Charles Blow

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 which minorities, particularly blacks, are...

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...

08/14/2014 - 6:47pm

    Americans, it must be admitted, are not always the most engaged people on world issues. It's a sad truth.

    But the world, at this moment, is aflame, and more Americans must perk up and pay attention. Before we know it, we will have already been drawn into these...

08/07/2014 - 3:22pm

    "Hair is political."

    That was the line that stuck with me when my 17-year-old daughter recently regaled me with the minutiae of a lighthearted argument she'd had with a friend. It was about my daughter's staunch resistance to straightening or...

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