“The world needs to see that the United States will stand up and say this is wrong; we stand with the people of Hong Kong.”

One of the most durable conspiracy theories of our times finds Vladimir Putin recruiting a billionaire media personality named Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency. In some iterations of the tale, Trump is willingly serving his Kremlin comrades; in others, he is merely the victim of kompromat…

If you know anything about children and cats, you know they are one thing: fastidious.

Now that the goblins and ghouls have returned to their hiding places for another season, the Talbot County Council is turning toward the holiday season and the end of the calendar year. The first year for this new council was very busy, and much of the business of the council will carry over…

As impeachment proceedings ratchet up the partisan tension in Washington, there’s still hope that progress can be made on the pressing problems of the day. It appears Republicans and Democrats are coming together on one issue that seemed intractable not long ago: climate change.

While Democrats pretend to care about stopping foreign interference into our elections to preserve the integrity of our democracy, they conveniently turn a blind eye to their own election meddling. The rest of us can see with our own eyes.

Couldn’t agree more with John Gondeck that we must “wake up and elect people who really love this nation,” but we need not not worry that Democrats "don’t get that they lost big time” in 2016. The Democratic presidential candidate received 2.9 million more votes. It was a close election.

Dear Helaine: I’m a fairly prosperous woman in my early seventies. I’m making my will, and I don’t know what to do about my 35-year-old son. He belongs to a tiny religious group I consider to be a cult — the Dear Leader can do no wrong. I’m pretty sure he will turn over most of his inheritan…

As long as we’re using Latin legal jargon to explain Donald Trump’s odd adventures in Ukraine, there’s an even better phrase than quid pro quo. It’s cui bono, which translates roughly as “who benefits?”

Four-hundred forty-two thousand: That’s roughly the number of children in foster care in America. I was with a former foster child, now a mother herself, earlier this month. We were screening a short, powerful documentary called “I Lived on Parker Avenue,” about the challenges and rewards of…

WARNING: Parts of this column may bear strong resemblance to my earlier columns when Michael Bloomberg toyed with running for president, because with Bloomberg, history has a way of repeating itself.

The Trump EPA wants to introduce a new rule: Its scientists can only use studies that make all of their data public.

I read with interest the letter by Mr. Wieland about the Talbot Boys statue. Having lived in Talbot County for only about five years, I am amazed at how some lifelong county residents could possibly remain so uninformed and/or misinformed about our own local history.

MONTREAL — In a classic start-up setting — in a former textile plant 4 miles from where the first hockey match was played a century and a half ago — a group of high-tech computer engineers are changing Canada’s most revered pastime.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has impressive credentials: He graduated third in his class from Los Amigos High School in California’s Orange County before winning an appointment from his congressman — “B-1 Bob” Dornan, a conservative remembered for his unstinting support for the California-…

I disagree with almost everything President Donald Trump has done. I cringe at the disrespect he has shown to his own office. He has degraded the presidency, driven us apart, lied enough to make anything Joe Biden has ever said trivial by comparison, cozied up to Russian President Vladimir P…

Last week, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, a group that has often infiltrated news organizations to uncover liberal bias, released an explosive “hot mic” video of “Good Morning America” co-host Amy Robach venting about ABC’s decision to spike a story about late serial sex predator Jeffrey E…

There are all kinds of people at my health club who use canes and walkers and crutches to get around; all kinds of people who wear braces and slings. Many members are overweight, and some are so skinny their Spandex sags. Some have beer bellies and love handles, hairy backs, bald heads, flab…

With the election a year away, Democrats have a lot to cheer about. The latest Washington Post/ABC poll shows Joe Biden trouncing Donald Trump by a staggering 17% among all voters. Three other contenders for the chance to oppose the president — Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Butti…

On Oct. 10, this paper published a commentary by Byron York titled “End Impeachment Secrecy.” York is the chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner, so it may be surprising to learn that he apparently did not consult any creditable sources or even history before he wrote his …

#TrumpDerangementSyndrome isn't just a hashtag making the rounds on social media or a conservative talking point directed at those on the left whose unhinged hate for President Donald Trump has hindered their ability to think straight or act rationally.

The one thing you never want to hear your dentist say is “oops!” It’s also alarming to hear from a former U.S. senator — 25 years after he passed a temporary oil subsidy for Big Oil.

In my 73-plus years on this earth, I have seen a lot happened to our country. For decades, we have fought communist aggression around the world. Brave men died on the bloodstained battlefields to fight that aggression. Many have come home from the wars with medical or mental problems they wi…

Dear Helaine: I am one of four cousins who co-own a summer house built by our grandparents, who left it to us in equal shares. For many years, it worked out well. There were weeks we all spent together and weeks that each cousin had to him- or herself. It was all pretty informal, but there a…

The July 25 call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Vlodomyr Zelensky is the central piece of evidence in the Democratic drive to remove the president from office. “That call was a smoking gun,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after House Democrats voted to formalize their impeachment…