Why is the GOP attacking Ambassador Susan Rice?

In 2000, John McCain seemed a respectable political figure — admired for his wartime heroism, well-regarded for his refusal to kowtow to partisan dogma, liked by journalists for his refreshing candor.  He failed that year in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, but he ran a decent campaign, sticking to the high road even […]

GOP must do more than immigration reform. It must renounce bigotry, too

On Nov. 6, 18-year-old Christopher Berry, who is black, stood in line for an hour at a suburban Atlanta polling place to cast his very first ballot. He voted for President Obama because, he said, “I really like his stance on health care (and) I feel like he is a president for all the people […]

Bloomberg is right about climate change

A few years ago, Washington, D.C. was subjected to a freakish winter — a series of nightmarish snowstorms that crippled a city ill-equipped to handle them. The back-to-back blizzards  prompted derisive howls from the flat-earthers in Congress who insist that human-caused climate change is a hoax. The grandchildren of Sen. James Inhofe — Oklahoma Republican […]