Opinion

Will Poland continue to slide into the authoritarian abyss?

The future of Poland’s position in the European Union remains uncertain....

Trump is losing the new Cold War—and Russia is reaping the benefits

The president has not acknowledged the intelligence failures that occurred during the 2016 election, nor has he sought to fix them. The result: Russia is winning....

Putin opponents have made headway in elections in Moscow

Opposition candidates in ten local councils in Moscow won the majority of seats....

Why the Catalans should be free to vote to leave Spain

On Wednesday, Spanish Guardia Civil officers arrested 14 pro-independence officials....

Even if Merkel is reelected, the rise of extremism in Germany is worrisome

For years, there has almost been an agreement among the electorate that no political party further to the right than Merkel's should be in parliament. Germans had seen what happens...

Fake news? Media vitriol? In Philly it's as old as the nation's founding

One publisher had "a taste for violent political discussion; he had also that capacity so necessary for a pamphleteer of seeing all events, even the most trivial, in those precise...

Hillary Clinton just can’t let it go, can she?

In typical self-serving Clinton style, she is taunting the world with the idea that she might contest the 2016 election results....

Will Germans give Merkel a mandate to stay tough with Putin and maintain sanctions?

Who Merkel must share power with is key to future of sanctions against Russia....

What did Trump lawyer Michael Cohen exactly mean by that?

Trump lawyer’s Senate committee statement deciphered by a seasoned prosecutor....

Russia’s pro-Trump ad buys: what is Facebook hiding?

Did the Trump campaign share data and content with Russian operatives buying Facebook ads?...

Russia Investigation: What is the nature of the “couple of documents locked in a safe” in McGahn’s office?

The docs will be catnip for congressional investigators and Special Counsel Mueller....

Don't believe Sean Spicer. Really

As the former White House press secretary takes off on his image rehabilitation tour, it seems that his remorse, which should be galactic in size, is limited to his statement about...

A tour of Philly's first outlaw district - an 18th-century Sips - by yours truly

My career as a Philadelphia tour guide will begin in earnest Saturday. Sort of....

Another unforced error by Trump team - this one blabbed aloud in public at lunch

The latest Ty Cobb seems to have inherited the error gene. This was his third indiscretion in the last two weeks, the second involving a D.C. restaurant....

Why Mueller’s Facebook warrant is a turning point in the Trump-Russia probe

The warrant could transform the scope of the inquiry and the legal strategy of the people in Mueller's sights....

Alaska stands to gain by boosting its blue economy

From fisheries to marine biotechnology, the state's ocean potential rivals that of the oil and gas industry....

A dress rehearsal for defending Estonia from a Putin invasion

35 U.S. cyber operators responded to a simulated cyberattack on maintenance diagnostics programs for U.S. A-10s....

'Mother' Merkel, who knows how to deal with Russian hacking, set to win German elections

In "Mutti" Merkel, Germany has a leader who can handle Putin and his shenanigans, and is set to win a fourth term....

Why Mueller’s counterintelligence probe is critical to stopping Russia

The special counsel is investigating criminal activity related to Moscow and the Trump campaign. Which is important. Equally critical: His counterintelligence probe....

Putin’s plea for UN peacekeepers in Ukraine is just a Russian ruse

The same trick was played to legitimize the Russian occupation of Moldova and Georgia....

The EU’s hard stance in the negotiations for Britain to leave the Union will only invite more Brexits down the line

Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary already have strong eurosceptic movements....

How has Flynn dodged Congressional subpoenas to testify on the Russia Connection?

Why hasn’t the Senate Intelligence Committee held him in contempt yet?...

Hillary Clinton's unplugged book tour: Where was this person in 2016?

She’s now the unvarnished candidate Democrats needed in their primary and the country needed when Trump became the GOP presidential nominee....

Is Trump ready for Putin’s invasion of Belarus? Russian forces are gathering

Zapad (or West) will take place across the border with NATO members Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland....

Bloomberg: Equifax databreach didn’t haveto be this bad

If your personal information is ever compromised in a data breach, the hacked company might send you an apology letter with an offer of free identity theft protection from a...

Meet the 'Philly Central High grad' who was really a Russian troll helping Trump win

New evidence reveals that Facebook was a key tool for Russia to manipulate the 2016 presidential election. When will Mark Zuckerberg come clean?...

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If you're an American high school grad of a certain age, you probably have a friend or two on Facebook like Melvin Redick. Redick promotes himself as a proud graduate of...

Aging Democratic presidential contenders: Please step aside

My prayer is that the 2020 nominee will represent - indeed, embody - the intelligence, compassion, civility, energy, and courage of an entirely new generation of American...

Pa. budget crisis created by a lack of leadership

Debates persist over whether we are going to burden hard-working families with higher taxes, cut spending for critical programs, or borrow from our children to pay for expenses we...

For $100,000, Russia was able to exploit the gullibility and biases we bring to Facebook

Our obliviousness is unsettling enough. But the way that our Russian adversaries used it against us positively stings....

Robert Reich: There’s more than enough evidence to impeach Trump

His firing of Comey was a clear obstruction of justice....

These two Spanish enclaves are at the center of Europe's war on terror

The attacks in Catalonia have brought the vulnerability of Spain to jihadi terrorism into sharp focus....

Don’t blame social media for fake news. The mainstream media got there first

Fox News’s “fair and balanced” line was a diabolical wink to its early devotees....

Defending Ukraine from a former dictator’s seaside palace

The Azov Regiment is occupying the villa of Ukraine’s pro-Russian former president....

Constitutional Connections: Norms, law and the impeachment power

The Path of the Law, written in 1897 by then-Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., is one of the most important essays in American legal...

James Gill: The American dream itself at stake with rescinding of DACA

Think mass deportations are on the cards now that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced it's curtains for the so-called dreamers?...

Dickerson: When lives are at stake, should it be a crime to look the other way?

The law protects whistle-blowers who report a crime. Should it punish those who look the other way?...

In Germany, monuments reflect the nation’s values

There’s a lesson for Americans: Not everyone seeking to preserve symbols of the Confederacy is a Nazi. However, anyone who fights for those symbols is fighting for Nazi values....

Montini: Steve Bannon says Catholic Church needs 'illegal aliens'

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon claims churches are staying silent on DACA because they have so many 'illegal aliens' in their ranks....

We are no better than the Taliban if we ban the burqa

Calls for restrictions are part of a sexist narrative about what women should wear in public....