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How Kylie Jenner should really use her power

On Thursday, a single post on social media was blamed for ...

What does Dana Loesch know about 'grieving black mothers in Chicago'?

Whenever we talk about guns in America, the card-carrying members of the National Rifle Association are always the mo...

Why Brexit risks ending the United Kingdom as we know it

Brexit is entering some make-or-break weeks. The contentious issue of ...

The West won't stop the horrors in Syria even if it could. We simply don't care

Saying there are "no words" to describe a horror is infuriating. But now not saying anything has become the new way t...

Surviving and thriving after a 6-year battle with an eating disorder

I remember a therapist telling me not to worry about how my kid got sick.Meagan was anorexic. That much we kne...

HHS Secretary: Short-term health insurance plans are an affordable option

The 21st century is a golden age of personalization. Whether it's customizing our smart phones with our favorite apps...

Sandy Hook parents: Online platforms are caving to hoaxers

For those affected by gun violence, managing the pain in the aftermath becomes a full-time job. To then be forced to ...

Trump, Ryan and McConnell, stop ignoring your oaths

President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell each took an oath of offic...

Will US and Australia have another '100 years of mateship'?

Australia is America's closest ally in the Pacific region and a strong trading partner. Relations between our two cou...

Van Jones: A children's crusade Jesus would be proud of

Gun violence is rocking our world again -- and our politics. But even as political rancor runs high, Americans' views...

Syria is devastated. Where are the women?

From their leadership in securing the recent peace accord in ...

The politics of fear is dying out in Africa

Lenin was once quoted as saying, "There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen."...

Listen to your heart: I didn't right away and it almost cost me my life

On Thursday afternoon at 4, I will be ringing the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to mark ...

Should Parkland shooter get death penalty?

Will justice for the Parkland, Florida, shooter mean he will face the death penalty?Broward County Prosecutor ...

Students said 'wake up' and America is finally listening

At one point in the course of a difficult evening in which he was pressed on his record and rhetoric about gun contro...

What Billy Graham would want you to know about him

Billy Graham left a mark, evident in the remembrances offered by so many around the world. From political and religio...

Sen. Whitehouse: Trump is in the back pocket of billionaires

In his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump said, "We have gone forward with a clear vision and a right...

Parkland students, ignore the idiots

Over the past few days a growing number of online agitators have taken to social media in an effort to discredit and ...

The gap that Billy Graham leaves behind

Billy Graham was the most significant American preacher of the post-war years, excepting the Rev. Martin Luther King ...

Gun owners are talking about gun control. Stop and listen

Pump the brakes, progressives, and listen. Thanks to those activist kids from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, t...

7 ways to help prevent school shootings

Some argue for stricter gun control policies, others call for more social and emotional learning, but it's important ...

Trump and Romney: The oddest couple

It must be a mark of how middle-aged and middle-of-the-road I've become that I'm actually excited about Mitt Romney r...

The military is like the rest of America -- divided on guns

The divisive dialogue regarding what to do about guns in America has also embroiled those serving in our military. Th...

Gun safety can coexist with the Second Amendment -- here's how I know

As yet another shocking school shooting leads to predictable political debates, it seems like gun violence is a probl...

Trump's right: Obama was asleep at the switch on Russia

For those of us who worked for Mitt Romney in 2012, his words -- his warning, really -- about Russia will never fade....

Parkland students: We are trying to succeed where the adults have failed

Before February 14, 2018, our only familiarity with gun violence was limited to the world of video games -- the ones ...

Donald Trump Jr. sells America's integrity cheap

With Donald Trump as President, American integrity is on sale -- get it while it lasts.This week's exhibit: D...

To stop mass shootings, fix culture of hate

Hate is a problem that affects all of us, a reality we were reminded of when Nikolas Cruz walked into Marjory Stonema...

Don't tell me about the warning signs, President Trump

It's not easy to predict who will murder someone -- or to stop them, even when you respond to the "warning signs." I ...

For the first time in a long time, I'm optimistic

Driving through a middle-class suburb of Cape Town a few days ago, I noticed about 20 people lined up in an orderly q...

Serena Williams: What my life-threatening experience taught me about giving birth

I almost died after giving birth to my daughter, Olympia.Yet I consider myself fortunate.While I had a ...

The mom's story I could not forget

Some stories do not leave you. You cannot forget them long after you tell them. And you wonder, often, how they end....

Melania, Hillary and Jackie: Are the rules about infidelity finally changing?

Melania Trump's experience as first lady seems to be following an unfortunate tradition. First ladies have many thing...

Parkland students show why 16-year-olds should be able to vote

The real adults in the room are the youth from Parkland, Florida, who are...

Trump should be reading this every day

The Washington Post ...

For Mueller, this is only the beginning

Special counsel Robert Mueller's...

Let's value our children like the treasure they are and guard them accordingly

The day after the horrific massacre in Parkland, Florida, as I entered my high-rise office, it dawned on me that the ...

Make our elections a lot more secure

Election security has come under scrutiny over the last year -- and deservedly so. The 2016 election opened our eyes ...

'Black Panther' inspires more than African Americans

The box-office success of "Black Panther" gives me hope that one day my minority group, Arab Americans and Muslims, w...

Mueller tells a compelling story of Russian intrigue that was designed to elect Trump

As both a prosecutor and defense attorney, I have written and reviewed many indictments. Though often brimming with l...

Florida student: They told us: 'Hands up. Drop anything in your hands.'

I was at school and anxious to leave for the day. The bell was supposed to ring in about 10 minutes. Then the fire al...

Trump's carefully constructed house of lies

No one could be surprised to learn that, according to an article in The New Yorker, Donald Trump allegedly employed a...

Trump and the GOP are making the Republican brand toxic for a generation

What's good for Donald Trump might not be good for the GOP, and the evidence of the growing risks become clearer by t...

A gas tax hike will solve exactly none of our problems

News reports indicate that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is considering a higher gas tax to pay for the $1.5 t...

Democrats, spare me your hypocrisy on guns

On Wednesday, the unthinkable happened.A very troubled, deeply disturbed man walked into Marjory Stoneman Doug...

An accidental expert

My life was forever changed last September.It was a Friday evening. My wife and I had gone out to dinner to ma...

What the fate of Meghan Markle's troll can teach us about being human

Following a damaging and racist tweet from politician Paul Nehlen, Twitter ...

Van Jones: 'Black Panther' is a revelation

Every once in a while, a movie arrives right on time.Earlier this year President Trump insulted people of Afri...

Please don't sanitize Meghan Markle

If the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain, the rain on the grounds of Kensington Palace will fall in a markedly ...

Trump is uniquely positioned to cut a deal to prevent school shootings

With yet another tragic mass shooting in the books, we've fallen back into a familiar, almost comfortable place in Wa...

The ugly truth behind Aetna doctor's testimony

A company doctor who spent three years reviewing medical claims for the insurance giant Aetna has confessed that he n...

Parkland student: My generation won't stand for this

I thought it was going to be a wonderful day. My high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, was full of cheerful students...

America's cult of guns

Guns are a religion now. And too many of our fellow citizens -- including...

Is this the beginning of the end for Netanyahu?

Benjamin Netanyahu has now used up at least 13 of his nine lives, ...

America leads the world -- in this horrific way

Americans often think of themselves as belonging to an exceptional nation, and in many ways they do. They belong to a...

A devilishly difficult job for Rex Tillerson in Turkey

The State Department says Rex Tillerson is ready for "difficult conversations" when he arrives in Ankara this Friday....

Australian minister's affair leads to sex ban with staffers

The Australian Prime Minister's move to ban relationships between ministers and their staffers brings politics in Can...

'I'm so sick of this' -- another deadly school shooting

It was a slightly lazy afternoon. I had had a busy week at work and hadn't managed to get the kids Valentine's cards...

President Zuma, you will not be missed

In March 2009, less than two months before Jacob Zuma assumed office as the fourth President of post-apartheid South ...

Why the IOC should see Shaun White as a warning sign

On Wednesday at the PyeongChang Olympics, American snowboarder ...

Michael Cohen may want to rethink being Trump's martyr

Most lawyers aren't willing to sacrifice themselves for their clients. That is, it seems, except in the case of ...

Air Force Academy leader: Why diversity?

A few months ago, I stood in front of more than 4,000 Air Force Academy cadets and delivered a simple message in resp...

New cancer test isn't ready for prime time

A simple blood test to detect cancer early. How great is that?There has been ...

It's the Super Bowl of wonks, but will Trump really listen?

The Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats on Tuesday was like the Super Bowl for national securi...

Trump's 'Blue Apron'-type plan is crumbs to the poor

According to the Trump administration, the poor could really use a meal-kit service like Blue Apron. In theory... sur...

Why Christiane Amanpour wants to talk about sex and love

The idea came to me in the bathroom.Getting ready for work, listening to a radio report about Syrian refugees ...

Scientific breakthrough could be as simple as measuring the wobble of a muon

This past week was an exciting one for scientists. No, not only because of the breathtaking...

Bigotry about the Olympics defies historical reality

The Olympics are one of my favorite sporting events. If we allow ourselves a moment of grace, the Games can be a soot...

Affair with ex-staffer could cost Australian Deputy PM his job

Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is perhaps best known for the Pistol and Boo affair -- when he threat...

Retired Marine: John Kelly should resign

It has been just over six months since retired Gen. John Kelly took over as White House chief of staff. For most Amer...

Outside the legal system, 'due process' means nothing

President Trump's predictable response to the domestic abuse accusations against ...

Guess who will pay for Trump's newest pipe dream

President Donald Trump is ...

Obama's new portrait of loneliness

The National Portrait Gallery today unveiled its official portrait of President Barack Obama, alongside that of forme...

Oxfam's sex scandal won't surprise anyone who has worked in a war zone

It is no secret that there have been repeated, large-scale sexual exploitation scandals ...

Cape Town diary: A toilet is our best gift in years

Like many people in Cape Town, I teared up earlier this week as I watched a video of the gates of a privately owned d...

Why we're fighting for MLK's final cause

Fifty years ago today, hundreds of black ...

The world's most progressive democracy is being born. Don't let it get strangled

We are only three weeks into the invasion of Afrin in Northern Syria by Turkey and their quislings in the ...

Mideast tensions get even worse

As if the broken, angry, dysfunctional Middle East needed another conflict, along came an unprecedented escalation be...

In the shadow of the Olympics, a brutal trade in dog meat

Untold millions will be cheering on Olympic athletes from around the world as they compete in Pyeongchang, South Kore...

Is it time to revisit Black History Month?

It is a strange thing to celebrate Black History at this jagged, racially divided, moment in US history. Some of the ...

Gerry Adams steps off the stage (but he won't be far away)

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has carefully choreographed his departure this coming weekend from the party's most p...

Run, Hope Hicks, run

It is clear that Hope Hicks' boss, President Donald Trump, does not care about women. And that includes Hicks. "It's ...

Pelosi and the Democrats sold out the Dreamers

This week, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke in Congress for eight hours straight about immigrant youth. She...

What 'Lady Doritos' reveals about the 2018 midterms

Lady Doritos. Really? PepsiCo floated a ...

A big victory for Trump

President Donald Trump walks away from a turbulent week with a major political victory in the form of a massive deal ...

A toxic legacy for my generation

Trillion dollar deficits, once considered a temporary stimulative measure aimed at healing the wounds of the Great Re...

Surprise: Trade didn't collapse in Trump's first year, it flourished

On Tuesday, the Commerce Department announced that the ...

Trump hires in his own image -- bullies, posers, and bad boys

With critics of chief of staff John Kelly calling for his resignation after he supported an ...

Why men like John Kelly do nothing when abuse allegations surface

Advocates who speak out against domestic violence debate the value of photos of bruises and strangulation marks on vi...

Americans don't want authoritarian spectacles, but Trump does

President Donald Trump loves a good show, especially if he's the protagonist. He's the first POTUS to have starred in...

It's up to Congress to make life-saving drugs affordable

There are two opposing forces at play today as patients across the United States struggle to afford their medicines....

How 'Cheddar Man' flips British identity

This week, researchers from the Natural History Museum in London revealed a facial model of a fossilized Stone Age hu...

Nunes' partisan bomb obscures this deeper failure

Rep. Devin Nunes launched a partisan bomb, one that is distracting the oversight panel he heads from pressing busines...

Psaki: The defense of Rob Porter is indefensible

On Wednesday afternoon, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly ...

Don't let the US deport this good father of 3

Syed A. Jamal was arrested by Im...

Democrats have leverage over Paul Ryan

As they begin their retreat on Wednesday, a day before government funding expires, House Democrats are considering th...

Some members of Congress seem to have forgotten their oath

Americans hardly agree on anything these days, but at a baseline, we all agree that government should be looking out ...

FDR had a military parade, too

"I want a parade like the one in France," President Donald Trump ...

How to protect Americans from government surveillance

Democrats and Republican are recharging their hyperbole to open fire again over the Nunes memo. But there is a second...

Athletes don't have to win gold to make a statement

During Sunday's Super Bowl, NBC treated football fans to a series of ads, called "The Best of US," that featured some...

Trump's support of India could have unintended consequences

Quietly, all but unheralded, Donald Trump has begun tilting significantly away from Pakistan and toward another South...

The Patty Hearst kidnapping? You don't know the half of it

The kidnapping of Patty Hearst can seem as distant in time as a yellowed newspaper clipping -- and as current as toda...

Former CIA analysts: We can't trust Devin Nunes

Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who recused himself from the Russia investigation ...

Dul- Hill: Veterans treatment courts save lives and communities

Recently, my fellow "West Wing" cast membe...

Trump is bringing everyone down to his level

In the space of just two days, the President called his political opponents "treasonous;" The White House chief of st...

Elon Musk just launched our earthshaking new adventure

The new Space Age began Tuesday, even though so much of it felt like the old one -- in a good way.SpaceX's Fal...

Answering the question: Am I woman enough?

Since the first day I walked onto the soccer field, when I was 7 years old, I have been questioned and doubted....

Trump's hilarious joke about treason wasn't funny

As he has boasted, President Donald Trump has the best words -- so good they are beyond meaning.On Monday, ...

Poland's Holocaust law should terrify you

When politicians manipulate history for political purposes, we should worry. When they write laws, ordering prison te...

Pence's fateful choice at the Olympics

Vice President Mike Pence is on his way to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. But he's not just going t...

100 years ago, British women seized the moment. We should do the same.

Let the bells ring out. A hundred years ago this February, British women won a great war. Not the Great War: Germany ...

A stock market lesson for Trump - the hard way

Donald Trump is suddenly learning a very hard lesson. Stock markets that go up can, quite suddenly and precipitously,...

Duckworth: 2018 is past time to get real on paid leave

Two weeks ago, I announced that I am pregnant. Since there are only 22 female senators -- and none has ever given bir...

Alisyn Camerota: How to teach kids what real news is

Imagine being a kid today: wandering through the Wild West of media where professional journalists, citizen reporters...

Timberlake's no Prince but the Eagles are Super Bowl kings

As children, no matter what our life situation, we believe in magic. We believe nothing is impossible. We might grow ...

Simone Biles: I went from foster care to the Olympics

People love to ask: "What's your secret?" Sometimes they want to know how I defy gravity on the mat. Other times they...

'SNL' highlights Trump's dangerous reliance on Fox News

On "Saturday Night Live," Alec Baldwin, appearing as Donald Trump, delivered what may be the most poignant political ...

Nunes memo -- wife or mother-in-law?

In 1930, Professor Edward G. Boring, the first historian of modern psychology, wrote a paper that called attention to...

Trump may be making a comeback

Democrats should not be fooled by the turbulence that came at the end of the week for this administration. With stock...

Think you know Tom Brady? Here's a quiz

What is your Tom Brady intelligence quotient? How well do you know this quarterback, who keeps coming back and back a...

Kenneth Cole: Remembering Dr. Mathilde Krim

When Dr. Mathilde Krim founded amfAR more than three decades ago, America was in the midst of a public health crisis....

The real shock of the Nunes memo

When I was a homicide prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorney's office, my most challenging assignment was "ridi...

In Natalie Wood case, we should stay away from Hollywood theories

Robert Wagner, the actor and husband of the late actress Natalie Wood, has been dubbed a "person of interest" in her ...

Give Trump more nuclear weapons and more ways to use them? Not a good idea

Sixty percent of the American public already ...

10 quotes from 1968 report on race that resonate today

This month marks 50 years since the release of a landmark report on race in America, commissioned by President Lyndon...

One of today's 'wokest' moments happened in 1968

Fifty years ago this month, a presidential commission ...

Street fighter Trump is using blunt force against Mueller

Lost In all of the chaos and drama surrounding the release of the top-secret ...

Sarah Sanders and the sexism of women

Thank White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders for the latest reminder that even women entrusted with high positions...

How psychiatrists can best help our country in the 2018 election

"Why are you always trying to tell me what to do?" a patient chastised her brother. She had a young son with learnin...

Turkish official: Why US should partner with Turkey in Syria

On January 24, a group of men in Kilis, a Turkish town at the country's Syrian border, gathered for evening prayers a...

In my city of Cape Town, there is only one topic of conversation: water

Popping into my local supermarket in Cape Town a few days ago, I noticed something I'd never seen before -- a long li...

Jennifer Garner: A lifeline for poor families

Congress has once again shortchanged kids. Lawmakers finally authorized the Children's Health Insurance Program in a ...

Trump is on a Nixonian collision course with the FBI

FBI Director Christopher Wray is forcing the Trump White House to choose between the national interest and President ...

Trump's foolish decision on South Korea

For more than seven months, it was ...

The State of the Union heard 'round the world

State of the Union speeches are major events here at home, but they don't happen in a vacuum. People around the world...

Can three titans of modern industry revolutionize your health care?

Can three titans of modern industry bend health care away from its ruinous path of disorganization and waste, toward ...

How to restore US credibility in the Middle East

As Israel's ambassador to Washington and, later, as a member of its government, I held many conversations with Arab d...

Trump's State of the Union in 280 characters

CNN Opinion is curating tweets from commentators on the State of the Union....

Jennings: Trump was the grown-up in the room

Somehow, President Donald Trump has become the voice of bipartisanship and cooperation in Washington, while Nancy Pel...

Psaki: No, President Trump, we won't get fooled again

He did it. President Donald Trump stood in front of a teleprompter and read a speech that at many times sounded like...

What your Fitbit can tell Russia

Ever wonder who might see the data from your Fitbit? It turns out it could be just about anybody -- and that has the ...

The Russia 'sanctions list' won't have worried anyone in Moscow

Late Monday night, the US Treasury Department ...

Psaki: Trump and GOP have one night to get their act together

Our expectations have sunk so low that a major victory for the Trump team at the State of the Union speech on Tuesday...

Just let us repair our stuff

I'm not great with cars, but I can change the oil.Pop the hood, and you see parts clustered together. The engi...

Cynthia Nixon: The state of our union is up to us

When Donald Trump presents his State of the Union address this week, it will be because the Constitution requires the...

Chief Wahoo has been sidelined. Redskins, you're up.

There has been a great disturbance in the force. After more than 60 years as a mascot for MLB's Cleveland Indians, th...

Why are people prejudiced? The answer is not what you think

People are prejudiced -- sometimes unashamedly so. We tend to have a host of reasons ready to justify our biases -- t...

Britain's Brexit crisis is now critical for Theresa May

That's right, Britain's governing Conservative Party is having another leadership crisis. It must be because it's Mon...

Andrew Cuomo: If Trump is serious about bipartisanship, he has to prove it

In his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump will have an opportunity to outline his vis...

The Grammys missed its chance to say something meaningful

We're in the midst of awards season, and comparisons between awards shows are almost inevitable.At the Golden ...

Bob Mueller didn't send me to Butte

Seldom does a quiet, unassuming, and attention-eschewing career public servant like Robert Mueller, the current speci...

SNL is wrong -- Trump is far worse than Bush

"Saturday Night Live" opened last night with a hilarious ...

Gary Cohn: Trump shared a vision of economic progress in Davos

The World Economic Forum just concluded in Davos, Switzerland. As a longtime participant in the annual gathering, I k...

Why America is still not ready for Murphy Brown

I get why Laura Bradley of Vanity Fair ...

How Trump could protect himself from an obstruction case

Did President Donald Trump obstruct justice with regard to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation?...

Trump wanting Mueller fired is not a slam-dunk obstruction case

"You fight back, oh, it's obstruction," President Donald Trump has ...

Wearing black to the State of the Union isn't enough

The black dresses symbolizing a stand against sexual harassment and assault we saw at the Golden Globes will make ...

Does the State of the Union speech matter in the age of Trump?

President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday is the next chapter in his saga. Commentators will ask ma...

Nikki Haley is the victim of a classic smear against powerful women

Have you ever heard someone whisper that a successful woman slept her way to the top? Of course you have. It's a clas...

The economy is not Trump's ticket to 2020 victory

Donald Trump became the first US president to speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos and bragged, like he often h...

Why the French went nuts for Nutella

What one thing in this life is truly worth fighting for? Justice? Freedom? The love of a good man or woman? Or a smal...

They were murdered for the crime of trying to keep children healthy

Murdered in plain sight for the "crime" of working to keep children healthy.That's the reality in Pakistan. Af...

Why the military's long reckoning with sexual assault can help us now

In 2007, Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbach reported being raped by a fellow Marine. Several months later, ...

Trump is heading for ultimate failure in Middle East peace bid

Two events this week reflect stunning and unprecedented trend lines in US Middle East policy. First, US Ambassador to...

The GOP appears to be going a little crazy

One FBI lawyer texted an FBI agent with an apparent joke about a "secret society" and Republicans went crazy. By whic...

I wish everyone at Davos had spent the week before with me in Yemen

My colleague Richard Quest -- who has attended more ...

Doomsday Clock: Nearing the stroke of madness

Twelve months into the Trump era, the outlook for the planet has gone from bad to worse. As the Bulletin of Atomic Sc...

Anti-Semitism is still alive in Germany 70 years after the Holocaust

The facts jar and perplex ordinary Germans: Seventy years after the Holocaust, anti-Semitism is still alive in German...

Why we see ourselves in 'This Is Us'

Praise and criticism for NBC's acclaimed "This is Us" have ranged from its embrace of diversity to its "feelings-focu...

With Nassar judge, victims get their avenging angel

As she sentenced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar to up to 175 years in prison for decades of sexual ab...

Justin Fairfax's anti-Confederate protest has power

Justin Fairfax, the first black person elected to statewide office ...

London charity fiasco shows why women need better laws

One of the most striking details of the expose by the Financial Times of the secretive ...

One year after the travel ban, I am not your American Muslim

The last detainee at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport was Jesus. Not the one that Christians and Muslims rever...

A huge step backward on opioids

The latest statistics on the overdose crisis -- roughly...

Sessions' aura of integrity fades with report of interference with FBI

The Trump administration's soft-spoken, yet hard-edged attorney general, Jeff Sessions, may have just squandered the ...

Trump makes US a less attractive tourist destination

Spain will soon unseat the US fro...

Melania Trump and the 'mulligan'

Melania Trump is skipping the World Economic Forum in Davos this year ("scheduling and logistical issues," said the W...

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