National

02/22/2017 - 8:00pm

    We buried one of my heroes on Friday. She was my mother-in-law.

    In the case of Helen Boyle, hero might be a form of understatement. Rather than begin with gushing words and bloated adjectives, permit me to recite just a few facts about her 85 years on this earth.

...
02/13/2017 - 8:00am

    At a Black History Month event recently, President Trump seemed to suggest that Frederick Douglass is still alive: He's "done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more," Trump said. If he was referring to our awareness of Douglass's important historical legacy, then the...

02/12/2017 - 4:00pm

    For Iranian Americans, estimated at somewhere near a million strong, President Trump's order banning the entry of people from Iran and six other countries has a doomsday feel -- one that is uncomfortably familiar. Since the Iran hostage crisis in 1979, through the "axis of evil" in 2002,...

02/08/2017 - 7:00pm

    Once merely embarrassing and ridiculous, the annual White House correspondents' dinner is poised to tip over into journalistic self-abasement.

    It's time to stick a silver-plated fork in it.

  ...

02/08/2017 - 6:00pm

    Has anything like this ever occurred with a newly elected president? Less than two weeks after Donald Trump's inauguration, the Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, "the first protestant denomination formed on American soil," has called upon its more than 1 million...

02/08/2017 - 2:00pm

    Do humans act largely rationally, or can stories and rumors throw an entire economy off course? Lately, economists are increasingly recognizing that narratives matter.

    In the early 1920s, the U.S. suffered a brutally sharp economic contraction, in...

Syndicate content