Reading Time: 3 minutes You say you’re patriots, but your menacing rhetoric suggests contempt for democracy.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Confirmation that two missiles brought down the Ukrainian airliner seems to answer one question — but others remain open.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A coming book on Donald Trump provides substance for our argument that federal office holders should pass a test of basic literacy.
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s not clear how it is that video cameras were on hand to capture Wednesday’s 6 AM downing of the Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran. Does that suggest it wasn’t the accident officials claim it was?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Foreign policy should be left to the intellectually competent. There’s a test for that.
Reading Time: 3 minutes WhoWhatWhy is swimming against the tide by committing longterm to the threatened art of political cartooning. First step: hiring the caustically funny Ted Rall.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The people most skeptical about climate change are also the folks who lecture the world against ignoring the verdicts of the marketplace. Trouble is, the market says climate change is real.
Reading Time: 5 minutes President Donald Trump wants to adjust capital gains for inflation, which would reduce taxes on the rich. Why hasn’t Congress done the same with the minimum wage, which inflation erodes every year?
Reading Time: 4 minutes A federal court ruling in favor of “faithless” electors may have come just in time. With his recent reckless comments, Trump reaffirms that he is precisely the sort of president the framers of the Constitution feared.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Federal regulators are taking steps that could expose the world to another financial crisis, though most people won’t realize it until it is too late. We’ve seen this movie before.
Reading Time: 4 minutes President Donald Trump’s designation of China as a “currency manipulator” is more a tantrum than an intellectually honest policy decision. It may nonetheless intensify a dangerous US-China trade spat.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A federal court in New Orleans is weighing a suit that would annul the Affordable Care Act. The basis for the case is as hypocritical as it is mean-spirited.