U.S. sanctions have turned Iranian airplanes into ‘flying coffins’

The deaths of 65 passengers and crew aboard an Iranian commercial flight that crashed on Sunday are the latest in Iran’s longstanding ordeal over the safety of its airplanes — referred to by some Iranians as “flying coffins.” The Aseman Airlines plane was headed to…

Trump administration’s latest attack on Obamacare would cost taxpayers millions

The Trump administration announced a sizable change to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Monday — winding back Obama-era rules on skimpier health insurance. The administration is proposing to expand access to short-term health plans, which is intended to fill temporary gaps in coverage and provide some…

Polish foreign minister indicates ‘Poles of Jewish ethnicity’ share blame for Holocaust

The government of Poland further escalated international tensions over the issue of accountability in the Holocaust this week, appearing to level a measure of blame at Jews for the genocide. Following the passage of a bill criminalizing any suggestion of Polish complicity in the Holocaust, Foreign…

EPA head’s woes just keep coming

The hits just keep coming for Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, who has postponed a trip to Israel this week amid raging controversy over his use of first class travel, despite stark budget and staffing concerns within his agency. Pruitt was expected to travel to…

Happy Presidents’ Day! Meet the five most underrated American presidents

The institution of the presidency’s had a bad year. With a few exceptions, Donald Trump makes all of his predecessors look good. There was a time when the President of the United States did not spend hours at a time watching cable news. Or when…

Parkland massacre survivor issues powerful call to action to hold politicians accountable

The school shootings won’t stop. Hundreds of students will die in the coming decades at the hands of men who have easy access to guns and who have grown up in an age where violence is glorified in American culture. That’s the cynical view held…

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