Social media presents elected officials with new opportunities to engage with audiences but, also, new opportunities to embarrass themselves.
The most depressing thing to me is not Trump but the millions who share his fear of those who don’t look like them, writes Rich Barlow.
Appointing Merrick Garland, a justice in the "swing vote" mold of Anthony Kennedy, is exactly what our country needs to move on from rank partisanship, writes Kari Hong.
“Sometimes,” the first African American president told confidantes after the 2016 election, “I wonder whether I was 10 or 20 years too early.”
If you want to rein in what the government pays for health, writes Rich Barlow, focus on America’s highest-in-the-world medical prices instead of denying folks coverage.
The former president has worsened the Democratic Party’s public relations problem, writes Miles Howard.
John Vercher asks: Does going high mean we must continue to turn the other cheek, look the other way while progress is undone?
If a fundamental purpose of political language is to persuade people to act, writes Alex Green, was Obama’s soaring rhetoric truly effective?
It has been tempting over the last eight years to say that we have lived in the Obama Era, but to be realistic, writes Kevin C. Peterson, we all live...
Aleppo’s fall doesn’t mean that Syria’s civil war is over.
It seems reports of the impending death of the Affordable Care Act may have been greatly exaggerated. In a wonderful irony, writes Rich Barlow, that good news comes from the...
Perhaps supporting him when he’s right will encourage the president-elect to back off those areas where his thinking has gone off the rails, writes Rich Barlow.
Cognoscenti's poet of the political scene, Erika Fine, reflects, in verse, on the stunning outcome of the election.
Rest assured, neither outcome will be a triumph of democracy or the end of it.
One day we look back on this time and measure our government’s response to the chaos.
Donald Trump's tenuous relationship with the political press is based on a misunderstanding.
The difficulty of nuclear weapons is that there has to be mutual reduction. Otherwise, countries give up the psychological -- and military -- power of deterrence.
That South Sudan’s leaders can act so brazenly is down to one thing: They know there are no consequences.
Our European friends are shirking their fair share of defending themselves.
President Obama’s diplomacy with Iran could now benefit Iraq -- by helping to create a functioning government.