Republican members of Congress will be happy to return to the serenity and safety of Washington after spending a week back in their home districts either hiding from Trump-troubled constituents or braving a gantlet of angry protesters at raucous town hall meetings.
Democratic-leaning citizens are riled up.Read more
Imagine strolling into an evangelical church, packed to the rafters with true believers, just as the preacher is about to ask the sinners to step forward and be saved. And imagine walking up to the pulpit and asking that preacher if he’d like to sit down with you for a conversation about scriptural exegesis. Imagine how you would be received.Read more
Donald Trump pledged in his campaign that, upon taking office, he would unleash U.S. immigration agents to chase down the “bad hombres” among the millions of undocumented immigrants in the country. Well, they have been unleashed, but Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers are sweeping up mothers and young people with no major crimes or terrorist activities on their records.Read more
It’s no fun to live in a house with a leaky roof, so it must be a major pain to live in a house — the White House — that leaks from every crack and corner.
Leaks appear to be tremendously infuriating to the new occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.Read more
When Barack Obama came into office, George W. Bush left him with two wars and an economy teetering on the brink of colossal disaster. Eight years later, Obama handed off to Donald Trump a country with challenges, but no immediate crises looming. Less than a month after taking office, though, Trump finds himself awash in catastrophes that are all of his own making.Read more