From Apollo 11, to Trump tweets, to the Electoral College, readers sound off on recent headlines. The awe of spacecraft launches filled minds with wonder and endless possibilities. Educators, politicians,
The real promise of space exploration was realized by those ingenious, tireless, economical and endlessly versatile unmanned spacecraft. The Apollo missions to the moon — which culminated 50 years ago
For months Republicans have been falsely claiming that Democrats believe in open borders That's starting to have the ring of truth. For years, Republicans have claimed that Democrats favor “open borders”
The Space Race of the 1960s brought huge investment in space exploration. Today, we must explore and protect Earth's final frontier, its oceans. Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong took the first steps off
My body still stiffens, and I Iook for escape routes in public places. Vehicles will always be weapons, but we can and should make open spaces safer. It’s hard to think of carnage having an anniversary,
Trump has transformed the party of Lincoln into a racist, nationalist movement that divides and destroys. And silent Republicans are letting him do it. For 10 years I enthusiastically carried the Republican
Russians and others won't stay out of 2020. But they'll be able to amplify US-created disinformation and have more time to disrupt 2020 in other ways. A series of fake websites appeared a few weeks ago
There are no two sides here. Whether we support or oppose Trump, we must make sure our children do not behave like him. No decent citizen would. Let’s suppose that a teacher stood up in front of her class
America's patent system should reward innovation, not lawyering: Our view President Donald Trump came into office promising to do something about the inflated prices Americans pay for prescription drugs.
We are more determined than ever before to show up for black lives and make America pay attention to horrific acts of violence going unaddressed. This week marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Garner,
The United States is facing a serious doctor shortage. As a retired military physician employed by the UNC health care system in North Carolina, we are constantly dealing with the consequences of too physicians.
American media's coverage of the 2014 kidnapping of more than 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram was haphazard. Journalists must do better. There are few impenetrable corners left in the world. Today,
Iowa doesn’t reflect America, but it will have 3,000 candidate events by its Feb. 3 caucuses. Democrats know a bad loss could end their campaigns. The corn here is as high as a candidate's eye — at least
Racism and single-issue voting on guns and abortion helped elect Trump, but so did non-voters. The most important way to resist is at the ballot box. Once again, our national dialogue has been hijacked
Garner's daughter died while fighting for his legacy. It's time to rebuild over blown police forces that target black communities and don't hold cops accountable. We all watched while Eric Garner desperately
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens represented a less political, quieter court whose justices spoke through their opinions. He will be missed. Corrections & Clarifications: This column, which originally
Why would the NEA go out of its way to take extreme stands on hot-button issues so far removed from the real problems facing our nation’s schools? Remember when labor unions used to fight for higher wages
Just because one part of the law was unconstitutional, doesn't mean the whole thing should be scrapped. When someone has a tumor, you don’t kill the patient to get rid of it — you cut out the tumor. But
Much of what we launch into space never comes back. As it becomes more commercialized, we must manage space traffic and protect the space environment. The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing
Why does Trump hate the things that make our country great? And how do the rest of us get beyond this hatred and ignorance? It was amusing at the start of the great racist tweet controversy to hear the
Donald Trump will get no more blood pressure spikes from me. Sick of his lies. Sick of his mean-spiritedness. Sick of his tantrums and his immaturity. Sick of how he erodes standards of decency and morality.
President Trump is trying to silence elected women of color. But he also wants to silence the millions of people who now feel seen by these lawmakers. My little brother and I were outside the bus stop
The San Francisco School Board concluded that a 1930s-era mural contained images too hurtful for students to see, so the fresco will be painted over. The war on American memory is entering a dangerous