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Odd politics of fighting wildfires seen at state and federal levels

August 31, 2015 As wildfires plague much of the American West, one must ask, Who is paying to put them out? The answer is largely the American taxpayer. more »»

Here are two very impossible things that could very well happen in 2016

August 30, 2015 “One can’t believe impossible things,” Alice objected. “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” the Red Queen replied. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. more »»

‘The Donald’ getting the same kind of adoration as Obama

August 30, 2015 Among a very long list of harms inflicted upon the United States by Barack Obama and his party, perhaps the worst was Caesarism. Obama relished the worship of millions in 2008. more »»

Trump urging GOP toward anti-immigration death wish

August 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is fast becoming a sort of villainous Pied Piper, tooting the 2016 Republican presidential mice behind him over a precipice to political suicide. more »»

Wrongful conviction legislation flawed

August 30, 2015 Legislation proposing Michigan compensate people who have been wrongly convicted contains a serious and, we hope, fatal fla. more »»

Ramos 1, Trump 0 in latest dustup on part of The Donald

August 28, 2015 I am so tired of the media tap dance around Donald Trump. more »»

Liberal hypocrisy easily seen on subject of constitutional tinkering

August 27, 2015 When is it outrageous to amend the Constitution? Donald Trump, the front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination, wants to overturn the constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship. more »»

Jimmy Carter has made peace with life and death

August 26, 2015 When Ronald Reagan announced in November 1994 he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, even some of his most ardent political opponents paused to wish him well. more »»

New taxi companies, drivers struggle for economic liberty

August 25, 2015 Here’s my taxi question. more »»

Members of the audience are getting very poor reviews

August 24, 2015 Broadway star Patti LuPone made headlines recently when she grabbed a cellphone from a woman texting in the second ro. more »»

Donald Trump’s immigration plan seems to be half-fantasy, half serious

August 23, 2015 Donald Trump’s six-page platform on immigration may not be, as Ann Coulter wrote, “the greatest political document since the Magna Carta. more »»

Shielding Wall Street from bigotry’s ravages

August 23, 2015 Phil Gramm, the former right-wing senator from Texas, has surprised me. I assumed he had zero charitable instincts. more »»

Memo to public: This is what Tourette Syndrome looks like

August 22, 2015 “Are you sure,” I asked my daughter before writing this column. “Yes,” she said resolutel. more »»

Great American, Congressman Lou Stokes, was warrior, friend

August 21, 2015 One of my most enduring memories of former Rep. Lou Stokes is from the fall of 2008, two days before the presidential electio. more »»

Voter interest in Sanders,Trump likely harbringer of big changes

August 20, 2015 A new chapter in American politics has begun. Millions of Americans on the right and left have lost faith in their political parties, their government and even the economic system. more »»

Summer of our political discontent is playing out

August 19, 2015 Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders represent two sides of the same coin. Both men have tapped into a deep anger — a discontent — in the public mood. Little seems to be going right. more »»

Here’s why Bernie Sanders’ big crowds are important

August 18, 2015 When Democratic presidential candidates have campaigned in Los Angeles, it has usually been around a private fundraising event featuring Barbra Streisand or Steven Spielberg or George Clooney — or... more »»

Voter supression often difficult to see but it is usually there

August 17, 2015 The students at Miami Central Senior High frustrated me, and I frustrated them. more »»

Aug. 6 was an extraordinarily tough day for the president and his party

August 16, 2015 The night of Aug. 6 was the biggest of the political year so far, for what happened on the stage at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena and for what happened offstage as wel. more »»

Fees causing trouble in public education

August 16, 2015 Public education used to be, you know, public — an essential societal investment for the betterment of all, paid for by all through school taxes. more »»

Bernie Sanders factor having impact on Clinton ‘steamroller’

August 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — A small-sample poll in New Hampshire shows Vermont Sen. more »»



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