Shoppers ride escalators at the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles, Calif., November 8, 2013. (David McNew/Retuers) Capitalism draws on pre-liberal roots We live in an era of collapsing confidence in institutions, and the market…

Then-state senator Catherine Pugh speaks during a TV interview near the City Hall in Baltimore, Md., in 2015. (File photo: Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Reuters) Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh resigned Thursday amid a mushrooming corruption scandal. Pugh’s…

President Clinton at a White House ceremony in 1998 (Win McNamee / Reuters) Though impeachment is the wrong remedy, the Mueller report details disturbing conduct that hearkens back to the 1990s Every Republican remembers with…

Freeway interchange in Los Angeles, Calif. (Eric Thayer/Reuters) Whenever government regulations lead to higher prices, the champions of regulation blame the free market for failing to fix the problem. It has “invariably been the fate…

President Theodore Roosevelt, c. 1902 (Library of Congress) A century ago, the United States managed an international crisis over Venezuela. The Venezuelan national assembly has held that the country’s 2018 presidential election country was illegal…

U.S. Border Patrol cars are seen from the bridge connecting Eagle Pass, Texas, with Piedras Negras, Mexico, near the banks of the Rio Grande in February.   Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters hide caption toggle caption   Alexandre…

What I'm Hearing: Dan Wolken on why Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach was forced to drop out of the race and which horses now have the best odds. USA TODAY Sports ARCADIA, Calif. — The prized…

U.S. President Donald Trump is boasting about his latest revamped trade agreement with America's two neighbors - a pact he's calling USMCA - for the United States, Mexico and Canada. The deal has a "good…

The National Basketball Players Association issued a statement Thursday in support of Enes Kanter after the Turkish big man took to social media to call out mistreatment from Denver Nuggets fans and the NBA Turkey…

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Moments after the San Francisco 49ers used a fifth-round draft choice on linebacker Dre Greenlaw, a grateful father took to Twitter to thank Greenlaw for protecting his daughter at a fraternity…

8:50 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA -- Kawhi Leonard was sensational Thursday night in the Toronto Raptors' 116-95 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup. Pascal Siakam was…

PHILADELPHIA -- With his Philadelphia 76ers taking a 2-1 series lead over a Toronto Raptors team led by Kawhi Leonard and his 37.7 points per game so far in the Eastern Conference semifinals, coach Brett…