One might have expected last month’s protest by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, his refusal to stand for the national... Read more
I read an email sitting in my inbox.
Why haven’t you reported that Colin Kaepernick’s actions are due to his radical... Read more
I had decided not to see Nate Parker’s new movie.
This was a tough choice. I had been looking forward with great... Read more
Ordinarily, I might gloat.
Last week, a prominent conservative pundit conceded a point yours truly and countless others... Read more
I am tired of Donald Trump. At this point, November can’t come fast enough. If we could cancel September and October, I’d do so in a... Read more
Let me tell you how I got in trouble with ladies.
No, not “the” ladies. Not, in fact, female human beings, period. Rather... Read more
After a GOP gathering in Cleveland that had all the incandescent joy of a biblical plague, the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia was as... Read more
Well, that was sure ugly.
Last week’s Republican conclave in Cleveland came across less as a nominating convention than... Read more
This is not about the police.
At least, not solely. Granted, the police are the reason we are heartbroken today, the... Read more
The other Saturday, someone tried to kill Donald Trump.
You may not have heard about it. The story didn’t get much play,... Read more
Some of you questioned my evocation of history’s great villain in a recent column on House Speaker Paul Ryan’s surrender to presumptive GOP... Read more
In 1933, Franz Von Papen was hungry for revenge.
Having been ousted as chancellor of Germany through political subterfuge... Read more
He told us he was the greatest. He rhymed it in poetry, he sang it in song, he declaimed it into microphones, eyes wide and bright with... Read more
“You can’t always get what you want.” — The Rolling Stones
A few words in defense of... Read more
I hesitate to bring up facts.
If recent years have proven nothing else, they’ve proven that we have fully embarked upon a... Read more
The first flash came at 8:15 on a Monday morning. Eyewitnesses remember it as a bolt of soundless light, as if the sun had somehow touched... Read more
So it has come to this: Trump 2016.
What first seemed a joke, then an unsettling possibility and then a troubling... Read more
The Republicans are probably right. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, issued an executive order restoring voting rights to more... Read more
Dear white people:
As you no doubt know, the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, returned to the headlines last week with... Read more
This one’s for John. He’s a reader who took issue with my recent column arguing that conservatism has become an angry and incoherent mess.... Read more
Mississippi has a lower percentage of high school graduates than almost any other state. It has an unemployment rate higher than almost any... Read more
We will call her Jane Doe. We really have no choice, given that that’s the only identification found in the court document.
... Read more
We should probably start thinking about what we’re going to do after Trump.
Of course, if the nation decides it really does want a vulgar,... Read more
Today’s column is for the benefit of one Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson.
He shouldn’t need what follows, but obviously does. No other... Read more
The question came from a colleague: “Are you anti-abortion?” It caught me by surprise. After all, she knows I’ve written a number of pro-choice... Read more
So it turns out sitcoms can erase bigotry.
That’s the bottom line of a study recently presented before a conference of the Society for... Read more
“A lie can get halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.”
That nugget of wisdom dates from the... Read more
It is two days since Martin Luther King Day, 2016, and this is how things are in America:
We face no existential threat. Gas prices are way... Read more
So maybe experience is not all it’s cracked up to be.
I mean, if experience were really the teacher the axiom claims, the state of Florida... Read more
So where was the march for Tyshawn Lee?
Where were the demonstrators barring access to stores in Chicago’s premiere commercial district on... Read more
In the new movie Creed, Rocky Balboa once again mounts the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
In the original Rocky, the climb up... Read more
A red cup. A few days ago, some people seemed to find that one of the most vexing moral problems of the day. Starbucks unveils a minimalist design... Read more
Even by his standards, it was an astounding performance.
Over the course of just two days the weekend before Thanksgiving, Donald Trump... Read more
“I believe the light that shines on you will shine on you forever . . . though I can’t guarantee there’s nothing scary hiding under your bed... Read more
I once read a question that went as follows: Two groups of young men are walking on opposite sides of the street. One group is black, the other,... Read more
It was the kind of a statistic that would have left a sane country stunned and shamed. This country barely noticed it.
It came last month,... Read more
I used to love Playboy magazine. And yes, it was mainly for the articles. But I wasn’t exactly repulsed by the pictures.
You may find that... Read more
Of course. It makes perfect sense. Why couldn’t I see it before?
There could never have been a Holocaust had the Jews been armed. Granted,... Read more
Roni Dean-Burren says “this is what erasure looks like.”
She’s talking about something you might otherwise have thought innocuous: a page... Read more
Wonderful. This is just what the conservative movement needs right now. Less adult supervision.
But with the fall of House Speaker John... Read more
It was the road sign that made it real.
Josh Venkataraman was returning to the University of Florida, where he is a senior, from Orlando... Read more
America is not a brave nation.
Yes, that’s a heretical thing to say. Yes, our military is the world’s finest and our servicewomen and men... Read more
This is an elegy for John Gibson.
He was a married father of two, a pastor and a professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He... Read more