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07/03/2015 - 2:42pm

    In three majority opinions spanning 12 years, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy gave dignity to the lives of lesbians and gay men. His rulings respected their struggle for full inclusion in the American Dream and opened its doors to them. And with each successive decision, Kennedy presented the...

06/25/2015 - 9:17am

    We Americans are exceptionally good at evasion when we want to be. Our skills in this sphere are particularly impressive on the matter of race and the subject of guns. Nonsense, you say. Have we not been talking about race and racism for our entire history...

06/19/2015 - 12:06pm

    It has come to this: The chairman of the Federal Election Commission and a fellow Democratic commissioner have filed a petition asking their own agency to do its job.

    Don't hold your breath...

06/19/2015 - 10:46am

    All presidential candidates tout their works, and few works are more revealing than the condition of the states that this election's crop of Republican hopefuls serve, or recently served, as governors. Of these GOP govs and ex-govs, surely no one...

06/10/2015 - 2:28am

    Have no fear, fellow travelers. You're safe from my kids' tubes of Go-Gurt.

    But guns? Fake bombs? Flattened plastic explosives?

    Welcome aboard!

    An inspector general's report on the...

06/10/2015 - 2:23am

    In olden days, the way you kept good workers was to pay them more. That's no longer the case in many jobs. Companies have been using "noncompete" agreements to stop these workers from seeking better compensation at rival companies....

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