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.


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:


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...

02/27/2014 - 1:50am

       Ted Nugent, aka the Motor City Madman, an ex-rocker who's off his rocker, is at it again.

       Last month Nugent said:

       "I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if...

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