Charles Blow

09/25/2014 - 10:56am

    The sordid Ray Rice scandal has opened a much-needed dialogue about domestic violence.

    In February, Rice and Janay Palmer, then his fiancée and now his wife, had an altercation at an Atlantic City casino that left Palmer unconscious. A...

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...

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...

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