Ted Kennedy

Conscience Protections Are Neither ‘So-Called’ Or ‘Controversial’

Government shouldn’t force people to violate their consciences. Until recently, that opinion hasn’t been particularly controversial, even where …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump children's health insurance tweet contradicts, confounds

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump contradicted his own administration on Thursday when he tweeted that funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program should not be included in a short-term plan to fund the government.<p>"CHIP should be part of a long-term solution, not a 30 Day, or short …

U.S. Politics

Review: Timothy Leary, 'The Most Dangerous Man in America'

It’s fashionable these days to proclaim the Trump era the weirdest interlude in modern American history. But it’s almost an Augustan Age compared with the first few years of Richard Nixon’s presidency. For those too old or too young to recall that period in the early 1970s, nearly a half-century …

Opinion

1 million Americans pool money in religious 'ministries' to pay for health care

Two years ago, when Lane Chesley sat down at his home office computer and logged on to Healthcare.gov, with a plan to sign up for health insurance …

Health Care

The Left’s Dirty Little Secret – Cleaned By Rosa!

Posted: Jan 17, 2018 3:25 PM<p>One thing no liberal will ever turn down is the opportunity to get a standing ovation for accusing <i>someone else</i> of …

Conservative View

Memo To GOP: There Is Nothing Wrong With A Little Government Shutdown

The federal government is set to run out of money in two days' time and, as Ted Kennedy might have muttered to himself half-consciously while …

Conservative View

DeVos casually announces funeral for Common Core

Through all the raging debates coming out of the first year of Trump’s presidency, there has been one hot button issue which has been noticeably …

Education

Mitt Romney's career highlights, from Bain Capital to governing Massachusetts

With Orrin Hatch’s announcement that he will not run for re-election to the Senate in 2018, widespread speculation mounted that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney could try to run for the seat.<p>Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, spoke at the Utah Economic Outlook and Policy Summit …

Elections

From hatchet man to dealmaker: Bob Dole's path to the Congressional Gold Medal

The Kansas Republican forsook compromise and comity for bare-knuckle politics in the 1990s, providing a glimpse into the current political environment.<p>In his 1996 presidential campaign, Bob Dole memorably asked the American people to let him be "a bridge to a time of tranquility, faith and …

Politics

The Mass. Legislature must say ‘no’ to assisted suicide

IN A COMPLETE ABOUT-FACE, in early December, the Massachusetts Medical Society gave state legislators the nod to enact dangerous public policy that …

Opinion

Trump’s energy agenda: messy business as usual

2018 is starting off in a stumble for President Trump’s energy agenda.<p>Just last week, his Interior secretary triggered bipartisan backlash after a …

Business

Did Trump say anything that isn't true?

Jack Engelhard<p>Jack Engelhard’s classic international bestselling novel Indecent Proposal, which later became a worldwide hit movie, has been …

Israel

Report: Mitt Romney likely to run for a Senate seat in Utah

Mitt Romney has yet to officially announce his run for a Utah Senate seat, but he is already browsing for a campaign headquarters and assembling a team, the Deseret News in Salt Lake City reports.<p>The revelation came from one of Romney’s long-time friends.<p>“He’s not announcing until he’s in a …

Elections

Democrats Have a Shutdown Conundrum Over DACA and CHIP | The Report: Opinion | US News

With another government funding deadline set to hit next week, there are a lot of questions swirling about in Washington.<p>Two of the big issues are, …

Democratic Party

10 movies Bostonians should know about in 2018 | Boston.com

It’s January, which is usually the time of year when moviegoers try to catch up on all the awards season contenders they’ve missed over the past …

Movies

Your guide to 2018 movies -- minus the superheroes, sequels, spinoffs and reboots

By all means, you should still go see "Black Panther."

Movies

Did Democrats luck into Obama?

It’s still unclear how much the party vetted him before his 2008 nomination.<p>Recent speculation on the possibility of an Oprah Winfrey presidential bid has raised important questions about just how much power Democratic Party leaders have over their party’s most important decisions. Can a celebrity …

Democratic Party

The Best Movies of 2018

There's a lot to look forward to in 2018: The royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the birth of Khloé Kardashian's first child, the fact that it isn't 2017 anymore...the list goes on and on. And a large portion of this list is made up of the amazing movies coming out in the months …

Movies

SNEED EXCLUSIVE: Developer plans to make old county hospital a community anchor

The patient is finally heading to rehab.<p>• Translation: The restoration and redevelopment of Old Cook County Hospital has just taken a major step …

Chicago

'I Don’t Know Why They’ve Waited.' Families Stress Over Delay in Children's Health Funding

Lauren Cooper first started to notice something was awry with her daughter Molly when she was seven months old, in 2003, and was unable to bear any …

U.S. Politics

California's green rush as recreational marijuana use becomes legal

One in five Americans can now legally buy weed. But is the land of the free jumping head first into a dangerous experiment?

Cannabis

Editorial: GOP holds CHIP health care for kids hostage to other public health cuts

Congress has become so embarrassingly dysfunctional that it can’t find a way to fund one of the most admired, fully bipartisan health care programs …

Health Care

Lindsey Graham Admits 'Fox News' Is A Special Interest Group Opposing Immigration Reform

During Trump's photo-op "bipartisan" meeting on immigration today, Sen. Lindsey Graham explained the pitfalls of any agreement between the two …

Liberal View

Romney for Senate

Now is the time for Mitt to come to the aid of his party.<p>Dear Mitt:<p>Do it.<p>You know you want to do it. Hell, you did it before, and lost to Ted …

Elections

Sen. Kennedy To Hold Office Hours In North Branford

The office hours are scheduled for later this month.<p>NORTH BRANFORD, CT — State Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. (D-Branford) announced today that he will …

Hartford

Here's what Massachusetts voters think about Mitt Romney running for US Senate in Utah

Massachusetts voters are fine with Mitt Romney, their former governor, running to replace US Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who says he plans to retire.In …

Elections

Ann to Mitt: You should run

WASHINGTON — As Mitt Romney considers whether to run for an open US Senate seat in Utah, the person who can most influence him is encouraging him to …

Elections

Whoa, Oprah in 2020?

Oprah Winfrey’s rousing Golden Globes speech with its hopeful message, "a new day is on the horizon," has lit up the internet with the #Oprah2020 …

Bernie Sanders

The decline and fall of neoliberalism in the Democratic Party

If the Democrats have one thing in common, it's their shared hatred of President Trump. His shocking win over Hillary Clinton and the subsequent …

Economics

Today Is The Anniversary Of The Worst Federal Education Law Ever Passed

NCLB was the Death Star of American education.<p>On January 8, 2002, President George W. Bush signed No Child Left Behind into law.<p>NCLB, as it was known, is the worst federal education legislation ever passed by Congress. It was punitive, harsh, stupid, ignorant about pedagogy and motivation, and …

Education