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  • The enduring significance of Anita Hill

    Anita Hill. Say the name and the response will be telling, depending on the age and political leanings of the listener. Hill's grueling 1991 testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court...
  • Police forces nationwide need a reality check

    One of the unsung blessings of Twitter is the way it continually reminds us that willful ignorance is alive and thriving in the American body politic. In the past week, we were treated to widely retweeted photos purporting to show Capt. Ron Johnson of...
  • Is police brutality on the rise? We need data

    Americans had spent days watching round-the-clock coverage of the escalating tensions in Ferguson, Missouri when President Obama acknowledged that we are "deeply disturbed" by the situation. Indeed we are. Take your pick of the most dismaying elements of...
  • Lives, dreams on the line as Congress dithers over immigration

    Robert Sagastume is Honduran by birth, American by choice and legally stuck somewhere in between by politics. He is also the embodiment of the humanitarian problem at the heart of our border crisis. Now a 26-year-old Midwestern college student, he...
  • Time for NFL to lead on abuse, not just react

    A man should write this column. Domestic violence is a topic we're all talking about at the moment, but here's the problem. When it comes to the question of what to do about it, the discussion is lame and frustrating. We can create all the shelters and...
  • Sleeper in Kansas might upset Senate election calculus

    Let's go out on a limb and predict that a Republican majority will retake the Senate in November's elections. After all, Nate Silver, the paragon of quantitative journalism, puts the party's chances of doing so at 62.6 percent. On second thought, let's...
  • Pope Francis continues to afflict the comfortable

    For all his humble charm, Pope Francis has been getting under the thin skin of some rich members of his flock. As F. Scott Fitzgerald remarked, the rich are different from you and me. They expect deference and coddling, especially for their charitable...
  • In wake of scandal, Christie blames all but himself

    What kind of politician is Chris Christie? If you buy Christie's explanation at a press conference Wednesday, the New Jersey governor is a victim. He is the victim of a scheming, lying aide and a scheming, lying old high school friend he appointed to the...
  • GOP's slavery fetish obscures reality of abortion dilemma

    The Republican Party ought to distribute a list of rhetorical no-no's that office holders and candidates should avoid at all costs. Topping the list should be the slavery analogy. In recent months, Republicans have compared food stamps, Obamacare, gun...
  • Botched execution should be death knell of capital punishment

    As fervently as some may support the death penalty by lethal injection, when the process becomes the least bit messy, most of us would prefer to hide. Oklahoma began lethal injection in America. And the state has brought the nation the latest sickening...
  • Home from war, our soldiers continue to die

    March ended with this uplifting news: For the first time in seven years, no U.S. soldiers died that month in combat. Not one. It's a relieving statistic, suggesting that the heavy toll in lives of U.S. military intervention is coming to an end. That...