Kamala Harris’ prostitution decriminalization proposal gains momentum

Kamala Harris' prostitution decriminalization proposal gains momentum

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The Democrats' debate over decriminalization of prostitution spilled into the 2020 presidential race last month when Sen. Kamala D. Harris of California said she was supportive of the idea -- though the legalization crowd complained that she was still too tim…
Rand Paul to oppose Donald Trump border emergency declaration

Rand Paul to oppose Donald Trump border emergency declaration

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Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he will back a resolution that blocks President Trump's declaration of an emergency at the southern U.S. border, giving it the votes needed to pass but not enough to turn back a presidential veto.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez anti-burger narrative imperils Green New Deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez anti-burger narrative imperils Green New Deal

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Two weeks after it was introduced, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's signature climate-change resolution has become embroiled in a debate over whether Americans should continue to have it their way when it comes to the All-American burger.
Donald Trump decries ‘presidential harassment,’ declares ‘I am an innocent man’

Donald Trump decries 'presidential harassment,' declares 'I am an innocent man'

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As special counsel Robert Mueller finalizes his report and House Democrats dig into his past, President Trump on Sunday fumed he's the victim of "presidential harassment" and that two years of probes have only found wrongdoing by others.
Jerrold Nadler says Democrats not ready for Trump impeachment effort

Jerrold Nadler says Democrats not ready for Trump impeachment effort

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Sunday said Democrats will do whatever it takes to reveal the results of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe and will request documents from dozens of people close to the White House this week, though he…
Spain’s centrist party is struggling to stay that way

Spain’s centrist party is struggling to stay that way

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IN IMPROBABLY WARM weather some 500 people gathered on February 23rd in Plaza de la Villa, one of Madrid’s oldest squares, to launch the election campaign of Ciudadanos (Citizens), one of Spain’s newer political parties. A year ago Ciudadanos, which describes itself as a centrist, liberal party, was leading the opinion polls, with around 27%…
Why Binyamin Netanyahu should step down

Why Binyamin Netanyahu should step down

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IN THE WORLD of Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, his own preliminary indictment on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, announced on February 28th, is nothing but a witch-hunt. Closet leftists in the deep state plot against him. The supreme court sacrifices Jewish values on the altar of universal ones. The generals running…
Skirmishing between India and Pakistan could escalate

Skirmishing between India and Pakistan could escalate

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THE LAST time that Indian and Pakistani jets bombed one another’s territory was in 1971, during an all-out war. In that conflict more than 10,000 soldiers died, over 100 planes were shot out of the sky and Pakistan was torn asunder, as the new state of Bangladesh took shape. But then neither side had built…
Spain needs a coalition of the sober

Spain needs a coalition of the sober

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LOOKED AT FROM outside, Spain appears to be doing pretty well. Its strong economic recovery from the euro crisis continues, albeit at a slower pace than in the past. Unemployment, though still high, is down to almost half its peak. Bars and restaurants heave with tourists and with Spaniards who once again have cash to…
“Green Book” overshadows a surprisingly diverse Academy Awards

“Green Book” overshadows a surprisingly diverse Academy Awards

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AT THE post-Oscars press conference, having drunk six glasses of champagne, Spike Lee commented on the night’s big award. “Green Book” had just been named Best Picture (pictured), beating his film, “BlacKkKlansman”; “Every time somebody’s driving somebody,” Mr Lee quipped, “I lose.” His point was that “Green Book” was comparable to “Driving Miss Daisy”, a…