CHICAGO — It’s the time of year when adults in higher education start waking up in the morning with persistent thoughts of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
WASHINGTON — Trial lawyers have an adage: If the facts are on your side, pound the facts. If the law is on your side, pound the law.
Although foreign policy has hardly figured in the Democratic primaries, the impeachment trial reminds us it’s time to look at which Trump opponent would make the best commander in chief.
Since President Donald Trump ordered the drone strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani earlier this month, his administration has argued the attack has two main benefits. Taking out Soleimani helped to prevent a series of attacks he was planning, officials say, and his death will…
With a Senate impeachment trial likely just days away, President Trump and Democrats are locked in a cycle of mutual trolling over whether the trial should include testimony from witnesses.
WASHINGTON — If our politics were novelized, we would throw the book across the room in frustration. Too implausible.
CHICAGO — When I was in college, my roommate and I would together drive the six hours to our southern Illinois campus the day before the spring semester started. Our tradition was that, while my friend took a turn driving, I would read aloud Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, …
CHICAGO — My son, his best friend, Dave, and I were chatting over a pizza last weekend when Dave dropped some (absolutely incorrect) information: The elderly are forgoing nursing homes for cruise ships, because the room and board cost about the same, plus you get entertainment and travel.
WASHINGTON — Before our national attention span flits heedlessly toward impeachment, the Iowa caucuses and Megxit, it's worth pausing to remember that the United States was on the brink of war with Iran last week.
WASHINGTON — Before our national attention span flits heedlessly toward impeachment, the Iowa caucuses and Megxit, it’s worth pausing to remember that the United States was on the brink of war with Iran last week.
The American military won’t miss Major Gen. Qassim Soleimani. As the mastermind of Iran’s foreign military operations, Soleimani, who died Friday in a U.S. airstrike, was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of U.S. soldiers over a decade and a half in Iraq.
On the evening of Jan. 16, 1991, I sat between my fiancé Michael and my father on a coral-silk brocade couch in Palm Beach as we watched television in my aging uncle’s claustrophobically small and poorly air-conditioned living room. We were in Florida to celebrate my 34th birthday earlier th…
CHICAGO — A fellow journalist friend recently posted photos of Julián Castro from last summer, showing the former presidential candidate in the wee hours of the morning after a long day on the campaign trail in Michigan.
For 40 years American presidents have pondered a fundamental question about Iran, best summed up by Henry Kissinger: Is it a country or a cause? On Thursday evening, Donald Trump gave his answer: Iran is a cause, a terrorist cause, and it will be treated as such.
No one should mourn the death of Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
I watch my grandson, nearly 1 year old, lose it over gravity. The outrage! The insult! The heartbreak!
The first and most visible test of candidate support in the 2020 presidential election is the Iowa presidential caucus, which takes place on Feb. 3.
WASHINGTON — Anyone who says he or she knows what is going to happen in 2020 is either arrogant or crazy or both.
There has been much talk lately among both Democrats and Republicans of the intents of the founders in the writing of the Constitution, especially involving the powers of impeachment and removal from office.