Iowa is represented in the U.S. House by three Republicans and one Democrat. After last year’s census, an independent advisory commission drew a new map that reaffirmed the current balance, bu…

If there is one universally recognized principle in American political life, it’s that the president of the United States should want Christmas to come off without a hitch.

Questions like which came first, the chicken or the egg, are irrelevant because they’re unanswerable (although for the record, scientists come down on the side of the egg.) Here is a more rele…

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s an opportunity to not just put up fliers and circulate hotline numbers, but to talk about things that are too frequently unsaid. It is a chan…

The symbolism of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize goes far beyond its tribute to Maria Ressa and Dimitry Muratov, independent journalists fighting for freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia.

It has become common in some circles to call the Jan. 6 Capitol riot an “armed insurrection.” That leads to a few questions: How many rioters were armed? And what weapons did they have? What w…

When the Biden administration proposed allowing the federal government to negotiate Medicare drug prices earlier this year, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated the result wou…

California legislation just signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom requires all large stores to “maintain a gender-neutral section or area ... in which a reasonable selection of the items and toys for ch…

FORT WORTH, Texas (TNS) — When I called to schedule an annual well-check appointment for my son, I was told that he would need to wear a mask in the office.

The world is getting a crucial reminder of what it looks like when America tries to lead, marshaling the international community to solve problems through patient, grinding, strategic diplomac…

It was the week that President Joe Biden and the Democratic majorities in Congress came face-to-face with reality.

My first reaction when I read the secret details from the Pandora Papers about how the world’s rich hide their assets was: What else is new?

The state’s highest court heard arguments Tuesday on a question: Are daily fantasy sports like those run by DraftKings and FanDuel, which allow people to plunk down money to assemble personali…

I may be a bit of an odd duck. I am a James Bond fan and I’m not a guy. It doesn’t make me a curvy Bond girl, just a girl who likes Bond movies.

In the old days, the Committee on Open Government was an advocate for the people, even though it was couched in a government department overseen by the governor’s office.

Remember the media cheers for Sen. John McCain when he stopped the effort to repeal Obamacare? McCain was a Republican frustrating a Republican policy goal, which was enough to earn the highes…

We warned China to stop its incursions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone — and the Chinese responded by flying even more aircraft into the zone.

Newspaper people sometimes call it the “daily miracle.” Thoughts and ideas, happenings in the community, comments and plans from civic leaders, efforts by first responders to keep us safe and …

We have become addicted to funding. “We” means you and I, the People. “We” means school districts. “We” means town and county governments.

Nine months ago, when followers of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol to halt the election of Joe Biden, the insurrection appeared to be the work of an extremist fringe led by right-wi…

In late August I wrote about two outstanding Afghan women who were struggling to escape Taliban pursuit. One had made it out of the country and the second was still hiding in Kabul.

If the biggest news is what’s not being talked about, then my candidate for the most neglected story would be President Joe Biden’s plan for $3.5 trillion in new government spending. Crazy as …

Congressional testimony this week by the top Pentagon officials charged with the Afghanistan pullout made clear that President Joe Biden opted against their recommendation against completely w…

FORT WORTH, Texas — When the story of the COVID-19 pandemic is written, it will need to include several chapters — perhaps several volumes — about the unintended consequences of our actions ta…

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden hosted a summit meeting Friday that could turn out to be a watershed — but if you weren’t watching, you might have missed it.

Conservatives, Republicans and Trump supporters should start licking their chops in anticipation, because in the very near future the spectacle long waited for will finally materialize: Democr…

Americans on the home front are exhausted from a marathon of foreign fallout. As the Taliban cancels this semester’s gender studies curriculum at the American University in Kabul, China eyes p…

Americans are currently experiencing one of the most peculiar public episodes of my lifetime. Amid a deadly worldwide disease epidemic, many people are behaving like medieval peasants: alterna…

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is indisputably good at one part of his job — always referring to the migrant surge at the border as a “challenge” and never…

After more than 30 years of circular conversations and legislative wrangling, immigration advocates came close to a mass legalization program, only to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory: S…

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is right to be concerned about a soon-to-be-operational Russian gas pipeline. He’s wrong to obstruct U.S. diplomacy over it.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attended last week’s Met Gala wearing a dress emblazoned with the slogan “Tax the Rich.” It’s certainly catchier than what would have been a more appropriate slog…

The battle over Democrats’ ambitious spending plan is heating up in Congress, but one piece of the outcome is already clear: The $3.5 trillion price tag is being whittled down.

Picture a 19-year-old gymnast, sitting on her bedroom floor, recounting in detail how her team doctor sexually abused her. She’s on the phone with two FBI agents, telling them about the time t…

The best indication that Larry Elder was going down hard in the California recall wasn’t the polling, although that all swung the wrong way in the final weeks, but his suggestion late in the c…

One of the most challenging aspects of the modern presidency is to keep the focus on your own agenda, lest what you want to do is overwhelmed by what you have to do.