Opinion

Chris Christie Tries to Take On Hillary

Despite a homey backdrop — front porch, American flag, pots of red geraniums — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie sounded like a street fighter Sunday morning on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” This time the notoriously aggressive governor was taking on…

State of Disaster

As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has requested – and President Obama has granted – federal help. I don’t begrudge Texas billions of dollars in disaster relief. After all, we’re…

A few ways to help democracy flourish

The founding fathers saw corruption as the most fundamental threat to democracy, and it is manifesting in this era of oligarchy and influence peddling. Three things that would make a big difference in the Wild West system of corporate political spending…

Animal research is vital to human health

by Frankie L. Trull This spring marks the 60th anniversary of one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of public health. Researchers announced the success of vaccine trials for polio, the viral illness that crippled children and terrified parents. …