Things have gotten abysmal for Beto O’Rourke. Not even a year ago, he came closer to winning a statewide office than any Texas Democrat in two decades. He even won Tarrant County, a rare feat. And although he lost to Sen. Ted Cruz, his arrow seemed to point only up. O’Rourke’s entry to the presidential
The Border Patrol has caught 363,300 Central American family members at the Mexican border since the fiscal year started in October.
The new faces of sex trafficking are increasingly white, affluent and well-connected. In an indictment unveiled July 8 in the Southern District of New York, Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy hedge fund manager, was charged with sex trafficking for recruiting numerous minors for paid sex acts. In 2018, a federal judge
Invoking the teachings of Lord Basaveshwara, a 12th-century social reformer who advocated the idea of the welfare state or Kalyana Rajya, the Budget with a series of demand-stimulating proposals reiterated the governments thrust upon ‘Housing for All mission. On one hand, proposals related to ‘Housing for All’
A cunning rat leaves a sinking ship. Yet it’s a striking feature of today’s Conservative Party that so many are scrabbling to stay aboard their listing vessel instead. Amber Rudd and the ever versatile Matt Hancock have even converted to the cause of a crash-out Brexit, despite previously warning it would be the economic equivalent of scuttling your own fleet at Scarpa Flow.
President Donald Trump’s vicious verbal assaults on four women of colour who are members of Congress have sparked an avalanche of well-earned criticism, including from some of his supporters. As regular readers know, I’m fascinated by history, so I’ve been wondering where Trump’s tweeted comments rank among the most racist ones made by presidents (or successful presidential candidates) during my lifetime.
A lot of people are beginning to think that there is a conspiracy going on against the elderly. Some think that product manufacturers seem not to care, or even forget, that their consumers also comprise people who are older. This criticism has recently been levelled against makers of anti-ageing products.
The opposition’s role in democracy is always very important. Ruling party and opposition dialectics is the core strength of democracy.
The most important element of Joe Biden’s foreign-policy speech last week lay not in the details (which were thin) but in his embrace of one critical idea. “The overarching purpose of our foreign policy,” he said at City University of New York, must be to “defend and advance our security, prosperity, and democratic values that the
Charlotte Huggins, 33, stabbed. Leanne Unsworth, 40, head injuries. Christy Walshe, 40, shot. Alison Hunt, 42, stabbed. Rosie Derbyshire, 27, head injuries. Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, strangled. Allison Marimon-Herrera, 15, strangled. Rachel Evans, 46, beaten. Paula Meadows, 83, found dead. These are the names of just a handful of the women
Robert S. Mueller III isn’t expected to roll out any bombshells when he testifies before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on July 24. “The report is my testimony,” he said in May, the first time he had spoken in public in nearly two years. But that’s OK. The special counsel’s on-camera performance will still be useful, even if all he offers