Even before the ink on the Constitution was dry, men in power have taken advantage of women. For the most part, those activities were pretty much relegated to the scandal sheets of their times, but in today’s wired world, accusations of sexual improprieties spread at the speed of light.
Some have lamented the fact that the Republican plans for tax reform seem to favor the rich over the everyman, with the biggest breaks going to the wealthiest people. But there is at least one change that should benefit the little guy if enacted by adding billions to Social Security and Medicare.
With tempers flaring in the fight for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton can rejoice as her own campaign glides along in relative tranquillity, says Jules Witcover
Thanks again to the conservative Republican majority on the Supreme Court, big money will be dominating a fall campaign in which combative and often irresponsible advertising will flood the airwaves in congressional districts and states across the land. All in the name of the First Amendment and free speech.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's appearance at Sen. Tom Harkin's "Steak Fry" in Iowa not only signals O'Malley's political ambitions, but also underscores the kinds of challenges undeclared candidates face as they juggle day jobs with hectic travel schedules.