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Obama’s tear is starkly human

January 13, 2016 He didn’t bawl. His voice only roughened for a moment and he dabbed at a couple tears that straggled down his cheek. As displays of emotion go, it wasn’t all that much. more »»

Obama challenges gun lobby: better late than never

January 13, 2016 WASHINGTON — It took allegedly aloof Barack Obama to the brink of his last year in the Oval Office to take executive action to combat the national illness of gun violence. more »»

President cries, NRA trembles

January 12, 2016 Two of my closest friends are also my steadfast movie companions. It is our habit, whenever possible, to sit in the same row of our favorite theater. more »»

Out of (gun) control, on road paved with good intentions

January 12, 2016 I’m still waiting; waiting for someone to show me how laws stop a person intent on breaking the. more »»

FDR, Obama paved way for Trump

January 11, 2016 There has been a lot of talk — almost all of it accurate — about how Barack Obama’s presidency has fueled the rise of Donald Trump. The president’s fans hate this talk, for understandable reasons. more »»

Many gun-control arguments are moral grandstanding

January 11, 2016 Are you opposed to “common sense” gun laws? These are what liberals like Hillary Clinton are always proclaiming their support fo. more »»

National Mentoring Month — it’s kind of a big deal

January 9, 2016 If you take a moment and think back to when you were growing up, most of us would probably remember someone being there for us — in our corner. more »»

Ending cycle of wealth and power

January 9, 2016 What’s at stake this election year? Let me put as directly as I can. more »»

Negative campaigning breaks out in Republican race

January 9, 2016 Rough and tumble. Hammer and tongs. more »»

10 things to know today: Friday, Jan. 8, 2015

January 8, 2016 By the Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: . more »»

Corporations should pay taxes they owe

January 8, 2016 Carl Icahn, noted corporate predator and takeover specialist who made billions of dollars in corporate deals, has recently begun pushing a charitable cause involving a group of people who, through n... more »»

There was time when Americans really were exceptional

January 8, 2016 David Brooks, a New York Times columnist and my valued colleague on PBS’ “NewsHour,” has told of having heard a rebroadcast of “Command Performance,” a radio show that went out to U.S. more »»

When it’s cold outdoors, allergies emerge indoors

January 7, 2016 HANCOCK — Many people who have allergies to pollen may also be sensitive to various irritants found indoors, but for those people there is treatment, according to Dr. Bobby Joseph. more »»

Bettors better than political pundits

January 7, 2016 Want to know who the next president will be? Don’t trust polls or pundits. Pundits have a terrible track record. Last election, Newt Gingrich and Dick Morris forecast a Romney “landslide. more »»

‘Neocon’ term has run its course

January 7, 2016 In interviews and on the stump, Sen. more »»

10 things to know today: Thursday, Jan. 7, 2015

January 7, 2016 By the Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. more »»

Dancing close to line of blame

January 6, 2016 Who — or what — should take the blame? The question is in reference to the act of domestic terrorism at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs in November. more »»

Lengthly list of some least favorite things from 2015

January 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — So long, 2015, and don’t let the door hit you on the seat of your pants on the way out. On second thought, let it give you a good strong whack. more »»

How racists talk about Tamir Rice

January 5, 2016 A little time has passed since a grand jury in Cleveland refused to indict two white police officers responsible for the November 2014 death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was black. more »»

Mainstream media needs to take stock of biases

January 5, 2016 Taking stock is a tradition observed by Jews at Yom Kippur and others who examine their lives at the end of a year and vow to improve in the new year. more »»



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