Rep. Ed Royce speaks during a conference on countering violent extremism, in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 23, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Rep. Ed Royce’s Failure to Hold Trump Accountable Is a Dereliction of Duty

The chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee should use his last year in office to reverse the unprincipled silence and moral weakness of Republicans in Congress.

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30:  Balloons drop as Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) take the stage after accepting the nomination during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC which will conclude today.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

America Should Let a Thousand Political Parties Bloom

With the two party system coming apart, the United States ought to take its cues from Europe.

US President Donald Trump waits for a dinner with Latin American and US leaders at the Palace Hotel during the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly September 18, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

I Would Vote for (a Sane) Donald Trump

As Republicans and Democrats abandon the middle ground, America’s two-party system is due for disruption.

The California State flag flies outside City Hall, in Los Angeles, California on January 27, 2017.
A campaign by Californians to secede from the rest of the country over Donald Trump's election is gaining steam with suporters given the green light to start collecting signatures for the measure to be put to a vote.

 / AFP / Mark RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

California Really Has What It Takes to Secede

But is America's largest state ready for the wars that would follow?

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 04:  Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) (C) is joined by fellow Democrats from both the House and Senate, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) following a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol January 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. Obama came to Capitol Hill to encourage his fellow Democrats to work to preserve his signature health care law, also known as Obamacare.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Democrats Incensed at U.K. Prime Minister’s ‘Partisan’ Visit to GOP Retreat

Britain’s leader hasn’t scheduled a parallel meeting with Democrats.


Could Hillary the Hawk Have a Dove to Thank for Control of the Senate?

If Dems win the senate, they may have a foreign policy-heavy senate race in Wisconsin — and a dove in Russ Feingold — to thank for it.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin adjusts his sunglasses as he watches an air show during MAKS-2011, the International Aviation and Space Show, in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, on August 17, 2011. AFP PHOTO / DMITRY KOSTYUKOV (Photo credit should read DMITRY KOSTYUKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

State Dept. Official Urges ‘Strong’ U.S. Response to Election Hacking By Russia

A State Department official called for a “strong” U.S. response to Russian hacking of Democratic Party organizations on Thursday and urged the administration to name names and clearly convey that manipulating U.S. elections won’t go unpunished.


Turns Out You Can’t Trust Russian Hackers Anymore

Moscow-linked cyberthieves aren’t just stealing and releasing emails anymore — they’re altering them to smear one of Putin's most vocal opponents.


Russian Hacking Campaign Hits Republicans, Too

A mysterious cache of leaked emails ensnares GOP officials.


The Democratic Party’s Silence on Syria

The Syrian conflict barely received a mention at the Democratic convention. That’s because the party is at war with itself over what to do about the crisis.

A security guard patrol sthe empty parking lot of the Inland Regional Center, site of the massacre by suspects Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik earlier this month, near a perimeter fence covered with memorial items in San Bernardino, California, December 21, 2015. Enrique Marquez, who is alleged to have purchased the assault rifles used by the couple to kill 14 people and injure many others, appeared at a detention hearing in federal court today.   AFP PHOTO / DAVID MCNEW / AFP / DAVID MCNEW        (Photo credit should read DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images)

The American Soul Is a Murderous Soul

Guns make America more lethal than other countries. But getting rid of the Second Amendment won’t make Americans any less violent.


Clinton Blasts Congress for Lack of Action as Zika Spreads in Florida

Clinton's comments come as the number of locally-transmitted cases rises again.


Donald Trump Is the Peace Candidate

He alone can end 70 years of dangerous tensions with Russia — by extending a hand of friendship to our longtime adversary.

A woman walks past a mural on a restaurant wall depicting US  Presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin greeting each other with a kiss in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius on May 13, 2016.
Kestutis Girnius, associate professor of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science in Vilnius university, told AFP -This graffiti expresses the fear of some Lithuanians that Donald Trump is likely to kowtow to Vladimir Putin and be indifferent to Lithuanias security concerns. Trump has notoriously stated that Putin is a strong leader, and that NATO is obsolete and expensive. 
 / AFP / Petras Malukas        (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

How Should the United States Respond to Russia’s Election Meddling?

Trump welcomed Russia's DNC email hack. Do those who seek to put America First really want the Russians to help them do that?

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