December 11, 2014 This year, Christmas shopping may be an especially welcome respite from the ugly events going on across the country, as mobs take to the streets because grand juries that examined evidence reached... more »»
2016 Nominees: Truly Unconventional
December 10, 2014 Since 1952, nearly every battle for an open Republican presidential nomination when there has been no Republican incumbent running for re-election has followed two dependable storylines. more »»
December 7, 2014 It is fashionable these days to speak about “teaching moments.” The crisis du jour often becomes one. Well, there is a teaching moment emanating from the White House that is powerful. It is curious. more »»
Ferguson Shadowed By Staten Case
December 7, 2014 Forget about Ferguson, Missouri! What happened this week in Staten Island is an absolutely disgusting failure of our legal system, exposing yet another failure of law enforcement officials to act... more »»
What Lies Ahead
December 7, 2014 Given all the words and images devoted to the midterm elections over the past few weeks, you’d think the results had told us something vital about the future of the country. more »»
Racist Cops — Or Liberal Slander?
December 6, 2014 We have found the new normal in America. If you are truly outraged by some action of police, prosecutors, grand juries, or courts, you can shut down the heart of a great city. more »»
If Our Grief Were Colorblind
December 5, 2014 Hundreds showed up Wednesday morning for the funeral of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Tamir was black, and all but a handful of his mourners in the pews were black, to. more »»
Can Racial Discrimination Explain Much?
December 5, 2014 In the medical profession, there is the admonition primum non nocere, the Latin expression for “first, do no harm.” In order not to do harm, at the minimum, requires accurate diagnostics. more »»
Chuck Hagel Leaves Obama’s War Against War
December 3, 2014 WASHINGTON — The surprising decision of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to leave his Pentagon post after only 21 months of service has been widely greeted as a combination of his frustration in the... more »»
Whom Do You Believe?
December 3, 2014 Last year, President Barack Obama made his position perfectly clear: Chuck Hagel “is an American patriot. ... more »»
The Circus In Ferguson
November 30, 2014 Final thoughts about the circus known as Ferguson. In the old three-ring circus you could barely keep up with the action. Jugglers juggled and blondes jiggled. Clowns burst from exploding cars. more »»
Russian Cyber-Attacks A Growing Threat
November 30, 2014 The Fall of 2014 is not yet over, but it has already proven itself to be a season of anxiety for the White House. This anxiety goes far beyond politics, stemming instead from security issues. more »»