Alaska’s special election threw up a surprise last night. With all the votes tallied at last, two weeks after the electorate went to the polls, Democratic candidate Mary Peltola beat former governor Sarah Palin to fill the congressional seat left open by the late Don Young. First, some context. Young, who died in March at the age of 88, had held
Many people are outraged that Reps. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., and Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., heckled President Joe Biden during his first official State of the Union address. Me, I’m delighted. Not only was it an exquisitely shameless grab for attention,
Former Attorney General William Barr has been on a tear lately. He’s calling out his ex-boss for potential criminality and obstruction amid the evidence that Donald Trump absconded from the White House with boxfuls of government documents, including the most highly classified kind. Barr’s truth-telling is welcome, especially
Iconic women who gained high office during the last century became warriors rather than peacemakers on the international scene and did not exercise power any differently than men
Maya Angelou once said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.” Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., who is currently running to replace retiring Richard Shelby in the US Senate, has done that time and time again. Most recently, Brooks said
When Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez interviewed to join the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee after she was first elected in 2018, its late chairman Elijah Cummings asked her plainly, “Are you willing to do the work?” The question was unsurprising, given that his impression of her was the same as many
Former California Gov. Jerry Brown is living off the grid in retirement, but he’s still deeply connected on two issues that captivated him while in office and now are center stage globally: climate change and the threat of nuclear war.
Security-sealed rooms. Lock bags. And in the most rare of circumstances, the ability to handcuff a document pouch to a messenger to transport the nation’s secrets.
The unexpected rise in inflation reported on Tuesday was an unwelcome blow for President Joe Biden’s Democrats, but a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Democratic voters just as enthusiastic as their Republican counterparts, pointing to a potentially close contest in November’s elections. Republicans remain favoured to win
Ohio’s crowded Republican Senate race has been all about one man: Donald Trump. But with less than two months until the state’s May 3 primary to succeed retiring Sen. Rob Portman, some of the leading candidates have accepted that, despite their