And with all the recent news, it will be hard not to sigh a bit. From the tragic Charleston shooting to the riots in Baltimore and Ferguson, from bitter fights over health care and gay marriage to our renewed involvement in a war in the Middle East, from widening income inequality to a broken immigration system, it seems like a lot's going wrong in this divided nation.
Conventional wisdom suggests the Supreme Court's ruling -- that federal subsidies are not illegal despite the sloppy language of the Affordable Care Act -- is a huge blow to Republicans, who have long been trying to dismantle an odious law that conservatives believe will inevitably make health insurance more expensive and greatly reduce quality of care.
The idea that putting a historically important woman on the $10 bill is a gift of some sort is setting the bar pretty low.
You can't go a day without someone complaining that technology is making us dumber, and it's tempting to agree. We are creatures of the hyperlink, where the only real knowledge we need is the knowledge of where to find knowledge.
As Hillary Clinton's poll numbers fall -- most strikingly among Democrats -- one has to wonder where the serious Democratic challengers are.
A long, long time ago -- way back in 2013 -- pro-choice progressives united in a new clarion call to make prescription birth control available over the counter. Now, for political reasons, they're changing their tune.
More Americans than ever before -- a record-high of 60 percent, according to Gallup this week -- support gay marriage. But in the wake of a new scandal rocking the academic world, it's a good time to remind partisans and activists that the ends don't always justify the means.
There's no way around it -- Jeb Bush fumbled this one.
In a year and a half, Americans will elect a new president. What issues will be foremost in their minds?
Later this month, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on gay marriage cases in four states, including Tennessee, where Val Tanco and Sophy Jesty are hoping their New York marriage will soon be recognized.
In a preview of what might just be the laziest coverage angle of the 2016 presidential season, a new article about Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina tries to compare her to -- get ready to act surprised -- Sarah Palin.
As a species, human beings are nothing if not predictable.
Although only one Republican has officially announced his candidacy for president so far, it looks like a formidable, diverse field of conservatives will be contending in the primaries. One prospect, however and a popular one at that has me utterly nonplussed, and questioning whether conservatives actually want to win the White House ever again. Allow me to paint a picture for you.
Wednesday’s press conference marked the first occasion journalists have had to question the President directly – about anything – in eight months, and President Obama tipped his hat on his plans to confront the coming fiscal cliff with chastened House Republicans.
Sarah Palin's book tour is underway, and she's hitting all the major spots -- Oprah, Barbara Walters, Hannity and The Factor.
New York health-care workers are protesting the emergency regulation adopted this summer by the State Health Department making seasonal and swine flu shots mandatory.
Race was always a hot-button topic in this country, and it still is. But the sharpness of that threat has been dulled a bit.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy told Parliament last week that the burqa, the traditional dress worn by some Islamic women, will no longer be tolerated in France.
In Barack Obama's speech to the Muslim world in Egypt, he spoke at great length about the importance of America's role in reaching peace in the Middle East between the Israelis and the Palestinians. The sentiment is no doubt genuine, but it's unclear to many Americans and Muslims alike just how he plans to get there. Whatever road his administration plans to take, it should go through Morocco.
This week Kris Allen, who during the American Idol season prompted unabashed praise from Simon Cowell and the rest of the judges, was voted America’s favorite over Adam Lambert, his theatrical and inconsistent competitor.