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  • Ferguson too complicated for easy allegory

    Ferguson too complicated for easy allegory
    The day after it was announced that Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson would not be charged in the slaying of Michael Brown, the president for a second time called for calm. His statement was measured, careful and responsible. He condemned violence and looting while acknowledging the legitimate concerns animating the protesters. He wasn't all that moving or eloquent, but this might have been one of those times when swinging for the rhetorical fences wasn't what the moment needed.
  • Extended voting period has cranked up the demagoguery

    It used to be that the first Tuesday in November was Election Day, but now it is the last day of Election Month. Election Month is bad, but it's a symptom of a deeper problem that makes the underlying problem worse. As George Orwell said, "A man may take...

    What Schumer wants to embrace

    What Schumer wants to embrace
    A speech by Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York -- the Tuesday beforeThanksgiving -- didn't get the coverage it deserved. But for political junkies, Mr. Schumer's speech at the National Press Club is a marvel to behold. It is at once one of the...

    Thinking about torture

    For a long time I resisted the word "torture" when discussing the "enhanced interrogation techniques" used against high-value captives in the war on terror. I don't think I can do that anymore. The report put out by Diane Feinstein and her fellow...

    Using allegations of rape in a grab for power

    Using allegations of rape in a grab for power
    Nine males were accused of being part of a heinous rape. The alleged injustice fomented a mob mentality. An enraged community wanted to skip any talk of a serious investigation, never mind a trial, and go straight to the punishment. I'm not talking...