Charles Blow

11/20/2014 - 2:54pm

    The president came to Washington thinking he could change Washington, make it better, unite it and the nation. He was wrong. As he ascended, the tone of political discourse descended, as much because of who he was as what he did.

    When Obama...

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.


06/19/2014 - 1:07am

    For an increasing number of Americans, the tenor of politics has reached a near-religious pitch, in which people on opposing ends of the ideological scale take on theological properties: good or evil, angels or demons, here to either save our way of life or destroy it.


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."


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...

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