As this session of Congress winds down, it’s important to note its many achievements. The current Congress passed a bipartisan infrastructure package, bipartisan anti-gun violence reform and a COVID relief package. It made historic investments in climate change and health care while holding …
Now that the Thanksgiving recess is over, the 117th Congress has reopened for business with just a few weeks before the 118th Congress will be sworn in.
The United States has an alarming problem: civic negligence. The signs of civic decline and decay are all around us -- threats of extremist violence, book bans and legislative efforts to restrict honest discussions of history in schools.
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Thank you for your service, Iowa and New Hampshire. But it's time to end the prominent, influential perch you two small rural states have long enjoyed in winnowing the list of presidential contenders.
🎧 With many struggling to meet even their basic needs, is it ever OK to fund projects such as the arts, sports stadiums or space travel?
As part of a mandatory gun buyback program, the government confiscated more than 600,000 firearms. Mass shootings all but disappeared.
Among the key headlines from the 2022 election were gains by Republicans among minority voters.
Southern Illinois has seen many disasters since the first settlers came to the region over 200 years ago.
Could Illinois lawmakers pursue a constitutional amendment to protect abortion rights? Longtime political columnist Rich Miller weighs in.
The Trump adviser claims he didn’t tell Pence to reject electors, but here are the receipts
The Supreme Court recently heard arguments from Harvard and the University of North Carolina about using race and ethnicity in admissions policies. At stake is the fate of affirmative action and the positive effects race-conscious policies have had on higher education and the workplace for more than 50 years.
Authorities investigating the fatal shootings of six people at a Walmart said that the shooter bought the gun just hours before and left a note with grievances against coworkers on his phone. Police in Chesapeake, Virginia, issued a news release Friday that says they conducted a forensic ana…
Here in America's Heartland, the fields lie fallow now. Barren squares stretch out like a patchwork quilt gently covering the land while it settles in for a well-deserved nap. The scene makes me want to snuggle under a cozy blanket and enjoy the time of year when nature encourages us to rest.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments from Harvard and the University of North Carolina about using race and ethnicity in admissions policies. Project 21, the Black Leadership Network of which I am a member, submitted an amicus brief in the Harvard case.
Is it really news that Karen Bass will become the first female mayor of Los Angeles? In an era where women have already run Chicago, Phoenix, Fort Worth, Charlotte, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Boston, the gender of the new Los Angeles mayor should not have dominated the headlines, as it did in numerous media.
Nov. 20 was Joe Biden's 80th birthday. Our first octogenarian president is two years older than Ronald Reagan was when his presidency ended in 1989.
Rock star's transformation should reassure Americans about globalization
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🎧 Episode 65: The hosts discuss the tricky balance of holding people accountable for their actions but the danger in taking things too far.
Commentary: If we want long-term solutions to our social ills, we must work to make our institutions better at ensuring justice for all.
It’s time to talk turkey, folks. And even for an optimistic carnivore like me, the news is grim.
Between hurricanes and rising costs, retiring to Florida may become more difficult for some. Here are things to consider before making a move.
Succeeding the universal canoe of the aborigines came the flatboat, the pirogue, the mackinaw boat, the keel-boat, the barge, the horse boat, and the “broad horn” or produce boat, used in floating the produce of the valley down the water courses, and especially to New Orleans where they foun…
“Here you come again, just when I’ve begun to get myself together...” — Dolly Parton
This last year has been tough for a lot of people, and it goes way beyond the pandemic, as we all know. Here are some things you can be grateful for, even in the middle of chaos.
The U.S. Senate has taken a major step toward protecting same-sex and interracial marriage by advancing a landmark bill that would rightfully recognize the legality of such marriages in every state in the nation.