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Country tolerates injustice to blacks

December 16, 2015 So where was the march for Tyshawn Lee? Where were the demonstrators barring access to stores in Chicago’s premiere commercial district on the busiest shopping day of the year? Where was Rev. more »»

Are we really giving gun culture another pass?

December 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — Perhaps the most conspicuous feature of President Obama’s rare Oval Office speech to the nation Sunday night was its total focus on terrorism. more »»

Right time to stand against bigotry

December 15, 2015 Last week I was wandering around a department store in suburban Cleveland, when a clerk spotted me and mercifully offered to help. more »»

Homefronts of democracies no longer safe from ISIS

December 15, 2015 “And we are here faced by fascists. more »»

Trump as bogeyman is Democrats’ best weapon

December 14, 2015 The dictionary defines “bogeyman” as “an imaginary evil spirit, referred to typically to frighten children.” Hello, Donald Trump. more »»

Trump doesn’t represent conservative base

December 14, 2015 There’s a tendency in politics to mistake personal animosity for ideological animosity. Consider Bill Clinton. more »»

What to do about disloyal corporations

December 12, 2015 Just like that, Pfizer has decided it’s no longer American. It plans to link up with Ireland’s Allergan and move its corporate headquarters from New York to Ireland. more »»

‘Misunderestimating’ the American people

December 12, 2015 As the week began, I planned to write this column about some implications of Barack Obama's Sunday night Oval Office addres. more »»

Seize the holiday season by giving the perfect gift

December 12, 2015 “Ultimately, human intentionality is the most powerful evolutionary force on this planet.” — George . more »»

Surrendering liberty makes government a threat

December 12, 2015 What should we do about terrorism? After the attacks on Paris, the French government passed a law that allows anyone suspected of being a security threat to be placed under house arrest and searches... more »»

Trump’s rhetoric aids Islamic State

December 11, 2015 Americans looking for a Snuggy Bear and a blankey to ease their anxieties about the Islamic State will have to become more comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty. more »»

In a world of mercenaries, he was a missionary

December 11, 2015 An oxymoron, as Miss White, my high-school English teacher taught us, is a combination of words that is self-contradictory, such as “fresh frozen,” “found missing” or “guest host. more »»

10 things to know today: Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

December 11, 2015 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: . more »»

10 things to know today: Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2015

December 10, 2015 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»

Resurgence of intolerance on campuses

December 10, 2015 Stormtrooper tactics by bands of college students making ideological demands across the country, and immediate preemptive surrender by college administrators — such as at the University of Missouri... more »»

Aurora man arraigned on strangling charges

December 10, 2015 FLORENCE, Wis. — An Aurora man appeared Tuesday in Florence County Court to face strangulation and battery charges stemming from a November incident. more »»

Reminder to rage against dying light

December 9, 2015 In the new movie “Creed,” Rocky Balboa once again mounts the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. more »»

Time to face our peculiar national problem

December 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — In response to the latest mass killings in Southern California, President Obama once again deplored a type of crime that seems increasingly peculiar to American society. more »»

Championing Planned Parenthood

December 8, 2015 Three weeks ago, I was standing in a Cleveland crowd of Planned Parenthood supporters, when 19-year-old Claudia Stadler walked up and introduced herself as a peer educator for the organizatio. more »»

Reality defies propaganda world hears about Isreal

December 8, 2015 JERUSALEM — More than a decade after my 19th trip to Israel and the Middle East, this 20th visit shows how some things have changed, but the important ones remain the same. more »»



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