Tuesday December 01, 2015
April 30th, 2015
The world's democracies, perhaps especially our own, face a peculiar set of contradictions that are undermining faith in public endeavor and unraveling old loyalties.
Margaret Marshall, the former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, has heard the question before: Did she ever imagine that the nation's attitudes toward same-sex marriage would change so fast?
President Obama's acceptance of personal responsibility for the death of two noncombatants, one of them an American, in that drone strike on a terrorist site in Pakistan echoed how the fog of war has smothered his highest ambitions.
Last week, the Baltimore police union president, Gene Ryan, compared those protesting the death of Freddie Gray to a "lynch mob."
To: 2016 Presidential Candidates
From: The Image Rehabilitation Subcommittee of the RNC
Re: Our big, fat gay predicamentDear Gentlemen and Carly Fiorina,
Are women necessary?
Not with Ava around.
Even without hair on her head or flesh on her legs, Ava has enough allure and cunning to become a classic film noir robot vixen.
Despite being a plastic and mesh gizmo locked in a glass cell, she can enmesh men with frightening ease.
I am afraid you're eligible to read this column only if you can answer this question faced by eighth graders around the world:
What is the sum of the three consecutive whole numbers with 2n as the middle number?
Everyone, it seems, has a proposed solution to Europe's tragic "boat people" crisis. Some are breathtakingly bad.
Making a grab for top honors is controversial conservative columnist Katie Hopkins of Britain's The Sun, who proposed greeting migrants, whom she compared to "cockroaches," with gunships.
A high school junior demolishing a bagel described the pressure.
"Yeah, it's stressful, because you have to do it right," he explained on his way to class at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia.
SATs? AP tests? College applications?