michael D'Antonio
    Viral videos of the First Land and Donald Trump from their trip abroad have sparked speculation that they are locked in war of signals and symbols that mainly indicate, says Michael D'Antonio, that Melania is not happy.
  • Bergen: A pattern in terror -- second generation, homegrown

    By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
    The Manchester attacker was a homegrown terrorist and the son of Libyan immigrants -- and may have struggled with a split identity -- feeling neither entirely Western nor of his parents' culture writes Peter Bergen.
  • President Donald Trump and President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, held a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House, on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

    Trump is picking the wrong battle on health care

    By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
    President Trump's proposed Medicaid cuts counter his populist rhertoric and will likely be difficult for Republicans to pass with another election year looming, writes Julian Zelizer.
  • On tour abroad, Trump does what Obama should have

    By Timothy Stanley
    Trump is doing that Obama was reluctant to do: he's picking sides, even when his choices are not ideal, and amid the added urgency, after Manchester attack, to address nations' collective vulnerability to terror, writes Tim Stanley.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 10: National Security Adviser Michael Flynn sits before U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hold a joint press conference at the White House on February 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. The two answered questions from American and Japanese press.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Congress, give Flynn immunity

    By Page Pate, CNN Legal Analyst
    Instead of subpoening Flynn, Congress should grant him limited immunity first, so he can begin to answer questions regarding Russia's potential collusion with the Trump campaign, writes Page Pate.
  • US President Donald Trump, US First lady Melania Trump (2nd R), Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (2nd L) and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (L) put their hands on an illuminated globe  during the inauguration ceremony of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on May 21, 2017.

    Why Trump touched the glowing orb

    By David Wheeler
    People are freaked out about a picture of Trump in Saudi Arabia with his hands on a glowing orb. I'm not freaked, writes David Wheeler. The glowing orb is a friend of mine--whose predictions come true.
  • President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman pose for photos after a ceremony to mark the opening of the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Trump's anti-Iran aggression couldn't come at a worse time

    By David A. Andelman
    At first glance, it appears that there are only two clear paths that the US can take when dealing with the Middle East: the Sunni path of Saudi Arabia and the bulk of its Gulf allies, on the one hand; or the Shiite path represented by Iran.
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    The players who control Trump's fate

    By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
    As President Trump faces a brewing scandal over Russian meddling, what happens next hinges on how a cast of political actors and journalists play their part, writes Julian Zelizer.
  • WASHINGTON - MAY 31:  The exterior view of the south side of the White House is seen May 31, 2005 in Washington, DC. Vanity Fair Magazine reported that former FBI official W. Mark Felt claimed himself was ?Deep Throat,? the anonymous source who provided information to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward?s famous Watergate investigation report that led to the former President Richard Nixon's resignation.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    There are lots of ways to get to impeachment

    By Danny Cevallos, CNN Legal Analyst
    From the obscure felony off misprision, to non-crimes like abuse of power, there are plenty of impeachable transgressions that can be creatively applied to an executive's conduct, writes Danny Cevallos
  • US President Donald Trump escorts Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (not pictured) to his car following meetings in the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC, May 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Callan: Obstruction of justice case just took quantum leap

    By Paul Callan
    On Friday the potential for an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump took a quantum leap in strength and legal sustainability when the New York Times reported that Trump had advised two of the investigation's targets that the Russia "pressure" was off and that Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey, who he described as a "nut."
  • WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 2: Pro-choice advocates (right) and anti-abortion advocates (left) rally outside of the Supreme Court, March 2, 2016 in Washington, DC. On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt case, where the justices will consider a Texas law requiring that clinic doctors have admitting privileges at local hospitals and that clinics upgrade their facilities to standards similar to hospitals. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Who gets hurt by GOP's 'pro-life' hypocrisy

    By Jill Filipovic
    Jill Filipovic: If the Trump administration gives Texas Republicans Medicaid money to defund Planned Parenthood, other state will follow and put families at risk.
  • TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One prior to departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, April 18, 2017, as he travels to Wisconsin. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump trip shows US hypocrisy on human rights

    By Jonathan Tasini
    President Donald Trump's trip through the Middle East should puncture a myth Americans have been fed for generations: that this country's foreign policy lives up to its high-minded rhetoric on the advancement of human rights.
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    The guy who really gave us Donald Trump

    By Timothy Stanley
    The death of the hugely influential -- and then disgraced -- media giant marks the end of an era of which Trump is perhaps the last champion, writes Tim Stanley.
  • Trump's tweets reflect his state of mind

    By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
    President Donald Trump angry tweets about Robert Mueller's investigation reveal a lot about what Trump thinks about scandal, writes Julian Zelizer.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11:  FBI Director Robert Mueller appears before a House Select Intelligence committee on Capitol Hill, April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on worldwide threats facing the United States.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Pate: Mueller is like Comey, but on steroids

    By Page Pate, CNN Legal Analyst
    After what must have been a lot of hand-wringing and soul-searching, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein chose Robert Mueller as "special counsel" to oversee the investigation into Russia's meddling in the last election, and any unlawful collusion that may have occurred between the Russians and Donald Trump's campaign during that time.
  • Washington Post reporters Carl Bernstein, left, and Bob Woodward broke stories about the President Richard Nixon administration's cover-up after the June 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters. The coverage earned the Post a Pulitzer Price and sparked a congressional investigation that eventually led to Nixon's resignation in 1974.

    Don't fall for Watergate myth

    By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
    The press had its famed effect on Nixon's fate only because it worked beside functioning government institutions that also did their job. The same must hold with scrutiny of Trump scandals.
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    Trump is making it harder to keep America safe

    By Juliette Kayyem, CNN National Security Analyst
    The Trump administration's ongoing drama has overshadowed and undermined the intelligence community at a time when the terror threat is at one of its highest levels, Juliette Kayyem says.
  • Republican presidential candidate John Kasich speaks during a town hall style campaign stop at the Crowne Plaza on April 19, 2016 in Annapolis, Maryland. The Maryland presidential primary will be held on April 26th. / AFP / Olivier Douliery        (Photo credit should read OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images)

    John Kasich: The time for bipartisanship is now

    By John Kasich
    Gov. John Kasich writes the American people will no longer stand for gridlock; Congress must work together to reach bipartisan solutions on a host of issues facing the country.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16: US President Donald Trump smiles during a joint statement with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan (not pictured) in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on May 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump and Erdogan face the issue of working out cooperation in the fight against terrorism as Turkey objects to the US arming of Kurdish forces in Syria. (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

    Borger: All the President's friends: worried

    By Gloria Borger, CNN Chief Political Analyst
    It's hard to know, when you live in the eye of the storm, whether the White House is truly at a tipping point, Trump's allies and friends are finding.
  • U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, second left, at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Trump on Wednesday welcomed Vladimir Putin's top diplomat to the White House for Trump's highest level face-to-face contact with a Russian government official since he took office in January. Fourth from right is Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak. (Russian Foreign Ministry Photo via AP)

    For Trump, character is destiny

    By Michael D'Antonio
    Instead of cultivating the personal qualities we associate with good character, Donald Trump came to inhabit the fictional role that he has invented, Michael D'Antonio says.
  • Republicans' patience with Trump may be running out

    By Julian Zelizer, CNN Political Analyst
    This has been the President's worst week, shaking the wall of support from GOP lamakers as their agenda languishes and they worry about Trump's effect on the 2018 election, writes Julian Zelizer.
  • Psaki: Trump is destroying the trust of our allies

    By Jen Psaki
    News reports that the President shared secret information with Russia will alarm foreign partners, who are already anxious about his impulsive actions and may pull back on intelligence sharing that helps safeguard Americans.
  • Trump again reveals his dangerous incompetence

    By Frida Ghitis
    News reports say the President revealed secret information to the Russians; if true, it is only the latest in a string of fast and loose statements that endanger the country, and for which he bears sole responsibility, writes Frida Ghitis.
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    Why extending laptop ban makes no sense

    By Bruce Schneier
    Extending the electronics travel ban will only exacerbate the divide between the haves and the have nots -- and without making us safer, writes Bruce Schneier.
  • James Clapper: Defending democracy from Trump

    By Juliette Kayyem, CNN National Security Analyst
    James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, has become one of the staunchest critics of Trump and defenders of democracy in the wake of Comey's firing, writes Juliette Kayyem.
  • James Comey's 'Fun' night out

    By Kate Maltby
    The former FBI director--over the past year one of the most scrutinized men in America--chose a bold, lesbian feminist musical,Fun Home for his low-profile/high-profile public appearance, writes Kate Maltby.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 07:  Deputy U.S. Attorney General nominee Rod Rosenstein is sworn in prior to testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. During the hearing, Democratic senators pressed Rosenstein to appoint a special prosecutor in an ongoing federal inquiry into Russian influence in the U.S. presidential election.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Rosenstein's only good choice -- name a special prosecutor

    By Page Pate, CNN Legal Analyst
    After the firing of Comey, it's clear that President Trump can remove anyone and everyone holding a top position at the Justice Department who may be involved in this investigation -- and that's not acceptable, Page Pate writes
  • In this Friday, May 12, 2017, photo provided by the Jen Chung of Gothamist, Melissa McCarthy is seen her Sean "Spicey" Spicer costume preparing to shoot a video in Midtown Manhattan for her appearance this weekend on Saturday Night Live. (Jen Chung /Gothamist via AP)

    President Trump, please don't fire Sean Spicer

    By Dean Obeidallah
    Of all the people in the administration who have been comedy gold, Sean Spicer tops the list given Melissa McCarthy's hilarious impression of the White House press secretary, writes Dean Obeidallah
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    Psaki: GOP Congress, don't just 'stand by your man'

    By Jen Psaki
    Tammy Wynette sang "if you love him you'll forgive him,' but GOP Congress must instead show courage to stand up for something bigger than party and President and demand Russia inquiry get to bottom of election meddling, writes Jen Psaki.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22: U.S. President Donald Trump (C) shakes hands with James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), during an Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump today mocked protesters who gathered for large demonstrations across the U.S. and the world on Saturday to signal discontent with his leadership, but later offered a more conciliatory tone, saying he recognized such marches as a "hallmark of our democracy." (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

    Trump had to do it

    By Timothy Stanley
    Despite the optics and implications of firing Comey, Trump proceeded on it the way he approaches any problem: intensify it, personalize it, try to score public win. But this time it could backfire, says Tim Stanley.
  • OAKLAND PARK, FL-  APRIL 12: Roger Stone checks his phone while posing for this portrait in his office in Oakland Park  in Oakland Park, Florida  on  April 12, 2017.(Photo by Andrew Innerarity/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

    Is Roger Stone making good on a 40-year-old grudge?

    By Michael D'Antonio
    Though President Trump denies Roger Stone influenced his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, Michael D'Antonio writes Stone is a longtime friend who has undoubtedly shaped the President's ruthless.
  • FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing: "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    How Republicans in Congress can win on Comey

    By Kurt Bardella
    Kurt Bardella says it's time for the GOP to take swift action: break from Trump and partner with Democrats in an aggressive oversight investigation into Comey's firing.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey delivers the keynote remarks at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Leadership Dinner March 29, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. While testifying before the House Intelligence Committee last week, Comey said the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, and will pursue it "no matter how long that takes."

    How close was Comey getting to the truth?

    By Tim Naftali
    James Comey was the one man that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump would likely have wanted to fire during the 2016 campaign. Now that Trump's done it, he may regret it, says Tim Naftali.
  • FBI Director James Comey pauses during the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russian actions during the 2016 election campaign on March 20, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. 

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    In firing Comey, Trump is playing with fire

    By Paul Callan
    In firing FBI director James Comey, President Trump may have set in motion events that could lead to more controversy and potentially even his impeachment, Paul Callan writes.
  • President Donald Trump, left, and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy participate in a public swearing-in ceremony for Justice Neil Gorsuch in the Rose Garden of the White House White House in Washington, Monday, April 10, 2017.

    Justice Kennedy, don't abandon your legacy

    By Elizabeth Wydra
    If Justice Kennedy wants to preserve his legacy, particularly on issues of gay rights and reproductive health, then it's in his best interest to stay on the court as long as possible, writes Elizabeth Wydra.
  • This is the photo that inspired social media outrage.  President Donald Trump congratulates House Republicans at a recent White House event after they passed a bill aimed at  replacing ObamaCare. Critics said the image of all white men making decisions for the rest of America looked outdated and tone-deaf.

    GOP's message to Americans: You're on your own

    By Laurie Garrett
    While the GOP's latest itieration of a healthcare bill is unlikely to become law, Laurie Garrett writes it is an awful harbinger of what is to come when one party controls all of three branches of government.
  • WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 28:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress on February 28, 2017 in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Trump's first address to Congress focused on national security, tax and regulatory reform, the economy, and healthcare. (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo - Pool/Getty Images)

    If you think health care is complicated...

    By David M. Drucker
    Health care is a big red flag signaling trouble ahead for President Trump's hope of passing a major tax reform package, which is even more of a challenge, writes David Drucker
  • For far rightists, the curse of Trump's example

    By Frida Ghitis
    When Emmanuel Macron, France's moderate centrist candidate, won Sunday's presidential election against his fiery nationalist opponent Marine Le Pen, he confirmed a trend that should worry right-wing populists -- especially those working in the White House. In an ironic twist, Donald Trump's rise to the presidency -- which was supposed to usher in a sweep of victories for like-minded candidates -- is ruining their chances for success.
  • U.S. President Donald Trump, center, applauds while standing next to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, center right, during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, May 4, 2017. House Republicans mustered just enough votes to pass their health-care bill Thursday, salvaging what at times appeared to be a doomed mission to repeal and partially replace Obamacare under intense pressure from Trump to produce legislative accomplishments. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Democrats, don't get too giddy about 2018

    By Julian Zelizer
    Julian Zelizer writes that historically, the party in control of the White House suffers a big defeat in the midterm elections, but many factors could get in the way of a Democratic sweep
  • 3 views: Is Colbert's off-color Trump joke a firing offense?

    The late night talk show host Stephen Colbert is the target of an online campaign aimed at getting him fired over jokes he made about President Donald Trump this week. CNN commentators Judy Gold, Paul Callan and Danny cevallos weigh in on what should happen next:
  • President Donald Trump speaks on May 4 while flanked by House Republicans after they passed health care legislation.

    Obamacare vote is the diagnosis -- now let's cure Congress

    By Xeni Jardin
    When I was diagnosed with breast cancer on December 1, 2011, I didn't know what would come next, but I knew it wasn't going to be easy. I feel the same way now, the morning after Republicans in the House of Representatives conspired with our President to destroy critical health care protections that are my lifeline, and that of millions of my fellow Americans.
  • Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury Vermont. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin recently devoted his entire State of the State speech to the scourge of heroin. Heroin and other opiates have begun to devastate many communities in the Northeast and Midwest leading to a surge in fatal overdoses in a number of states. As prescription painkillers, such as the synthetic opiate OxyContin, become increasingly expensive and regulated, more and more Americans are turning to heroin to fight pain or to get high. Heroin, which has experienced a surge in production in places such as Afghanistan and parts of Central America, has a relatively inexpensive street price and provides a more powerful affect on the user. New York City police are currently investigating the death of the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who was found dead last Sunday with a needle in his arm.

    For opioid addicts, health care plan is a betrayal

    By Carol Costello, Anchor
    Once, in the land of "the way it used to be," an American family lived in a tidy ranch-style home on Spangler Road in Canton, Ohio. It checked every box on the proverbial middle class heartland form.
  • This is the photo that inspired social media outrage.  President Donald Trump congratulates House Republicans at a recent White House event after they passed a bill aimed at  replacing ObamaCare. Critics said the image of all white men making decisions for the rest of America looked outdated and tone-deaf.

    The white guys are back in charge

    By Jill Filipovic
    Some said in 2016 vote gender didn't matter. Now the white guys are in charge again using power to strip rights, protections of women and most vulnerable, says Jill Filipovic
  • CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour moderates a discussion with former Secretary of State and 2016 US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the Women for Women International annual fundraising luncheon in New York on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The not-for-profit organization enables and empowers women around the world to be involved in and play critical roles in conflict resolution, peace negotiations, humanitarian response, and in post-conflict rebuilding. It is based on the proven fact that the inclusion of women leads to a more peaceful and stable world. Photograph: Timothy Fadek

    Hillary Clinton lost because of sexism

    By Mel Robbins, CNN Commentator
    Clinton thinks if not for Comey letter, Russian Wikileaks, she would've won. Sour grapes? No: a good explanation--but the real reason she lost: rampant misogyny.
  • A man who is tragically unfit to be president

    By John McWhorter
    John McWhorter: When President Trump revealed that he doesn't know why the Civil War was fought, it was revealing of a man who seemingly cannot learn or concentrate on anything of substance
  • US President Donald Trump addresses a 'Make America Great Again' rally in Harrisburg, PA, April 29, 2017, marking his 100th day in office. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump at his most dangerous

    By Ruth Ben-Ghiat
    Sometimes political change happens suddenly. You wake up, and a military junta has taken over your country, or some other kind of revolution has happened. But other times, the climate shifts little by little. A few big gestures of aggression, and then things settle down. Then the cycle repeats, until one day the tipping point is reached and you find your democracy has been transformed into an autocracy.
  • Trump trade chief: Our trade policy is already working

    By Peter Navarro
    In his first 100 days, President Trump strongly defended American workers and took steps to protect domestic manufacturing, writes Peter Navarro, Director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy.
  • CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour moderates a discussion with former Secretary of State and 2016 US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the Women for Women International annual fundraising luncheon in New York on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The not-for-profit organization enables and empowers women around the world to be involved in and play critical roles in conflict resolution, peace negotiations, humanitarian response, and in post-conflict rebuilding. It is based on the proven fact that the inclusion of women leads to a more peaceful and stable world. Photograph: Timothy Fadek

    Don't lose your focus, Democrats

    By Issac Bailey
    Issac Bailey says Hillary Clinton's remarks Tuesday are a prescient reminder to Democrats not to overcorrect or embrace purity politics in the face of their steep losses in 2016.
  • NEW YORK CITY - MARCH 13:  Carl Icahn and Donald Trump attend Starlight Foundation Gala on March 13, 1990 at the New York Hilton Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

    Trump's friend Carl Icahn can't have it both ways

    By Norman Eisen and Fred Wertheimer
    Carl Icahn, named an adviser to President Trump, is pushing for a rule change that would save one of his companies hundreds of millions of dollars and he should have to abid by government ethics rules, say Norman Eisen and Fred Wertheimer
  • Sgt. Tyrone Carelock wears the Purple Heart medal for wounds suffered while serving in Iraq during a ceremony November 1, 2006 in Washington, DC. Four veterans were honored with the medal during a ceremony to promote the opening of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor, New York.

    Purple Heart vets have earned full education benefits

    By Mike Rounds and Scott Peters
    Sen. Mike Rounds and Rep. Scott Peters write that the post-9/ll GI bill must be revised to extend full education benefits to every honorably discharged Purple Heart veteran now and in the future.
  • US President Donald Trump addresses a 'Make America Great Again' rally in Harrisburg, PA, April 29, 2017, marking his 100th day in office. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump is right about media bias

    By Timothy Stanley
    The audience at the correspondents dinner believes its profession has been sharpened by Trump. They have gone from being the journalists reporting on a war to soldiers fighting in it, writes Tim Stanley.
  • Muslim comedian's winning take on Trump

    By Dean Obeidallah
    Trump tried to distract viewers from the White House correspondents' dinner, but many watched as comedians and journalists stood up to defend diversity and a free press, writes Dean Obeidallah.
  • PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 21: Following the swearing in of Donald Trump, feminist and other associations in defense of human rights organize a Women's March on Washington and all over the world on January 21, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bernard Menigault/Corbis via Getty Images)

    American democracy is winning... so far

    By Frida Ghitis
    From grassroots activism to federal court rulings, Trump's first 100 days have proven just how strong America's system of democracy truly is, writes Frida Ghitis.
  • Trump's next 1,361 days

    By Julian Zelizer
    President Trump has had a rocky start to his presidency but can rebound if he, like his predecessors, learns from his mistakes, writes Julian Zelizer.
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, arrives for the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area, a collection of more than a dozen apartment buildings, Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    The Axis of Evil is back

    By Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky
    Trump's bellicose talk about rogue nations including North Korea and Iran isn't likely to yield dramatic changes -- unless he's willing to negotiate, write Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky
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    Trump's report card: His best, his worst and what he should do next

    President Donald Trump is coming to the end of his first 100 days in office, and everyone has an opinion about his performance. We asked CNN contributors and analysts to weigh on the good, the bad and the what comes next of Trump's first 100 days. The opinions expressed in these commentaries are solely those of the authors.
  • NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 18: Comedian Samantha Bee appears on stage appears on stage during Turner Upfront 2016 show at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Turner)

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    Trump's Canada tariff is Samantha Bee's fault

    By David R. Wheeler
    The US is hitting Canada's lumber producers with tariffs. Trump says it's to level the playing field, but that's not really why he's doing it, writes David Wheeler.
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    The president Donald Trump has to envy

    By David Gergen, CNN Senior Political Analyst
    When FDR took office, the nation was deep into a depression, writes David Gergen. What followed were the most remarkable hundred days since the nation's founding. Franklin Roosevelt built a bridge of hope across the valley, inspiring fresh confidence in the country's future.
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    President Trump, you can stop the use of child soldiers

    By Rachel Stohl and Shannon Dick
    Though President Donald Trump has not fully defined his foreign policy priorities, he should make ending the recruitment and use of child soldiers the top of his agenda, Rachel Stohl and Shannon Dick write.
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    A presidency playing out in dog years

    By Michael D'Antonio
    Trump at 100 days is just like the Trump who has always been: impulsive, self-aggrandizing, prone to mistakes. To survive, the country will have to push back often, writes Michael D'Antonio.