The Supreme Court recently heard arguments from Harvard and the University of North Carolina about using race and ethnicity in admissions policies. At stake is the fate of affirmative action and the positive effects race-conscious policies have had on higher education and the workplace for m…
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments from Harvard and the University of North Carolina about using race and ethnicity in admissions policies. Project 21, the Black Leadership Network of which I am a member, submitted an amicus brief in the Harvard case.
Is it really news that Karen Bass will become the first female mayor of Los Angeles? In an era where women have already run Chicago, Phoenix, Fort Worth, Charlotte, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Boston, the gender of the new Los Angeles mayor should not have dominated the hea…
Nov. 20 was Joe Biden's 80th birthday. Our first octogenarian president is two years older than Ronald Reagan was when his presidency ended in 1989.
Rock star's transformation should reassure Americans about globalization
OUR VIEW: It's great to be back doing what we love
Commentary: If we want long-term solutions to our social ills, we must work to make our institutions better at ensuring justice for all.
It’s time to talk turkey, folks. And even for an optimistic carnivore like me, the news is grim.
Between hurricanes and rising costs, retiring to Florida may become more difficult for some. Here are things to consider before making a move.
This last year has been tough for a lot of people, and it goes way beyond the pandemic, as we all know. Here are some things you can be grateful for, even in the middle of chaos.
The U.S. Senate has taken a major step toward protecting same-sex and interracial marriage by advancing a landmark bill that would rightfully recognize the legality of such marriages in every state in the nation.
David Silverman, an expert in early American and Native American history, discusses the history of Thanksgiving.
Social media has gotten a bad name in recent years, much of it deserved, because it has played a sizable role in spreading right-wing backwardness and even authoritarianism in much of the world. This includes, most prominently, the reach and especially staying power of the world’s most powerful politician in the world’s most powerful country, Donald Trump.
Everyone seems to have an opinion on whether an Elon Musk-led Twitter is good for free speech, and much of that debate is happening on Twitter.
I thought I was taking crazy pills on the set of CNN’s “Election Night in America” show on Nov. 8, leafing through the pages of exit polls just before the returns started rolling in.
Over the past 18 months, a vocal and vigorous collection of community members alleged school districts peddled smut in their libraries, blasphemed U.S. history in their classrooms and incorporated liberal dogma in their policies. They commandeered local school board meetings and warned board members to expect rebellion at the ballot box as parents sought dramatic change.
Concern about student accused in killings should have prompted more worry, action
🎧 For some families, this year's political debate might be what's on the Thanksgiving menu.
On election night, a lot of Republicans bypassed the Champagne for brown-colored liquor, and they’re still feeling surly a few days later. But they shouldn’t wallow in disappointment. There’s plenty of basis for conservative cheer.
I must admit I’ve been rooting for the crypto market to crash and burn. Not because I never invested in it and was resentful to see so many people get rich from it (though there were moments). But because I don't understand it, what value it serves or what problem it solves.
OUR VIEW: Democracy shines while Trump and transparency tumble
Social Security is conservatively financed and managed. It has no borrowing authority and cannot spend itself into a deficit. To ensure that all benefits can be paid in full and on time, Social Security’s Board of Trustees reports to Congress annually, projecting the program's income and expenses over three-quarters of a century. That is a longer valuation period than private pensions or most other countries project for their counterpart programs.
I oppose the proposed elimination of the $160,200 cap on earnings subject to the payroll tax rate of 12.4% paid to Social Security.
Tuesday's election showed Florida’s governor working hard toward 2024. For Michigan’s reelected leader, Gretchen Whitmer, it looks more like 2024 is coming toward her.
America is exceptional. For those who may not believe so or may have forgotten, it is the job of the rest of us to show them the way.