Charles Blow

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 - House Republicans are gearing up for a grand...

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...

03/27/2014 - 2:44am

    Paul Ryan continues to be flogged for disturbing comments he made last week about men "in our inner cities" and their "culture" of not working.

    In a radio interview with Bill Bennett, Ryan said, "We have got this tailspin of culture, in our...

03/20/2014 - 1:23pm

    The shocking level of income inequality in this country has set off alarms that grow louder by the day, but little seems to be underway to reverse the trend.

    As a January International Monetary Fund paper points out:

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03/13/2014 - 12:26am

    A fascinating new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that millennials (defined by Pew as Americans ages 18 to 33) are drifting away from traditional institutions - political, religious and cultural.

    Before we make a value judgment about these changes, let's...

03/06/2014 - 1:49am

    Frederick Douglass once noted, "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."

    The statement is simple, profound and as true as truth can be. And yet we as a society and as individual families neglect the building, facilitate the breaking...

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