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Young people are showing up for democracy

Democracy is not for the faint of heart. It is hard work, and it takes time: Sweeping change doesn't come fr...

Melania emboldened by release of WH aide

A new day of firing and fury culminating in a staggering power play by first lady Melania Trump deepened already historic dysfunction in the administration. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

The man who wants to change his age needs to grow up

"I've been hearing from people a lot about this story. They are saying, 'I am upset, this is hurting me.' It...

The voter wave wasn't only blue. It was progressive, too

2018 isn't just shaping up to be a blue wave -- it has also become a ballot measure wave.In ballot me...

Theresa May's fate in the balance as Brexit deal wobbles

From the moment she took over as Prime Minister more than two years ago, ...

Melania Trump beats Donald at his own game

Twenty-four hours after Melania Trump went public about her displeasure with the deputy national security ad...

The boy who taught me about war and peace

Are we forever doomed to be warriors, wired from birth to be belligerent? Or is there, deep inside our speci...

Parts of Asia are slipping into the hands of organized crime

Southeast Asia is no stranger to organized crime.Twenty years ago, the leaders of the Association of ...

Please, Hillary, don't do it

It was bound to happen.Somehow, some way, sooner or later -- we all knew it was coming. Hillary Clint...

Wisconsin teens' apparent Nazi salute is a terrifying sight

It's a terrifying sight: A pack of young white men, their arms extended in an apparent Sieg Heil salute, mos...

Justice Roberts, pay attention to what Brian Kemp did

"When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do?" the renowned economist John Maynard Keynes was o...

Michelle Obama's IVF journey could help more women

In an interview with "Good Morning America"'s Robin Roberts for her new memoir "Becoming," Michelle Obama re...

Melania Trump's dangerous move

By all accounts, Mira Ricardel has not made a lot of friends in the Trump administration. A key member of na...

Student speaks out against Nazi salute photo

Student Jordan Blue explains his decision to not participate in a viral photo that shows his classmates appearing to flash a Nazi salute.

Senator deflects over 'public hanging' comment

After releasing a statement in response to her "public hanging" comment, Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith refused to answer questions during a news conference with Gov. Phil Bryant.

The US-Saudi relationship: Much less than meets the eye

Among the most magical urban myths floating around the Trump administration is that Saudi Arabia is America'...

Michelle Obama opens up about her marriage - and helps us all

Michelle Obama's return to the spotlight with the release of her candid memoir and its accompanying 10-city ...

Town responds to Nazi salute prom photo

CNN's Don Lemon discusses a viral prom photo that shows a group of boys appearing to flash a Nazi salute and the Wisconsin town's reaction to this photo.

Asia Bibi case shows the danger of courting religious extremists

Has Asia Bibi left Pakistan or not? The rumor mill is working overtime because peace in Pakistan depends on ...

How to get the truth out of Trump

Since Donald Trump took office, he and his administration have been yelling about fake news and alternative ...

Teen: The sexual harassment checklist we shouldn't need

"Is my skirt too short?""Is my phone charged?""Is there someone to walk with me at night?"...

Obama: Melania turned down my offer for help

In her new memoir, "Becoming," former first lady Michelle Obama writes that she extended help to Melania Trump as she transitioned into the first lady role, but Mrs. Trump has yet to take her up on the offer.

Valerie Jarrett: Nancy Pelosi has the toughness Democrats need

With the midterm elections behind us, Democrats now have the majority in the House of Representatives. But o...

No, Cindy Hyde-Smith, hanging is no joke

Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who faces former Democratic Rep. Mike Espy in a run-off electi...

What Trump's 'sulk' told America's friends

Ron Freer is 103 years old. He is blind and uses a wheelchair. Ron lost his sight 75 years ago in the servi...

House Democrats should not play prosecutors

After last week's midterms, President Donald Trump faces a stark new political reality. Now that the House o...

Why chasing Amazon was never going to pay off

Amazon loves playing hard to get. First, they made cities across the country grovel -- and throw tax breaks ...

Dan Crenshaw and Pete Davidson's sincere plea for unity

Something unusual and possibly even instructive happened on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend.Follow...

How Stan Lee lives on in you

There will be people who learn about the passing of Stan Lee and politely pause before shrugging off his con...

Dear NRA, of course doctors are part of the solution

He had just graduated high school when he was shot in the back of the head, execution style. His mother said...

NRA tells doctors to 'stay in their lane'

The NRA is under fire for their response to doctors who shared gun stories and calls of action online following recent shootings in Pennsylvania and California.

Crenshaw trolls 'SNL' comedian after controversy

A week after "Saturday Night Live" comedian Pete Davidson was criticized for mocking the appearance of Dan Crenshaw, the NBC show brought the congressman-elect on for a skit of his own.

Remembering the Thousand Oaks shooting victims

Family and friends remember the 12 victims of a shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill.

Democracy is under assault in Hungary. America's voice is crucial

If there is one painful lesson that we have learned in the 100 years since the end of World War I, it is tha...

Demonizing immigrants is a losing cause for House GOP

Republicans across the country spent a lot of time and money trying to make the midterm elections about immi...

Republicans must ask why so many people with racist values embrace the GOP

Despite all appearances leading up to last week's midterm elections, the Republican Party is not inherently ...

Trump's insults of black Americans are disgusting and dangerous

It's not your imagination: President Trump, who regularly makes a point of personally insulting public figur...

Should Dems bet on Beto?

Is Beto O'Rourke's loss in the Texas Senate race a springboard for a Presidential bid? Texas journalist Mimi Swartz hopes he first runs for Cornyn's seat.

How Democrats can leverage the midterm results to win big in 2020

The 2018 midterms can be extraordinarily helpful to Democrats in the 2020 presidential election.Histo...

Toobin: Trump always attacking black people

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin criticized President Donald Trump for his recent attacks on reporters -- particularly African-American women reporters -- which he said have a "racial dimension" to them.

We need stronger cybersecurity laws for the Internet of Things

Due to ever-evolving technological advances, manufacturers are connecting consumer goods -- from toys to lig...

My love letter to Thousand Oaks

One of the reasons my parents moved us to Thousand Oaks when I was in the fourth grade was because it was su...

Don't let Brian Kemp steal Georgia's gubernatorial election

If we are honest, the early conventional wisdom was Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abra...

Rules against robocalls shouldn't be loosened

Thirty billion robocalls were made to American consumers ...

Why Chinese civil servants are happy to occupy Uyghur homes in Xinjiang

Over the past two years, news of the mass detention of Muslim-majority Uyghurs has slowly filtered out of ...

Mom: I don't want prayers. I want gun control

Susan Orfanos, the mother of a Thousand Oaks shooting victim, says she wants gun control, not thoughts and prayers.

Which President Trump will show up in Paris?

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the des...

The other potential threat to Mueller's investigation

Just one day after the removal of Jeff Sessions as US attorney general ...

Suspect met with mental health specialist in past

Authorities have identified the shooter involved in the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, as Ian David Long. Long was 28 years old and a veteran of the US Marine Corps.

The 'Year of the Woman' goes global

This week, US voters...

GOP opposition to birth control is politics, period

After an election in which more than ...

How a century-old war affects you

World War I began more than a hundred years ago, in the summer of 1914, but for many of us it might as well ...

Trump's new aggression is forcing the world to change once again

As President Trump's combative pose, ...

When the flu wiped out millions

Before Ebola, there was the flu -- the Spanish flu of 1918, which burned rapidly through army barracks, re...

When chemical weapons killed 90,000

World War I ushered in an era of chemical weapons use that lingers, lethally, into the present day.In...

How World War I gave us 'cooties'

The Brits called it the "Great War." To the Yanks, it was the "World War." No one wanted to think there coul...

What we learned from WWI, the first "total war" -- that changed everything

One hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, World War I ended. Li...

The 'bionic men' of World War I

World War I slaughtered and mutilated soldiers on a scale the world had never seen. It's little wonder that ...

The mighty women of World War I

Some 100 years ago, a woman in Pittsburgh or St. Denis in France or Petrograd, Russia, might have awakened a...

Authorities say suspect wasn't carrying ID

Authorities believe they have identified the suspect involved in the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, as a 29-year-old male.

Buckle up, it'll be a bumpy ride for the next two years

A fundamental question for President Donald Trump, as he moves forward after the midterms, is this: what rol...

The best thing that could happen in Washington

The midterm elections brought fresh evidence that rapid changes in the American political landscape hold bot...

Who really won the midterm elections?

Democrats took back the House by a decisive margin, while the Republicans improved their standing in the...

Protest at Tucker Carlson's home went too far

On Wednesday night, protesters identified with a fringe group gathered outside the home of Fox News host Tuc...

Midterm results that will shape America's future

Before the midterm elections, CNN Opinion asked commentators to weigh in on the races they ...

California shooting is what every parent dreads

I can't wait until you have kids of your own. That's what I tell my son whenever he forgets ...

Sessions replacement a critic of Mueller probe

The man taking over the Justice Department, following President Trump's firing of Jeff Sessions as attorney general, has been very critical about Robert Mueller's investigation. CNN's Don Lemon reports.

The next Abraham Lincoln will be a woman

On Tuesday, voters elected an unprecedented number of women to public office....

Distracted by DC, Trump is about to withdraw from the world even further

There are two questions that world leaders will have woken up asking themselves on Wednesday morning: 1) how...

The entire White House press corps should walk out and stop indulging this bully

With the Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, Donald Trump gained a glimpse of what it'...

Running for president as a Democrat? Five things to know

With the midterms behind us, the 2020 floodgates are about to open. You can expect senators, governors, memb...

Trump's Wednesday Afternoon Massacre

Given President Donald Trump's prolonged campaign ...

What happens when Muslims and Islamophobes both win

The nation watched on Tuesday night as Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, two Muslim-American women, made history...

Dean: Sessions firing planned like a murder

CNN's Jake Tapper and former Nixon White House counsel John Dean react to the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, drawing comparisons to the "Saturday Night Massacre" when then-President Nixon fired the Watergate scandal's special prosecutor.

Trump is a master programmer. Democrats need a 2020 script

Often when presidents lose the House of Representatives or the Senate in the midterms, they sound somber whe...

Governors can stop private militias from massing at the border

After President Trump's pledge to send ...

Alyssa Milano: In midterms, Americans were victorious in health care battle

On Tuesday night, the American people sent House lawmakers a message: When you attack our health care, we wi...

US elects its first openly gay governor

Jared Polis has won the gubernatorial race in Colorado and become the nation's first openly gay governor-elect.

Harvard researchers' suggestion of an alien space probe is probably wrong

In a recent scientific paper, two Harvard researchers make a ...

Trump clashes with Acosta in testy exchange

President Donald Trump defended his characterization of the migrant caravan as an "invasion" before attacking CNN's Jim Acosta, calling him a "rude, terrible person."

Mueller's investigation of Trump is going too far

(This article was originally published on August 6, 2017. On November 7, 2018, President Donald Trump an...

Meet the Republicans who held onto the Senate

The Republican party will keep control of the US Senate in 2019. Watch as the key races are called on CNN during our Election Night coverage.

Conway deflects question on Trump's tone

Counselor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway would not say whether the President will continue to call the press "the enemy of the people."

2006: George W. Bush calls midterms 'a thumping'

Back in 2006, President George W. Bush said the GOP took "a thumping" in the midterm elections.

Hear from the Democrats who took back the House

Democrats took back the House by turning several red seats blue. Hear from the Democrats who will be serving in next year's Congress.

Yes, Democrats can demand Trump's tax returns, but they should do more

Yes, now that the Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives, they get to serve as committ...

If Trump was this bad in 2018, what about 2020?

The midterm election is history, but the ongoing crisis that is Donald Trump's presidency is far from over. ...

Van Jones: It's a rainbow wave

Van Jones says that with the Democrats taking control of the House, the new Democratic Party is "younger, browner, cooler."

This is how the Democrats can win in 2020

Although Andrew Gillum lost the governor's race in Florida and Stacey Abrams is behind but ...

John King breaks down the latest results

CNN's John King breaks down the latest midterm election results across the US.

She's making history as a Muslim woman

Rashida Tlaib, a Muslim American woman who was born and raised in southwest Detroit, has made US history.

Why this 'blue wave' was not a tsunami

President Donald Trump speaks in fragmented sentences and fractured truths.He is an adulterer, a hypo...

Real-time election commentary

CNN Opinion is curating tweets from commentators on the midterm election. ...

Trump made the Democratic Party great again

President Donald Trump loves to complain about how the media doesn't give him credit for his accomplishments...

Van Jones: This is heartbreaking

CNN's Van Jones and Rick Santorum discuss the state of the midterm elections.

Tapper: This is not a blue wave

CNN's Jake Tapper says that after the defeat of Democratic congressional candidate Amy McGrath by Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY), it does not look like there will be a blue wave in the midterm elections.

John King breaks down the Florida races

CNN's John King discusses what could happen in the gubernatorial and Senate races in Florida.

This man could be Florida's first black governor

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won an upset victory in the Florida Democratic gubernatorial primary. If he wins the general election, he will be the first African-American governor of the state.

Election benchmarks to watch today

CNN's John Avlon looks at the benchmarks to watch for in the 2018 midterm elections.

CNN debunks Trump's racially charged ad

CNN's Tom Foreman debunks a campaign video tweeted by President Trump that depicts the caravan of migrants heading toward the US from Central America as criminals.

The era of spanking is finally over

Years of research have shown that spanking children is ineffective and potentially harmful. These facts have...

Lyndon B. Johnson warned us about this

Fifty-two years ago, President Lyndon Johnson ...

Why the midterm elections scare me

I have been through election weeks on campaigns many times before.As the traveling press secretary tw...

Dem slams hacking claims as abuse of power

In an interview with CNN's Kate Bolduan, Executive Director of the Georgia Democratic Party Rebecca DeHart called Republican gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp's accusation that the Democrats tried to hack the state's voter registration system an "egregious abuse of power."

Paper ballots are safest for our elections -- on one condition

Last summer, at the DefCon hacking conference in Las Vegas, it took hackers...

Independent voters are Trump's judge and jury

It's the best of times and the worst of times for independent voters and candidates.With Washington b...

The President says he is keeping us safe. But at what cost?

What's the one thing costlier than the President's divisive rhetoric about public safety? The President's a...

HIAS chief: If you're not combating hate speech, you're accepting it

Hours before an American invader opened fire inside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, he published a...

What Utah mayor slain in Afghanistan wanted for America

The life and death of North Ogden, Utah Mayor Brent Taylor, known as Major Brent Taylor in Afghanistan, remi...

Anger sets in as Iran braces for US sanctions

With a fresh round of US sanctions just hours away from hitting Iran, the Islamic Republic appears to tell supporters that it still intends to bring the US to its knees. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.

Van Jones: Governor's races can show the world who we really are

All eyes are on the battle to control the US House of Representatives. But the fight to occupy a handful of ...

In order to crush Iran, Trump has to stick by bin Salman

If there is one foreign policy objective to which Donald Trump is unalterably committed, it is bringing the ...

Brian Kemp, if you're running in an election, you shouldn't be running the election

American democracy is exceptional for many reasons. One of the most concerning but least understood is that ...

Media storylines heading into the midterms

Sean Hannity is campaigning with President Trump on the eve of the election. Brian Stelter predicts that the midterms will show the power of liberal media outlets like "Pod Save America." And USA Today editor Nicole Carroll says her newsroom will be on the lookout for voter suppression efforts and other problems on election day.

Trump 'raised the stakes' of the midterms

Molly Ball, David Zurawik, Eliana Johnson, and Nicole Carroll discuss the media's storylines about the midterms, which have been nationalized partly by President Trump. "People are going to polls thinking about Trump," but politicians on the trail are focusing elsewhere, Ball says. Johnson says, "I think the president has raised the stakes of this election for himself" by being such an aggressive campaigner.

I'm not shopping. I'm saving my money for the resistance

Heads up, Republicans: I have an announcement. I just made some of the biggest political donations of my li...

Confessions of a voting freak

Will millennials vote on Tuesday?For anyone who has reached for the Lunesta in the anxious run up to ...

Penn Jillette's audacious wish

What kind of America do you want? It may be ...

It's not the 'Year of the Woman.' It's the 'Year of the Women'

Since the early primaries began for the 2018 midterm elections, it's been a year of firsts and to many, a ye...

GOP congressman defends Trump's ad

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) defends President Trump's proposal to enable stronger borders ahead of the midterm elections.

President Trump, your top security priority should be election security

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the des...

Trump is trying to whip up fear about the browning of America

"It's the economy, stupid." That famous phrase, coined by James Carville, one of Bill Clinton's strategists,...

Praying for peace at 16: It will be 2 years till I'm heard at the ballot box

What is peace?I'm so sick of wondering. I'm so sick of pouring my heart and soul into an idea that at...

What's behind Whitey Bulger's death?

On Tuesday, notorious Boston mafia boss Whitey Bulger ...

Do Dems have a chance in key Senate races?

Several midterm Senate races are down to the wire. Reporters from Texas, Nevada, Tennessee and Florida describe the last-minute maneuvers.

Why Trump's secret weapon works so well

If the comedian George Burns were alive today to witness the current state of politics, he might say, "Authe...

Answer these 5 questions before you vote

In the era of chyrons and clickbait headlines, pundits are prone to calling each election "one of the most i...

Steve King erupts at comparison to suspect

During a town hall in Iowa, Republican Rep. Steve King erupts at a comparison to the Pittsburgh synagogue suspect who is accused of killing 11 people.

The world is changing before our eyes. And we can't do anything to stop it

This week, icy blasts of change swept two continents.They were not heralding seasonal variations in w...

Ana Navarro: Why I'm voting for Andrew Gillum (a Democrat!)

My Florida absentee ballot had been sitting on my kitchen counter unopened for more than two weeks. Every da...

Ladies and gentlemen, the worst (and the best) of the midterm election campaign ads

If Election Day is the Super Bowl of American politics, then the campaign ads deserve at least as much celeb...

What if women went on a sex strike before the midterms?

I snapped to attention the first time I heard the term "service sex."I heard it in 2017, from a resea...

Revoking birthright citizenship is un-American

I am a birthright citizen. My parents, enchanted by the promise of a better life and working their way into ...

We're way past Willie Horton now

Donald Trump's tweet of a racially inflammatory ad, days before the midterm elections, illustrates that the ...

Tapper: Crickets from GOP leaders on Trump ad

CNN's Jake Tapper calls out President Trump's falsehoods during a speech at the White House during which he repeated many of the talking points he makes on the campaign trail.

When you #ShowUpForShabbat, please also consider this

As the grieving Pittsburgh Jewish community buries its friends and family, Jewish organizations have launche...

Tapper: Trump pushing campaign of fear

CNN's Jake Tapper says the racially charged ad tweeted by President Trump ahead of the midterm elections is "fueling the fire" of division in the US.

Camerota tried to explain free press to Trump

CNN's Alisyn Camerota met with then-candidate Donald Trump in May of 2016 at Trump Tower and tried to explain the role of the free press. It didn't work.

We have nothing to fear from the migrant march

At 27 days old, Rachel had already traveled 316 miles with the migrant caravan, mostly in her mother Yesenia...

Mike Pence and the 'rabbi'

With the midterm election almost here and President Donald Trump piling one outrageous act on another, contr...

Negative campaign ads up 61% since 2014

CNN's John Avlon breaks down the nationwide surge in negative campaign ads and the money behind them as the midterm elections loom.

Attacks on Trump's embrace of nationalism are misguided

At a campaign rally in Texas in October, President Donald Trump ...

Alisyn Camerota: I tried to explain the role of the free press to Donald Trump. It didn't work

In May of 2016, I went to Trump Tower to meet with then-candidate Donald Trump. The meeting came about after...

Online hate is a deadly threat. When will tech companies finally take it seriously?

As soon as #BlackLivesMatter began trending on social media in 2013, the death threats against me began. Sin...

Why the awful Trump ad? Racism is one helluva drug

President Donald Trump is at it again, tweeting a thinly veiled racist attack ad designed to turn out his wh...

Our democracy is on the line next Tuesday

In states with early voting, many have already headed to the polls to choose the elected officials who will ...

The way to win voters is with joy

Too often in the past, black politics in America has focused on black pain. In 2018, we needed to shift our ...

Trump calling Gillum a 'thief' reflects a desperate electoral strategy

There are two ways to win an election: There is speaking the truth on the issues, making your best case to t...

We see President Trump for what he is

Words cannot express the horror, grief and outrage experienced by the Jewish community after the mass shooti...

The global fallout from the Khashoggi murder is bad news for the Saudis

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul four weeks ago has severely damaged the reputation of Saudi Crown ...

The loathsome connection between anti-Semitism and white supremacy

A month ago, I wrote a piece for this website with the title: "...

Young people can tell you the kind of sex ed they really need

We good adults are trying to push back at the culture of sexual assault in America. The ...

The midterm elections could determine the fate of your health care

Next week, Americans in every state will cast their vote to determine the next Congress of the United States...

Steve King does not represent Iowa's values

Election Day is a week away. America has a lot to gain -- and lose -- at the ballot box this year.My ...

Senator: It's time to get real about pre-existing conditions

Remember when Democrats promised that if you liked your plan or your doctor you could keep them? Now they're...

Trump's Pittsburgh trip doesn't calm the anger -- and fear

Americans suffered through a terrible week of hate that won't soon be forgotten. A psychologically disturbed...

A tiny Jewish congregation grapples with security issue

Being Jewish in rural southwest Virginia takes work and dedication. Here in Blacksburg, where I've lived for...

Protests as Trump visits Pittsburgh synagogue

As President Trump visits the Pittsburgh synagogue where the mass shooting took place, residents gather to protest his arrival.

Trump drums up an immigration crisis that doesn't exist

Even by President Donald Trump's standards, his current efforts to whip up hatred of immigrants seem extraor...

The unintended consequences of Jamal Khashoggi's killing

Has the Trump administration had a sudden attack of humanitarianism? Perhaps it was struck by warnings of na...

Must be the season of the witch

It's Halloween again, and that means one thing for sure: Millions of Americans will see -- or be -- a witch ...

All the victims from the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

A look into the lives of the 11 people that were killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh deaths were tragic. And preventable

A former Little League coach. A physician dedicated to the dignity of people with HIV. A doting grandfather....

Zeros trying to be heroes: what motivates terrorists

When I was researching a book about Americans becoming violent jihadists, again and again I was struck by ho...

Trump's thumbing his nose at the law on citizenship

For most of us, the arrival of a baby into the world brings joy and hope. The newborn cries out for sustenan...

The seeds of Pittsburgh were sown in Charlottesville

The Tree of Life synagogue shooting on Saturday, in which ...

To protect our health -- and the planet's -- vote green

With one week until the 2018 midterms, will voters hold candidates who ignore protecting public health and t...

Trump's bogus birthright citizenship gambit

Call it what it is: a desperate midterm election Hail Mary -- President Donald Trump floating a proposal to ...

Former synagogue president: Trump not welcome

Former president of the Tree of Life Synagogue Lynette Lederman says President Trump is a "purveyor of hate speech" and is not welcome in Pittsburgh in the wake of a shooting that killed 11.

Trump pours gasoline on the fire

With the nation stunned by a week of violence that included 13 assassinations of Jewish and black citizens a...

Sarah Sanders reacts to Pittsburgh shooting

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders got emotional while reading a statement on the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11 people.

What kind of America do you want? 14 writers respond

Political polarization has gone from a polling data point to a punch line since the 2016 election. In this, ...

Fox has a conspiracy theory problem

The peddling of dangerous conspiracy theories is not just a Chris Farrell or a Lou Dobbs problem. This is a...

Don't offer thoughts and prayers; tell us you will vote

Sunday evening, I attended a vigil at Beth Am Synagogue in Los Altos, California, for the 11 Pittsburghers w...

Former white supremacist: The fear behind the hate

The first thing I saw on my Facebook feed after news of the shooting at Tree of Life synagogue broke was a p...

My grandmother fled the Holocaust. I'm glad she's not around for this

I loved my maternal grandmother fiercely. When my daughter was born this year, I gave her the middle name "H...

The law needs to catch up with the reality of domestic terrorism

In the immediate aftermath of mail bombs and suspicious packages sent to former President Barack Obama and f...

Hate can't diminish 'Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood'

I live in Squirrel Hill, one of the most enduring Jewish communities in the United States, and the site of a...

Prosecutors likely to seek death penalty against Pittsburgh shooter

With the recent federal arrests of Cesar Sayoc in connection with a string of bombing attempts and Robert Bo...

As Merkelism fades and Brazil moves right, Trumpism is thriving

Brazil has embraced Trumpism --- and then some.Eager to avoid the catastrophic economic meltdown of n...

Trump's hypocrisy on hate is glaring

I could feel the anger building inside of me as President Donald Trump ...

Khashoggi fiancée speaks out in new interview

The fiancée of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi declined an invitation from US President Donald Trump to visit the White House, she said in a new interview.

Don't be fooled by Trump's caravan misinformation campaign

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump was asked about his ...

A scary time in America

Less than 24 hours after authorities arrested a man accused of terrorizing the nation with mail bombs, anoth...

Putin is winning, and he knows it

Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the des...

Weisman: Trump reluctant to shun anti-Semitic supporters

as part of an in-depth panel discussion author Matthew Weisman discusses President Trump's past interactions with anti-Semitic supporters

Homegrown terrorism: A plague we cannot ignore

9/11 is one of the hinge events in American history. Understandably Americans therefore tend to filter the c...

What Trump must do now

Over the last several days, our nation has had to thank the brave men and women of law enforcement for truly...

What to expect in the case against pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc

On Friday, federal authorities arrested Cesar Sayoc Jr., who ...

What "For Colored Girls" meant to us

As a beautiful writer ...

Swift response to bomb suspect proves we are still capable of unity

On Monday, a pipe bomb was found in the mailbox of billionaire philanthropist and liberal political activist...

Americans: wake up, please! Remember why we exist at all

The mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday is horrifying. Men, women and children at prayer...

The caravan is already here

It turns out that the caravan Americans should be worried about is already here. It is the white van that t...

Pence: Shooting not just criminal, it was evil

While speaking at an event in Las Vegas, Vice President Mike Pence addressed the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue where multiple fatalities were reported.

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