Charles Blow

09/11/2014 - 2:02pm

    We seem to be drifting inexorably toward escalating our fight with the Islamic State, which is also known by the acronym ISIS, as the Obama administration mulls whether to extend its "limited" bombing campaign into Syria.

    Part of the...

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...

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...

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