• fFORT WORTH, TX - FEBRUARY 16: Pike Electric service trucks line up after a snow storm on February 16, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. Winter storm Uri has brought historic cold weather and power outages to Texas as storms have swept across 26 states with a mix of freezing temperatures and precipitation. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

    The phony blame game on Texas weather

    Opinion by Adam Sobel
    Even as millions across the West, Midwest and South--and particularly Texas-- suffer with access to power, water and heat, the political debate over causes and blame remains hot and laden with old arguments, writes Adam Sobel. A few are substantive but many others are provoked by a bad-faith committment to climate denialism and beloved fossil fuels.
  • 1788:  The inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States, also present are (from left) Alexander Hamilton, Robert R Livingston, Roger Sherman, Mr Otis, Vice President John Adams, Baron Von Steuben and General Henry Knox.  Original Artwork: Printed by Currier & Ives.  (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

    George Washington's message for Donald Trump

    Opinion by Richard Galant, CNN
    On March 2, 1797, President George Washington wrote a letter comparing himself to a "wearied traveler who sees a resting place, and is bending his body to lean thereon." The idea of retiring after his controversy-filled second term was "most grateful to my soul," Washington confided to his former secretary of war, Henry Knox.
  • Betty from Ecuador, and her 4 year-old daughter arrive to a food distribution center in Queens on August 25, 2020 in New York City. - As the first day of school approaches, New York's poorest -- often uninsured families -- face a risky choice: send kids to school where they could contract coronavirus, or keep them home for online classes, potentially compromising their academic progress and preventing parents from working. (Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images)

    This an emergency for American families that Congress could actually fix

    Opinion by Debra L. Ness
    Rocio Flores was only a few days into her new job at a daycare center last March when Covid-19 caused businesses and schools to shut down. Soon enough, the center where she worked reopened. But, as she told NPR in September, her kids' school did not. So, like so many working parents during the pandemic, Flores had to decide whether to earn a paycheck to support her family or quit her job so she could be with her 7- and 12-year-old at home. She decided she had to earn money, but every day, she said she went to work scared that something could happen to her kids while she couldn't be there with them.
  • Biden shows he is the voice of presidential sanity

    Opinion by Jill Filipovic
    Jill Filipovic writes that President Joe Biden's polite and thoughtful tone at CNN's town hall Tuesday was relatively boring television — and reflective of much better governance. Four weeks into his presidency, Biden is governing exactly as advertised: with competence, humanity and moderation. "That's good for the country — and it would be good for us to pay attention."