Cheating your way into college

You’re shocked to learn that wealthy parents allegedly paid bribes to get their children into elite colleges? Really? You shouldn’t be. Wealthy parents have been paying big bucks — perfectly […] Continue Reading…

The costs of that climate ‘hoax’

A week ago, a series of tornadoes ripped through eastern Alabama and western Georgia, leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake. A rural area of Lee […] Continue Reading…

Faked hate crimes? They hurt

If “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is guilty, as Chicago police have charged, of falsely claiming that he was the victim of a hate crime, he has done a grave […] Continue Reading…

Lessons of NYPD’s “friendly fire”

Parkland shooting survivors The death of New York City police Detective Brian Simonsen, who was fatally wounded Feb. 12 in a “friendly fire” incident, is tragic. […] Continue Reading…

The racist history of blackface

February is the time for the ritual observance of Black History Month — a brief period when schools, government institutions and even commercial enterprises feel compelled to commemorate a […] Continue Reading…

Abrams’ push for voting rights

Stacey Abrams, who will deliver the Democratic response to the State of the Union address, is a dynamic speaker, a skillful political organizer and a gifted legislator. Those qualities […] Continue Reading…

The problem with MAGA caps

Symbols are powerful, conveying profound messages with the simplest images. Soldiers carry a flag into battle and face death to hoist it aloft. Christian churches are identified by T-shaped pieces […] Continue Reading…