Fifty victims. Twenty-six days. That — along with common-sense leadership from government officials — is what it took for New Zealand to pass a law that bans most semiautomatic weapons in the country.
You know the game by now: A call comes into your mobile phone. A number pops up on your screen. You don’t recognize it. Your first instinct is to decline it, but what if it’s your child’s school? The auto repair guy? Something else? It’s a guessing game, and we’re the losers, again and again each day.
Democratic members of Congress recently grilled Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over her budget proposing huge cuts to programs including the Special Olympics while calling for a $60 million hike in spending on charter schools.
“I have determined,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wrote in her resignation letter Sunday night, “that it is the right time for me to step aside.”
The public and airlines around the world have long accepted the Federal Aviation Administration as the gold standard for certification and safety, and Boeing as the gold standard for airplane design.
There is plenty of blame to go around for the sabotaging of the once-promising Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the subversion of the much-maligned two-state solution, but surely Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deserves an inordinate share of it.
The key to passing Medicaid expansion may not necessarily be our polarized legislature, but voters themselves, especially in small town and rural Kansas.
With poll after poll showing that health care is the issue that most concerns Americans, President Donald Trump would be wise to rethink his recent terrifying strategy: moving to destroy the nation’s system, promising to quickly reinvent it, and then saying he’ll do nothing for 20 months. It’s enough to make a nation ill.
Saying she wanted to “break the logjam” in Parliament over Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May last week reached out to the opposition Labor Party and its leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
Kyler Allen is a typical farm kid.