Harry Truman

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 …

Harry S. Truman

10 Thoughts on the President and the 'S---hole Countries'

Posted: Jan 16, 2018 12:01 AM<p>Here are 10 thoughts on the president's alleged use of the word "s---hole" in describing Haiti, a Central American …

Conservative View

Facebook exits from news after killing notions of the brand, authorship, business model; publishers should focus on products that directly impact their company

2:15 PM ET, January 15, 2018<p><b>Philippines government orders independent news site Rappler, which has been critical of President Rodrigo Duterte, to</b> …

Cenk Uygur

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

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

Sir Richard Branson orders Virgin Trains to restock the Daily Mail, saying the decision to stop selling it amounted to censorship

7:25 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> …

Richard Branson

Gov. Kean shares memories of talking politics with his friend, Gov. Byrne

<i>The following exchange between Gov. Tom Kean and retired Star-Ledger op-ed editor Fran Wood took place via telephone last week:</i><p><b>GOV. KEAN:</b> I'd like to …

New Jersey

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

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

U.S. Reviews Emergency-Alert System After Hawaii Mishap

Federal and local officials are reviewing the U.S. wireless emergency alert system after a false warning over an incoming ballistic missile rattled Hawaii on Saturday, exposing what officials say are troubling shortcomings in the network.<p>Critics say the national alert system—which is used by local …

Sonoma County

Shattered norms: In just one year, has Donald Trump changed the presidency forever?

WASHINGTON — Aside from the promises kept or broken, the turmoil and tweet rants, historians are already debating whether Donald Trump has had a …

Donald Trump

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

Donald Trump and a Century-Old Argument About Who's Allowed in America

U.S. presidents as far back as Harry Truman denounced entry policies based on nationality, calling them discriminatory and un-American.<p>President Trump’s reported suggestion that the United States needs fewer immigrants from “shithole countries” and more from those like Norway revives an argument …

Politics

A potty-mouth history of presidential profanity – and one cursing White House parrot

<i>Language alert</i><p><b>By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. | Washington Post</b><p>Being president is so stressful, one study says, it can actually take years off a person’s …

Lyndon B. Johnson

MLK left behind a changed world

It's hard for younger generations to grasp the reality of segregation.

Black History

Arizona’s already very complicated Senate race, explained

Martha McSally hops into a crowded field.<p>On Friday, Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), the first woman combat pilot in American history, will make a grand entrance into the race for Arizona’s open Senate seat in 2018 by flying a vintage World War II plane over the state.<p>A conventional conservative …

Politics

Trump’s Global Bigotry

Meeting with leaders from both parties yesterday to craft a bipartisan immigration deal, President Donald Trump uttered words that are likely to …

Liberal View

Why presidential language matters

When presidents sort groups of voters – and groups of nations – into categories they like and dislike, the results aren’t always pretty. It’s a …

Elections

Durbin’s Dim ‘History’ Lesson

I think Trump’s sh**hole comment was bad, and I have a G-File coming out shortly explaining why. But I just heard Dick Durbin say, “I cannot believe …

Conservative View

The many ways Trump makes America weaker — and more dangerous

According to Fox News — the White House’s equivalent to Russia’s RT — the first twelve months of Donald Trump’s presidency have seen one triumph …

Republican Party

The Unpresident: Why Donald Trump Will Never Change

One of the unspoken precepts of the presidency is that you can’t complain about the job. You are the most powerful person on earth; no one is going …

Donald Trump

A Cable News Diet Is Far From a Balanced One

Jonathan Bernstein's morning links.<p>We all know President Donald Trump watches way too much cable television news -- political scientist Dave Hopkins has a great item on it. Should he -- should any president -- watch any TV news?<p>I'm going to give that one a qualified, careful "yes." But it requires …

Nate Silver