On the 75th anniversary of the order that led to the internment of 120,000 Japanese-Americans, George Takei warns that Trump policies targeting Muslims and immigrants risk ignoring a painful lesson from America's past.
As recently as Thursday's press conference, President Donald Trump continued to peddle falsehoods about his electoral win. It came after a weekend when one of his top aides, Stephen Miller, brazenly claimed that Democrats sent busloads of voters from Massachusetts into New Hampshire, preventing Trump and fellow Republican Kelly Ayotte from winning the state.
His thin skin. His inability to separate fact from fiction. His continuing focus on his election victory margin. His failure to push policy along. All of these are reasons for people to think this still-young presidency is off the rails, writes Julian Zelizer
While the establishment politicians and the left scoff at President Trump's Thursday press conference, Trump voters celebrate a victorious display of confidence. After a week of rampant speculation about selective leaks from the intelligence community, Trump boldly took to the East Room podium to address a room full of inquisitive journalists.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump held a bizarre news conference in which he railed against the media, Senate Democrats, and the intelligence community. He insisted his former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, had done nothing wrong. He falsely asserted that he had "the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan." Oh, and he named his new nominee for secretary of labor, Alexander Acosta. That was supposedly his reason for holding the press conference, yet it took only a few sentences out of about 80 minutes.
Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling says reports of a presidentially-directed review to step up campaign against ISIS don't signal anything close to a done deal, more like part of military planners' complex exploration of many options.
By placing a Russian surveillance vessel off the East Coast of the United States, Vladimir Putin is flexing his muscles and reminding the US that it doesn't have a monopoly on the high seas, writes James Holmes.
Of all the diplomatic clouds hanging over President Donald Trump's White House, the darkest and most malevolent is Russia. Yet since he came to office, the gaping hole in Trump's foreign policy pronouncements has been on exactly this subject.
Angelique Kidjo has the kind of staying power that today's pop stars would give up their Instagram followers to get. With a new album, Sings, out this year, two Grammy awards under her belt and another nomination this week to boot, the 55 year-old Benin-born diva is showing no signs of slowing down.
Frida Ghitis writes that new revelations revive questions of whether Trump's administration colluded with the Kremlin in its campaign to interfere with the US election, and whether Trump's decisions on Russia are guided by anything other than America's best interests.
With shady ethics and lies abounding in the Trump White House, why are Republicans focusing on Trump's top advisor hawking Ivanka Trump's clothes--and protecting the president from the scrutiny he deserves?
QAQORTOQ, GREENLAND - JULY 30: Calved icebergs from the nearby Twin Glaciers are seen floating on the water on July 30, 2013 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. Boats are a crucial mode of transportation in the country that has few roads. As cities like Miami, New York and other vulnerable spots around the world strategize about how to respond to climate change, many Greenlanders simply do what theyve always done: adapt. 'Were used to change, said Greenlander Pilu Neilsen. 'We learn to adapt to whatever comes. If all the glaciers melt, well just get more land. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
One of my earliest memories is sitting on my grandfather's shoulders, waving a flag as our astronauts returned to Hawaii. This was years before we'd set foot on the moon. Decades before we'd land a rover on Mars. A generation before photos from the International Space Station would show up in our social media feeds.
Editor's Note: Generation whining has become nearly a national pastime. Millennials say they have it the worst. Generation X feels neglected. Baby boomers are tired of being called narcissistic. In articles and cartoons everywhere -- from CNN to The New York Times to Gizmodo and beyond -- critics call out this generation's sense of entitlement, that generation's self-absorption. We invited writers, activists and CNN contributors from different generations to hash it out.
Imagine being able to travel from New York to Los Angeles without having to step on a plane, yet be able to do so in a fraction of the time it would take to drive. On the surface, that tantalizing prospect took a step closer with the news last month that a Japanese maglev train had reached a top speed of close to 400 mph, breaking its own world record in the process.
Some revolutions happen in a single day; others over decades. The rise of the voluntarily single woman has been happening in Western societies slowly, over time, concomitant with well-paying jobs, legal protection from economic or physical abuse, reliable birth control and the possibility of fulfilling careers and adventures.