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Black progression and retrogression

December 26, 2014 There is no question, though it's not acknowledged enough, that black Americans have made greater gains, over some of the highest hurdles and in a very short span of time, than any other racial grou... more »»

Executing mentally ill is a moral crime

December 24, 2014 So what does “cruel and unusual” mean? I once asked that of a law professor. more »»

Work still needed on health care sign-ups

December 24, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama’s health care law is off to a good start but there is a way to go to make it a success, administration officials said Tuesda. more »»

NYC congressman to plead guilty

December 24, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. more »»

Ex-US Marine held in Iran suspends hunger strike

December 24, 2014 DETROIT — The family of an ex-U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran says he’s temporarily suspending a hunger strike after authorities agreed to re-examine his case. more »»

Dismemberment suspect found guilty

December 24, 2014 MONTREAL (AP) — A jury found a Canadian man guilty on Tuesday of killing and dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties around the country. more »»

As recession looms, Russia acts to support ruble

December 24, 2014 MOSCOW (AP) — With its economy spiraling toward recession following Western sanctions and a dramatic fall in the price of oil, Russia took another step Tuesday to shore up the value of the ruble,... more »»

No superheroes in ‘The Interview’

December 22, 2014 The first issue of Captain America came out on December 20, 1940. It shows Cap slugging Adolph Hitler in the mouth. Good stuff, but note the date. more »»

Cold War replay: This time we lose

December 22, 2014 Has there ever been a president more eager to make concessions to vicious regimes than Barack Obama? The opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba is the latest and, one fears, not the last in a... more »»

How inside traders are rigging America

December 20, 2014 A few years ago, hedge fund Level Global Investors made $54 million selling Dell Computer stock based on insider information from a Dell employee. more »»

Experience, the richest teacher

December 20, 2014 Sadly, attempts to introduce local teens who express willingness to volunteer to visit the elderly in a nursing home usually end abruptly after a first visit. more »»

Don’t look for culture war arguments in 2016

December 20, 2014 In an earlier column, I looked at the role the abortion issue would play in the 2016 election — not very much, I concluded — and promised another column on other cultural issues. Here goes. more »»

Ho-ho-hold on — I’m not Santa

December 20, 2014 The other day something happened to me that I believe has never happened before. I was profiled. That’s right, blanket assumptions were made about me based solely on my appearance. more »»

A wildfire of corruption

December 19, 2014 First there’s the spark, then the conflagration, followed by the litigation and then, surely, the movie. Call it “Moonlight Fire,” and prepare to suspend disbelief. more »»

Should profiling be banned?

December 19, 2014 Last week, the Obama administration announced new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement. more »»

Alleged bomber appears in court

December 19, 2014 BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the... more »»

Mich. voters to decide road tax

December 19, 2014 LANSING (AP) — Michigan voters will be asked to pass a sales tax increase as part of a $1. more »»

Suspected Islamic extremists kidnap 185 in northeast Nigeria

December 19, 2014 MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Islamic extremists killed 35 people and kidnapped at least 185, fleeing residents said Thursday of an attack near the town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken hostage in... more »»

Commit to quit tobacco in 2015

December 18, 2014 One of the best holiday gifts you can give yourself and your family is the New Year’s resolution to quit smoking. more »»

Tortured reasoning

December 18, 2014 Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were “torture. more »»



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