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Are We Serious About Education?

August 12, 2013 - 6:00pm

Two recent events -- one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast -- raise painful questions about whether we are really serious when we say that we want better education for minority children.

Is This Still America?

July 15, 2013 - 6:00pm

There are no winners in the trial of George Zimmerman. The only question is whether the damage that has been done has been transient or irreparable.

Abstract Immigrants

June 3, 2013 - 6:00pm

One of the many sad signs of our times is the way current immigration issues are discussed.

Wimps Versus Barbarians

May 20, 2013 - 6:00pm

An all-too-familiar scene was enacted on the campus of Swarthmore College during a meeting on May 4 to discuss demands by student activists for the college to divest itself of its investments in companies that dealt in fossil fuels.

Lies About Libya

May 13, 2013 - 6:00pm

There can be honest differences of opinion on many subjects. But there can also be dishonest differences.

The Art of the Impossible

April 29, 2013 - 6:00pm

Someone called politics "the art of the possible." But, in the era of the modern welfare state, politics is largely the art of the impossible.

Genes and Racism

April 22, 2013 - 6:00pm

During decades of watching both collegiate and professional football, I have seen hundreds of touchdowns scored by black players -- but not one extra point kicked by a black player.

Immigration Sophistry

April 15, 2013 - 6:00pm

Most laws are meant to stop people from doing something, and to penalize those who disregard those laws. More generally, laws are meant to protect the society from the lawbreakers.

'Proportional' Response

April 8, 2013 - 6:00pm

Since when has it been considered smart to tell your enemies what your plans are?

Guns Save Lives

April 1, 2013 - 6:00pm

We all know that guns can cost lives because the media repeat this message endlessly, as if we could not figure it out for ourselves. But even someone who reads newspapers regularly and watches numerous television newscasts may never learn that guns also save lives --much less see any hard facts comparing how many lives are lost and how many are saved.

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