When Gov. Ron DeSantis referred to a “biblical storm surge,” he was assessing Hurricane Ian’s damage and, unknowingly, prophesying what’s to come in future years and decades in Florida.
Through its heinous human rights record,
theocracy has defiled religion it's based on
The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed a bill to reform how Congress certifies electors after a presidential election. That bill (or a similar but slightly weaker Senate one) needs to pass the Senate now.
Biden reassures the public but won’t lift the official COVID emergency
The best way for the U.S. Supreme Court to preserve its legitimacy is to ignore public opinion.
Sir Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. While Newton was describing this phenomenon in relation to physics, the basic principle also applies to society in general.
The “defund” trope has become so politicized that it now gets in the way of, rather than advancing, policy advocacy of any stripe.
Few diseases are as cruelly debilitating as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). But a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee recently gave patients a glimmer of hope by backing a new treatment that can slow their decline and provide precious more time to live.
Americans 12 and older now have available the latest COVID-19 booster, and it appears to be worth it.
Queen Elizabeth II was a constant presence, the only monarch most Britons have ever known as the country rebuilt from war, lost an empire, transformed its economy, and much more.
Buy-back programs are political theater that fail to deter crime and suicides while costing taxpayers money
Nebraska school officials wrong to attack the press freedoms of student journalists over LGBTQ content
In 2021, just 10.3 percent of American workers were members of unions, less than half the proportion we had four decades prior. This collapse in union membership didn’t happen in Canada -- it occurred in the United States for reasons specific to this country, including unpleasant changes in labor law and the practices of corporations that have taken place here over the last 40 years.
The far right is not alone in resort to violence,
and the far left is capable of stifling speech
The biggest campaign story recently wasn’t Mitch McConnell’s warning that Republicans might not retake the Senate in November. That’s been clear since the party nominated so many candidates whose main advantage was support from Donald Trump. The big story was that those candidates are now calling on McConnell to come to their rescue.
Yes, there is a border crisis.
What is the current threat of political violence and is the country sliding toward autocracy? Those topics and more on this week's Utterly Moderate Podcast.
The Health and Human Services Department recently made news with a report touting that “National uninsured rate reaches all-time low in early 2022.” Sounds encouraging, but look beneath the covers and what you find is a quiet but enormous shift from private to government-subsidized coverage.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar provides insight into the Pope’s actions during World War II.
Donald Trump now has the Senate nominees he wanted to win Republican primaries. We’ll soon learn if they can win in November, or if candidates with little experience and a focus on Trump’s 2020 grievances will cost the party majority control for another two years.
It’s a truism of American politics that public frustration with the two-party system periodically erupts into a call for another option.
One hundred forty years ago, the first Labor Day parade almost ended before it began. On Sept. 5, 1882, thousands of union workers, police officers and gawking onlookers gathered at City Hall in lower Manhattan. Everything was in place, the route was set, and the marchers were ready to go, except for one problem: There was no band to lead the parade.
When President Donald Trump’s supporters assaulted the U.S. Capitol, it was evident they were trying — with his encouragement — to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.