Has there ever been a greater absence of self-awareness among elected officeholders than what we’ve been seeing daily in our headlines?  Conventional political wisdom offers outdated excuses. One holds that a bored media need a new villain now that their favored foil, former President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Florida officer arrested […]

As Texas struggles through a historic freeze that burst water pipes and sent frigid residents under mounds of blankets, its political leaders are in hot water. In the hours after the first rolling blackouts struck the state earlier this week, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) misleadingly placed blame on renewable sources […]

Many parents, including those in politically crucial suburbs, crave the normalcy that will come with the reopening of classrooms, which have been closed for nearly a year in much of the country. But few groups did more to push Biden’s candidacy than teachers unions, which have resisted returning to school […]

People enjoy the boardwalk, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Rehoboth Beach, Del. This resort town known for Atlantic waves that are sometimes surfable, fresh-cut French fries and a 1-mile wooden boardwalk that dates back to the 1870s has long prided itself on being the “Nation’s Summer Capital.” Alex Brandon AP […]

Photograph: Nicole Hester/AP Donald Trump Jr stood on the flatbed of an 18-wheel truck at rodeo grounds in Williams, Arizona, and made his father’s re-election pitch to a seemingly unlikely audience: Native Americans. The US president’s campaign claims he has been the “fiercest ally” of the Native American community. Don […]

The rapper and producer says he’s starting a new party ‘to help advance a political agenda that addresses the needs of Black people.’ Sean “Diddy” Combs said Friday he’s supporting Democratic nominee Joe Biden for president, while also starting a Black political party.  “I’m launching one of the boldest things […]

CLOSE A mailer paid for by the Committee to Elect Paul Anderson. (Photo: PROVIDED/Marshay Smith) A political mailer sent out by a white Sparks City Council candidate portrays his opponent, who is Black, with darkened skin, sparking allegations of racism. Sparks City Council Ward 3 candidate Paul Anderson approved a mailer that shows Anderson […]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaving The Merrion Hotel in Dublin after a meeting with politicians to discuss regulation of social media and harmful content in April 2019. Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images We learned this week that the Trump campaign may have tried to dissuade millions of Black voters […]