06/28/2016 - 5:00pm

    Let’s criticize cruise ships.

    I know, I know. Things are bad enough without going negative about your summer vacation. But we’ve got some problems here. Plus, I promise there will be a penguin.


06/22/2016 - 5:00pm

    Along came the alligator.

    A horrifying story at the end of a horrifying stretch, a heartbreaking coda befitting a nation on perpetual edge.

    That the...

06/22/2016 - 4:00pm

    A political crisis is usually preceded by an intellectual and moral crisis. Dominant ideas that once seemed to hang together lose their hold when they are exposed as contradictory and incoherent.


06/22/2016 - 3:00pm

    One day in the late 1950s on a golf course with actor-comedian Jack Benny, song-and-dance man Sammy Davis Jr. was asked what was his handicap. "Talk about handicap," said Davis, according to various sources. "I'm a one-eyed Negro Jew."...

06/21/2016 - 7:00pm

    It’s natural to wonder how our next president would respond, on a human level, to a disaster like Orlando. The candidates have been pretty clear on policy, but how would he/she relate to a community, and country, in pain?

06/21/2016 - 6:00pm

    Video-sharing services were handed an important victory Thursday by an appeals court, which held that they can't be held liable when users post videos with songs copyrighted before 1972. The decision, a model of judicial common sense, closed a loophole in the...

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