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A Black Republican Tackles The Police ‘Trust Gap’

Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina was still learning the ways of Washington, he says, when he saw a police officer following his car near Capitol Hill. “I took a left…,” he recalled in a speech Wednesday on the Senate floor, “and as soon as I took a left, a police officer pulled in right behind me.”

July 16, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he arrives at his Turnberry golf course, in Turnberry, Scotland, Britain June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

What Brexit Means To US? Another Trumpian Victory

Many people see striking similarities between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. One of those people is Donald Trump, who happened to arrive in Scotland as the news of the “Brexit” came in. Unsurprisingly he took him no time at all to make the story all about himself.

July 3, 2016

Hot 2015 Words? A Political ‘ism’ Vision

Racism, feminism, communism, capitalism and terrorism — among other popular “isms” — have been so bent out of shape by partisan and ideological accusations and counter-accusations that you need a dictionary just to keep score.

December 29, 2015

A Fresh Voice For An Impatient Generation

I heard in Coates’ impatience the voice of my own son, who tends to be far more eager to gripe about how far we have to go as a nation than to express appreciation for how far we have come.

August 5, 2015

A Year That Took The Awe Out Of ‘Awesome’

Clarence Page reviews the year that was.

December 31, 2014
People attend a rally against police violence on August 23, 2014 in the Staten Island borough of New York

Racial Strife Can Lead To Progress

Is America finally ready to have an honest talk about race?

December 15, 2014

Obama’s Second-Term Slide Mostly About Us, Not Him

Why are President Obama’s poll numbers really sliding?

October 20, 2014