Women’s March Group Plans National School Walkout for Gun Reform

A national school walk-out is planned next month by the organizers of the Women's March to protest Congress' lack of action on gun reform following mass shootings, The Hill reported Saturday.Students, teachers and parents are invited to participate in the event titled...

Rep. Kevin Cramer launches Senate campaign to unseat Heidi Heitkamp

Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer launched his campaign for U.S. Senate Friday at a rally in Bismarck, saying he had to jump in the race after his opponent celebrated voting against a 20-week abortion ban.

The North Dakota lawmaker has served three consecutive terms in the House, but decided to give ...

Workings of Russia’s ‘Troll Farm’ detailed in federal grand jury indictment

Accounts from as far back as 2014 described a "Troll Factory" in St. Petersburg where Russian tycoon Evgeny Prighozin, a longtime crony of President Vladimir Putin, reportedly began buttressing the regime of the former KGB spymaster and eventually morphed into a sprawling operation with international targets.

On Friday a federal ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on collapse of immigration effort

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for abandoning the young immigrants whose legal status is up in the air because of a step he took six months ago.

Those immigrants, who arrived in the United States illegally as children, became a bargaining chip in legislation that collapsed ...

The Latest: Gun control activist booted from GOP fundraiser

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local):

9 a.m.

An activist and teacher who wants gun control laws was removed from a Miami-area GOP fundraiser after confronting House Speaker Paul Ryan about this week's mass shooting at a ...

The Myth of Normal America

Kevin Baker, The New Republic
The remaining hope for all Americans of good sense, more than a year into Donald J. Trump’s already interminable spin in office, was that the president and his brand of politics would turn out to be a passing aberration. That somehow, once Trump lost his reelection bid, or was impeached or otherwise run out of the White House, or plastered shut his last remaining artery with one Filet-O-Fish too many, we could put back together the sort of civil government that had prevailed for most of the last century and a half. A government that ran by at least some basic, established rules and...

DREAMers Are at Risk Because of Donald Trump. Period.

Dara Lind, Vox
Even after Donald Trump got elected president with immigration as his signature issue, most members of Congress didn’t want to touch the subject. They knew that the combination of complicated policy and polarized politics was going to make it very difficult to pass any legislation, and they didn’t want to take any votes that would turn into attack-ad fodder instead of actual laws.

Raqqa’s Been Liberated: Lessons U.S. Should Learn

David Ignatius, Washington Post
Photos and videos show the damage here, but they don't prepare you for the intensity of the destruction. Buildings are pulverized into rubble, block after block. Reconstruction in some areas is a distant prospect. It will take years just to clear away the shattered concrete and jungle of twisted rebar.

Pinker: Identity Politics Is ‘an Enemy of Reason’

Adam Rubenstein, Weekly Standard
Renowned professor of psychology at Harvard and a prolific writer, Steven Pinker is the author of several prize-winning books, including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, and The Better Angels of Our Nature. This week Pinker releases a new book, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. I chatted over email with Professor Pinker and asked him some questions on his new book and contemporary politics.* * *Adam Rubenstein: If reason is to be the currency of our discourse, what's the future of identity politics? Is identity politics based...

Let’s Be Honest: Dems Don’t Actually Care About DREAMers

Bre Payton, Federalist
The Democratic Party is having an identity crisis. For the past couple of months, Democrats have loudly declared protecting so-called DREAMers — children who entered this country illegally when younger than 18 — is their top priority. President Trump has made it clear he will sign a bill that accomodates these young people, and many Republicans are willing and eager to put together a proposal that does just that. So why hasn’t the Democratic Party gotten it done? The answer is simple: they don’t actually care about DREAMers. Their fixation with these young people is...

Trump Needs a Return to King Dollar

Kudlow, Laffer & Moore, Investor's Business Daily
The Trump administration and the Republicans in Congress have passed one of the best pro-growth tax bills ever. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ranks in the all-time hall of fame along with former President Reagan's 1981 and 1986 tax acts, and former President Kennedy's posthumous tax cuts in 1964. The announcements by Apple, FedEx, AT&T, Fiat Chrysler and over 300 companies with multibillion dollar investments in the United States are early lead indicators of good things to come from the tax-rate cuts.

Indictment Ends Trump’s Myth of the Russia ‘Hoax’

David Remnick, The New Yorker
The President of the United States wakes each day, it seems, to another nightmarish crisis and addresses it as if in a state of frenzied denial. When faced with the hideous reality of yet another gun massacre, this time in Parkland, Florida, he dares not mention guns. (The N.R.A., which spent thirty-one million dollars to help get him elected, would not approve.) When faced with the testimonies of two women accusing his aide Rob Porter of beating them, he applauds the man’s fine work, wishes him a great career, and, only after days of delay, woodenly declares himself “totally...

From Treasonous Collusion to Internet Trolls

Gary Gindler, American Thinker
In 2005, American scientists deliberately sent a rocket to collide with a comet. After the collision, scientists were able to conduct a detailed analysis of the internal composition of the comet from the spectrum of debris ejected from the crater. It was a considerable achievement. But my friend working for NASA commented on this event differently: "You have no idea how many doctoral dissertations were thrown in the toilet yesterday."

Several shots fired at officer trying to pull car over

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 24-year-old man has been arrested after he fired several shots from his car at an officer who was trying to pull him over in North Carolina

Winston-Salem Police said the officer was not struck by the bullets fired at him around 11 p.m. ...