Jairo Simental

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The constitutional right to education is long overdue

Public school funding has shrunk over the past decade. School discipline rates reached historic highs. Large achievement gaps persist. And the …

Everyone's Wrong About Impeachment

It's uncharted territory in U.S. history, with little guidance from the Constitution.<p>Some Democrats are preparing to force a premature vote on impeaching Donald Trump in the House of Representatives. It's really hard to remember during such a ferocious debate, but this is important: presidential …

The Supreme Court versus the Constitution

Through judicial amendment. the Supreme Court has made Article V of the Constitution an afterthought. Can we restore the Framers’ vision?<p>Since the …

Trump: Congress 'Closer and Closer' to Delivering 'Special' Tax Cuts

Trumpeting a bull market, unemployment at a "17-year low," and repatriation by U.S. business, President Donald Trump tweeted Congress is "getting …

Donald Trump

Congress considers the Iran nuclear deal

US Congress could scuttle the nuclear deal with Iran this week. But it's unlikely to do so.

In Franken's wake, three senators call on President Trump to resign

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and two of his Democratic colleagues have suggested that President Trump should consider resigning, after a run of …

Rise of the Roypublicans

If Alabama voters on Tuesday elect Roy Moore to the Senate, the Donald Trump-diseased party once known as the Republicans may as well call themselves Roypublicans.<p>There will be no way to shake the stench of this homophobic, Islamophobic, sexist, racist apologist and accused pedophile. He is them, …

North Korea won't start a war - Trump shouldn't launch an attack

Listen to the mainstream media and President Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, and you would conclude that war on the Korean Peninsula is imminent, right?<p>You’d be wrong. The only way a war breaks out in Northeast Asia is if Washington starts it. Let me tell you why.<p>The 50-year war …

The attacks on Mueller push us closer to the precipice

Our democratic republic is in far more danger than it was even a few weeks ago.<p>Until this point, there was an underlying faith in much of the political world that if Robert S. Mueller III's investigation of Russian collusion in the election turned up unmistakably damning material about Donald …

Donald Trump

An unnamed American remains in custody with no lawyer. His jailer is the U.S. military.

NEARLY THREE months have passed since the U.S. military took custody of an American citizen believed to be an Islamic State fighter. Since early September, the Defense Department has detained the man in Iraq without making public the most basic information about his identity or his case. …

Suspect in killing of St. Louis County officer won't face death penalty

<i>UPDATED at 1:05 p.m. with comments from Elizabeth Snyder, wife of the St. Louis County officer killed last year.</i><p><b>CLAYTON •</b> St. Louis County …

The Supreme Court Doesn't Believe LGBT People Are Real

It's time to get real worried about the U.S. Supreme Court and cakes.<p>The court just heard oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, in which …

LGBTQI

"Let’s Try Round Two": Three Women Who Accused Trump Of Sexual Misconduct Speak Out Again

Three of the at least 16 women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct spoke to NBC News' Megyn Kelly on Monday.<p>Three women who publicly accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct have spoken out once again, hoping their stories would make a difference in light of the #MeToo …

People Literally Died This Weekend Because of an Elderly Teenager Who Watches TV All Day

Right in the midst of a global uproar over Donald Trump’s arbitrary decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem–a …

'Alabama deserves better': Shelby breaks with Republicans to denounce Moore

Alabama’s senior senator refuses to fall in line with Trump and RNC and says ‘I couldn’t vote for Moore’, handing Democrat Doug Jones a new line of attack<p>Alabama’s senior senator has rebuked Roy Moore, the Republican candidate in Tuesday’s special election who has been accused of molestation and …

The New Democratic Party Strategy: 'Dumb and Dumber'

Senator Al Franken<br>(Image by commons.wikimedia.org) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Democrats don't know how to fight--and apparently are …

From disbelief to dismissal, Alabama women who support Roy Moore have their reasons

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Patricia Brady remembers being in an elevator 50 years ago at her office building near Mobile.<p>She was a young woman in her 20s, a …

Roy Moore

Trump letting Canada rape US natural resources

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Harjit Sajjan

Trump surrounds himself with generals who are masculine — but also obedient

President Donald Trump has brought more generals into the upper reaches of his administration than any other modern president. As for their tenure in office, we’re three for four. Or, maybe, two-and-a-half for four.<p>Ret. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, former national security adviser, made headlines this …

Donald Trump watches up to 8 hours of TV a day and drinks 12 Diet Cokes - ordered with a special button

Donald Trump watches up to 8 hours of cable TV news a day, according to shocking new reports of how the President spends his days.<p>The President flips …

Our Land, Our Infrastructure, Our Country: A Lot Of Loose Talk – OpEd

Many Americans talk about “our country,” “our public lands,” and “our infrastructure.” Such terminology is inaccurate and misleading. Genuine <i>de facto</i> …

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World<p>Thai rescuers on Thursday said they may be prodded into a complex extraction of 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave if …

Antoine Griezmann

EU lawmakers back sufficient progress but set new Brexit red lines

Hours after Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker gave a press conference to announce that “sufficient progress” had been made in the Brexit talks, the …

GOP Tax Plan Diverges Wildly from Trump's Promises

“The GOP tax plan on the cusp of becoming law diverges wildly from the promises President Trump and top advisers said they would deliver for the …

Republicans

Jo Cox commission calls for welfare rethink to combat 'epidemic' of loneliness

A campaign set up in memory of a murdered Labour MP today calls for an overhaul of the welfare state in a bid to tackle the “social epidemic” of …

Michigan Begs Supreme Court To Reinstate Ban On 'Straight-Ticket' Voting

A lower court found the ban disproportionately affected black voters.<p>Running against the clock, Michigan on Friday asked the Supreme Court to allow the state to enforce a ban on “straight-ticket” voting ― the practice of voting for all the candidates of the same party by marking a single box on a …

Democrats fear Russia probe blowback

'We need to talk about what people think about when they wake up in the morning, and it’s not Russia,' said one strategist.<p>ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — Democrats are increasingly conflicted about how forcefully to press the issue of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.<p>Fearful of …

EPA will replace Obama's plan to reduce carbon emissions, Pruitt says

WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said Thursday that the Trump administration will replace President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, which it is currently moving to repeal.<p>In his first appearance before Congress since his February confirmation, Pruitt said …

The Republican tax bill is just phase one of the GOP’s war on the poor

Congressional Republicans in the US seem to have tax reform nearly in the bag. Now they’re already thinking about their next agenda item: sharp cuts to the social safety net.<p>It’s a quick and shameless pivot from a tax bill that’s grotesquely tilted toward the rich straight into benefit cuts that …

Middle-class