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10 things to know today: Tuesday, July 12, 1016

July 12, 2016 By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»

No charges but plenty of blame

July 11, 2016 It was clear from FBI Director James Comey’s congressional testimony Thursday that he thinks Hillary Clinton lied to the American people, even if he was reluctant to say it in so many word. more »»

Blame Bush First syndrome weakens US foreign policy

July 11, 2016 The Islamic State, you have to acknowledge, is on quite a roll. Over the July 4 weekend, the FBI arrested a northern Virginia neighbor of mine, Mohamed Bailor Jalloh. more »»

Huckster populist selling hoax to voters

July 9, 2016 The tectonic plates of American politics are no longer moving along the old fault lines of “left vs. right” or even Democrat versus Republican. more »»

Hillary Clinton’s non-indictment might not help her

July 9, 2016 Unindicted co-conspirator: Technically, the term, made familiar in the Watergate scandals, does not apply to Hillary Clinton, since no one has been or apparently will be indicted in the emails case. more »»

Country no longer celebrates exceptionalism on Fourth

July 9, 2016 There was a time when the Fourth of July meant something more than a three-day weekend. Speeches, writings and commemorative ceremonies reminded us of the origins and greatness of America. more »»

Dissing Trumpists makes them dig in

July 8, 2016 Perusing the wires on a deadline morn, I was struck by a constellation of intellectuals struggling to translate the relative meanings of Brexit, Donald Trump and the West’s populist surge against... more »»

Latino vote could be killer for Republican Party

July 8, 2016 In 1986, 34 years after he had first been elected to the U.S. more »»

On Both Sides of the Divide

July 7, 2016 My brother and I are separated by 6890 miles, at least 24 hours of travel, 7 hours of time difference, and a long flight that spans over three continents, two Great Lakes, an ocean and a sea. more »»

Book has basic rules of Libertarianism

July 7, 2016 It took me years to figure out that markets work better than government. I started out as a typical Ralph Nader-influenced consumer reporter, convinced that companies constantly rip us of. more »»

Good local food for good local health

July 7, 2016 Public health, sometimes called population health, aims to improve the health of groups of people, such as children, women, men, the elderly, people living in a specific region or state, or the... more »»

10 things to know today: Thursday, July 7, 2016

July 7, 2016 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»

We’ve failed victims of gun violence

July 6, 2016 I still remember your funeral. I still remember the white casket, small with only two handles on each side. I still remember the red teddy bear someone had placed near your head. more »»

Cleveland GOP convention: Opportunity or hazard?

July 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Republican National Convention in Cleveland two weeks away looms as an opportunity for Donald Trump to reverse his slipping fortune. more »»

Summer, season for grandparents

July 5, 2016 Two summers ago, my then-6-year-old grandson propped himself on a comfy chair and clasped his hands behind his head to watch me make a spectacle of myself in our kitchen. more »»

Hillary Clinton and identity politics

July 5, 2016 Have you heard that Hillary Clinton is the “first woman” ever to be nominated for president by a major political party? Of course you have. The media have repeated the line so often it is broken news. more »»

Wisdom of Mencken, Nock seems fresh

July 4, 2016 Believing in my bones, as I do, that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are unworthy and unqualified to be president of the United States has inspired me to do a lot of soul searching, and that... more »»

Supreme Court allows affirmative action fraud to go on

July 4, 2016 Last week the Supreme Court of the United States voted that President Obama exceeded his authority when he granted exemptions from the immigration laws passed by Congress. more »»

Different types of patriotism in 2016

July 2, 2016 We hear a lot about patriotism, especially around the Fourth of July. But in 2016 we’re hearing about two very different types of patriotism. One is an inclusive patriotism that binds us together. more »»

Brexit due to failure of elites — not bigotry of masses

July 2, 2016 Bigotry! Nativism! Racism! That’s what elites in Britain, Europe and here have been howling, explanations for why 52 percent of a higher-than-general-election turnout of British voters voted for... more »»

 
 

 

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