Although a major scandal erupted in 2019 over bribery and other fraudulent practices used by wealthy Americans to secure their children’s admission to elite colleges, the affluent continue to benefit from other kinds of special admission policies that are perfectly legal.
When someone gets the flu, or sprains an ankle, there’s no question about whether care is needed. If that person has health insurance, they can go to their doctor, or nearest urgent care or hospital. It’s often a commonplace, run-of-the-mill experience. You go in, you pay a copayment, you se…
On Nov. 3, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the most significant firearms case in more than a decade. And it looks like it will rule in a way that ensures more deaths due to gun violence.
America is in a bad mood. Granted, this is a subjective impression, but it is common, and there is no shortage of analyses of it, examining everything from social media to income inequality. I would like to try on for size the simplest possible explanation: If Americans are much more negativ…
Mark Zuckerberg wants to rechristen Facebook Inc., giving the financial powerhouse — and social media hothouse — a fresh identity. While Zuckerberg’s corporate baby has handily weathered prior crises, boasts an enviable global footprint and continues to rake in massive profits, critics have …
On Oct. 4, three days after the Postal Service implemented degraded standards for first-class mail, ensuring delivery will be slower than in the 1970s, it announced it was getting into a new business: check cashing. The experimental service is taking place in four cities: Washington, Baltimo…
Melinda Henneberger: Texas victory at the Supreme Court makes sure abortion will be America's forever war
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s our spittle-flying national screaming match over abortion, more than any other issue, that has made Tutsis and Hutus out of Americans who used to think, ridiculous as it seems now, that they had a lot in common.
When President Joe Biden announced last April he would withdraw the last U.S. troops from Afghanistan, he pledged to do it “responsibly, deliberately and safely” while that country’s U.S.-trained forces “continue to fight valiantly” for the freedom of the Afghan people.
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Biogen Inc.’s controversial Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm earlier this month without firm evidence that the drug helps patients, it created concern that other unproven treatments might follow. That scenario is already here.
There’s no question that the 99-year lifespan of Britain’s Prince Philip, the late husband of Queen Elizabeth, encompassed an extraordinary amount of world history. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson noted that Philip, who died Friday morning, was “one of the last surviving people in this …
Fabiola Santiago: The American flag should unite, not divide us, Gov. DeSantis. Take a cue from Sears
What’s built into a flag?
Young people turned out in record numbers to support Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 general election. Voter turnout by 18- to 29-year-olds increased by about 10% compared to the 2016 election. As a HuffPost headline put it, young people and Biden “learned to love each other.”
After President Donald Trump’s disgraceful performance on Wednesday, it’s no wonder so many legislators — including a few Republicans — want to oust him immediately.
President Donald Trump, his Twitter privileges restored, tweeted this on Friday morning:
Wisconsin has long been a hotbed of golf, cheering on favorite players and welcoming golf professionals and visitors from across the country and around the world when we have hosted major tournaments.
OUR PERSPECTIVE: Racine County proposal would join Kenosha County, others in having an area ice arena
Racine County could soon get some icing on its cake.
When we read this month the U.S. Department of Agriculture was proposing a ban on chocolate and strawberry milk in the nation’s elementary and middle school cafeterias, we thought we were in for a food fight.
On Feb. 3, the only sound echoing farther than the thundering crash of the derailment of a 1.7-mile-long Norfolk Southern freight train carrying hazardous materials in East Palestine, Ohio was the subsequent outcry from politicians. Make no mistake, this was a disaster with explosions and fi…
🎧 The hosts discuss what can be done with public policy and in our own lives to attempt to thwart this costly disease.
New York Daily News: Brush with default exposed extreme politicians of left and right who voted to crash the economy
When Alexander Hamilton, as the first Treasury secretary, starting in 1789, began issuing debt to borrow on the good name of the new government of the United States until now, there has never been a default on its loans. Ever. That’s 234 years of paying its obligations despite a Civil War, a…
Imagine a man trying to suavely smoke in front of a woman — with the words Cigarettes cause impotence stamped along the length of the actual cigarette.
"Congratulations to Nikki Haley for following President Trump's lead and doing a CNN town hall. Ron DeSanctimonious is too chicken to ever do something like this." -- @TrumpWarRoom
Early on the morning of Dec. 23, 2022, Dr. Majed Jandali performed his 3000th surgical procedure using robotic technology and the surgical equipment of the da Vinci robot.
TRIVIA: WANT TO PLAY ALONG?
From a young age, Betsabe Castillo knew she wanted to go to college.
Republican politicians like to talk about law and order and the rule of law until it’s one of their own and then all of a sudden they become deaf, dumb and blind and in spite of overwhelming evidence including live video on national television and all over the internet. They let their crook …
Ric Schmidt stated that the downtown emergency department sees about 60 patients a day, with 10% or roughly six patients needing emergency care. That is 42 people a week or 2,184 people a year who will need emergency care at the downtown emergency department alone. Will any deaths resulting …
It’s no secret: Wisconsinites are concerned about rising costs right now, and we expect action from our leaders in government. But Wisconsin Republicans seem happy to sit back and complain instead of coming up with a plan to actually address the issue.
It is ironic, or maybe not, that Gov. Tony Evers is concerned about an education system being "underfunded."