If you're one of those who say that President Biden and his White House are, well, a bit boring -- press secretary Jen Psaki would beg to differ.
The First Guilty Pleas In The Insurrection: The Good, The The Still To Be Known, And The Flat-out Crazy
So the first felony guilty pleas are in, in connection with the deadly January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol. And, granted, they're just two such pleas. But here's what we know and what these first felony convictions tell us what we might reasonably expect for future prosecutions.
Historian Beschloss on Tulsa: Many Americans Think If Something Terrible Happens, the Best Way To Be Patriotic Is to Forget It
As the nation observes, with the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the solemn centennial of the worst race massacre in US history, a prominent American historian worries that when confronted with just dark or grim events, many American people move in the opposite direction of what is constructive.
When it comes to major issues that need to be tackled, climate change is at the top of the list. W
Sen Joe Manchin of West Virginia, perhaps the most conservative member of the razor-slim Democratic majority in the Senate, told reporters that it is "frustrating" with his Republican colleagues -- but still was not ready to vote for a rules change to end the Senate filibuster.
George Will: GOP Feels Terror from Own Voters, ‘I Would Like To See Jan. 6th Burned into American Minds’ Like 9/11
Although most congressional Republicans are fighting hard to kill a proposal for a bipartisan commission to study the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, a prominent conservative columnist wants the events of that day "burned into the American mind as firmly as 9/11."
Republicans and supporters of Donald Trump regularly complain that the "mainstream media" is biased against them and in the pocket of the Democratic Party. Not true, says journalist and Washington Post columnist Perry Bacon Jr.
The Biden administration has instituted a new 18-month designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). This new TPS designation enables Haitian nationals -- and individuals without nationality who last resided in Haiti --currently residing in the United States as of May 21, to file initial applications for TPS, so long as they meet eligibility requirements.
With hundreds dead, thousands wounded and some 34,000 Palestinians estimated to have been displaced as a result of the new fighting, Biden must step in personally, bring the leadership of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas to the United States and put all of that foreign policy acumen to work as an honest broker to establish a lasting solution based in peace -- and justice.
Even after her GOP colleagues stripped her of her perch in House leadership, the daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney remained unbowed and defiant.