So Donald Trump is to be the Republican Party nominee. Establishment Republicans need to take a deep breath: The U.S. system of checks and balances was designed to preclude the kind of tyranny some are warning could accompany a Trump presidency. There will not be guillotines in the streets of Washington. Nonetheless, establishment Republicans are right to be shocked: Until recently, ours has been a strikingly successful political party. The Republicans’ governing wing holds majorities in the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, state legislatures, and governorships. Under President Barack Obama, Democrats have lost 13 seats in the Senate, 69 seats in the House, over 900 seats in state legislatures, and 12 governorships. It looks like their losing streak may be ending.
The theme of this year’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day — May 5 — is “Finding Help, Finding Hope.” What does it mean for our communities in Pennsylvania? Recurring headlines from newspapers in our area, highlighting such issues as child endangerment, child pornography and youth suicide, might make both help and hope seem far away.
Sunday’s announcement from the White House that Malia Obama would take a gap year before starting at Harvard University in the fall of 2017 drew swift reactions on social media-a mix of support, ridicule for delaying adulthood, and some envy that the idea of taking a break before college is too often reserved for the wealthy.
Business lobbyists have been up in arms in recent months over what they claim is President Barack Obama’s anti-business turn. They point to a number of policies and executive orders that they contend are anti-business.
Is the current increase in global surface temperatures human-induced, or is it part of natural climate cycles? Phil Edmunds (Letters, April 27) asks why glaciers at Yoho National Park in Canada receded during the late 1880s, before modern human activity was significantly influencing the environment.
When it comes to voting in elections, Americans weigh domestic and foreign affairs differently. On domestic issues, they side with candidates who share their views. On foreign policy, they pick candidates they trust and then expect those candidates to keep Americans safe and secure.
A few hours after he strengthened his claim to be the presumptive Republican nominee for president by winning five more primaries, Donald Trump delivered a speech on foreign policy in Washington on Wednesday to a group of foreign-policy insiders — a speech aimed at beefing up the presidential credentials of a man with an exceedingly thin resume on global affairs.