I never liked the campaign slogan “Make America Great Again. “The implication was that we’d entered some dystopian era in which America was unexceptional, unpleasant and diminished. Watching the red-hatted #MAGA folk cheer at Donald Trump’s rallies angered me, because the passionate elders a…

Congressional Republicans continue to abet and excuse Donald Trump’s relentless assaults on democratic norms and the rule of law. But if we were to focus on one particular guy who best embodies that spinelessness, someone who is a veritable metaphor for a party in moral eclipse, I strongly n…

Pennsylvania is holding a U.S. Senate race this year (if you hadn’t heard, you are apparently not alone). Rep. Lou Barletta (R) is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D).

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I tried to pay attention to what Judge Brett Kavanaugh was saying during the hearings last week. For anyone as addicted to the Supreme Court as I am, a nomination hearing is more exciting than the return of Halley’s Comet, and only slightly more common. This was one of the major reasons that…

Democratic incumbent Tom Wolf is running against Republican challenger Scott Wagner for Pennsylvania governor. With the traditional Labor Day start of the campaign, we feel we should say something interesting about it.

A few veteran Washington Democrats are having this recurring nightmare: First they capture control of the House of Representatives on Nov. 6. Then they celebrate. Then chaos ensues.

Let us take a few minutes to talk about the most underrated holiday of them all: Labor Day.

The lies rain down on us so relentlessly that we’re often benumbed. Shortly after Donald Trump tweeted last week that the Russians would help the Democrats win the midterms, we learned that the Russians have tried to hack the 2018 campaign of Sen. Claire McCaskill — a Democrat. And minutes a…

Washington, D.C., routinely ranks high in surveys on America’s most livable cities, but as somebody who’s been a resident of both areas, I can tell you that Pittsburgh’s a far better place to live.

Threats to the survival of a free press seem much in the air these days, from the near daily online insults hurled from the White House podium to the lunatic who opened fire on an innocent group of news people in Annapolis, Md., on June 28.

“Can you believe that a man dumped a drink on a teenager because the teenager’s baseball cap favored the president? What’s happening to civil discourse in our country?”

Roe v. Wade is, perhaps, the seminal court case of our era. Certainly no U.S. Supreme Court case has been cited more often in the acrimonious debate over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. But a second critical court decision, less remembered today, but not less important, wa…

Question 1: “Do you believe that the media purposely tries to divide Republicans in order to help elect Democrats?”

The rest of official Washington might be in free-fall over President Donald Trump’s Bizzaro-World press conference in Helsinki with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin on Monday.

If you’re getting ready for summer vacation, here’s a handy checklist of things you won’t need.

I understand why the national media is so obsessed over the story of children of illegal immigrants being separated from their parents at the Mexican border.

Recent developments on the restaurant front are going to put a dent into ‘date night’ plans for Kellyanne Conway and her husband. If Sarah Huckabee Sanders can’t eat in peace with her Never Trump parents in some central Virginia one-horse town, there’s no way Conway can have a sit-down dinne…

Earlier this week, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., thought reports of children being brutally separated from their parents at the United States’ southern border with Mexico were “greatly exaggerated.”

The problem with the “fake news” meme is that such fabrications exist in two places — online at sites dedicated to creating falsehoods and mainstream news outlets.

On May 14, the United States officially moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a decision that was marked by a lavish ceremony in the latter city attended by American diplomats and politicians, including Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner.

During the Revolutionary War when Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered his British army to George Washington after losing the Battle of Yorktown, his military band famously played a sad song, “The World Turned Upside Down.”