| Dec 12, 2014
| 4:21 PM
I enjoy a good protest as much as the next guy.
Back in my college days, I even participated in anti-war protests. This was many wars ago, when we were embroiled in Vietnam.
I like to think the protests helped us get out of Vietnam, and maybe saved...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:49 AM
In stock market parlance, "the Ghost walks" points to a security that has long been dead having new life.
Watching demonstrations across the country reminds me that an apathetic public can come to life. Has America found its mojo?
The Middle East...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:15 AM
More than 14 years after the lauded soul singer D'Angelo released his classic album "Voodoo," the elusive artist has dropped his follow-up. Called "Black Messiah," the album was released without advance notice Sunday evening long after the artist...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 3:58 PM
The New York grand jury that decided not to charge a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man heard testimony from 50 witnesses and considered 60 exhibits including four videos, a state judge said on Thursday.
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:35 PM
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. police need to recapture the lost trust of minority communities, a problem vividly illustrated by protests after the police killings of two unarmed black men, said a veteran police chief tapped by President Barack Obama to...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Johnetta Elzie saw that she was outnumbered. When she tried to answer students’ questions about the protests that followed the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, the men with her interrupted and answered instead. When she tried to tell her...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Be warned, this book is not for the politically faint of heart.
"#Newsfail" is the manifesto of Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny, the fiercely and unapologetically liberal founders of podcast "Citizen Radio." The married co-hosts, both in their early...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Everything you need to know about Beltway nepotism, corporate cronyism and corruption can be found in the biography of Robert Hunter Biden.
Where are the Occupy Wall Street rabble-rousers and enemies of elitist privilege when you need them? Straining...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 9:00 PM
'Rose Gold' By Walter Mosley. Doubleday, 320 pages, $25.95
Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins novels have always been a perceptive time machine, giving a view of racism in post-WWII Los Angeles and showing how the same issues are part of the fabric of the...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Beijing is willing to pay a high price to limit democracy in Hong Kong.
In August, Beijing announced that, after years of delay, voters in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China may finally, for the first time,...