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.
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.
One of the many sad signs of our times is the way current immigration issues are discussed.
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.
There can be honest differences of opinion on many subjects. But there can also be dishonest differences.
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.
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.
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.
Since when has it been considered smart to tell your enemies what your plans are?
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.