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Thanksgiving travel: Trump's holiday gift is more invasive airport security

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:00:01 -0500

Federal groping-on-steroids is not making flying safer. TSA is a farce and a menace, and should be privatized.


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Blowing up the debt is a threat to America: Leon Panetta

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:56:55 -0500

Congress isn't even pretending to care about fiscal discipline. If we want it back, we need presidential leadership and everything on the table.


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Roy Moore and the Alabama paradox: Vote for him to get rid of him

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:59:24 -0500

The worse things get for Moore, the better the chance that incumbent Republican senators can escape this horrific episode with dignity.


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Who pays for Trump's contempt for ethics? USA. USA. USA.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:16:34 -0500

USA TODAY investigations underscore how potential conflicts make it look as if the Oval Office is for sale: Our view


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Amid Trump climate change setbacks, U.S. business can do good and do well

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:51:57 -0500

Environmental progress will continue with or without Trump. If businesses want to stay ahead of the curve, they should collaborate with academia.


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Trump enrichment: Other views

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:18:30 -0500

What other people are saying about Oval Office ethics.


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GOP tax plan: If we're busting the budget, let's spend on real needs

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:11:06 -0500

Any investments we make should go to tackling the challenges that working families confront every day.


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Not just Roy Moore and Hollywood: Unions have a sexual harassment problem

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:14:48 -0500

SEIU's Fight for $15 has vowed repeatedly to reduce sexual harassment in fast food restaurants. It should stop throwing stones from a glass house.


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Protect net neutrality and Internet freedom: World Wide Web inventor

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:16:14 -0500

Treating all content equally online is key to individual empowerment, democracy and economic growth. But the FCC is threatening to take that away.


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Samantha Bee, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert on the GOP's new metaphor in Best of Late Night

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:50:44 -0500

Is the Republican Party running in a downward spiral? The late-night comics look at Roy Moore and the party response.


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Supreme Court abortion case could promote free speech by both sides

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:19:15 -0500

Red states might have to stop requiring advice some consider propaganda. And pro or con, both sides could end up having to trust women more.


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GOP's other Roy Moore problem: Constitution could protect him

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:28:02 -0500

Expelling an elected senator over old, unproven claims would be even more troubling than seating someone like Moore. Alabama voters, it's up to you.


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Clinton & Obama admins were warned. Why didn't they fix gun checks before Texas massacre?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:12:42 -0500

Pentagon's failure to report to the gun background check system has been known since 1997. Now there are dozens dead: Our view


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After Devin Kelley, Air Force requested a review

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:20:27 -0500

The Department of Defense declined to provide an opposing view to this debate on gun background checks.


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Comics ask: '#youtoo' Al Franken? Best of Late Night

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:18:47 -0500

Even more men are accused of sexual assault, and at least one comic has a solution. Vote at usatoday.com/opinion.






Trump is not a despot. But he'd like to play one, and not just on TV.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:57:53 -0500

Is the president's praise for Duterte born out of a bizarre psychological affinity for despots, because of his Trump Tower Manila project, or both?


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Harvey Weinstein 2020: This man is presidential material

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:24:42 -0500

My advice: Build a career in reality TV, punditry and politics, using lessons learned from the masters — Clinton, Trump and Roy Moore.


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James Corden, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel on Sessions' 'collusion confusion' in Best of Late Night

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:13:40 -0500

Did you miss the hearing? That's OK. Let the comics break down the lack of memory and sad alibi that ruled the day.



Domestic violence is a tragedy. It's not a predictor of mass murder.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:59:23 -0500

Well-meaning experts risk their credibility by asserting a link between domestic abuse and mass shootings. Statistics simply don't back it up.


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On climate change, Democrats must fight harder and smarter: Sen. Bennet

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:00:16 -0500

My party should acknowledge economic challenges and the GOP should rejoin the debate. The threat is real and we need solutions.


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How Roy Moore and Alabama can work wonders for women

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:59:44 -0500

In light of sexual impropriety accusations, GOP leaders deserve credit for going against partisan interests, but not too much: Our view


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Roy Moore defeat would hurt Senate GOP majority

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 22:01:55 -0500

The people of Alabama voted for Trump despite sexual innuendo. They will vote for Roy Moore, writes Jim Zeigler, the state auditor of Alabama.


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The Trump tide is ebbing. How low will it go?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 22:08:37 -0500

Trump's record low ratings point to primary challengers and political failure ahead. And that's if he makes it through the Russia investigation.


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President Trump needs to push Roy Moore out of Alabama Senate race

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:51:18 -0500

Licentiousness isn’t the same as pedophilia. GOP may transform a tornado watch into a full-blown warning if it sticks with candidates like Moore.


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With free speech crumbling worldwide, the U.S. must remain a bastion of freedom

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:38:41 -0500

Germany, Britain, Turkey and other countries' efforts to clamp down on free speech shows that our First Amendment is not a universal value.


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Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah on Trump, Putin and who to believe in Best of Late Night

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:39:18 -0500

When it comes to Russia and election meddling, it's hard to tell what Trump believes. The late-night comics decipher the double talk.


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NAFTA: Trump threatens love fest between Mexico and states with billions at stake

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:37:17 -0500

Southern trading partner wants border states to raise their voices and revive stalled negotiations that start up again Wednesday.


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GOP tax plan: I'm a conservative and I see three major flaws

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:38:47 -0500

There was a better blueprint available. It was the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles commission plan to reduce rates and stabilize debt.


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Counting Trump's shady Russian dealings

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:58:54 -0500

As more Trump folks are linked to Russia, possibility of collusion looking more like reality: Our view


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Trump camp too disorganized to collude

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:39:02 -0500

Attempts to force connection between campaign, Russia are 'witch hunt,' hoax of the century


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Obamacare verdict is in, but will Trump let GOP scrap repeal? Andy Slavitt

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:18:59 -0500

The Virginia election, the Maine Medicaid expansion and record ACA enrollment are 3 strikes against repeal and signs Republicans should put it behind them.


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Confidentiality helps protect victims, too

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 19:35:49 -0500

Agreements to keep confidential the settlement of disputes between private parties are not done solely to protect the accused.


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Roy Moore scandal: Senate victory would be toxic for religious right

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:13:45 -0500

The Christian right is at risk of being unmasked as a partisan movement to keep Democrats out of office — hellbent on a majority, hold the morals.


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Rick Perry's new energy proposal works for nuclear energy and the environment

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 03:15:08 -0500

Detractors say that the Trump administration's new energy subsidy is bad for the environment because it supports coal. But they've forgotten nuclear.


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How states can fix the Electoral College and prevent future Trumps

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 05:00:03 -0500

If just two states had adopted runoffs to ensure that the winners reached 50%, as the Founders intended, we might have a different president.


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Don't kill the estate tax

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 18:22:16 -0500

Money raised from it is nearly enough to fund the FBI, the Coast Guard and the CDC combined: Our view


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