As I walked into the pharmacy, the technician who has kept track of all of my prescriptions for years was on an endless call trying to figure out who is going to deliver her baby and where.
Millions of Americans file their federal income tax returns by April 15 each year with no idea what the government actually does with all that money.
Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and his well-armed supporters forced the well-armed federal government to back down and return Bundy's seized cows - which were seized because Bundy, 67, stopped paying grazing fees in 1993. How does anyone get the government to back down?
On our TV talk shows and op-ed pages, and in our think tanks here, there is rising alarm over events abroad. And President Obama is widely blamed for the perceived decline in worldwide respect for the United States.
On April 1, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray was denied a second term, defeated in the primary by upstart city councilwoman Muriel Bowser. The beginning of the end came on March 10, when U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen struck a plea bargain with a wealthy businessman who confessed he'd spent $668,000 on an illegal "shadow campaign" to fund get-out-the-vote efforts that helped Gray win the mayoral office in 2010.
The Social Security Disability Insurance program is in big trouble. In 2016, the program's trust fund is expected to run out of money. When that happens, there will be "large across-the-board cuts for all beneficiaries," warn James Lankford, the Republican chairman of the House subcommittee that oversees entitlements, and Jackie Speier, the subcommittee's ranking Democrat. Those cuts will be painful for the "truly disabled," whom the system originally was designed to serve.
I know I shouldn't be, but I am shocked by Americans' laziness.
"There is a gay mafia," said Bill Maher, "if you cross them you do get whacked."
On a recent morning, after checking news reports, I thought: What a freaky news day.
Billionaires are exploiting a tax break to pass their fortunes along to their heirs and laying the groundwork for dynasties.
It has been more than 40 years since the United States Supreme Court held in Roe v. Wade that a woman, in consultation with her physician, has the right to decide whether to have a child in the early months of pregnancy.
Just before the bankruptcy of the Mt. Gox bitcoin digital-money (or virtual-currency) exchange, Japanese finance minister Taro Aso predicted the inevitable failure. "No one recognizes them as a real currency," he told reporters. "I expected such a thing to collapse."
"While painful, the events of the last week show exactly why we need the (Web). So all of us can engage freely in the tough conversations we need to make the world better." That moment of fantasy came courtesy of Mozilla Chairwoman Mitchell Baker as she announced last week that Mozilla's new CEO, Brendan Eich, had caved in to calls that he resign for the Silicon Valley sin of having donated $1,000 to Proposition 8, the California ballot measure to limit marriage to one man and one woman - six years ago.
A quick way to kill debate is to accuse your political adversary of "lying."
How bad will it get? The public approval rating for Congress has sunk to 9 percent, the lowest level since Gallup began to ask us about it.
There's a reason marijuana laws don't work: There is no compelling reason for them to work.
Since Donald Trump said that if Vladimir Putin praises him, he would return the compliment, Republican outrage has not abated.
This political season means full employment for pundits, opinion givers, strategists and soothsayers, on cable television and via social media. It's interesting to watch ...
Speaking to 1,000 of the overprivileged at an LGBT fundraiser, where the chairs ponied up $250,000 each and Barbra Streisand sang, Hillary Clinton ...
Some people love to hate government regulations. Many believe they're just bureaucratic barriers that waste our time. But the Food and Drug Administration just ...
Is a presidential candidate with Hillary Clinton's health problems - pneumonia now, but also for some time deep vein thrombosis and a history of blood ...
DEAR DR. ROACH: I regularly see information and research for men with hormone issues (testosterone) and resulting problems with impotence, etc. I have not seen ...
Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College.
Donald is falsely framing his economic policies as good for working families, when he's really just protecting his own wealth.
Here's what Donald Trump, at the black church in Detroit, should have said:
Donald Trump's surprise visit to Mexico, where he met the Mexican president and discussed the many contentious issues between our two countries, reminds me ...
Instead of griping about the greedheads of Wall Street and the rip-off financial system they've hung around our necks, why don't we Take ...
In 1964, Phyllis Schlafly of Alton, Illinois, mother of six, wrote and published a slim volume entitled "A Choice Not an Echo."
The election season is heating up. Donald Trump has pulled back even with Hillary Clinton, and every new economic number is being scrutinized for its ...
I thought Donnie Trump and his fellow Republicans were big law 'n order politicians. So, why are they trying to scrap the sheriff and unleash ...