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Senate probes FBI’s decision to brief Trump about ‘Steele Dossier’
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Senate probes FBI’s decision to brief Trump about ‘Steele Dossier’

The FBI was aware CNN was looking for a reason to publish information about the so-called "Steele Dossier" just before then-Director James Comey briefed President-elect Trump in early 2017, according to a Senate investigative committee. That January briefin...
Elizabeth Warren vows to refuse NRA money after never, ever receiving any
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Elizabeth Warren vows to refuse NRA money after never, ever receiving any

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has vowed to do something about mass shootings by refusing to accept campaign donations from the National Rifle Association, even though she's never received any money from the organization in the past. She recently became the first U....
It’s so insensitive to ‘party like it’s 1776’ at prom
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It’s so insensitive to ‘party like it’s 1776’ at prom

A principal at a New Jersey school is apologizing for issuing "insensitive" tickets that encouraged students to "party like it's 1776" at their prom. Dennis Perry, principal at Cherry Hill High School East, wrote a letter to the community Friday saying he r...
Survey: 90 percent of Pomona College students say climate chills free speech
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Survey: 90 percent of Pomona College students say climate chills free speech

The vast majority of students at Pomona College say the campus climate prevents people from sharing controversial ideas for fear of offending others. A survey conducted by Gallup and the Knight Foundation found that many students at the liberal arts college...
A First Step for Prison Reform
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A First Step for Prison Reform

Recently, I attended the White House Prison Reform Summit. The fact that both the president and the vice president were at the event indicates the importance that the Trump administration ascribes to this issue. And statistics quoted by Vice President Pe...
Trump touts China trade concessions
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Trump touts China trade concessions

President Trump said Monday that his hard-nosed trade negotiations won some concessions from China and not the trade war his critics had predicted, scoring what he crowed was another victory for his "American First" agenda. More tough trade bargaining is st...
Seth MacFarlane, ‘Family Guy’ creator, gave $2M to ‘take-no-prisoners’ Democratic super PAC
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Seth MacFarlane, ‘Family Guy’ creator, gave $2M to ‘take-no-prisoners’ Democratic super PAC

The creator of "The Family Guy" is also a "Democratic super PAC Guy" — to the tune of at least $2 million. Writer, actor and producer Seth MacFarlane stars as Capt. Ed Mercer in his science-fiction television series "The Orville," but his goal off the studi...
Evergreen College students back at it with ‘No White People’ day
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Evergreen College students back at it with ‘No White People’ day

Evergreen State College, the Olympia, Washington, place of higher learning — and that phrase "higher learning" is used here loosely — that made mid-2017 national news for its black students' demands for all whites to leave campus for a much-needed day of time-...
Sanctuary officials could get 5 years in prison under ‘Libby Schaaf Act’
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Sanctuary officials could get 5 years in prison under ‘Libby Schaaf Act’

Tipping illegal immigrants off to a looming immigration sweep could net sanctuary city leaders jail time, under a new bill announced Monday by Rep. Steve King. The Iowa Republican dubbed the bill the Mayor Libby Schaaf Act, after the Oakland mayor who alert...