Biden leads Democratic primary field in Iowa: poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden maintained his lead in Iowa ahead of the state's first-in the nation caucuses, according to a new poll that also shows former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sa...

The Miseducation of the American Boy

I knew nothing about Cole before meeting him; he was just a name on a list of boys at a private school outside Boston who had volunteered to talk with me (or perhaps had had their arm twisted a bit by a counselor). The afternoon of our first interview, I was running late. As I rushed down a hallway at the school, I noticed a boy sitting outside the library, waiting-it had to be him. He was staring impassively ahead, both feet planted on the floor, hands resting loosely on his thighs.

Why a Unity Bid Didn’t End the Sanders-Warren Rift

Soon after Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren effectively, if not quite literally, called each other liars, several shaken progressive activist groups published "A Progressive Unity Statement on the Democratic Presidential Primary." The statement urged the two candidates, "as well as their campaigns and supporters," to "find ways to cooperate," and prevent "an establishment or corporate Democrat" from becoming the party's nominee.

How 5 Biden Family Members Got Rich From His Connections

Political figures have long used their families to route power and benefits for their own self-enrichment. In my new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite," one particular politician - Joe Biden - emerges as the king of the sweetheart deal, with no less than five family members benefiting from his largesse, favorable access and powerful position for commercial gain. In Biden's case, these deals include foreign partners and, in some cases, even U.S. taxpayer dollars.

Trump Gets a Ukraine Probe, Just Not the One He Asked For

Ukraine's criminal probe into alleged surveillance against former US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch by people linked to Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, provides a stark counterpoint to Trump's own attempt to coerce Ukraine's president to announce an investigation of his political rival--and what it reveals could deepen the controversy over Trump's actions beyond his impeachment trial, writes Asha Rangappa.

Conservatives hit back on 2020 wealth tax proposals

Conservative groups are hitting back on wealth tax proposals from progressive 2020 candidates like Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), as polls show broad support for the taxes.Sanders and...

Mendacity, Hubris and the Tragedy of Afghanistan

The very same collection of intelligence, national security, military, diplomatic, and political experts rubbing their hands in eager anticipation of Trump's ouster is responsible for mismanaging our longest war, a debacle that continues to cost American lives.

Iran’s Leaders Have a Problem They Can’t Fix

When Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led prayers at Tehran's Grand Mosque for the first time in eight years on Friday, Iran's supreme leader described the downing of Ukrainian Airlines Fight 752 by his military as a "bitter accident"-one that enemies abroad were exploiting as an excuse to discredit the Islamic Republic.

Why the U.S.-China Cold War Will Be Different

This second cold war, conducted on a teeming planet whose anxiety is intensified by the passions and rages of social media, is only in its beginning stages. The aim, like in the first Cold War, is negative victory: not defeating the Chinese, but waiting them out, just as we waited the Soviets out.

How 2 Pols From Opposite Sides Fixed Their State Together

On paper, Rep. Sheryl Delozier, a Republican from a predominantly white conservative district, and Rep. Jordan Harris, a Democrat from a predominantly black Philadelphia district, would be considered an unlikely alignment. If they sat on a cable-news panel they'd be expected to yell and point fingers at each other over partisan slights. On social media, the idea of them being friends would be considered an abomination worthy of canceling them both.

New Al Sharpton book looks at America’s political crossroads

NEW YORK (AP) - The Rev. Al Sharpton is working on a book that will address what he calls an urgent moment in American history.

The longtime civil rights activist's “Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads” is coming out Sept. 15, less than two months before the 2020 ...