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For Mueller, this is only the beginning

Special counsel Robert Mueller's...

Let's value our children like the treasure they are and guard them accordingly

The day after the horrific massacre in Parkland, Florida, as I entered my high-rise office, it dawned on me that the ...

Make our elections a lot more secure

Election security has come under scrutiny over the last year -- and deservedly so. The 2016 election opened our eyes ...

'Black Panther' inspires more than African Americans

The box-office success of "Black Panther" gives me hope that one day my minority group, Arab Americans and Muslims, w...

Mueller tells a compelling story of Russian intrigue that was designed to elect Trump

As both a prosecutor and defense attorney, I have written and reviewed many indictments. Though often brimming with l...

Florida student: They told us: 'Hands up. Drop anything in your hands.'

I was at school and anxious to leave for the day. The bell was supposed to ring in about 10 minutes. Then the fire al...

Trump's carefully constructed house of lies

No one could be surprised to learn that, according to an article in The New Yorker, Donald Trump allegedly employed a...

Trump and the GOP are making the Republican brand toxic for a generation

What's good for Donald Trump might not be good for the GOP, and the evidence of the growing risks become clearer by t...

A gas tax hike will solve exactly none of our problems

News reports indicate that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is considering a higher gas tax to pay for the $1.5 t...

Democrats, spare me your hypocrisy on guns

On Wednesday, the unthinkable happened.A very troubled, deeply disturbed man walked into Marjory Stoneman Doug...

An accidental expert

My life was forever changed last September.It was a Friday evening. My wife and I had gone out to dinner to ma...

What the fate of Meghan Markle's troll can teach us about being human

Following a damaging and racist tweet from politician Paul Nehlen, Twitter ...

Van Jones: 'Black Panther' is a revelation

Every once in a while, a movie arrives right on time.Earlier this year President Trump insulted people of Afri...

Please don't sanitize Meghan Markle

If the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain, the rain on the grounds of Kensington Palace will fall in a markedly ...

Trump is uniquely positioned to cut a deal to prevent school shootings

With yet another tragic mass shooting in the books, we've fallen back into a familiar, almost comfortable place in Wa...

The ugly truth behind Aetna doctor's testimony

A company doctor who spent three years reviewing medical claims for the insurance giant Aetna has confessed that he n...

Parkland student: My generation won't stand for this

I thought it was going to be a wonderful day. My high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, was full of cheerful students...

America's cult of guns

Guns are a religion now. And too many of our fellow citizens -- including...

Is this the beginning of the end for Netanyahu?

Benjamin Netanyahu has now used up at least 13 of his nine lives, ...

Don't tell me about the warning signs, President Trump

It's not easy to predict who will murder someone -- or to stop them, even when you respond to the "warning signs." I ...

America leads the world -- in this horrific way

Americans often think of themselves as belonging to an exceptional nation, and in many ways they do. They belong to a...

A devilishly difficult job for Rex Tillerson in Turkey

The State Department says Rex Tillerson is ready for "difficult conversations" when he arrives in Ankara this Friday....

Australian minister's affair leads to sex ban with staffers

The Australian Prime Minister's move to ban relationships between ministers and their staffers brings politics in Can...

'I'm so sick of this' -- another deadly school shooting

It was a slightly lazy afternoon. I had had a busy week at work and hadn't managed to get the kids Valentine's cards...

President Zuma, you will not be missed

In March 2009, less than two months before Jacob Zuma assumed office as the fourth President of post-apartheid South ...

Why the IOC should see Shaun White as a warning sign

On Wednesday at the PyeongChang Olympics, American snowboarder ...

Michael Cohen may want to rethink being Trump's martyr

Most lawyers aren't willing to sacrifice themselves for their clients. That is, it seems, except in the case of ...

Air Force Academy leader: Why diversity?

A few months ago, I stood in front of more than 4,000 Air Force Academy cadets and delivered a simple message in resp...

New cancer test isn't ready for prime time

A simple blood test to detect cancer early. How great is that?There has been ...

It's the Super Bowl of wonks, but will Trump really listen?

The Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats on Tuesday was like the Super Bowl for national securi...

Trump's 'Blue Apron'-type plan is crumbs to the poor

According to the Trump administration, the poor could really use a meal-kit service like Blue Apron. In theory... sur...

Why Christiane Amanpour wants to talk about sex and love

The idea came to me in the bathroom.Getting ready for work, listening to a radio report about Syrian refugees ...

Scientific breakthrough could be as simple as measuring the wobble of a muon

This past week was an exciting one for scientists. No, not only because of the breathtaking...

Bigotry about the Olympics defies historical reality

The Olympics are one of my favorite sporting events. If we allow ourselves a moment of grace, the Games can be a soot...

Affair with ex-staffer could cost Australian Deputy PM his job

Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is perhaps best known for the Pistol and Boo affair -- when he threat...

Retired Marine: John Kelly should resign

It has been just over six months since retired Gen. John Kelly took over as White House chief of staff. For most Amer...

Outside the legal system, 'due process' means nothing

President Trump's predictable response to the domestic abuse accusations against ...

Guess who will pay for Trump's newest pipe dream

President Donald Trump is ...

Obama's new portrait of loneliness

The National Portrait Gallery today unveiled its official portrait of President Barack Obama, alongside that of forme...

Oxfam's sex scandal won't surprise anyone who has worked in a war zone

It is no secret that there have been repeated, large-scale sexual exploitation scandals ...

Cape Town diary: A toilet is our best gift in years

Like many people in Cape Town, I teared up earlier this week as I watched a video of the gates of a privately owned d...

Why we're fighting for MLK's final cause

Fifty years ago today, hundreds of black ...

The world's most progressive democracy is being born. Don't let it get strangled

We are only three weeks into the invasion of Afrin in Northern Syria by Turkey and their quislings in the ...

Mideast tensions get even worse

As if the broken, angry, dysfunctional Middle East needed another conflict, along came an unprecedented escalation be...

In the shadow of the Olympics, a brutal trade in dog meat

Untold millions will be cheering on Olympic athletes from around the world as they compete in Pyeongchang, South Kore...

Is it time to revisit Black History Month?

It is a strange thing to celebrate Black History at this jagged, racially divided, moment in US history. Some of the ...

Gerry Adams steps off the stage (but he won't be far away)

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has carefully choreographed his departure this coming weekend from the party's most p...

Run, Hope Hicks, run

It is clear that Hope Hicks' boss, President Donald Trump, does not care about women. And that includes Hicks. "It's ...

Pelosi and the Democrats sold out the Dreamers

This week, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke in Congress for eight hours straight about immigrant youth. She...

What 'Lady Doritos' reveals about the 2018 midterms

Lady Doritos. Really? PepsiCo floated a ...

A big victory for Trump

President Donald Trump walks away from a turbulent week with a major political victory in the form of a massive deal ...

A toxic legacy for my generation

Trillion dollar deficits, once considered a temporary stimulative measure aimed at healing the wounds of the Great Re...

Surprise: Trade didn't collapse in Trump's first year, it flourished

On Tuesday, the Commerce Department announced that the ...

Trump hires in his own image -- bullies, posers, and bad boys

With critics of chief of staff John Kelly calling for his resignation after he supported an ...

Why men like John Kelly do nothing when abuse allegations surface

Advocates who speak out against domestic violence debate the value of photos of bruises and strangulation marks on vi...

Americans don't want authoritarian spectacles, but Trump does

President Donald Trump loves a good show, especially if he's the protagonist. He's the first POTUS to have starred in...

It's up to Congress to make life-saving drugs affordable

There are two opposing forces at play today as patients across the United States struggle to afford their medicines....

How 'Cheddar Man' flips British identity

This week, researchers from the Natural History Museum in London revealed a facial model of a fossilized Stone Age hu...

Nunes' partisan bomb obscures this deeper failure

Rep. Devin Nunes launched a partisan bomb, one that is distracting the oversight panel he heads from pressing busines...

Psaki: The defense of Rob Porter is indefensible

On Wednesday afternoon, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly ...

Don't let the US deport this good father of 3

Syed A. Jamal was arrested by Im...

Democrats have leverage over Paul Ryan

As they begin their retreat on Wednesday, a day before government funding expires, House Democrats are considering th...

Some members of Congress seem to have forgotten their oath

Americans hardly agree on anything these days, but at a baseline, we all agree that government should be looking out ...

FDR had a military parade, too

"I want a parade like the one in France," President Donald Trump ...

How to protect Americans from government surveillance

Democrats and Republican are recharging their hyperbole to open fire again over the Nunes memo. But there is a second...

Athletes don't have to win gold to make a statement

During Sunday's Super Bowl, NBC treated football fans to a series of ads, called "The Best of US," that featured some...

Trump's support of India could have unintended consequences

Quietly, all but unheralded, Donald Trump has begun tilting significantly away from Pakistan and toward another South...

The Patty Hearst kidnapping? You don't know the half of it

The kidnapping of Patty Hearst can seem as distant in time as a yellowed newspaper clipping -- and as current as toda...

Former CIA analysts: We can't trust Devin Nunes

Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who recused himself from the Russia investigation ...

Dul- Hill: Veterans treatment courts save lives and communities

Recently, my fellow "West Wing" cast membe...

Trump is bringing everyone down to his level

In the space of just two days, the President called his political opponents "treasonous;" The White House chief of st...

Elon Musk just launched our earthshaking new adventure

The new Space Age began Tuesday, even though so much of it felt like the old one -- in a good way.SpaceX's Fal...

Answering the question: Am I woman enough?

Since the first day I walked onto the soccer field, when I was 7 years old, I have been questioned and doubted....

Trump's hilarious joke about treason wasn't funny

As he has boasted, President Donald Trump has the best words -- so good they are beyond meaning.On Monday, ...

Poland's Holocaust law should terrify you

When politicians manipulate history for political purposes, we should worry. When they write laws, ordering prison te...

Pence's fateful choice at the Olympics

Vice President Mike Pence is on his way to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. But he's not just going t...

100 years ago, British women seized the moment. We should do the same.

Let the bells ring out. A hundred years ago this February, British women won a great war. Not the Great War: Germany ...

A stock market lesson for Trump - the hard way

Donald Trump is suddenly learning a very hard lesson. Stock markets that go up can, quite suddenly and precipitously,...

Duckworth: 2018 is past time to get real on paid leave

Two weeks ago, I announced that I am pregnant. Since there are only 22 female senators -- and none has ever given bir...

Alisyn Camerota: How to teach kids what real news is

Imagine being a kid today: wandering through the Wild West of media where professional journalists, citizen reporters...

Timberlake's no Prince but the Eagles are Super Bowl kings

As children, no matter what our life situation, we believe in magic. We believe nothing is impossible. We might grow ...

Simone Biles: I went from foster care to the Olympics

People love to ask: "What's your secret?" Sometimes they want to know how I defy gravity on the mat. Other times they...

'SNL' highlights Trump's dangerous reliance on Fox News

On "Saturday Night Live," Alec Baldwin, appearing as Donald Trump, delivered what may be the most poignant political ...

Nunes memo -- wife or mother-in-law?

In 1930, Professor Edward G. Boring, the first historian of modern psychology, wrote a paper that called attention to...

Trump may be making a comeback

Democrats should not be fooled by the turbulence that came at the end of the week for this administration. With stock...

Think you know Tom Brady? Here's a quiz

What is your Tom Brady intelligence quotient? How well do you know this quarterback, who keeps coming back and back a...

Kenneth Cole: Remembering Dr. Mathilde Krim

When Dr. Mathilde Krim founded amfAR more than three decades ago, America was in the midst of a public health crisis....

The real shock of the Nunes memo

When I was a homicide prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorney's office, my most challenging assignment was "ridi...

In Natalie Wood case, we should stay away from Hollywood theories

Robert Wagner, the actor and husband of the late actress Natalie Wood, has been dubbed a "person of interest" in her ...

Give Trump more nuclear weapons and more ways to use them? Not a good idea

Sixty percent of the American public already ...

10 quotes from 1968 report on race that resonate today

This month marks 50 years since the release of a landmark report on race in America, commissioned by President Lyndon...

One of today's 'wokest' moments happened in 1968

Fifty years ago this month, a presidential commission ...

Street fighter Trump is using blunt force against Mueller

Lost In all of the chaos and drama surrounding the release of the top-secret ...

Sarah Sanders and the sexism of women

Thank White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders for the latest reminder that even women entrusted with high positions...

How psychiatrists can best help our country in the 2018 election

"Why are you always trying to tell me what to do?" a patient chastised her brother. She had a young son with learnin...

Turkish official: Why US should partner with Turkey in Syria

On January 24, a group of men in Kilis, a Turkish town at the country's Syrian border, gathered for evening prayers a...

In my city of Cape Town, there is only one topic of conversation: water

Popping into my local supermarket in Cape Town a few days ago, I noticed something I'd never seen before -- a long li...

Jennifer Garner: A lifeline for poor families

Congress has once again shortchanged kids. Lawmakers finally authorized the Children's Health Insurance Program in a ...

Trump is on a Nixonian collision course with the FBI

FBI Director Christopher Wray is forcing the Trump White House to choose between the national interest and President ...

Trump's foolish decision on South Korea

For more than seven months, it was ...

The State of the Union heard 'round the world

State of the Union speeches are major events here at home, but they don't happen in a vacuum. People around the world...

Can three titans of modern industry revolutionize your health care?

Can three titans of modern industry bend health care away from its ruinous path of disorganization and waste, toward ...

How to restore US credibility in the Middle East

As Israel's ambassador to Washington and, later, as a member of its government, I held many conversations with Arab d...

Trump's State of the Union in 280 characters

CNN Opinion is curating tweets from commentators on the State of the Union....

Jennings: Trump was the grown-up in the room

Somehow, President Donald Trump has become the voice of bipartisanship and cooperation in Washington, while Nancy Pel...

Psaki: No, President Trump, we won't get fooled again

He did it. President Donald Trump stood in front of a teleprompter and read a speech that at many times sounded like...

What your Fitbit can tell Russia

Ever wonder who might see the data from your Fitbit? It turns out it could be just about anybody -- and that has the ...

The Russia 'sanctions list' won't have worried anyone in Moscow

Late Monday night, the US Treasury Department ...

Psaki: Trump and GOP have one night to get their act together

Our expectations have sunk so low that a major victory for the Trump team at the State of the Union speech on Tuesday...

Just let us repair our stuff

I'm not great with cars, but I can change the oil.Pop the hood, and you see parts clustered together. The engi...

Cynthia Nixon: The state of our union is up to us

When Donald Trump presents his State of the Union address this week, it will be because the Constitution requires the...

Chief Wahoo has been sidelined. Redskins, you're up.

There has been a great disturbance in the force. After more than 60 years as a mascot for MLB's Cleveland Indians, th...

Why are people prejudiced? The answer is not what you think

People are prejudiced -- sometimes unashamedly so. We tend to have a host of reasons ready to justify our biases -- t...

Britain's Brexit crisis is now critical for Theresa May

That's right, Britain's governing Conservative Party is having another leadership crisis. It must be because it's Mon...

Andrew Cuomo: If Trump is serious about bipartisanship, he has to prove it

In his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump will have an opportunity to outline his vis...

The Grammys missed its chance to say something meaningful

We're in the midst of awards season, and comparisons between awards shows are almost inevitable.At the Golden ...

Bob Mueller didn't send me to Butte

Seldom does a quiet, unassuming, and attention-eschewing career public servant like Robert Mueller, the current speci...

SNL is wrong -- Trump is far worse than Bush

"Saturday Night Live" opened last night with a hilarious ...

Gary Cohn: Trump shared a vision of economic progress in Davos

The World Economic Forum just concluded in Davos, Switzerland. As a longtime participant in the annual gathering, I k...

Why America is still not ready for Murphy Brown

I get why Laura Bradley of Vanity Fair ...

How Trump could protect himself from an obstruction case

Did President Donald Trump obstruct justice with regard to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation?...

Trump wanting Mueller fired is not a slam-dunk obstruction case

"You fight back, oh, it's obstruction," President Donald Trump has ...

Wearing black to the State of the Union isn't enough

The black dresses symbolizing a stand against sexual harassment and assault we saw at the Golden Globes will make ...

Does the State of the Union speech matter in the age of Trump?

President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday is the next chapter in his saga. Commentators will ask ma...

Nikki Haley is the victim of a classic smear against powerful women

Have you ever heard someone whisper that a successful woman slept her way to the top? Of course you have. It's a clas...

The economy is not Trump's ticket to 2020 victory

Donald Trump became the first US president to speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos and bragged, like he often h...

Why the French went nuts for Nutella

What one thing in this life is truly worth fighting for? Justice? Freedom? The love of a good man or woman? Or a smal...

They were murdered for the crime of trying to keep children healthy

Murdered in plain sight for the "crime" of working to keep children healthy.That's the reality in Pakistan. Af...

Why the military's long reckoning with sexual assault can help us now

In 2007, Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbach reported being raped by a fellow Marine. Several months later, ...

Trump is heading for ultimate failure in Middle East peace bid

Two events this week reflect stunning and unprecedented trend lines in US Middle East policy. First, US Ambassador to...

The GOP appears to be going a little crazy

One FBI lawyer texted an FBI agent with an apparent joke about a "secret society" and Republicans went crazy. By whic...

I wish everyone at Davos had spent the week before with me in Yemen

My colleague Richard Quest -- who has attended more ...

Doomsday Clock: Nearing the stroke of madness

Twelve months into the Trump era, the outlook for the planet has gone from bad to worse. As the Bulletin of Atomic Sc...

Anti-Semitism is still alive in Germany 70 years after the Holocaust

The facts jar and perplex ordinary Germans: Seventy years after the Holocaust, anti-Semitism is still alive in German...

Why we see ourselves in 'This Is Us'

Praise and criticism for NBC's acclaimed "This is Us" have ranged from its embrace of diversity to its "feelings-focu...

With Nassar judge, victims get their avenging angel

As she sentenced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar to up to 175 years in prison for decades of sexual ab...

Justin Fairfax's anti-Confederate protest has power

Justin Fairfax, the first black person elected to statewide office ...

London charity fiasco shows why women need better laws

One of the most striking details of the expose by the Financial Times of the secretive ...

One year after the travel ban, I am not your American Muslim

The last detainee at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was Jesus. Not the one that Christians and Muslims rever...

A huge step backward on opioids

The latest statistics on the overdose crisis -- roughly...

Sessions' aura of integrity fades with report of interference with FBI

The Trump administration's soft-spoken, yet hard-edged attorney general, Jeff Sessions, may have just squandered the ...

Trump makes US a less attractive tourist destination

Spain will soon unseat the US fro...

Melania Trump and the 'mulligan'

Melania Trump is skipping the World Economic Forum in Davos this year ("scheduling and logistical issues," said the W...

Actor: I'm a DACA recipient. Please don't deport me

I am an undocumented actor and filmmaker who is working legally in the United States. If this sentence reads like a c...

The world is in a worse state than you probably realize

Just as world leaders and corporate titans ...

Davos co-chair: Why your backyard might save the planet

In 1764, British weaver James Hargreaves ...

Ginsburg's comments show how much she understands oppression

There is a misconception by some that women of the #MeToo movement relish their characterization as victims. This thi...

There's one part of America that Trump really can make great again

If 2017 is remembered as the year of major tax reform, let 2018 be remembered as the year that the nation's infrastru...

How Larry Nassar got away with it for so long

"Talk is cheap." Those were ...

Trump takes immigration cues from 'Pres. Stephen Miller'

The government shutdown is over for now. Senate Democrats have agreed to fund the government. Senate Republicans have...

A big loss for Schumer and the Democrats

All anyone needed to know about how the #SchumerShutdown was going to end could be found in the votes of five red-sta...

Even with shutdown deal, Trump ad still shows xenophobia

Talk about upping the blame game. ...

What do the SAG Awards tell us about this year's Oscars?

On Saturday night, the Producers Guild gave its Best Picture award to "The Shape of Water" and that, in the immediate...

For Trump, this time bankruptcy won't get him out of a mess

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going," the saying goes. But in Donald Trump's case, that expression could ...

Don't listen to the pols: What really happens in the military during a shutdown

As talk of a government shutdown began, President Donald Trump, his staff and myriad politicians on both sides of the...

On shutdown, Democrats have a lot of explaining to do

When is a spending deal not a spending deal? When it's a DACA deal.It's pretty simple: funding bills should be...

Europe is breathing a sigh of relief over Germany

There was an almost audible sigh of relief from Europe's capitals on Sunday night when the German Social Democrats (S...

How to date in 2018

After the firestorm surrounding the Babe.net story about "Grace" and her encounter with Aziz Ansari, CNN Opinion aske...

The disturbing part about Amazon's HQ2 competition

Amazon's short list of contenders for its much ballyhooed HQ2 reads like a who's who of the most economically vibrant...

Trump's America is caving, as autocrats rise

A year ago, we knew what kind of a candidate Donald Trump was, but we held out hope that his campaign-trail outrages ...

The Democratic Party is progressing -- some members need to catch up

In the 2 1/2 years since Sen. Bernie Sanders launched his presidential campaign, the Democratic Party has felt the Be...

Trump has replaced old international allies with new ones

"How to Win Friends and Influence People," a self-help book by Dale Carnegie, was first published in 1936. It has sin...

Four ways Trump's first year has made us less safe

The Trump team, like so many administrations before them, has been preparing to sell the accomplishments of its first...

Planned Parenthood leader: Women are America's unstoppable force

One year ago, I took a flight from Miami to Washington, hoping to arrive in time for the Women's March the next morni...

Fury but no fire: World confused after Trump's first year

A year has passed and the lights are still on: we aren't speaking Russian, or at war with North Korea, or Iran. We've...

Cupp: Tide pod insanity -- it's better that we know

I was recently fumbling around on the internet, as we all do to pass the 20-minute train ride or the three-minute wai...

Trump and the limits of transactional politics

On January 8, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet touting record and near-record low unemployment levels among Af...

We should have made the opioid crisis OUR problem from the start

Less than one month ago, just as many of us were gathering to celebrate the holidays with families and friends, the C...

The needs of the politicians and those of the people are on a collision course

A federal government shutdown will be an expensive, demoralizing inconvenience felt all across the nation, not just i...

With wedding on a plane, Pope Francis reclaims love from its emoji status

In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis married a Chilean flight-attendant couple midflight from Santiago to Iquique o...

It's a real shame Trump didn't eat more fish

Cast your mind back to the 1970s. A young Czech-born model named Ivana joins her husband-to-be at the touristy restau...

Senate must pass FISA Section 702 to protect Americans

For Americans, September 11, 2001 will forever be etched into our memories. The world watched as an always resolute n...

Trump's first year: The report card

It has been a crazy year in Washington. A new president came to town making big promises about how he would upend eve...

Love and Washington don't mix

I do not believe love is the answer. I want to. But love, American style, is the kind of love I can live without. Lik...

Under Trump, can we trust the government's terrorism data?

On Tuesday, the US Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice released a report that was mandated ...

The Constitution has stopped Trump -- so far

Donald Trump, as a presidential candidate, never promised compromise. He instead promised the opposite: reform throug...

Let's be honest about Aziz Ansari

This week, an anonymous accuser's account of ...

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