A Shutdown to Nowhere

(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) The hope of achieving major policy goals via a government shutdown usually involves a huge dollop of wishful thinking. This time is no different. President Trump wants to come out the other end…

(Pixabay) Where old and young blended together, and diversity was natural, not conscious. The pre-1968 decade is often written off today as a quaint, if not toxic world of white male supremacy, replete with homophobia,…

Charles Krauthammer (Fox News/YouTube) In his last book, The Point of It All, he makes a compelling conservative argument for liberal democracy. In an interview given in 2013, the late columnist Charles Krauthammer revealed what…

The Grinch (2018) (Universal Pictures) Dr. Suess considered his classic Christmas tale one of his Big Books, aspiring more to literature rather than just madcap fun. There’s no stopping the Grinch. The latest film adaptation…

Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget chief and incoming acting chief of staff, said on Sunday that President Trump recognizes that he “doesn't have the ability" to fire Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, despite disagreeing…

Incoming acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that President Trump is not going to change his mind about withdrawing troops from Syria, even after both his secretary of defense and top…

Here is what you need to know.  Mnuchin moves to calm markets. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday tweeted that he held individual phone calls with the CEOs of the six largest US banks and reiterated…