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Debatable ‘debate’

August 12, 2015 The so-called “debates,” among too many Republicans to have a debate, are yet another painful sign of how much words and ideas have degenerated in our times. more »»

Obama v. Bibi: Fight to the finish

August 12, 2015 In his desperation to sink the Iran nuclear deal, Bibi Netanyahu is taking a hellish gamble. more »»

Bombs the lesser of evils

August 11, 2015 No human being with an ounce of compassion in his or her soul would deny that what happened 70 years ago this week — the only hostile use of atomic bombs in history — was a horrible event. more »»

Missing Richard Nixon

August 11, 2015 John P. Sears, before he was manager of Ronald Reagan’s 1976 and 1980 presidential campaigns, had spent the years from 1965 through 1970 working as a top political aide to Richard M. Nixo. more »»

Making a good first impression

August 11, 2015 CLEVELAND — Not to diminish the importance of the first Republican debate, but it felt like the first in a political survivor series. more »»

When history books make history

August 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — History books can be historic events, making history by ending important arguments. more »»


August 10, 2015 White House political aides are doing an excellent job of fear-mongering to convince members of Congress to support the proposed nuclear arms deal with Iran. more »»

Ethical hunters shocked by Cecil story

August 10, 2015 BOZEMAN, Mont. — That picture of Cecil the lion’s corpse and the American dentist posing triumphantly over it was ghastly. more »»

Gun lies

August 10, 2015 My town, New York City, enforces rigid gun laws. Police refused to assign me a gun permit. The law doesn’t even let me hold a fake gun on TV to demonstrate something. more »»

The Iran deal is the new Obamacare

August 10, 2015 We’ve been here before. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said a while ago that an Iran deal would be the health-care bill of President Barack Obama’s second term, and he was righ. more »»

Bait, switch

August 9, 2015 During the past couple of years, Americans worried about how they will pay their electric bills in the future have had one consolation: natural gas. more »»

Fighting climate change for real

August 9, 2015 Time to drop this “war on coal” talk. Time to ignore the hollering by coal country politicians over President Obama’s beefed-up plan to combat global warmin. more »»

Drug cartels’ ‘vocabulary of mutilation’

August 9, 2015 WASHINGTON — Don Winslow, novelist and conscientious objector to America’s longest “war,” was skeptical when he was in Washington on a recent Sunday morning. more »»

The plot to destroy Nixon

August 9, 2015 In his new biography “Being Nixon: A Man Divided,” Evan Thomas concedes a point. Richard Nixon, he writes, “was not paranoid; the press and the ‘Georgetown set’ really were out to get him. more »»

Yes, debates 15 months before Election Day do matter

August 9, 2015 Presidential debates, even those with 10 candidates held some 15 months before Election Day, do matter. Just recall the Aug. more »»

Getting connected

August 8, 2015 As so often is the case with federal initiatives to improve Americans’ lives, one announced by President Barack Obama this week holds no promise for Americans in rural areas. more »»

The 3 percent dodge

August 8, 2015 The nation’s premier provider of abortions doesn’t want to be known for providing abortions. more »»

Another British invasion

August 8, 2015 When music fans think of “the British Invasion” they are referring to ‘60s bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Britain today, however, faces a different type of invasion. more »»

The horrendous slaughter of babies

August 8, 2015 The recent broadcast of videotapes taken of persons employed at Planned Parenthood — the prolific and notorious abortion provider — has brought the issue of abortion to the national consciousness... more »»

Better like a cowboy

August 7, 2015 Part of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s campaign for president has involved outlining his foreign policy philosoph. more »»



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