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Statistical differences mean injustice?

September 23, 2014 How many times have we heard laments such as “women are 50 percent of the population but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs” and, as the Justice Department recently found, “blacks are 54 percent of... more »»

California adds steam to bag-banning effort

September 23, 2014 California is on the verge of becoming the first state to ban plastic grocery bags. Governor Jerry Brown says he intends to sign the bag-banning law California lawmakers approved in early September. more »»

Which is the weaker party? Individuals should make their own decisions

September 21, 2014 Which of our two great political parties is the stronger? Maybe it makes more sense to ask which of the two is weaker. The case that the Republicans are weaker is easy to state. more »»

Obama combat troops promise a rhetorical dodge

September 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — In Barack Obama’s determination to preserve his legacy as the president who got America off a permanent war footing after the 2001 terrorist attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he is... more »»

U.P. electrical problems spark important questions

September 21, 2014 In a recent trip through the Upper Peninsula, Go. more »»

Quit defending abuse, America

September 20, 2014 Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s arrest on child abuse charges has sparked a huge debate about corporal punishment, one that exposes deep cultural rifts. more »»

Economic elite will be death of US

September 20, 2014 “Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. more »»

Mark Sanford has ongoing saga

September 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to deman... more »»

Ted Cruz dreams up fossil fuel favors

September 18, 2014 Let’s take a cruise down the narrow byways and twisting turns that form Senator Ted Cruz’s mind. more »»

Hillary ‘steak’ is not well done

September 17, 2014 Prior to his annual steak fry, retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said this about Hillary Clinton to Dan Balz of The Washington Post: “... more »»

Here’s what’s ahead for Ferguson

September 17, 2014 The funeral is over. The protests have subsided. The lax and listless wheels of justice in Ferguson, Missouri are beginning to turn. A St. more »»

Do we need a place called home?

September 15, 2014 There’s this scene in Shakespeare where the straight-talking Rosalind tries to make sense of Jaques, a guy who travels all the time and is plagued by melancholy. more »»

Large government out of place in society based on small technology

September 14, 2014 “Twentieth-century technology,” writes economic historian Joel Mokyr in the Manhattan Institute’s excellent City Journal, “was primarily about ‘large’ things.” Large in physical size, that is. more »»

Reality impinges on admin’s Mid East policy

September 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — The strategy President Obama has laid out to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the new Middle East terrorist peril reveals him as a man divided between combating the immediate threat and... more »»

Presidential malpractice in Obama ISIS posture

September 14, 2014 NBC’s Chuck Todd got a good deal of attention for warning that “(Obama’s) on the precipice of doing Jimmy Carter-like damage to the Democratic brand on foreign policy. more »»

Is football a civilized sport?

September 13, 2014 I’m not much of a football fan, never have been, but I’ve lived most of my life in households where games dominated family schedules during football season. more »»

Renouncing American citizenship for profit

September 13, 2014 The United States Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are people with all the rights of flesh-and-bone citizens — beginning, of course, with the First Amendment right to spend unlimited amount... more »»

We needed to see Rice video

September 12, 2014 Should we have seen the video of Ray Rice pummeling Janay Palmer Rice into unconsciousness? Unequivocally, I say yes. Before explaining why, I want to share Ms. Rice’s objection to this coverage. more »»

Immigration red line where?

September 12, 2014 No one will ever mistake President Barack Obama for Lyndon Johnson, the master legislator as president. He doesn’t really do congressional schmoozing or arm-twisting. more »»

Nothing like exceptionally good luck

September 11, 2014 After enduring lavish praise while receiving an award before a big Hollywood dinner crowd, Jack Benny expertly deflected all the fawning with these words: "I don't deserve this honor, but then I hav... more »»

In a NATO state of mind

September 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — Speaking on Au. more »»



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