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Mueller legislation is unconstitutional: Sen. Mike Lee

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:01:54 -0400

Don't pass the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act: Opposing view


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Meek Mill is exhibit A of nation's broken probation system

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:39:12 -0400

Rapper who spent far too long under government supervision warns others not to become a 'target.'


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Tenure should not shield Randa Jarrar from consequences for her awful Barbara Bush tweets

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:12:44 -0400

Tenure was not meant to protect Randa Jarrar's incendiary tweets about Barbara Bush. How low must you sink before getting fired from a university?


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GQ's foolish anti-Bible click bait missed 4 secular reasons to read Scriptures

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:54:41 -0400

GQ writer Jesse Ball thinks the Bible is 'repetitive' and 'foolish,' so you shouldn't read it. But the Bible is more influential than he realizes.


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Natalie Portman is right to criticize Israel: A reader explains

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:16:27 -0400

After the 'Black Swan' actress declined to attend a ceremony in her honor, she was the target of backlash. But she's right to denounce Israel's practices, says one reader.


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Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Trevor Noah on new royal baby in Best of Late Night

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:12:20 -0400

You'll never guess what the queen said to her new great-grandson. Trevor Noah tells us in Best of Late Night. Watch. Then vote for your favorite joke!


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Democrats should hit Trump policies, not Trump, to win Arizona special and the House

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:37:51 -0400

It's easy to attack Donald Trump personally. But to win the House, Democrats should hammer his policies on trade, pollution and health care.


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The Senate celebrates Sen. Tammy Duckworth, abandons America's other moms

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:04:58 -0400

Sen. Tammy Duckworth's new baby underscores U.S. indifference to mothers. Where's our national paid leave policy, our warm welcome for newborns?


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Online stores need to pay taxes, too: Readers on an Internet sales tax

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:13:45 -0400

Customers just window shop at brick-and-mortar stores, then buy online. That's not fair. Our readers debate over an Internet sales tax.


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Listen to Emmanuel Macron: Keep Iran nuclear deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:10:45 -0400

If Donald Trump jettisons nukes accord, why would Kim Jong Un reach a deal on North Korea?: Our view


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Change behavior to protect our communities from pollution: Environmentalists sound off

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:09:44 -0400

After USA TODAY published a column on American alarmism over the use of plastic, environmentalists make the case for behavioral changes to tackle plastic pollution.


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Mike Pompeo is already a successful peacemaker. Democrats ought to support him.

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:38:58 -0400

Put political games aside, Democrats. We need stability in the State Department, and Mike Pompeo has already proven he is the man to do it.


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Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher on Donald Trump's lack of support in Best of Late Night

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:42:01 -0400

If Donald Trump runs in 2020, will you support him? Members of his own party are having a hard time answering that question.


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Iran can’t be trusted on nuclear agreement

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:12:05 -0400

The Iranian regime is out of compliance. Withdraw from the weapons accord: Opposing view


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Love him or hate him, Jeff Sessions is why Mueller's Russia probe is still on track

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:23:46 -0400

Thank Jeff Sessions, Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller for running Justice and the Russia probe by the book despite extreme pressure from Donald Trump.


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Trump pardoned a perjurer. How about helping a Mexican journalist who told the truth?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:38:31 -0400

Donald Trump just pardoned a perjurer. How about helping get asylum for an endangered Mexican journalist who reported the truth about corruption?


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Comics on new royal baby in Best of Late Night

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:04:02 -0400

You'll never guess what the queen said to her new great-grandson. Watch. Then vote for your favorite joke!


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Paul Ryan and the GOP Congress should scale back Medicare and Social Security this year

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:00:08 -0400

If Ryan and Republicans see big losses coming, they should go down fighting while they can and scale back entitlements like Medicare and Social Security.


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Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren are all for state autonomy — when the GOP's in charge

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:17:01 -0400

Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren want states to decide their own marijuana policies. They're big federalism fans — when the GOP's running America.


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How Trump can beat China without a trade war: Make America a renewable energy superpower

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 08:00:02 -0400

So far we have let China dominate renewable energy industries. Why not catch up and take the lead, like we did in the space race?


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Mike Pompeo's way is not the American way. Reject him as secretary of State.

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:56:29 -0400

Mike Pompeo would try to reverse U.S. human rights commitments and normalize discriminatory rhetoric. Senators should reject him as secretary of State.


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Confirm Mike Pompeo to fill the void at State

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:14:49 -0400

Though Trump nominee's hawkish views are troubling, they are not sufficient reason to block his confirmation to be secretary of State: Our view


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James Corden, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert on Trump's foreign policy fumbles in Best of Late Night

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:30:21 -0400

Trump still can't pronounce Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's name. And the comics question whether the president ready for Kim Jong Un.


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Either take out the Assad regime, or get out. Don't make Syria the new Vietnam: A reader explains

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:26:17 -0400

The Syrian conflict and our involvement in it is reminiscent of the Vietnam War. A reader from Hawaii explains why we need to go all in or get out.


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Democrats were crime victims. If Trump won't protect elections, we will: Donna Brazile

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 11:01:50 -0400

Donald Trump refuses to lead on protecting U.S. elections, but somebody has to. That's why Democrats filed a lawsuit against him, Russia and WikiLeaks.


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I'm clinging to guns, religion and Robert Mueller: Lifelong Alabama conservative

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:28:33 -0400

Trump’s attack on the Robert Mueller investigation is wrong and fails to put America first. He doesn't get what made us great: We're a nation of laws.


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Democrats must embrace shale gas boom to win elections and climate battle

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:31:33 -0400

Democrats don't have enough power to shape climate change policy. They can win the midterms if they embrace the shale gas boom and their role in it.


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On Earth Day 2018, Americans need to defend their planet like it's 1970

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:31:05 -0400

Trump and his minions are rolling back hard-fought environmental regulations as fast as they can. We're not ready to defend our planet this time.


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Protecting Robert Mueller against Mitch McConnell

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:45:39 -0400

Pragmatic Senate majority leader stares down principled Republican junior senator over the fate of the special counsel: Our view


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On Earth Day, you shouldn't feel guilty about your plastic trash

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:48:40 -0400

This year's Earth Day is focused on ending plastic pollution, but the problem isn't you or me. Asian countries and messy fishermen are guilty.


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Barbara Bush set a high bar for first ladies: Readers remember the Bush matriarch

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:14:36 -0400

Barbara Bush will be remembered as a class act. Our readers remember the matriarch of the Bush family.


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Colorado governor says there's no problem with legal marijuana. He's completely wrong.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

Governor Hickenlooper told the press that pot was not a concern, but the facts say the opposite. That's misleading and dangerous.


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Amy Wax said black students can't excel in law school. Bless her heart, we can and do.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:31:24 -0400

Penn professor Amy Wax suggested black students couldn't excel. Don't let the negativity get to you. I didn't, and I became a White House legal adviser.


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How the Barbara Bush cartoon took on a life of its own

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:31:20 -0400

Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Bush's granddaughter, shared Marshall Ramsey's cartoon. He also received messages from parents who lost their children.


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Trump is cutting through regulations, but only Congress can make it last.

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:00:05 -0400

President Trump has been cutting money-draining red tape at a quick pace, but a regulatory budget would cement the benefits for American citizens.


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Southwest Airlines emergency is not the only alert of FAA complacency

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:29:41 -0400

Flight 1380 and '60 Minutes' report on Allegiant Air raise questions on industry arrogance and lax oversight: Our view


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Allegiant Air CEO: We are very proud of our safety record

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:26:30 -0400

Air travelers shouldn't be concerned by one-sided and irresponsible story: Opposing view


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Kafkaesque 'red flag laws' strip gun owners of their constitutional rights

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:30:06 -0400

Red flag laws let police confiscate guns without due process. Suspending the Constitution in a secret hearing is a Rubicon from which there is no return.


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DHS: All we want to do is read the news

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:07:47 -0400

Homeland Security just wants a 'news clip' company to aggregate stories: Opposing view


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Ridesharing is overtaking urban mass transit and we should rejoice, not mourn for the past

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:47:42 -0400

Mass transit was developed for cities that no longer exist. A used car is far more useful to a poor person's job prospects than a free transit pass.


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Barbara Bush was only one part unthreatening grandma. She had a steely, independent core.

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:33:56 -0400

Barbara Bush had a steely core forged in a life of politics. She was sharp-tongued, independent and inspirational, and fiercely protected her family.


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Veterans say marijuana eases their pain. Why won't Jeff Sessions and VA help them get it?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:40:24 -0400

Veterans say marijuana eases their physical and mental pain. The VA needs to study this and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should rethink his hard line.


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They should've left Starbucks when they were asked: Readers sound off

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:54:01 -0400

Should the two African-American men arrested have left the store for not buying anything or was it a racist move by Starbucks? Our readers debate.


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