A recent NBC News poll found that only 11 percent of Democrats consider terrorism the most important issue in the presidential race, and only 5 percent cite foreign policy overall.
Of all the many things said about Donald Trump, what was said by Roger Ailes, head of the Fox News Channel, said it all in just two words: “Grow up!”
Both President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush can say they have visited a mosque as president. Can you guess which one has gotten slammed for it by today’s presidential candidates? Need a hint?
If you attend a Republican presidential event on the campaign trail, you may come to wonder if you made a wrong turn and ended up in church. If you are not a believer — an evangelical Christian believer, that is — you may feel ever so slightly unwelcome.
A group of church friends recently held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Georgia. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small. Chances are, you’ve never heard of her.
New Hampshire may well be the end of the campaign trail for more GOP hopefuls, as Iowa was for Rand Paul, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee.
The 187,000 acres on which sits the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge never belonged to the state of Oregon, much less the band of cowboy exhibitionists who’d taken it over.
You can pick your headline for Iowa: “Trump Didn’t Win!” “Hillary Didn’t Lose!” “Rubio’s the One!”
There is a letter titled “Isn’t It Strange?” making the rounds in email boxes. It asks questions to which our fellow Americans should know the answers, save for those caught up in modernity.
Sen. Ted Cruz’s upset victory against Donald Trump has robbed “The Donald” of his stock answer to any criticism from rivals — that he is winning and his critics are losers.
Ever since Donald Trump entered the Republican presidential race, I have been waiting to see him lose. I wanted to see how he would handle it. Humility, after all, is not an emotion with which the Donald appears to be intimately familiar.
The GOP debate he wasn’t attending hadn’t yet begun, but Donald Trump, safely tucked into the plush leather seats of his 757, declared himself the winner.
The campaigns will be eager to tell you the meaning of Ted Cruz’s victory and the virtual tie between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in Iowa, but the larger significance of this election has been clear for months: The two major parties are paper tigers.
Jan. 25 marked the fifth anniversary of the Tahrir Square revolt — an uprising organized by young Facebook-savvy Egyptians that came to symbolize the Arab Spring.
Thanks to Christian McPhate, the Denton Record-Chronicle reporter, for highlighting the struggles of some of Denton’s homeless. I am passionate about combating homelessness for two reasons.
WASHINGTON — If you ask Donald Trump fans what they like about him, there’s an excellent chance they’ll say, “Because he’s not politically correct.” But this is only true if you misunderstand the meaning of political correctness, as Trump himself apparently does.
If you attend a presidential campaign event, you may come across someone wearing colonial garb or an Uncle Sam costume or body paint. But a recent Ted Cruz rally in Iowa featured something possibly unprecedented: guys dressed up as Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
I used to consider women pitifully weak and pathetically delicate. For this, I blame Marvel Comics.
The latest tempest in a teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year’s Academy Awards in Hollywood.
To Americans, Iran’s actions over the last few weeks may have seemed not merely surprising, but also contradictory.
Some credit Albert Einstein, others credit Benjamin Franklin, with the observation that “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing year after year and expecting different results.”
It stood to reason that collapsing prices for oil would make clean energy relatively more expensive. That would dampen the public’s craving to install solar panels and build wind turbines.
It is easy to be disappointed by the news that this year’s 20 nominees for the Academy Awards included zero nonwhite actors — for the second year in a row.
I’ve been hearing about the impending “conservative crackup” for nearly 25 years. The term was coined by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., the founder of the American Spectator
It would be funny to watch were it not so fruitless and political. (“Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?”)
Any U.S. effort to uproot the Islamic State from Iraq and Syria this year will have to rely on Kurdish fighters to play a critical role.
WASHINGTON — At first it seemed too weirdly awful to be true, but there she was: Sarah Palin standing next to Donald Trump recently and endorsing him for president.
In America, alleged land of freedom, a 19-year-old soldier just back from Afghanistan can’t sidle up to a bar and legally order a beer.
The police report paints a confusing and chaotic picture.
When it comes to votes, the state of New York is a gold mine. In the 2012 presidential election, more than 11 million New Yorkers were registered. By itself, New York accounted for half of Barack Obama’s margin of victory in the popular vote over Mitt Romney.
Former Gov. Sarah Palin is an intelligent person, contrary to how liberals have tried to portray her.
If there was ever any ethical foundation supporting the administration of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, it has been obliterated.
The Supreme Court recently decided to take up the Obama administration’s unilateral executive actions on immigration, which will keep the issue on the front burner for the presidential election.
As their party’s caucuses and primaries get underway, Democrats face as stark a choice as any in modern times. They must decide between a revolutionary and an incrementalist: Bernie Sanders, a democratic...
What’s the most clearly defining moment so far in the 2016 presidential race? My choice would be Republican candidate Ted Cruz’s New Hampshire campaign stop last March where he demonstrated his ability to frighten small children.
According to the Constitution, the legislature is the first and most powerful branch of government. And yet, many believe — on the left and the right — that the institution has atrophied.
Last July, Anthony Hervey, an outspoken black advocate for the Confederate flag, was killed in a car crash.
If you’ve successfully landed on the beaches, but your forces are still taking heavy fire, what do you do? Do you concentrate on trying to hold the line and make further advances or do you sit in a circle and design a better landing craft?
“Them that’s got shall get. Them that’s not shall lose.” — Billie Holiday
In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama lamented the deep divisions of our time and expressed regret that he hasn’t done more to overcome them. His words had a nostalgic air, cloaked in memories of times when Americans were more united and less angry.
WASHINGTON — So you say you want a daddy for your president? OK, so maybe you didn’t say it, but on a subliminal level, you may have felt it, especially if you’re a Republican primary voter leaning toward Donald Trump.
The Cold War is over, but it still deeply distorts U.S. immigration policy. Consider the bizarre situation at our southern border. A wave of migrants is expected to appear there, hoping for safe passage into the U.S. and an expedited path to legal status and eventually full citizenship. They will get it.
In recent years, a small but growing number of people have advocated a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The reaction to the proposal has been hostile, out of all proportion to either the originality or the danger of such a convention.
There’s a lot that is worth criticizing about actor Sean Penn’s rambling Rolling Stone article about his friendly meeting with cutthroat fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Is Bill Clinton’s sexual history fair game in the 2016 campaign? Donald Trump certainly thinks so. “Hillary is an enabler,” he said in one interview. “She’s married to an abuser!” he said in another. “If she’s going to play the woman card, it’s all fair game,” he added.