In 2017 in Manila, then-President Donald Trump talked up his “great relationship” with Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine strongman. Reporters present pressed Trump on whether he had pressed Duterte on his human rights violations, such as large-scale extrajudicial killings of thousands. Duterte…

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YouTube recently announced it will ban content that spreads misinformation regarding not just the coronavirus vaccines but vaccination science in general. It’s an acknowledgment that today’s misplaced conservative resistance to the coronavirus vaccines both feeds and is fed by the broader an…

You’ve surely seen it before on a laundry detergent bottle label, printed on a ready-made salad bag or stamped onto the container of a thousand other products lining the shelves of grocery and retail stores: A symbol with three “chasing” arrows that form a triangle. It may be green or black.…

The Biden administration is actively pushing Congress to require banks to report to the Internal Revenue Service on the account activity of a huge swath of Americans. This unwarranted snooping would be an invasion of privacy, and lawmakers should make sure it doesn’t happen.

Americans of divergent political persuasions found common cause to unite around President George W. Bush after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks because of the clear and present danger that al-Qaida posed to the nation. Political divisions began developing in the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War, at w…

Makers and sellers of prescription painkillers will soon begin paying out billions of dollars to settle lawsuits that have accused them of fueling the opioid epidemic. Most recently, more than 40 states have agreed to accept $26 billion from Johnson & Johnson and three big drug distribut…

President Joe Biden continues to live in an alternate universe in regard to the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. As someone put it on Twitter, his message is: “The mission was a complete success” and “it’s all my predecessor’s fault.”

The lesson of presidential power is not learned from how it is exercised in the best of times but how it manifests in crisis. In crisis come mistakes and from mistakes hopefully come knowledge to improve future decisions.

For many days now, countless people around the globe have been glued to their television and phone screens as horrific images and reports flow out of Afghanistan following their government’s hostile takeover by members of the Taliban. For twenty years, our nation’s military heroes fought to …

How is it that a commonsense health protocol – the wearing of a mask – has become a figurative hill to die on when refusing to wear a mask actually could result in serious illness and literal death?

It would be hard to find an Afghan businesswoman more inspiring than Roya Mahboob. When she started up a software firm in Afghanistan more than a decade ago, years after the U.S. ousted the Taliban from power, the backlash from the country’s male-dominated society came swift and blunt.

The first duty of any state governor is to protect the health and safety of the citizenry. In that sense, the incredibly cynical and dangerous performative politics against pandemic safety being undertaken by some (though not all) Republican governors around America is nothing less than the …

In this world of snooping and snitching, truly private conversations are increasingly endangered. Apple devices once provided a refuge from all kinds of corporate and governmental prying, and the iconic Silicon Valley company had been studying how to block even itself from its users’ private…

In the past year, our nation lost civil rights icons John Lewis, C.T. Vivian, Bruce Boynton, Joseph Lowery and, most recently, Bob Moses. These are just a few of the legion of courageous individuals who stood up for what was right and risked all decades ago and whose ranks are now becoming s…

American health care is too expensive. Exhibit A is a new study of Americans’ medical debt published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That debt is twice as large as had previously been estimated – $140 billion in collections as of June 2020, compared to an earlier estimate…

A move in Congress to require young women to register for the draft as young men are required to do has riled conservatives like Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo. The issue is, for the moment at least, a theoretical one. America hasn’t drafted anyone in half a century, relying entirely on a volunteer …

Whatever one may think of Donald Trump or the circumstances of last year’s election or even the bitterness of this nation’s partisan divide, it ought to be easy to condemn the events of Jan. 6 and to support a broad inquiry into what happened and how to prevent it from happening again. Sadly…

With the finding Thursday by an Annapolis jury that the Capital Gazette gunman was indeed criminally responsible for the brutal, calculated murders three years ago of five employees at the newspaper – friends and colleagues to those of us here at The Sun – the legal chapter of this horror st…

When was the last time you went to the Indiana Supreme Court’s website? When was the last time you just stumbled across a link on a government site and thought, “Oh! That’s about me!”

On May 12, 113 days into his presidency, Joe Biden finally sat down with leaders of the House and Senate – Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy. It’s surprising and disappointing that this took so long to happen. Here’s hoping many more such meetings follow.

The Food and Drug Administration is set to ban the manufacture and sale of menthol-flavored cigarettes, the only remaining flavored cigarette still legally allowed. To borrow from an unintentionally grim advertising tagline used by the leading menthol brand, the move makes us alive with pleasure.

The COVID-19 vaccines have been a gift from science to control the worst health pandemic in a century. Developed and deployed in less than year, they have become a potent weapon against an unpredictable virus. But their success raises a question: Under what circumstances might Americans be r…

Baseball is a game steeped in history and tradition. The National League started up in 1876 and the American League in 1901 – and it’s a testament to baseball’s attachment to custom that interleague play didn’t arrive until 1997. Half the fun of being a serious baseball fan is fighting change.

We understand that President Joe Biden has his hands full on immigration: Families and unaccompanied youngsters are flooding the southern border, stressing to the breaking point his administration’s capacity to house and process them in a non-crisis crisis. Republicans smell political blood …

The little helicopter weighs only 4 pounds, and its first flight lasted a mere 30 seconds and reached an altitude of only 10 feet. But it did so on Mars. Stop and wonder about that for a moment. For the first time, humankind has achieved powered flight on another planet. A feat that would be…

In a comeback story for the ages, the U.S. bald eagle population in the lower 48 states has quadrupled in the last 12 years.

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died, after a long and fruitful life extraordinarily well lived. He was 99, two months from his 100th birthday. He leaves his queen, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, age 94, to soldier on alone.

Faced with a burgeoning crisis at the southern border, President Joe Biden has pledged to increase economic assistance to countries in Central America’s Northern Triangle. He’s right to do so. But money alone won’t be enough.

It’s a deal any state would be smart to take – but as many as a dozen might be about to say no regardless. They haven’t yet expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act and are being offered enough federal money to cover the full cost, plus extra funds totaling nearly $10 billion over two…

Much of modern life has improved since the 1970s. Not so air travel: Getting from New York to London takes roughly as long now as it did in the days of disco. Could that be about to change?

Democrats in the House of Representatives have handed President Joe Biden a golden opportunity to demonstrate that he is serious about healing the nation’s most bitter political divisions. Unfortunately, it’s not clear he realizes it.

We knew on day two of Joe Biden’s presidency that his goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans by his 100th day in office was setting the bar too low. By that date, 16.5 million shots had gone out, 6.5 million alone in the six days beforehand, and the daily rate of shots was growing at a ra…

Sarah Moonshadow and her son were leaving King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday when they heard gunshots. She told the Denver Post that she instructed her son to duck and then “we just ran.”

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., are trying again at an obvious and needed improvement to gun safety – or the lack thereof.

Dr. Mark Ghaly, California’s Health and Human Services secretary, rolled up his shirt sleeve before TV cameras and reporters last Thursday at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza to get inoculated with the newest COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in the U.S., a one-shot version made by Johnson &am…

If you were born in this country, there is a high probability that you know less about the Constitution and American history than do immigrants who become citizens. And various studies indicate that you might also flunk the citizenship exam.