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Do US political conventions still matter?

July 21, 2016 By Bill Barrow Associated Press American political conventions once had real drama as parties held rounds and rounds of voting before settling on a presidential nomine. more »»

Almanac

July 21, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, July 21, the 203rd day of 2016. There are 163 days left in the yea. more »»

A replay of Thatcher and Reagan?

July 20, 2016 WASHINGTON — Is Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, Margaret Thatcher reincarnated? There are similarities. May is certainly as tough as the Iron Lad. more »»

How They Voted

July 20, 2016 The House and Senate held pro-forma sessions this week with no votes. more »»

Almanac

July 20, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 20, the 202nd day of 2016. There are 164 days left in the year. more »»

A guide to the conventions

July 19, 2016 BERKELEY — I’ll save you the guesswork. On July 21, Donald Trump will become the Republican nominee for president of the United States. On July 28, Hillary Clinton will become the Democratic nomine. more »»

Almanac

July 19, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 19, the 201st day of 2016. There are 165 days left in the year. more »»

Second lock needed at Soo Locks

July 18, 2016 By Sen. Mike Kowall and Sen. Wayne Schmidt LANSING — Because of the vital importance of the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. more »»

GOP minds at sea — but not the right one

July 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Neither the unanimous decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, nor China’s rejection of it, was surprisin. more »»

Almanac

July 18, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Monday, July 18, the 200th day of 2016. There are 166 days left in the year. more »»

Cops, Blacks and Crime

July 16, 2016 NEW YORK — Claims about racist cops from groups like Black Lives Matter lead more people to fear and hate the police. That’s bad news for cops. more »»

The race narrative

July 16, 2016 WASHINGTON — In just the last few days, two African-American men were shot and killed by non-African-American police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana and five non-African-American police officers... more »»

Almanac

July 16, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, July 16, the 198th day of 2016. There are 168 days left in the yea. more »»

The War on Cops: Part II

July 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — Even in this age of runaway emotions, there are still some people who want to know the facts. more »»

Clinton struggles to make inroads with young Americans

July 14, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is struggling to make inroads among young Americans who overwhelmingly supported Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential primary, a worrisome sign as she... more »»

Almanac

July 14, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Thursday, July 14, the 196th day of 2016. There are 170 days left in the year. more »»

The War on Cops

July 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — There was never a more appropriately named book than ‘’The War on Cops’’ by Heather Mac Donald, published a few weeks ago, on the eve of the greatest escalation of that war by the ambus... more »»

Almanac

July 13, 2016 By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 13, the 195th day of 2016. There are 171 days left in the yea. more »»

The Department of Political Justice

July 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — Is it worth impairing the reputation of the FBI and the Department of Justice to save Hillary Clinton from a deserved criminal prosecution by playing word games? What has become of the... more »»

Hillary Clinton and identity politics

July 12, 2016 WASHINGTON — Have you heard that Hillary Clinton is the “first woman” ever to be nominated for president by a major political party? Of course you have. more »»

 
 
 

 

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