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O.J. gets an early release, but the real guilty party is the fawning media

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:32:58 -0400

Watching TV, it seemed like we were swearing in a new president of the United States, not gawking at a convicted felon.


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Readers sound off: O.J. served more time than deserved for the crime

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:03:43 -0400

O.J. Simpson was granted parole for his conviction on armed robbery, after nine years in prison. Our readers react.


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Iran nuclear deal is working

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:09:21 -0400

Facts get in the way of Trump's plan to dismantle Obama's agreement: Our view


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Iran deal is historically bad: Rep. Lee Zeldin

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:06:34 -0400

Nuclear weapons accord shouldn’t be allowed to continue: Opposing view


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Chris Christie polishes his Trump brand as the swamp beckons

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:52:44 -0400

Christie is pitching himself as a portal of access to Team Trump and Big Government. It's the summer of the shameless job search.


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Dear America, universal health care is what real freedom looks like

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:24:37 -0400

These systems allow people to take jobs they want and get care they need. The U.S. needs to move in that direction, not backslide toward a flawed past.


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Conservatives are increasingly hostile to higher ed. Who can blame them?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:03:01 -0400

The collapse of GOP support coincides with the popularization of a militant brand of liberal political activism that gestates on college campuses.


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Trump's 'Made in America' spin manufactured in fantasyland

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:52:27 -0400

Push is a bit like the promotion of healthy foods in the Obama administration: Our view


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Readers sound off: Trust in police takes another hit

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:55:11 -0400

A woman was killed by a Minneapolis law enforcement officer in the alley behind her home. Readers react.


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Praying today for John McCain

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:04:23 -0400

McCain is an old soldier who has faced monsters most of us cannot imagine, and I’m praying that he can defeat one more.


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Kimmel, Colbert and Noah on GOP's failure

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:37:29 -0400

The late-night comics on Senate Republican's failure on health care legislation. Take a look at our favorite jokes, then vote for yours at usatoday.com/opinion.


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Arizona Senate candidate under attack for being Muslim

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:37:48 -0400

Responses to Deedra Abboud's Facebook posts have ranged from disturbing to just plain scary.


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Digital ballots, outdated machinery leave us exposed to Russian hack round two

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:00:09 -0400

When we use computers that were made before the first iPhone to vote, we're basically asking the Russians to hack us.


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4 good reasons Trump shouldn't scrap the Iran nuclear deal or goad Iran to pull out

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 03:15:02 -0400

Playing around with a nuclear agreement that is keeping Iran’s finger off the nuclear trigger is both irresponsible and dangerous.


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What killed Senate health care bill? Liberal Medicaid alarmism

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:44:56 -0400

Many claims were over the top. They were also hypocritical, considering that Obamacare made similar reductions in the growth of Medicare spending.


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Bill Frist to Congress: Stand up for nature. Don't starve EPA and conservation programs.

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:36:07 -0400

I worry about the health of our people, our natural resources and our government institutions. Investing in nature would put us on a stronger path.


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Readers' best comments: Wildfires a harbinger of global warming

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:05:09 -0400

Readers react to wildfires that burned throughout the western United States and part of Canada.



Obamacare repeal fever: Obvious fixes, or a disastrous mess? Mastio & Lawrence

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:02:08 -0400

Only Trump would blame Democrats for this failure after tweeting in 2012 that 'Obama's complaints about Republicans stopping his agenda are BS.'


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Donald Trump Jr. and the whiff of treason: Morally, he's in deep.

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:21:29 -0400

Treason is not just a legal term. It encompasses disloyalty to the country and betrayal of its basic principles and interests.


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The Obamacare repeal fiasco

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:21:36 -0400

Time to move on to a bipartisan effort to retain and repair the Affordable Care Act: Our view


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Time to repeal Obamacare

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:46:57 -0400

For those who’ve been saying “join the team,” I say I’m right here, holding up each and every one of the promises, says Sen. Rand Paul.


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Great Lakes win, Trump loses?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:00:02 -0400

The Great Lakes restoration program will receive $300 million in the 2018 budget, despite Trump's attempt to slash it.


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Readers sound off: Failure-to-replace yields just deserts for GOP

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:41:12 -0400

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate will give up on its bill to replace Obamacare and vote instead to repeal the law. Our readers respond.


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Trump’s lost Parisian lesson: It’s not good to be the king

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:00:04 -0400

The president's children are not qualified to be advisers to the president. They should be loyal supporters, but that's it.


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The House Republican budget plan to build a better America

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:48:56 -0400

With our party in control of the White House and Congress, this year our budget is not just a vision document. It's a plan for action.


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Trump justice double standard: Presumed guilty unless you're family

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:34:59 -0400

To Trump, the mere hint of a crime has always been enough to condemn and destroy, whether the alleged offender is Hillary Clinton or the Central Park Five.


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Readers sound off: Cats don't need jobs, they need homes

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:05:04 -0400

Readers react to proponents of having feral cats used to control rodents.



Readers' best comments: Democrats could use their own Kellyanne

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:26:52 -0400

Readers react to Kellyanne Conway saying the criticism of her has been gender-biased.



Charlie Gard case threatens all parents

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 16:13:11 -0400

Reasonable people can disagree about what is best for Charlie. But principle and law are clear on who has primary authority to determine his fate.


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Readers make a health care plea to senators

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:05:03 -0400

While the Senate prolongs their vote on their health care bill our readers make a plea to them.


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Strong U.S. institutions will survive Trump's Russia scandal

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 20:09:52 -0400

The Founders created an ingenious system that has triumphed over crises throughout our nation’s history: Our view


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Reader sounds off on what responsible legislation should look like

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 08:05:00 -0400

With all the closed-door legislation going on in Washington, a reader from Illinois sounds off on what responsible legislation should look like.



How to think about the Senate's (latest) health care bill

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:00:06 -0400

While President Trump has already warned you that my colleagues and I are fake news, here are three real health care questions to consider.


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The top things you should know about policing this week

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 02:06:09 -0400

News and opinion compiled from outlets across the country by Policing the USA


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Creationism support is at a new low. The reason should give us hope.

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 05:48:49 -0400

People aren't dumping faith. They're reconciling creationism and evolution in a way that suggests how we can bridge other polarizing divides.


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Senate health bill: Don't throw momma from the Medicaid train

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:44:50 -0400

Medicaid is the end-of-life lifeboat for most Americans. We are fully capable of building a better boat than the one offered by the Senate.


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Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner message to Muslims: No suffering can justify terrorism

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 03:15:02 -0400

There are those who ask why more Muslims haven’t spoken out against terror, all the while covering their ears so as not to hear those of us who do.


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