Today's Debate

Trump’s America: How much for that Harley? Way more than it was

Jean-Claude Juncker put it best, with just the right amount of Euro condescension for America’s cloddish president. “We can also do stupid,” the chief of the European Commission said. Juncker is one of many sane people, inside and outside the United States, who are shaking their...

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 5:41pm

Trump’s America: Hotel Hell at Trump’s Tower in Panama

I have seen the future of the Trump presidency. It features an eviction notice, a document shredder and a bunch of agitated people peppering each other with angry insults. Kinda like the White House on a calm day! You’re probably still trying to make sense of Donald Trump’s crazed...

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 6:01pm

Opinion: Do we have to celebrate every president?

Hope you had a nice Presidents* Day. Sorry about the asterisk, but I’m afraid we kinda need it. As you might have heard, things are getting a little sordid around the White House. No dis on George Washington, Abraham Lincoln or even Millard Fillmore. All past presidents have had their...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 4:35pm

Trump’s America: Just like old times at the Chaos House

Hey, look who’s back at the White House! It’s our old friend Chaos again! It wasn’t two weeks ago that Donald Trump peered into a teleprompter at a joint session of Congress and said words into a microphone. Actual words. One after another in the order they were written for him...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 4:01pm

The Foreman Forecast: Man of La Manchin

If you look at polls or study social trends, or if you ask any American, you’ll soon know how little faith voters have in the political system these days. Most don’t think the president is doing a good job. Even more don’t trust Congress. And every time some politico starts...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:06am

Trump’s America: What goes up … must come Donald

Live by the Dow. Die by the Dow. In last week’s State of the Union address, Donald Trump crowed loudly about how his soaring stock market “smashed one record after another!” And in fact, during Trump’s first year in office, the Dow Jones industrial average did go up 31.5...

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 5:08pm

Trump’s America: The state of the union is … graded on the Trump curve

Tuesday night, with everyone watching, Donald Trump gets to inform the American people — again! — just how brilliantly he is performing as president. And two-thirds of the country won’t believe him, the two-thirds with any heart left and even a couple of brain cells. Why should...

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 6:21pm

The Foreman Forecast: That sucking sound

Every now and then, it happens. A used-car dealer, a realtor or some hack pushing an extended warranty on a food processor sighs and admits, “Yeah, you’re right. This is no good. You shouldn’t be taken in.” And now, a U.S. senator has done the same. West Virginia’s...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 5:00am

Trump’s America: The world’s greatest dealmaker is otherwise occupied

Schumer insults McConnell. McConnell insults Schumer. Moderate senators from both parties try to hash out a compromise that might reopen the government, while hundreds of thousands of federal workers wait to find out when they’re going back to work. And Donald Trump, the World’s...

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 6:08pm

The Foreman Forecast: The word on Trump

Ask any Trump hater coast-to-coast for one word to describe the current president of the United States’ first year in office, and they might well go with “disaster.” In fact, that descriptor was the most common one offered by people in a Quinnipiac University survey earlier this...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 5:02am

FGCU professor receives racist messages for teaching 'White Racism' course

A Florida professor is facing backlash after his first week of teaching class called White Racism at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The class has caused so much concern that campus police officers have been assigned to areas near the building for precautionary reasons. Professor Ted...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 4:46pm

Trump’s America: Donald digs himself another hole

A house is not a hole. That, I kid you not, is the latest defense from Donald Trump’s enablers, as most of planet Earth howls in outrage at the American president’s vulgar term for nations that aren’t as white as Norway. And Trump’s not helping himself much: He spent...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 6:43pm

Op-Ed: 'No-kill' shelters are a myth

Sorry to burst anyone’s bubble, but so-called “no-kill” is a myth. I have worked professionally with animals for more than 40 years, 20 of those in an open-admission shelter. No-kill is an admirable goal, and 90 percent sounds nice, but it’s a lot of smoke and mirrors. Just...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 4:12pm

The Foreman Forecast: Bannon lawyers up

As cops in cop shows like to say, Steve Bannon has "lawyered up." The once-upon-a-time chief strategist for Donald Trump's improbable launch to the presidency has hired a big-league legal eagle to hold his hand as he faces questions from Congress about the Russia probe. Of course,...

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 5:00am

Sorry men, it's women who will survive the apocalypse

Men might naturally have more muscle mass and strength than women, but ladies are the ones that live longer — even in times of crisis. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark looked at historical data on death rates for both women and men who endured famines — like the...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 2:58pm

Trump calls court system 'broken and unfair' after judge blocks Trump's plan to end DACA

President Trump says the U. S court system is "broken and unfair." Trump’s statement comes after a California federal judge blocked the Trump administration from ending DACA – a program that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation. "It just shows...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 1:28pm

Trump’s America: Dumb, dumber, Trump

How, like, stupid is this? A new book raises questions about Donald Trump’s mental fitness. So he fires off an angry tweet storm that makes him sound mentally unfit. Then, he sends an unhinged person named Stephen Miller onto CNN to vouch for his “very stable genius.” There...

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 5:28pm

Trump’s America: Three, two, one … Happy Trump Year!

Want to sound smart in 2018? Then don’t forget President Donald Trump’s 18 Shiny, Golden Rules. We (and he) learned every one of them the hard way. 1. There’s crazy like a fox, and then there’s just plain crazy. Mainly, it depends on the day. 2. Golf is a huge waste of...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 5:46pm

The Foreman Forecast: Resolutionary times

Across this great nation, millions of people are standing in front of mirrors considering goals for the coming year: Skinnier waist? Fatter wallet? More time with friends? Less time with fries? The result will be a host of resolutions launched like North Korean missiles on Jan. 1, which will...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 1:42pm

The Foreman Forecast: Russian Winter

The White House has 28 fireplaces which could prove useful. Not only are they warm, cozy fixtures to gather around for the holidays, but they may also help fight the deep chill of the Russia investigation descending on Pennsylvania Avenue.  This week, Donald Trump Jr. celebrated the coming of...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 6:33pm