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...

06/12/2014 - 3:16am

    I am both shocked and fascinated by Americans' religious literalism.

    One Gallup report issued last week found that 42 percent of Americans believe "God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago."

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06/02/2014 - 12:23am

    As I drove my son back to college last week, where he'll take a summer chemistry course, he said something that struck me: "I believe it's very important for everyone to be a feminist."

    He didn't say it for effect, to shock or provoke...

05/29/2014 - 3:01pm

    Let's assume, as we always should in the absence of evidence to the contrary, that Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner, had good intentions when he confessed to Inc. magazine Wednesday that he was "bigoted."

    Let's assume that Cuban was indeed...

05/22/2014 - 6:11pm

    Paul Ryan and Jeb Bush, the didactic-meets-dynastic duo, spoke last week at a Manhattan Institute gathering, providing a Mayberry-like prescription for combating poverty in this country: all it takes is more friendship and traditional marriage.

    Ryan said: "The...

05/04/2014 - 10:53pm

       The botched Oklahoma execution of Clayton Lockett has called our continued use of the death penalty in this country back into question. In many ways, the death penalty is an abhorrent attempt to sate an irrational cultural bloodlust, rooted in vengeance and barbarism and detached from data.

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