Forty years ago, in one of those Midwestern cities where flat avenues end in clusters of convenience stores, I worked as a janitor.
Both of America's great national parties are coalitions. But it is the Democratic Party that never ceases to celebrate diversity -- racial, religious, ethnic, cultural -- as its own and as America's "greatest strength."
So Amazon chose Valentine's Day to announce its breakup with New York City. No, it will not build a new headquarters in Queens as planned. Who is to blame for the split, the tech behemoth or grouchy New Yorkers? If one must choose, I'd say Amazon.
She tweeted that "men are not women," and for that, Meghan Murphy, feminist journalist, was banned from Twitter.
After reading an especially radical platform agreed upon by the British Labor Party, one Tory wag described it as "the longest suicide note in history."
Outsize attention has been paid to outlier Democrats making outrageous remarks. They are a small handful of House Democrats, though you'd never know it, given all their headlines.
A few words about the Trail of Tears and other jokes. Granted, the Trail of Tears would hardly seem a laughing matter.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren's insistence that she is Native American has drawn racial taunts from President Donald Trump, who frequently refers to her as "Pocahontas," as well as reprimands from tribal leaders, who note that tribes themselves determine tribal membership.
If you want to know why people in America shoot so much heroin, re-watch Pres. Donald J. Trump's State of the Union address.
If the pollsters at CNN and CBS are correct, Donald Trump may have found the formula for winning a second term in 2020.
Americans don't usually think of technical professionals as "guest workers," yet at any one time, there are more than a half-million foreigners holding tech jobs in the U.S.