GOP Voting Measures Are Illegitimate.

WASHINGTON — When you are a 96-year-old, law-abiding, conscientious American citizen, you ought to be able to exercise your right to vote easily and quickly. You shouldn’t have to provide an envelope full of documents proving your identity — only to be told that you still haven’t shown that you are eligible to cast a […]

Obama’s liberal critics

  WASHINGTON —  After President Obama gave a stem-winder of a speech that drew a standing ovation from most of the crowd attending a Congressional Black Caucus gala last month, his most vociferous black critics among the liberal elite should have been temporarily quieted. But they were not. They distorted his remarks as an excuse […]

Worship of the rich

  WASHINGTON — When I was a kid — that was a while back, admittedly — rich people were just, well, rich people. They weren’t endowed with superhuman traits or placed on pedestals to be worshiped by the lumpenproletariat. They weren’t believed to hold special keys that turned the universe. They were properly viewed as […]

Move forward, gain closure, learn nothing.

WASHINGTON — It’s been ten years — a long and confusing decade — since jihadists committed one of history’s great atrocities on American soil. The 9/11 attacks were so shattering, so damaging, so terrifying that I desperately want to draw some profound lesson from the nation’s response to them. I want to salvage some meaning from […]

More than likely, we’ll never know.

WASHINGTON — Perhaps Troy Davis is the violent thug who senselessly gunned down an off-duty police officer in a dimly-lit Savannah, Ga. parking lot on Aug. 19, 1989. He was convicted of the crime two years later, after several witnesses confidently pointed their fingers at him as the triggerman who robbed Mark Allen MacPhail of […]