Today's Debate

The Foreman Forecast: A leak in the house

Traitors. Cowards. Leakers. All three words meant the same thing this week to President Trump as he let fly with a scorching tweet, promising to hunt down anyone in the White House releasing unauthorized information. At the same time, he railed about reporters saying this problem he has...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 5:06am

Trump’s America: So funny America forgot to laugh

Wanna hear a joke about an American hero dying of brain cancer? I didn’t think so. No decent person would. And it would take an even bigger creep to tell a joke like that and, once confronted by the dying man’s distraught family, to refuse to utter a public apology. Welcome to...

Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 7:10pm

The Foreman Forecast: Iran, you ran, we ran

When it comes to changing jobs, homes, or social circles, I have a rule: Don’t just run away from something bad — run toward something better. A more promising profession. A more welcoming domicile. Friendlier friends. Sure, it’s fun in a fit of pique to storm off, but that...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 5:01am

The Foreman Forecast: Sex, the AG and the fall

Team Trump went into full celebration mode this week at the resignation of the attorney general of New York. Don Jr. took to Twitter, gleefully ridiculing the sudden demise of Eric Schneiderman’s career. Kellyanne Conway fired out a terse, “Gotcha.” I’ll assume Donald Trump...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 5:00am

Why is everyone worked up over Heinz's new product, Mayochup?

Remember back when Smucker’s released their peanut butter and jelly swirled together in one jar? Dubbed Smucker’s Goober, a goober is exactly what you’d feel like once you dipped your knife in and realized your first use turned the whole thing into a swamp. Well another company is...

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 4:53pm

Trump’s America: Rudy cleans up the cleanup

Why hide? Whatever else might be said of Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor does not suffer from excessive timidity. And there he was again on Sunday, sitting in the glare of television lights, publicly counterpunching on behalf of his latest client, the president of the United States....

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 3:27pm

The Foreman Forecast: The ‘best’ info?

Like the final player on the losing side of a dodgeball game, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is doing some pretty fancy ducking and diving. Facing a daily barrage of questions from reporters — much of it keyed to President Trump’s shifting versions of the facts — she...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 5:01am

Chicago deep dish vs. the New York slice: Which pizza is better?

As a New Yorker, I treat our Pizza like it has rejuvenating powers that can’t be reproduced anywhere else. But even NYC purists have to admit that this kind of admiration for the New York slice has always been weirdly just “understood” rather than backed up. Many faithful to the...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 5:09pm

Trump’s America: WWPD? Fire the House chaplain for a prayer

Holy Mary, Mother of God! What on Earth is Paul Ryan trying to prove? That a Catholic priest can’t minister to people with families? That God-fearing politicians shouldn’t look out for the poor? The outgoing Speaker sure has raised some dicey questions by abruptly dismissing the...

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 6:50pm

Trump’s America: Let the spouses speak, I say

I have a wife. She has opinions. And sometimes — this part may surprise you — her opinions differ from mine. This can be frustrating for someone like me who enjoys being right all the time. But really, what am I supposed to do? I much prefer the company of people who possess their own...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 6:12pm

You think you know until you don't: What color are tennis balls?

There are some things we’re just certain of. The sky is blue, the grass is green, tennis balls are yellow. But then again, what if what we thought we knew was in question? Think about it: what color are tennis balls, really? Some, like myself, consider them to be yellow. Others say they...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:38am

Trump’s America: Mission creep in the White House

To declare “Mission Accomplished,” don’t you need to know what the mission is? That key step is still noticeably AWOL from Donald Trump’s victory dance on Syria. We’re pulling our troops out … maybe. We’re “establishing a strong deterrent against...

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 5:15pm

Encryption expert sheds light on Facebook's flaws and which app is next

The Cambridge Analytica scandal has many Facebook users riled and concerned about the security of their personal information. Even on Tuesday, as CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress, Facebook was issuing messages to users notifying them that users who had not signed up for suspicious apps...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 2:25pm

Trump’s America: Prepping the prez for Mueller’s perjury trap

Metro columnist Ellis Henican imagines a possible conversation between President Donald Trump and his attorney Ty Cobb as the two prepare for the president to face an interrogation from special counsel Robert Mueller. Attorney Ty Cobb: Special counsels don’t invite people over just...

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 4:39pm

The Foreman Forecast: DC’s Stingray swarm

The question from Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden seemed harmless. He asked the Homeland Security crew if they had noticed, by chance, any foreign operators using super-secret devices to spy on cell phones around the nation’s capital. Then the answer came back — well,...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 5:04am

Trump’s America: Happy Easter, you losers!

Christ has died, Christ has risen — Donald Trump is going to insult again. What? You thought that Easter, the holiest day of the Christian calendar, might soften the heart of America’s insult-spewing president? Then, you probably also believe in the Easter Bunny! Anyone hoping for a...

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 6:26pm

Trump’s America: Please, don’t let Trump be Trump!

Suddenly, the most volatile president in American history is spinning even more wildly out of control, hell-bent on ripping the handcuffs off and turning up the Trumpitude to 11. And you probably thought he was at full blast already. Just wait. Just wait. We’ve arrived at a deeply...

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 5:48pm

The Foreman Forecast: Stormy and the GOP

For years, Republicans have repeated an earnest trope about President Bill Clinton: He was not impeached for his repeated, sexual dalliances with a White House intern. He was impeached for lying about it. Despite Clinton’s tortured attempts to say he never really fibbed, this has hardened...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 5:06am

Trump’s America: Look who’s next on the White House firing line

Ready, aim…fire Robert Mueller! Isn’t that where Donald Trump is heading next? He’s sending out some dire signals, that’s for sure. In a barrage of increasingly furious weekend tweets, the angry president complained with fresh bitterness about the terrible unfairness of...

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 7:27pm

The Foreman Forecast: The loyal opposition

I’ve long believed that most of us — if we were given exactly our way — would become unmitigated train wrecks. As we pursued our agendas completely unfettered by opposition, we would alienate friends and family. We would drive trusted advisers into exile. And we would find that...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:03am