Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
I will readily admit that I have been all over the map when it comes to the death penalty.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The president's demeanor is worrying a lot of people.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The numbers are small for a large country like this, but the alarm is big over the influx of Central American children coming over the southern border.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The business lobby often demands that government get out of the way of private corporations, so that competition can flourish and high-quality services can be efficiently delivered to as many consumers as possible
Monday, July 28, 2014
Listening to Republicans in Washington (and Texas and Arizona) scream about the "crisis" of migrant children arriving from Central America on our southern border, it is puzzling to realize they don't actually want to do anything to solve the problem.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. -- "Are you kidding?" This is Monica Wehby's amiable response to people who wonder whether she will be able to bear the pressures of office if she wins her race as a Republican Senate candidate
Saturday, July 26, 2014
A teacher in South Dakota with a bachelor's degree and 10 years of experience earns $33,600 per year, which is less than the average auto repair worker
Friday, July 25, 2014
The "crossfire" mentality that defines public discourse today has the obvious problem of ignoring the fact that most of us land somewhere in the middle, turning every debate into a shouting contest between the extremists who generate passion and ratings, and rarely reflecting the views of the majority in the middle.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
In 1993, Lois Lowry wrote a slim book for youth about totalitarianism, euthanasia, suicide, sexual awakening and infanticide.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tragedies concentrate the mind.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing.
Monday, July 21, 2014
When it comes to an agreement with Iran about its nuclear program, no deal is better than a bad deal.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Flamboyant piety has long been fashionable on the political right, where activists, commentators and elected officials never hesitate to hector us about their great moral and theological rectitude.
Friday, July 18, 2014
It's simply mystifying that so many Americans look to candidates who pretend to be just like them.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
They had a term for her, but I've forgotten it.