In a speech on the Iran deal President Obama chastised Dick Cheney and his ilk. He didn’t mention the former vice president by name, but few in the audience would have missed the reference.
It is quite rare for police officers to be convicted and sent to prison for their unjustified violence, no matter the evidence against them.
The building of America was a violent, oppressive, and racist undertaking, not simply a virtuous tale of brave men breaking away from the overweening British Empire.
Having spent the past five years viciously battling the Affordable Care Act, Republican leaders are worried that the U.S. Supreme Court may grant them a victory.
College campuses don’t have enough problems with rapes, binge drinking, and cheating. The Texas Legislature had to add concealed weapons to the mix.
As brave and capable as they are, U.S. troops cannot calm every conflict. The best way to honor our armed forces is to refrain from sending them recklessly to war.
The United States locks up a larger proportion of its citizens than any other nation in the world. Mass incarceration has exacted a terrible cost — on state budgets, on black neighborhoods, on economic and social justice.
Ben Carson’s foray into Republican presidential politics threatens to become his epitaph, to overshadow his academic and surgical accomplishments.
There is something to be gleaned from the extraordinary success of these young men: Confidence and hard work can overcome the odds, and immigrants bring those traits by the truckload.