Stepped-Up Raids, but Gang Violence Persists

Earlier this month, the federal government announced the completion of an initiative called Project New Dawn, a program whose name suggests a battle to curb escalating rates of depression,...

Facts Are Enemies of the People

The U.S. economy added 10.3 million jobs during President Obama’s second term, or 214,000 a month. This brought the official unemployment rate below 5 percent, and a number of...

F.C.C. Invokes Internet Freedom While Trying to Kill It

Here we go again. The Federal Communications Commission, now led by an anti-regulation ideologue appointed by President Trump, wants to gut the net neutrality rules that keep powerful broadband...

Paging the Trump Armada

Let’s consider the case of the wrong-way warships. Last week, North Korea was planning a big celebration in honor of its founder’s birthday. For North Koreans, holiday fun is short...

Creeping Toward Crisis

I am racked with anxiety that our buffoonish “president” — who sounds so internationally unsophisticated and who is still operating under a cloud of illegitimacy — is beginning to...

Congress Set to Prod Trump, Who Denies Russia Meddled, to Punish Moscow

WASHINGTON — President Trump appears all but certain to be confronted in coming weeks with a wrenching decision about Russia: whether to veto new, bipartisan sanctions against Moscow, partly...

Rex Tillerson to Lift Human Rights Conditions on Arms Sale to Bahrain

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has decided to lift all human rights conditions on a major sale of F-16 fighter jets and other arms to Bahrain...

Neil Gorsuch Has Web of Ties to Secretive Billionaire

WASHINGTON — The publicity-shy billionaire Philip F. Anschutz inherited an oil and gas firm and built it into an empire that has sprawled into telecommunications, railroads, real estate, resorts,...

Obamacare Can Survive Trump

What will Paul Ryan and the Trump administration do now that they have failed to repeal Obamacare? They’ll try to sabotage it. After their legislative debacle, they said they would...

Senate Intelligence Committee Leaders Vow Thorough Russian Investigation

WASHINGTON — Leaders of the Senate investigation into President Trump’s possible ties to Russia on Wednesday sought to distance themselves from the flagging House inquiry, eager to establish their...