Anybody expecting President Donald Trump to lay down arms and surrender his campaign once he got to Washington and give some kind of soaring inaugural address filled with gauzy political pablum was sure in for a shocking dose of harsh reality Friday.
David Rice Atchison was a president (if that's what he was) that the sorehead Democrats, stewing in the sour juices of contempt and frustration, could love. Atchison might, or might not, have been president for a day but he's a footnote to history that almost nobody remembers.
Donald Trump promises change on a scale seldom seen in Washington. Whether his campaign to "Make America great again" succeeds depends a great deal on whether he can bend the bureaucratic institutions that make up the federal government to his will.
The protesters trying to spoil the inauguration celebrations are only exposing themselves as emotionally incapable of coping with a Trump presidency, determined to do whatever they can to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power.
Not many Americans can locate Moldova, a tiny former Soviet republic with a mostly ethnic Romanian population bordered by Ukraine and Romania, on a map. Even fewer could tell you that Moldova was once part of Romania and won its independence with the fall of the Soviet Union, only to have Russia carve out a separatist ethnic Russian enclave called Transdniester, complete with Russian troops and recognized as independent only by the Kremlin.
As a geologist who spent years exploring for hard minerals, I believe we must ask ourselves what would happen if our sources of non-fuel mineral commodities -- the necessary ingredients of most manufactured products -- were cut off.
Mr. Antonio Bened bemoans the repeal of the "wet feet, dry feet" immigration policy by President Obama ("Obama's betrayal of the Cuban people," Web, Jan. 17). Said policy puts Cubans who reach U.S. soil on a fast track to permanent residency. He and I disagree on this issue.