Every U.S. president for the past quarter-century has thought he could improve relations with Russia. Now comes Putin’s first formal summit meeting with President Trump next week in Finland. What should we to expect and worry about?
A voter forum on Whatcom County candidates on the Aug. 7, 2018, Washington state primary ballot will be hosted by the Bellingham/Whatcom League of Women Voters and the City of Bellingham July 21 at Bellingham High School.
Harsh rhetoric, humiliation, and disdain both for true patriots and America’s partners alone will not revive the American Century, but can singularly work to divide our nation, destroy our reputation, and dissipate our global leadership.
One of the more serious problems with America’s current fixation on instant gratification is its indulgence in instant outrage. Most Americans weren’t born by 1969, so, they think today’s civic rudeness is unprecedented. It’s not.
Dave Barry: Five newspaper people were killed yesterday at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland. I met one of the victims, Rob Hiaasen, a few times; he was the brother of my close friend Carl. My heart aches for his family, for all the families.
Did the Supreme Court just give the president the power of decree? The travel ban ruling is a parsed argument that effectively states the president of the United States has the authority to proclaim that his national security policies are overarching and that his being is infallible.
Unlike most recent presidents, Donald Trump does not have a White House communications director. He doesn’t need one. Trump is his own executive producer. Once reserved for the high and the mighty, the Oval Office under this president is the main set for his image-making.
Caging kids in the U.S. is reprehensible, but China's closed door is, too. China doesn’t have a refugee problem. It’s policy is as simple as it is heartless. It effectively refuses to take any. The result? No refugees means no refugee problem.
Clearly, the Trump-Kim nuclear-weapons summit had all the elements to make it historic, must-see TV. What is unknown, despite the blizzard of post-summit coverage, criticism and speculation, is exactly what the event might actually mean, if anything.
Can Bourdain’s death generate a conversation about alcoholism The author didn’t know Anthony Bourdain, but felt like she did in one small important way: In him, she saw an alcoholic with a front-stage vigorous attempt to do it successfully.