Reading Time: 13 minutes Opinion: 2018 has been, by some counts, a record year for American mass shootings. If guns are the hardware driving the violence, what is the software and how can we start to address changing it?
Reading Time: 11 minutes Opinion: When it comes to advisers and close associates who may not always be on the up-and-up, President Donald Trump sure knows how to pick them.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Opinion: Yes, we all know you’re not supposed to speak ill of the recently departed. But seriously, the recent Bush coverage by so-called professional journalists has been ridiculously obsequious.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Opinion: If you can’t win, cheat. And if you can’t win cheating, cheat more. That has been the motto of Republicans in various states following the midterm elections.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Opinion: More than a few of us ask each day lately, “How did we get here?” Well, it all began 26 years ago, in Houston, Texas, and I was there.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Opinion: Americans just witnessed the corrosive effects of voter suppression in the Georgia gubernatorial race. “Defeated” candidate Stacey Abrams, as well as election integrity activists nationwide, are trying to do something about it. So why can’t Big Media?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Opinion: Millions of Americans are voting on hackable machines with no paper trail. Cyber systems are wide open to attack. It’s time for election officials to take their security and privacy responsibilities seriously.
Reading Time: 3 minutes After President Donald Trump attacked LeBron James on Twitter — in the same week that the basketball star opened a school for children in need — we thought it might be fun to compare the charitable records of both men. The result is a slam dunk.
Reading Time: 6 minutes WhoWhatWhy editor Toni Johnson shares her experience of being a mass shooting survivor, and decries the failure to have an honest conversation about gun violence in America.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Last Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people participated in the March for Our Lives, calling for gun restrictions. Where will this lead?
Reading Time: 2 minutes President Donald Trump wants to solve the school shooting crisis by arming teachers and administrators. But why stop there?
Reading Time: 5 minutes Even with pot, the rules of supply and demand apply. There’s no doubt about the level of demand. It’s the supply that’s going to decide the winners and losers.
Reading Time: 3 minutes After a federal official told staff not to use certain words in budget documents, the pushback was huge. But there might have been a method to this madness.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Republican tax cut of 2017 is the GOP’s third attempt to sell lower tax rates for the wealthy and corporations as “trickle-down economics” that would help regular Americans. The first two times were spectacular failures and this one will likely be a fiscal disaster as well.
Reading Time: 10 minutes The term “tax reform” is designed to get regular taxpayers to support legislation that would primarily benefit the wealthiest Americans. Here is some straight talk about what is really being proposed — and the damage it could do to the US economy.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Donald Trump’s inaugural address was hardly one of reconciliation and hope. Knowing how he got into office didn’t make it any easier to swallow.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Relax, America. Donald Trump is not an alien from outer space. He is one of us. American tradition has a place for him just as it does for Thanksgiving turkey, baseball and the genocide of the natives.