The rise and fall of Al Franken

AFTER several women accused him of sexual harassment, Al Franken required the support of his colleagues to hold onto his job. Most stood by him for a couple of weeks after the first accusations against the 66-year-old Democratic senator from Minnesota surfaced. But by the time an eighth accuser came …

The Senate passes a tax bill

WHAT are Republican lawmakers in politics to achieve? Not many years ago, at the peak of their outrage over Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package, “balanced budgets” might have featured in the answer. But the frenzied passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act through Congress has revealed the insincerity of …