| May 28, 2014
"Have you heard of Irish amnesia?" a jolly Irish-American friend once joked. "It's when you forget everything but the grudges."
Indeed, I responded, a lot of us black folks can identify with that: We forget everything but our "40 acres and a mule."...
| May 6, 2014
| 5:34 PM
I got turned on to politics when I was 8. It was the 1968 election. The rise and fall of Bobby Kennedy. Then Richard Nixon vs. Hubert Humphrey. I had a puzzle of the United States and each piece was a state. As Walter Cronkite announced the returns, I...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 1:38 PM
A magnitude 7.2 temblor hit Mexico on Friday, with shaking felt across much of the country. Is it just me, oh fellow residents of La La Land, or does it feel like — in earthquake-speak — the Big One is getting just a little too close for...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Abraham Lincoln presciently warned that America's greatest enemies lived within her own borders, not in some foreign land.
Time has proven him correct. Islamic Jihadists and Taliban insurgents may well be her mortal enemies, but they are not as dangerous...
| May 15, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Rush Limbaugh, the conservative radio commentator who is a kind of a boogeyman to liberals, was honored Wednesday night with a children’s book award.
Limbaugh won the Author of the Year prize in the Children’s Choice Book Awards for his book...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column "A barrage of wedgies" (April 20) requires a bit of comment. I have known Bob Ehrlich. He is good man. His effectiveness as governor was hampered predominantly, in my opinion, by bad advisers. Be that as it may,...
| Apr 27, 2014
Is it fair to pressure companies into firing top officials because you don't agree with their political views? Since when, I am asking, is fairness a defining business value?
I raise this question because so many notable conservatives, ranging in...
| May 18, 2014
| 2:30 AM
A hypothetical scenario:
Your little boy lies in a hospital bed, stricken by a mysterious, potentially fatal disease. You are frightened and in despair.
But your community rallies around you. Soon, the whole town is talking about your ordeal....
| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:42 PM
There's little doubt that "The Big Ticket" on WFMZ-Channel 69 has become a staple of the high school football scene each fall, with players, coaches and fans alike all making it a fall Friday night habit to check out the highlights and scores of games...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 3:51 PM
New research has found that women are on average no more likely to have multiple sexual partners in a single month after they are provided no-cost access to birth control methods than they were before. And while women reported a slight uptick in their...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Rush Limbaugh is right on this one. The reporting on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared March 8, has turned into a spectacle — not the good kind.
It's all "such a show," Limbaugh told his listeners Monday. "We've got anchors and...