Whether Joe Biden will seek a second term is the biggest secret in Washington. Only the man himself increasingly doesn’t seem to be hiding the answer. A long distance day trip Tuesday to Arizona is only the latest indication that at 80, Biden is seriously laying the ground to stay in power for another term — until he’s 86. He’
2022 has been an “annus horribilis” for the world. The phrase, meaning a horrible year,” gained currency 30 years ago when Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II employed the term to describe her year of constant family ructions culminating in the fire at historic Winsor Castle. In 2022 the planet has continued to suffer from man-made
More than a handful of Republicans are already sniffing around the 2024 presidential contest. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former
In politics, as in life, it’s all too easy to write off old people, especially when they are frail or disabled. President Joe Biden’s fall on stage during the Air Force Academy graduation ceremony on Thursday immediately raised questions of fitness. Even I, a geriatrician and anti-ageism advocate, looked at Dianne Feinstein’s recent return
Three of the reputed English language dictionaries have each chosen a word of 2023, a word which came into prominence, whose use had increased during the year. It is not an event that is as glamorous as the Oscars, Globe, and Grammy awards. But people who love English are quite amused and
Madou Koulibaly is the new face of an old Italy. The 24-year-old, who arrived in the country from Guinea in 2018, is blazing a trail as Tuscany’s first migrant bus driver recruited as part of a drive to fill labour gaps with foreign workers. He was more surprised than anyone. “I said, a bus? No, I cannot
One big question after Thursday night’s hyped red-vs.-blue states debate is whether California Gov. Gavin Newsom is helping President Joe Biden or hurting him. Or maybe he’s having no impact on the president. Maybe Newsom is just helping himself. Or not. Sure, Newsom is locked in as a dedicated
Days after making history as the first House speaker to be booted from the job, Rep. Kevin McCarthy said he mischievously told fellow Republicans, “I am a free agent now, aren’t I?” If so, he’s squandered it so far, with alleged kidney punches and vague electoral threats aimed at his House enemies.