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07/30/2016 - 5:00am

    There is shade. And then, there are intricately constructed avenues of shade so dense that entire shadow-loving plants germinate, sprout and flourish at triple speed.

    The latter is what Michelle Obama cast in the direction of Donald Trump on Monday night at...

07/29/2016 - 1:00pm

    Last year there were 352 murders in New York City. This was a bit higher than the number in 2014, but far below the 2,245 murders that took place in 1990, the city’s worst year. In fact, as measured by the murder rate, New York is now basically as safe as it has...

07/29/2016 - 12:00pm

    It is a sad day for this country when a major political party puts forth as their candidate for the most important job in the world a man such as the Republicans have done this week. Yes, the handwriting has been on the wall for several weeks now. Still to have it...

07/29/2016 - 11:00am

    Has the party of Lincoln just nominated a racist to be president? We shouldn’t toss around such accusations lightly, so I’ve looked back over more than 40 years of Donald Trump’s career to see what the record says.

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07/29/2016 - 10:00am

    Like any masterly comic book villain, Donald Trump is reveling in conjuring a dystopia. And it’s a natural progression, given that he got this far by reveling in conjuring a diss-topia.

    Both of his...

07/29/2016 - 9:00am

    Right after the Sept. 11 attacks, I ran into Hillary Clinton outside an armory in Manhattan that served as a sort of clearing house for tragedy, where people brought pictures of the missing and checked for information. She talked for a long time, very freely, about...

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