Cohen sentenced to three years in prison

  President TrumpDonald John TrumpActivists highlight Trump ties to foreign autocrats in hotel light display Jose Canseco pitches Trump for chief of staff: ‘Worried about you looking more like a Twinkie everyday’ Dershowitz: Mueller's report…

How likely is an earthquake in the Midwest,…

Find out what you need and what to know in case of a disaster. ANTHONY PLASCENCIA/THE STAR Marty Thurman with Granite construction inspects a crack in the road at the International Airport Road offramp on…

Carr: Not knowing Raiders 19 home just weird

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- It has been an eventful three days for quarterback Derek Carr and his Oakland Raiders teammates. The team got its biggest win of the season on Sunday, against the Pittsburgh Steelers at…

House Sends Compromise Farm Bill to Trump’s Desk

Wheat field in Dixon, Ill. (Jim Young/Reuters) The House passed the final version of the farm bill on Wednesday, sending it to President Trump’s desk. The $867 billion bill passed overwhelmingly in a 369 to 47 vote.…

Pelosi Cuts Deal to Step Aside in 2022…

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Representative Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday secured the votes she needs to become the next speaker of the House after she cut a deal with rebels in her party who argued…

It’s Time to Reform Food-Stamp Policy

Dan Roberts inspects his corn crops during the harvest in Minooka, Ill., in 2014. (Jim Young/Reuters) With no work requirements, the farm bill offers more of the same| A  strong farming industry is vital to America’s…

Clint Eastwood’s Unforgettable Curtain Call

Clint Eastwood in The Mule (Trailer image: Warner Bros/YouTube) The Mule is an oddly endearing, kind of wonderful little picture. At 88, Clint Eastwood seldom appears on screen anymore and last acted in a movie…

On Minimum Wage, a Flight from Reality

Demonstrators march past a McDonald’s restaurant during a protest calling for a $15-an-hour nationwide minimum wage in Chicago, Ill., in 2016. (Jim Young/Reuters) The price of labor is an economic reality, and you cannot legislate…

Can Israel Prevent the Next Middle East War?

(Darren Whiteside/Reuters) The regime is quickly careening towards its next conflict. Sun Tzu, the 6th-century b.c.e. Chinese military strategist, argued that battles are won before they are fought. Israel decided to channel some of that…

Comey Continues to Display His Lack of Credibility

Former FBI Director James Comey departs after giving a private deposition to the House Judiciary and House Government and Oversight committees, December 7, 2018. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) When put under oath, he suddenly becomes much less…

Huawei arrest leaves Canada caught between two elephants

TORONTO — Canada’s trade relationship with China will carry on despite the current “difficult moment” it faces due to the arrest of a top Huawei Technologies Inc. executive in Vancouver, says International Trade Diversification Minister…

Trump: Mexico is paying for the wall through…

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Putting an End to U.S. Involvement in the…

Credit: Hugh Macleod / IRIN/Creative Commons Nick Kristof has written another important column on the need to end the war on Yemen, and the most important part is not anything he writes: I’m giving up…