Charles Blow

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 Atlantic City casino that left Palmer unconscious. A...

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...

08/07/2014 - 2:36pm

    Congress is a joke. But the joke isn't funny - unless, of course, you're into dark humor.

    The entire legislative body has been consumed by kvetching, at the expense of actual legislating. And the numbers that highlight this reality are simply atrocious.

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07/31/2014 - 8:37pm

    Rather than getting on with the country's business and focusing solely on can't-wait issues before they jet out of town this weekend - like the unfinished bill to fix veterans' health care and the stalled bill to deal with the humanitarian crisis of Central American children arriving at the border -...

07/18/2014 - 1:14pm

    In trying to lay the blame for the border crisis on the White House's doorstep, House Speaker John Boehner exploded at a news conference on Thursday, saying of the president:

    "He's been president for 5 1/2 years! When is he going to take responsibility...

06/26/2014 - 4:45pm

    Americans' confidence in American leadership is flagging to such a degree that it poses a critical threat to our democracy, particularly as moneyed interests seek to manipulate the malaise and stir policy and politician away from principle and toward profit.

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