A housing construction project in San Francisco, Calif., in 2015. (Robert Galbraith/Reuters) Bureaucratic red tape drives up costs. Julian, Calif. — Right outside the comfortable and delicious Jeremy’s on the Hill Restaurant in this scenic…

Jack Dorsey, CEO and co-founder of Twitter speaks at the Consensus 2018 blockchain technology conference in New York. City, New York, May 16, 2018. (Mike Segar/Reuters) Updated 5:31pm Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account was apparently…

Walt Whitman in 1870 (Library of Congress) An exhibit in New York traces the life and work of the 'bard of Democracy.' When Walt Whitman was born, in 1819, democracy had existed in America for…

Men now AVOID women at work and are much more reluctant to shake a female colleague's hand or hire an attractive woman because of #MeToo, study finds According to a study, men are more reluctant…

Sir John Major today dramatically threw his weight behind a legal bid to stop Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament in the run-up to Brexit. The former PM said he was joining a judicial review of the…

Remainers today lost the first round of their court battle to stop Boris Johnson suspending Parliament in the run-up to Brexit. A court in Edinburgh refused to grant an interim injunction blocking the PM from going…

Joe Biden speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, August 10, 2019. (Gage Skidmore) Former vice president Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, said Thursday that…

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a news conference at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, Aug. 25, 2019. (Ian Langsdon/Pool via Reuters) The G-7 Summit, insofar as it dealt with the fires, relied on…

Danny Burstein as Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge! (© Matthew Murphy) Moulin Rouge! rejuvenates the jukebox musical with clever mashups and surprising arrangements of pop classics. Ross Douthat has called Baz Luhrmann’s deranged musical campfest…

A demonstrator holds a flag a during a protest in Hong Kong, China, August 24, 2019. (Thomas Peter/Reuters) Several leaders of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong were arrested early Friday by Hong Kong police on…

For her first international trip since she famously donned that jaw-dropping, custom Hervé Pierre hat to meet Queen Elizabeth II in June, First Lady Melania Trump adopted the codes of fashion’s most notable icon: Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel.…

(Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters) Every child born today inherits a portion of that debt, and we are living at our children’s expense. ‘Oh Lord, give me chastity,” St. Augustine is reputed to have said. “But…

President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Morristown municipal airport, August 4, 2019. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) The end of the Mueller probe has left the president in search of a worthy political foil. Last week…