Charles Blow

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 genteel.


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.


04/27/2014 - 11:38pm

    It appears that Cliven Bundy, the 68-year-old rancher and freeloader, doesn't reject only the federal government; he rejects history.

    Bundy decided this week to tell us all what he knows "about the Negro."


04/13/2014 - 8:15pm

    This week, four presidents journeyed to Austin, Texas, to address the Civil Rights Summit and remark on President Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act.

    That landmark act brought an end to legal racial...

04/03/2014 - 12:22am

    Older voters and younger voters used to be largely on the same page when they went to the polls. No more.

    Gallup released two reports about the split this week. The first was called "U.S. Seniors Have Realigned With the Republican Party," and the second was...

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