Government

05/23/2016 - 12:00am

    If you wonder whether Donald Trump's lack of experience in the national security arena could hurt his candidacy, consider Senator Angus King, the only independent in Congress. After a recent trip on the "doomsday plane," the one to be used by the president in the event of a nuclear attack, King has...

05/20/2016 - 11:00am

    Hillary Clinton's campaign website lists 31 issues, in alphabetical order from "Alzheimer's" to "Workforce and Skills," for which she has explicit policies. "Taxes" with a "T" is not one.

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05/20/2016 - 9:00am

    Another commencement, another opportunity for President Barack Obama to urge the nation's graduates to participate fully in the political process. He cannot say it often enough, especially during a presidential campaign when two candidates -- one from the left and...

05/20/2016 - 8:00am

    Donald Trump got into hot water last week for suggesting that the U.S. could effectively repudiate some of its debt, offering to give the holders of its securities something less than what they are owed. The presumptive Republican nominee eventually backpedaled,...

05/20/2016 - 7:00am

    The Affordable Care Act is being subjected to judicial torment. The latest agony is last week's ruling by a federal judge that the law failed to appropriate funds needed to help cover low- to middle-income people.

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05/19/2016 - 6:00pm

    Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan will eventually patch together a rapprochement.

    It won't be real, but not because of their well-established substantive differences on trade, immigration or...

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