LATEST

Author Archives: Tribune News Service ©

Remember Marx for the many things he got wrong

By: By Noah Smith Bloomberg News On May 5, admirers of Karl Marx celebrated his 200th birthday. Marx didn’t make it to 200, but the ideas he injected into the global conversation and the ideologies that bear his name far outlasted ...

Read More »

Americans are telling both parties: ‘Show me the money’

By: David Winston WASHINGTON – “It sounds strange to me to say this about the Republicans, but they’re helping with even the small things. They’re taking less out of my paycheck. I notice that.” So said Terry Hood, a young, ...

Read More »

When did we start talking about body parts?

By: Gina Barreca I have reached the age where many of my most engaging conversations can be described as what Natalie Becker, a New York therapist, calls “organ recitals.” These oddly intimate and yet entirely unapologetically public conversations go something ...

Read More »

What’s it like to be a woman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Four onscreen superheroes share their stories

By Sonaiya Kelley Los Angeles Times Despite portraying some of the most powerful characters in perhaps the most epically realized universe ever seen on screen, the women of Marvel are still being asked about what they’re wearing. Case in point: ...

Read More »

Lance Bass waited to come out as gay to save *NSYNC

By Kate Feldman New York Daily News Lance Bass stayed in the closet for the sake of *NSYNC. As the boy band accepted its Hollywood Walk of Fame star Monday, the former member spoke about his decision to come out ...

Read More »

Making sense of Kanye West’s head-scratching return to Twitter

By Peter Sblendorio New York Daily News Kanye West has sparked conversation, controversy and a whole lot of confusion in his return to Twitter. The outspoken rapper, who reactivated his account this month after nearly a year away, has managed ...

Read More »

Kendrick Lamar makes history with Pulitzer Prize win

By Randall Roberts Los Angeles Times Their names are inked in history books and on the walls of hallowed concert halls as winners of American music’s most esteemed award, the Pulitzer Prize for music: Aaron Copland, George Crumb, John Luther ...

Read More »

A quick political guide to what’s next for the ‘Dreamers’

By Sarah D. Wire Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – Congress and the White House haven’t been able to agree on a plan to give legal status to millions of people brought to the country illegally as children, and the clock ...

Read More »

Why Jennifer Lawrence, Jodie Foster presenting an Oscar was a big deal

By Nardine Saad Los Angeles Times Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster’s appearance at Sunday’s Oscars bucked tradition, but was not totally unexpected. The Oscar-winning actresses presented the award for lead actress to “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” star Frances McDormand. ...

Read More »

The president distracts while appointees hammer core agencies, functions

By The Los Angeles Times With nearly every utterance, Donald Trump affirms the conclusion we reached two years ago that he is temperamentally and intellectually unfit to serve as president of the United States. But there he is, a year ...

Read More »

Commentary: The vanishing Obama presidency ‘is like it never happened’

By Jeff Bergner The Virginian-Pilot One year ago, Barack Obama’s presidency came to an end. His election as the nation’s first black president was a major accomplishment for him and for the nation. Time will never erase that achievement. But ...

Read More »

Trump admin will ask Supreme Court to overturn DACA ruling

By Joseph Tanfani Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON – The Justice Department said Tuesday it will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a federal judge’s ruling that prevents President Donald Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, ...

Read More »

Why Trump admin decided to end Temporary Protected Status for Nicaraguans, defer others

(TNS) WASHINGTON – The Trump administration said Nov. 6 that it will end a special program that for years has protected more than 5,000 Nicaraguans against deportation, but stopped short of ending similar protections for immigrants from Honduras or other countries. ...

Read More »

Some Republicans demand legislative solution for ‘Dreamers’

(TNS) WASHINGTON — In a show of force to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican leadership, more than a dozen Republicans from around the country are demanding a legislative solution by the end of 2017 for 800,000 young immigrants brought ...

Read More »

All fraternity activities suspended at Florida University after pledge dies

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ The death of a 20-year-old fraternity pledge from Pompano Beach, Floria led Florida State University to shut down all Greek life activities Monday. Alcohol is suspected of playing a role in the death of Andrew Coffey, ...

Read More »

At least 250 killed as powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico

By Kate Linthicum, Rong-Gong Lin II and Alexandra Zavis A powerful 7.1 earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing homes and bridges across hundreds of miles, killing at least 105 people and sending thousands more fleeing into the streets screaming ...

Read More »

Support for DACA grows

By Lisa Mascaro and Noah Bierman – Tribune Washington Bureau California State University Chancellor Timothy White released a statement recently encouraging eligible students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, to submit a renewal application before Oct. 5. On Sept. ...

Read More »

Some women at Trump’s inauguration are baffled by Saturday’s Women’s March

By Vera Bergengruen/McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — Women who cheered President Donald Trump and danced at the inaugural balls in Washington Friday said the Women’s March scheduled Saturday has them baffled and indignant that one group would presume to speak ...

Read More »