Where is the elusive sense of place?
It's got to be around here somewhere. It sure gets talked about a lot.
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump's presidential campaign hinges on Americans who share Trump's assessment that the United States is losing all over the world.
Over the last week, a growing number of students at Princeton have demanded that the university confront the racist legacy of Woodrow Wilson, who served as its president before becoming New Jersey's governor and the 28th president of the United States. Among other things, the students are demanding that Wilson's name be …
It is one of the central political puzzles of our time: Parts of the country that depend on the safety-net programs supported by Democrats are increasingly voting for Republicans who favor shredding that net.
I locked myself out of my apartment in Santa Monica, Calif. I was in a rush to get to my weekly soccer game, so I decided to deal with the lock afterward.
Jay Winik's 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History is a sprawling yet detailed story of World War II encompassing political-military biographies of key participants, vivid battle scenes and a clear picture of the world political environment of the time.
When I turn 18 in January, I will be the first person in my family eligible to vote. I don't take this responsibility lightly as my parents remain undocumented, and I don't feel as if it's only my vote — it's a vote for my entire family.
The perfect example of "if it ain't broke" is Florida's State Park System. At least it was before Gov. Rick Scott and his Department of Environmental Protection secretaries started to meddle.
When campaign season rolls around, too often our electoral choices range between Mr. Ed and Sasquatch.
Four centuries after the pilgrims, families are still celebrating their successful arrival on North American shores with a big meal at the end of November.
For most Americans, food scarcity is when we wait until the last minute and the exact brand of lowfat, gluten-free, heart-healthy, fair trade, organic, local, handcrafted marshmallow is sold out, forcing us to "make do" with an inferior sweet potato casserole topping. Though the grocery stores may temporarily run low on …
The World Health Organization just released new data showing tuberculosis kills more people than even HIV/AIDS, and it called multidrug-resistant TB a public health crisis.
Debates over monetary policy normally play out through spreadsheets and statistics, but an argument between political activist and five-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has turned personal — and public.
It's a truth universally accepted that every Republican who runs for president wants to be Ronald Reagan, and that every Democrat wants to be either Franklin Roosevelt or (God help us) John F. Kennedy.
Armed with 535 letters, one addressed to each member of Congress, Ruskin mail carrier Doug Hughes piloted a small gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol's front lawn in April. His message to the lawmakers? It's time to reform our nation's pay-to-play system of money in politics and to give everyday people a bigger voice.
Last year, the City Council of the North Florida metropolis of Waldo voted to excommunicate its own Police Department following a long-festering scandal involving a speeding ticket scam by officers that in one year alone produced 12,000 dubious citations and more than $400,000 in ill-gotten fines.
I could speak to the recent wave of fearmongering wearing any number of hats. I could speak as a father who, if Syrian, would most certainly choose to flee in order to save my children. I could speak as an American who would not be here if it weren't for Ellis Island. I could speak as a native New Yorker who benefited …
An event that invokes widespread fear and confusion, such as the Paris attacks, is also an occasion for leadership. The resulting intense public focus opens a brief window for explanation and inspiration. In moments of crisis or challenge, a leader can figuratively speak from the ruins.
We've just had a chance to watch Hillary Clinton respond in real time to a complex foreign policy challenge. On Thursday, six days after the Paris attacks, she gave a comprehensive antiterrorism speech at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Oh, we do so love waving the flag. After all, we're patriots. It says so right there on the bumper sticker, the one with the eagle. We're brave, too. And the mere sight of the Statue of Liberty gets us all verklempt. We're Americans. We adore freedom, and that pursuit of happiness stuff is simply swell.