Anytime I’m driving down the highway behind a semitruck, I look for the horizontal metal bar that spans the space underneath the trailer. It makes me feel a bit safer. And it reminds me of Jayne Mansfield.
When the first world war ended 100 years ago, no one had to be told that it was an important event. Every story on the front page of The Chicago Daily Tribune on Nov. 11, 1918, had something to do with it.
The Trump administration is full of people who think that if you’re making the rest of the world mad, you’re doing something right.
“Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.” — Matthew 7:17
The State Dining Room in the White House is adorned with a quotation from John Adams: “May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under This Roof.” His wish has often gone unfulfilled.
Take a tough Republican president, a Chinese government committed to help us and a North Korean government faced with demands for denuclearization, and what do you get?
Donald Trump, who assembled a winning coalition that included manufacturing workers, farmers, ranchers, people who ride Harleys and capitalists resentful of Barack Obama, is now doing his best to turn them all against him.
When Donald Trump announced his nominee for the Supreme Court on Monday, he said he wanted someone who could set aside his political views “to do what the law and the Constitution require.”
In 1989, a New York businessman who was worried about chronic federal budget deficits erected the National Debt Clock in midtown Manhattan to keep a running tally of how much the U.S. government owes.
The tweet that caused an uproar that led to the cancellation of Roseanne Barr’s ABC sitcom was a reminder of the most illuminating and depressing reality of our time: the stubborn centrality of race and racism in our national life.