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Defending a discriminatory law would only expose the state to more ridicule, litigation and lost revenue.
Her coal gaffe and predictable policy prescriptions for Appalachia illustrate her campaign’s failure to connect with voters.
Don’t believe the peddlers of centrification or fall for false comparisons.
But how do you replace xenophobia, racism, misogyny and factual malpractice with “we’re going to love each other,” as he said after winning Indiana?
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed rules that would help consumers fight back against excessive fees on consumer financial products.
Unesco honors the courage of a journalist unfairly imprisoned in Azerbaijan, where the first lady is one of the agency’s good-will ambassadors.
Good question: Why is government failing at so many levels?
The primary is over, and the Republican is changing his mind.
The establishments, both media and conservative, failed to anticipate how they’d be consumed.
If an unemployed taxi driver from Romania knew about Hillary’s server, so did China.
Plus, the latest hacking revelations about Hillary’s server.
Let me count the ways—without embarrassment.
Trump and Speaker Ryan exchange jabs as the GOP splinters May 6 2016, 11:11 AM House Speaker Paul D. Ryan is not ready to support Donald Trump, but Trump says he's not ready to support Ryan's agenda. The exchange shows the growing divide in the Republican Party. It's harder to vote in 17 states...
California politics updates: Issa endorses Trump, podcast examines new tobacco laws May 6 2016, 12:12 PM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: Rep. Darrel Issa (R-Vista) endorsed Donald Trump's presidential bid on Thursday...
California politics updates: Issa endorses Trump, podcast examines new tobacco laws May 6 2016, 12:12 PM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: Rep. Darrel Issa (R-Vista) endorsed Donald Trump's presidential bid on Thursday...
Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella has sold his home in the Seattle-area for $2.775 million, about double what he paid for the property more than a decade ago. The 1960s home in the Clyde Hill area came to market in January for $3.488 million, offering a glimpse inside the renovated residence...
Felipe Ochoa could have ordered the Pablo Escobar burrito or the large tortilla tacos named in honor of Chicago gangster Al Capone. Instead, the 45-year-old opted for the diminutive El Chapo tacos, named after the on-and-off imprisoned head of the Sinaloa drug cartel known as "Shorty." As Ochoa...
BOYS' VOLLEYBALL SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 1 First round, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Northwood at #1 Mira Costa San Marcos at Newbury Park Los Alamitos at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame Servite at Tesoro Crespi at Corona del Mar Redondo at Santa Barbara Dana Hills at Mater Dei Yorba Linda at #4 Huntington Beach ...
Across the planet, the fight to help wild animals survive against human encroachment usually produces predictable results: People win. Animals lose. That's why the comeback of the monarch butterfly in Mexico, or the resurgence of wild tigers in Asia, inspires headlines and hopes that conservationists...
Millions of Americans take statins to cut their risk of heart disease. Study after study has shown these drugs, introduced in the late 1980s, to be effective. But how do they function? For years researchers believed that statins worked by lowering cholesterol in the blood. Over the decades the...
The only thing we like more than a good debate is resolving one: The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls are the best NBA team of all time. Swish. But we're not just about pretty shots here. We believe in playing defense, too, in this case protecting the Bulls' legacy in the face of a challenge by the rising...
In today's world, the threats we face are constantly changing, and the government's ability to keep America safe relies on its capacity to adapt quickly to these new and evolving threats. In the years following 9/11, the U.S. made significant changes to our intelligence and law enforcement capabilities...
Two weeks ago, the Chicago Teachers Union hosted a rally designed to gin up support for a potential teacher strike. The rally included closing remarks from a teacher — not a union member because she teaches at a private school — who yelled into the microphone, "F--- the police, f--- CPD, f--- the...
What about Mike Madigan? Those four words sum up the bulk of the critical responses to my column Wednesday, in which I argued that Bruce Rauner has been an epic failure as governor of Illinois. If Rauner deserves an F for his first 15 months in office — a highly polarized time in which the state's...
Republicans: This vulgarian speaks for you?
It “is still a new and unfamiliar world,” the author of “Lean In” acknowledges. “Before, I did not quite get it.”
Trump has said more than enough for the proper GOP response to him to be "never Trump," rather than "not yet Trump."
The Donald has elevated pandering, lying, flip-flopping and overpromising into art forms.
Trump ridicules American alliances abroad; Clinton needs to explain why they matter.
It’s not clear that drones, which have killed civilians, are effective against terrorism.
10 reasons why Clinton and the #NeverTrump contingent have a real fight on their hands.   
The late-night comics on the latest Trump developments, including pandering with a taco bowl   
A reader wants to know whether USA TODAY's Opinion section ever fears it will inadvertently endorse a presidential candidate. Editorial Page Editor Bill Sternberg explains the paper's policy and talks about what the section may do this year.   
Consumers face rising risks from programs that sneak onto their computers. They need help.   
Some anti-establishment revolution this is, we can vote for Hillary or one of her donors.   
A growing number of women would do well to ignore outdated advice to put off pregnancy.   
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