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Ferguson is huge empathy failure

August 22, 2014 Earlier this week, I arrived for a scheduled visit with a medical professional and left reeling over just how divided we remain in this country about rac. more »»

 
 
 
Indictment against Perry is garbage

August 22, 2014 It tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy. more »»

Sharpton’s Ferguson agenda seen

August 21, 2014 The late media critic Edwin Diamond once notably quipped that to the American news media, “10,000 deaths in Nepal equals 100 deaths in Wales equals 10 deaths in West Virginia equals one death next... more »»

Police forces increasingly militarized

August 21, 2014 The tragedies unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, are doubly infuriating. more »»

Theater of the absurd in Ferguson

August 20, 2014 It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called “Theater of the Absurd. more »»

Let’s get real about sexual assault

August 20, 2014 Hallelujah. Lawmakers are finally doing something productive about rape on college campuses. more »»

Colleges losing sight of mission

August 19, 2014 According to College Board, average tuition and fees for the 2013-14 school year totaled $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for in-state residents at public colleges and $22,203 for out-of-state... more »»

No appetite for fixing school lunch

August 19, 2014 You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can’t make her eat. Especially if the food doesn’t taste good. That’s what the government found out in the wake of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. more »»

Neil deGrasse Tyson is nice man

August 18, 2014 When I first encountered Neil deGrasse Tyson, I thought, “What a nice man. more »»

Fidelity to principle can make needed flexibility impossible

August 17, 2014 Politicians have ranges of positions of varying widths that they find acceptable. more »»

Did Richard Nixon commit treason to win presidency?

August 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — In an exhaustive new book, journalist and researcher Ken Hughes makes the case not only that Richard Nixon, as a presidential candidate, committed treason by interfering in peace... more »»

MAPS board is not doing right by district teachers

August 17, 2014 I have been an educator for over 40 years. more »»

Meet cops who gave their lives

August 16, 2014 If you’ve been watching cable news, reading Hollywood celebrities’ tweets and listening to race-hustling opportunists, you might think that every police officer in America has a finger on the... more »»

Canal makeover requires thought, reason

August 16, 2014 Panama! Panama-ah-ah-ah! — Van Halen The lyrics from the Van Halen song could just as easily be the nation’s port policy — if the country had one. more »»

This may be our gayest year yet

August 15, 2014 Ten years after Ohio voters passed one of the worst anti-gay laws in the country, a downtown arena in Cleveland welcomed 10,000 athletes, fans and corporate sponsors to kick off the weeklong 2014 Ga... more »»

Abandoned war comes back to haunt

August 15, 2014 There was a time not so long ago when President Barack Obama boasted of how he had “ended” the Iraq War. more »»

Watch out for mindless drones

August 14, 2014 Drones — unmanned flying machines — will soon fill our skies. They conjure up fears, especially among some of my fellow libertarians, of spying and death from above. These fears aren’t groundless. more »»

Buy ticket to Sarah Palin’s funhouse

August 14, 2014 I figured the Texas lineup of Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. more »»

Confronting ISIS won’t be easy

August 13, 2014 When liberal Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid. more »»

Company could do more for women

August 13, 2014 A Pantene commercial that tells women to stop apologizing and “ShineStrong” has gone vira. more »»

Border security should be priority

August 12, 2014 Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera accused Matt Drudge’s website of “the worst kind of jingoistic rhetoric ever” for carrying news stories about the dangers of illegal immigration. more »»

 
 

 

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