The Weakening Blue Wave

Sean Trende, New York Daily News
Forecasting elections is a fraught endeavor, especially before autumn has arrived. British Prime Minister Harold Wilson was fond of saying that a week is a long time in politics...

Activism more than reaction for Charlottesville student

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - She may not have graduated high school yet, but Zyahna Bryant already has made a name for herself.

The Charlottesville High School junior first gained national attention when she created a petition in March 2016 to remove Charlottesville's statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The ...

Donald Trump lands in Singapore: U.S.-North Korea summit is on

SINGAPORE — President Trump walked off of Air Force One in Singapore on Sunday and moved one step closer to his historic summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.

All the players are now in place for the summit, with Mr. Kim having arrived in a Chinese jumbo jet earlier ...

Indiana GOP keeps marriage definition as ‘between a man and a woman’ in platform

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Indiana Republican Party activists overwhelmingly voted Saturday to reaffirm language first inserted in their platform when Vice President Mike Pence was governor that defines marriage as a union "between a man and a woman."

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported that delegates to the party's biennial state convention ...

Donald Trump arrives in Singapore for Kim Jong-un summit

SINGAPORE — President Donald Trump landed in Singapore on Sunday evening, joining North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the island city-state ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a Tuesday sit-down meant to settle a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal.

Air ...

Crisis at the National Archives

Thomas Lipscomb, RealClearPolitics
In the middle of directing the difficult task of transferring the historically important records of the Obama administration into the National Archives, the archivist in charge, David Ferriero, ran into a serious problem: A lot of key records are missing.

We Beg Your Pardons, Mr. President

Carl M. Cannon, Orange County Register
For a guy who supposedly harbors authoritarian impulses, Donald Trump hasn’t used presidential clemency powers much. In his first 16 months in office, he’s granted only five pardons and commuted one prison sentence.

A Few Words on Charles Krauthammer

Kathleen Parker, Washington Post
Charles Krauthammer, a man who has beaten unbelievable odds and overcome obstacles that would defeat most mortals, has finally encountered one foe over which he says he can’t claim victory.

Iran angrily watches Trump-Kim summit

TEHRAN, Iran — For Iran, the so-called "Axis of Evil" has boiled down to a party of one, as President Donald Trump prepares for direct talks with North Korea.

With Saddam Hussein overthrown and Kim Jong-un now preparing for a planned meeting in Singapore with Trump, Iran remains the last ...

Kim Jong-un takes big gamble in traveling for Trump summit

SINGAPORE — Spare a moment, as you anticipate one of the most unusual summits in modern history, to consider North Korea's leader as he left the all-encompassing bubble of his locked-down stronghold of Pyongyang on Sunday and stepped off a jet onto Singapore soil for his planned sit-down with President ...