by Henry Rodgers NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch blasted the Broward County Sheriff’s Department for doing “nothing” to prevent the Parkland high school shooting Thursday. Loesch’s comments come after Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said a deputy was at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while gunman Nikolas Cruz was shooting but “never went in,” although the officer was
The Trump administration is hitting more than 50 vessels, shipping companies and trade businesses with sanctions in the latest bid to turn up the pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program, according to a senior administration official. President Donald Trump is set to announce the action Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, followed
President Donald Trump made another pitch for his border wall on Friday, saying it is needed to help stop violent MS-13 gang members from sneaking into the United States from Mexico. Trump noted thousands of the gang members are being removed from the U.S. by federal agents, only to return from their homes in El
Donald Trump’s outsider candidacy rattled the conservative movement. But more than a year into his presidency, the onetime Democrat now holds what seems to be a near-total grip. The largest annual gathering of conservatives has all the looks of a Trump festival, with Republican critics absent from the event outside the nation’s capital. Republicans are
It wouldn’t be a week at the Trump White House if there weren’t talk of a staff shakeup, and that’s how this week appears to be closing. First, CNN reported Thursday the Pentagon was “considering options” for moving national security adviser H.R. McMaster into a four-star general role back at the Defense Department. The report
In 1885, nearly broke from bad investments and dying of cancer, Ulysses S. Grant spent his final days writing the bestselling memoir that gave his family financial security after he was gone. The story of Grant’s swan song seems memorably American, touched by the mythic national themes of boom and bust, ruin and redemption, the
California Democrats will have a 24-hour “sexual assault and harassment” hotline at this weekend’s party convention in San Diego as some top Democrats in the state have had to resign or come under fire because of allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment. The party’s convention website reads: Sexual Assault & Harassment Hotline We have worked
A few months ago in these pages, our Ethan Epstein rhapsodized about his alma mater, Reed College (“My Old School,” November 10). He praised its rigorous academics and one particular course, the decades-old mandatory freshman humanities class that covers ancient Greece, Rome, and the Bible. Because nothing good lasts in this fallen world, Reed has
For a few weeks now, Nashville mayor Megan Barry has been embroiled in quite the sex scandal. It seems Barry has been engaged in an affair with the police sergeant who was the head of her security detail. (Both are married.) For an added layer of unseemliness, Barry seems to have taken a lot of
The Scrapbook takes a fairly dim view of the field known as “economic development.” We’re not opposed to governments facilitating economic growth when they can, but there are very few things government can do, proactively, to spur economic activity—though we can think of many, many things government can refrain from doing to achieve that goal.
By acclamation the Art Institute of Chicago is already one of the great museums of the world, but earlier this month it laid hands on a work that its director called a “transformative acquisition.” The work is by the absurdist painter-provocateur-conman Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968). The New York Times puts the price tag at $12 million,
On election night 2016, political activist Jess Self wasn’t in much of a partying mood. She’d just spent four days knocking on doors in neighboring Nevada. Her efforts helped elect a Democratic U.S. senator and representative and pass two controversial ballot measures. But Donald Trump’s victory spoiled any sense of a job well done, and
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tripled down on calling the GOP’s recently enacted tax cuts “crumbs” after multiple Democrats warned her this week that doing so could make Democrats look like “patricians” to working-class voters and hurt the party’s chances of taking back Congress. Vice President Mike Pence ramped up the pressure on Pelosi
In 1960, already a movie buff, educated by Bill Kennedy, the ex-film-actor host of CKLW’s programs featuring old Hollywood classics, I took the bus from my east-side Detroit home to the Fox Theatre downtown. I vividly remember watching Victor Mature, all muscles, and Hedy Lamarr, all allure, in Cecil B. DeMille’s Samson and Delilah (1949).
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To someone watching snowboarding for the first time, it might look like a mix of skiing, surfing, and skateboarding. Some competitive snowboarding events are races and feature obstacles or emphasize speed; others award higher scores for better tricks. They are fairly recent additions to the Winter Olympics, some appearing for the first time at this
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The big news out of Chicago, city of my birth and upbringing, is murder. According to a reliable website called HeyJackass!, during 2017, someone in Chicago was shot every 2 hours and 27 minutes and murdered every 12 hours and 59 minutes. There were 679 murders and 2,936 people shot in the city. This, for
On February 14, a deeply troubled young man named Nikolas Cruz walked into the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Cruz, 19, took an AR-15 rifle out of a black duffel bag and began firing at students in the hallways and in classrooms. In all, he murdered 17 people and injured 14 others.
For decades, Republicans have been stuck with the epithet “the stupid party,” and they’ve often deserved it. But there’s been a switch in the Trump era. Democrats now are the stupid party. They’ve adopted several of the foolhardy habits of Republicans—for instance, the government shutdown. It’s an act of political masochism. History is consistent on
I was struck by the convergence of two stories in a recent edition of the New York Times. The first, on the front page, was an anodyne anniversary feature: The Berlin Wall, which went up in 1961 and came down in 1989, has now (in the Times’s words) been “gone for as long as it
Black Panther is the least superhero-y of the Marvel superhero movies. T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), its protagonist, gets some unearthly abilities from drinking the juice of a plant, but I can’t tell you what they are really, and the movie is delightfully uninterested in exploring them. What’s more important is that T’Challa presides over an African
In 2003, when J. M. Coetzee was announced the recipient of that year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, the news wasn’t met with outraged cries of “Who?” or “Why?” With nine brilliant novels under his belt, along with a haul of prestigious literary awards—including a hitherto unprecedented two Booker Prizes—the South African-born author had been a laureate-in-waiting.
Posted by: Rich Mitchell in In The News, Politics, Trump Administration February 22, 2018 President Donald Trump will deliver a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday morning. In the afternoon, the president and first lady will greet Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife. President Trump will meet with Prime Minister Turnbull, have
The Heritage Foundation’s president and top policy experts are helping to shape the conversation at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), taking place on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., this week. Heritage President Kay Coles James asked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a series of questions during a wide-ranging discussion at CPAC that touched on
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin by Michelle Moons22 Feb 2018Oxon Hill, MD0 22 Feb, 201822 Feb, 2018 OXON HILL, Maryland — “Make no mistake about it, we’re gonna build that wall,” declared Vice President Mike Pence from the stage of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday morning. “Build that wall! Build that wall! Build that
When emotion overcomes logic, reason and experience, as is currently happening with some surviving students of last week’s Florida school shooting, teachers and parents should do all they can to soothe and calm them and appeal to reason and logic in handling their misery. Instead we’re seeing just another liberal form of child abuse,
An associate of Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain has cited his Fifth Amendment rights in refusing to appear before the House Intelligence Committee in its probe of the unverified Russian dossier containing negative information on President Donald Trump, according to news reports Thursday. David Kramer, a former State Department official who now is senior director
ABC News by Michelle Moons22 Feb 2018Oxon Hill, MD0 22 Feb, 201822 Feb, 2018 OXON HILL, Maryland — The world lost renowned evangelist Billy Graham on Wednesday, prompting Vice President Mike Pence to remind CPAC attendees on Thursday of Graham’s speech at the National Cathedral after the 9/11 terror attacks. Pence called on the crowd
Journalist Jill Abramson attacked Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday in the New York magazine, arguing for his impeachment. But Abramson and the women she cites in her hit piece are left-wing detractors of Thomas with credibility problems, and Abramson herself was reportedly fired from her previous job for not telling the truth. The subtitle of Abramson’s