Harry S. Truman

How Trump Ranks vs. Past Presidents In Popularity At The End Of Year One

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Today’s theme song is “Ordinary Girl” from the television show “Clueless.”<p>Poll of the week<p>The …

Elections

In the age of 'Fake News Awards,' would people today believe events of 'The Post' movie?

CLOSE<p>Meryl Streep stars as 'Washington Post' publisher Kay Graham and Tom Hanks is editor Ben Bradlee in 'The Post,' director Steven Spielberg's …

Journalism

Sessions' Anti-Marijuana Policy Is Reminiscent of the 1930s | The Report | US News

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to change course on marijuana – giving the go-ahead to federal prosecutors who want to crack down on …

Cannabis

Trump's Approval Rating Slides, but President Gets Credit for Economy

In the year since President Donald Trump took office, his approval rating has dropped and Americans have turned less hopeful, but he is getting credit for economic improvements and the surging stock market, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found.<p>Overall, 39% said they approved of Mr. …

U.S. Politics

How the American Women Codebreakers of WWII Helped Win the War

A new book documents the triumphs and challenges of more than 10,000 women who worked behind the scenes of wartime intelligence<p>Comment on this Story

European History

All The President's Meds: Who was the fittest US leader of the past 100 years?

Leader of the Free World must be a pretty tough job. In between preventing (or provoking?) nuclear Armageddon, dealing with Russia, attending global summits and overseeing a country of 323 million people, you've got to remain fit. After all, the 25th Amendment allows for a president's removal if he …

Ronald Reagan

The Emperor Robeson

Paul Robeson: The Artist as Revolutionary<p>by Gerald Horne<p>Pluto, 250 pp., $18.00 (paper)<p>No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson<p>by Jeff …

Books

Trump Administration Appeals to High Court on DACA Program

The Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let the president end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from …

Judiciary

The Power of Clemency

McKINNEY, Tex. — It was a winter morning in 2013 when I heard my name blasting from the prison loudspeaker.<p>I was walking back to my dorm from chow, hamburger and fries, which is what is they served for lunch every Thursday at the federal prison in Oklahoma where I was in my 15th year of a life …

Opinion

Democrats are way too cocky over 2018

We know what to expect from midterm elections in a president's first term. History tells us that the party holding the White House generally loses …

Calvin Coolidge

Mahmoud Abbas, world’s worst historian

How can one explain why an international statesman with a PhD in history would consistently resort to such gross distortions of the historical record?<p>…

Israel

20 Years Ago, Fox News Rode Clinton's Sex Scandal To Power. Now It’s Downplaying Trump’s.

Twenty years ago today, a news site run by Matt Drudge published a story about a salacious scoop that a mainstream news outlet had killed.<p>“BLOCKBUSTER REPORT,” the Drudge Report bellowed. “23-YEAR OLD, FORMER WHITE HOUSE INTERN, SEX RELATIONSHIP WITH PRESIDENT.”<p>The intern, we’d find out later, was …

Donald Trump

We Fed Photos of Jewish Celebrities Into That Google Arts App. You Won't Believe What Happened Next.

If you’re on Facebook, you’ve seen, by now, these infernal images of people’s selfies compared to great portraits hanging in the world’s finest …

Jewish Culture

There’s nothing more depressing than a cheerful liberal

Is there anything more depressing than a cheerful liberal? The question is prompted by one such, historian David Goldfield, who has written a large-hearted book explaining that America’s problems would yield to government’s deft ameliorating touch if Americans would just rekindle their enthusiasm …

Opinion

U.S. Withholds Millions of Dollars in Promised Palestinian Food Aid

In mid-December, the U.S. State Department assured the United Nations it would contribute $45 million to purchase emergency food rations and other …

Israel

It’s time to recognize health care as a right

No longer will the government ensure that the nation is insured.<p>The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminates the penalty for the requirement that all individuals must purchase health insurance, which was made law in the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. While the ACA is …

Health Care

The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner

<b>Daniel</b> Ellsberg and his colleague Harry Rowen slipped away from work at the Pentagon one afternoon in 1964 to see Stanley Kubrick’s madcap Cold War …

War

The Web of Language

When it came time for Chief Justice John Roberts to administer the presidential oath of office to Barack Obama on Jan. 20, 2009, to use the language …

Calvin Coolidge

Trump had the worst first-year approval rating of any president

President Donald Trump has broken a historical record, scoring the lowest average approval rating of any elected president ever in their first …

Elections

How Reading Erotica Brought Back My Sex Drive

I discovered it when I discovered the internet. No — I discovered it before then, when I found my mom’s romance novels sitting around in the …

Twin Peaks

10 Thoughts on the President and the ‘S—hole Countries’

Here are 10 thoughts on the president’s alleged use of the word “s—hole” in describing Haiti, a Central American country, and African countries:<p>1. …

Conservative View

Virginia Can Do More to Improve Animal Welfare

"If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog," goes an old saying mistakenly attributed to Harry S. Truman. In fact, Truman once gave away a cocker …

Responsibility Leads to Initiative

Thirty-seven years ago I called on two service stations across the street from each other; the road they were on was under reconstruction, hardhats …

Selling

US government lawyers have subpoenaed approximately 30 third parties for information on AT&T's $85B takeover of Time Warner with trial set to start March 19

7:00 AM ET, January 15, 2018<p>Fred Vogelstein / Wired:<p><b>Facebook's head of News Feed Adam Mosseri says the recently announced overhaul, designed to help</b> …

Project Veritas

MSNBC Panel Claims Trump Doesn’t Care About Hawaii Since They Voted Against Him

In the wake of the Hawaii nuclear missile warning that turned out the be a false alarm, the radical fringe of liberal media has decided that the only …

Conservative View

One year of Trump and the abnormal is new normal

January 15, 2018 5:00 AM<br>LONDON • It is difficult to believe that United States President Donald Trump has been in office for only a year, for the …

Opinion

With DeSantis running for governor, Democrats eye his congressional seat

Ron DeSantis’ campaign for governor is just beginning, but the campaign to capture the congressional seat he’ll be leaving has been going on for …

Elections

8 Presidents and VPs Caught Using Profanity Before Everyone Lost Their Minds Over Trump Comments

Even some of the people who are complaining about President Donald Trump's alleged use of foul language are old enough to remember that time a hot …

Conservative View

As Trump’s Racism Pisses Off an Entire Continent, Oprah Winfrey Starts to Make More Sense

Why should Democrats continue to pretend that what Americans want is a two-term governor or Senator with a lengthy legislative record when what they …

Award Shows

The words Trump uses, and the words the media must use in response

From Harry Truman’s “dumb son of a b----” assessment of Gen. Douglas MacArthur to Richard B. Cheney’s rude suggestion about what Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) should do to himself, foul language from politicians skips across the aisle and leaps through the decades.<p>President Trump and his …

Lifestyle