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Racial Morality Play

July 8, 2013 - 6:00pm

There is nothing the cable channels love more than a good murder trial, especially if the violence is spiced with the irresistible seasoning of race. But you don't understand much about America if you don't know that only some racial recipes are newsworthy. If the victim is white and the killer is black, it's not interesting (unless the killer is a celebrity).


July 2, 2013 - 6:00pm

I feel a very unusual sensation -- if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.

-- Benjamin Disraeli?

A Roe by Any Other Name

June 28, 2013 - 6:00pm

Many commentators on United States v. Windsor have offered the view that the decision was not far-reaching, that it didn't enshrine same-sex marriage as a constitutional right and that therefore the struggle continues.

Keeping Us Safe From Obama

June 10, 2013 - 6:00pm

It would be nice to write a column in praise of President Obama for his vigorous conduct of the war on terror -- to praise his willingness to look for "dots" to connect amid all the electronic noise of the communications web.

Conservatives Grasp Wrong Stick to Beat Sibelius

June 6, 2013 - 6:00pm

If I were the parent of a child who might be kept alive -- if only for a few more years -- by a lung transplant, I too would move heaven and earth to get it done.

How Obama Gets Us to Forget His Failure in Afghanistan

June 3, 2013 - 6:00pm

In the course of his rambling monologue on national security policy delivered at the National Defense University, President Obama gave only glancing attention to the most significant military undertaking of his term in office -- the Afghanistan war.

Breadwinner Moms

May 30, 2013 - 6:00pm

The headlines were misleading: "Moms are Breadwinners in Record 4 of 10 Households." Immediate thought: Wow, 40 percent of wives are primary breadwinners. Nope.

Obama and the Law

May 23, 2013 - 6:00pm

If you Google "George W. Bush shredding the Constitution," you will get many millions of hits.

Obama's Personal Diplomats?

May 21, 2013 - 6:00pm

Count me as irritable on the subject, but President Obama's imperious habit of suggesting that American diplomats work for him is offensive to democratic sensibilities.

Fight the Power

May 16, 2013 - 6:00pm

Speaking at Ohio State just a few days before abuse of power and dishonesty scandals swept over his administration, President Obama sang one of his trademark odes to the benevolence of government:





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