Charles Blow

11/20/2014 - 2:54pm

    The president came to Washington thinking he could change Washington, make it better, unite it and the nation. He was wrong. As he ascended, the tone of political discourse descended, as much because of who he was as what he did.

    When Obama...

09/25/2014 - 10:56am

    The sordid Ray Rice scandal has opened a much-needed dialogue about domestic violence.

    In February, Rice and Janay Palmer, then his fiancée and now his wife, had an altercation at an...

09/18/2014 - 3:46pm

    Discussions of the relationship between blacks and the criminal justice system in this country too often grind to a halt as people slink down into their silos and arm themselves with their best rhetorical weapons - racial bias on one side and statistics in...

09/11/2014 - 2:02pm

    We seem to be drifting inexorably toward escalating our fight with the Islamic State, which is also known by the acronym ISIS, as the Obama administration mulls whether to extend its "limited" bombing campaign into Syria.

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09/04/2014 - 12:59pm

    Two weeks after the killing of Michael Brown, we have become painfully familiar with his parents through their public appearances and television interviews, their faces drawn, their sorrow apparent.

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08/21/2014 - 6:24pm

    The response to the killing of the unarmed teenager Michael Brown - whom his family called the "gentle giant" - by the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson - who was described by his police chief as "a gentle, quiet man" and "a gentleman" - has been anything but...

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