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  • In wake of scandal, Christie blames all but himself

    What kind of politician is Chris Christie? If you buy Christie's explanation at a press conference Wednesday, the New Jersey governor is a victim. He is the victim of a scheming, lying aide and a scheming, lying old high school friend he appointed to the...
  • GOP's slavery fetish obscures reality of abortion dilemma

    The Republican Party ought to distribute a list of rhetorical no-no's that office holders and candidates should avoid at all costs. Topping the list should be the slavery analogy. In recent months, Republicans have compared food stamps, Obamacare, gun...
  • Title IX could be key in reducing campus rapes

    Can a modern era president, a father of two daughters, cut the horrifying statistic that one in five women is sexually assaulted during her college years? Can he change the fact that only about 12 percent of attacks are even reported? Call me...
  • Time to end the needless social harm our justice system inflicts

    America is facing up to one of its greatest failures: our grossly unfair criminal justice system. In and out of the public eye, corrections officials, legislatures and law enforcement authorities have been inching toward reforming it. Attorney General...
  • A good woman with empathy prevents a massacre

    Welcome back to school, America! Summer was but a brief break from the kind of news story that has become all too normal. An elementary school in Georgia, Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy, was the latest to be visited by a mentally ill man...
  • The myth of murderous Chicago: Neat, simple and wrong

    A neatly typed letter arrived at the office the other day. It included a check made out to the National Rifle Association, on my behalf. The reader, disgruntled by my call for reasonable gun control laws, thought it pertinent to take another lick at...
  • Prison suicide a disturbing trend, regardless of what you think about Ariel Castro

    "Good, strong shoe laces should be available day or night to all inmates who want them." "I personally do NOT see a problem here...saves us all money and prison space...go for it, losers!!!" The vitriol of social media never fails. News that Cleveland...
  • What gun control advocates should and shouldn't learn from a recall defeat

    In Colorado, the gun lobby has taken its revenge. The NRA and other pressure groups financed and helped organize the first recall campaigns allowed under Colorado law to take out two key Democratic state senators, John Morse -- the upper chamber's...
  • A year after Sandy Hook, we're still in denial

    America will soon nod respectfully to the first anniversary of the 26 murders that "shocked the nation" last year, sparking fervent cries for action. Newtown, those directly affected by the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012,...
  • How not to think about the pension crisis

    The latest news out of Detroit isn't good. To get its fresh start, this once great but now bankrupt city is going to stick it to municipal employees and retirees. City retirees there haven't enjoyed exactly lavish pensions, but what they had was...
  • Recruiting excellent teachers requires more than same old soft-soap

    Arne Duncan wants you! Picture that slogan on a poster. The secretary of education pointing outward like Uncle Sam, summoning the nation's top-achieving college students to enter America's classrooms as teachers. Not very convincing, eh? OK, the...
  • In Sochi Olympic Games, shades of 1936

    So who will be the Jesse Owens of the Sochi Winter Olympics? Who will be the brave athlete who shines in rebuttal to Russia's crackdown on anything determined to be "gay propaganda." Welcome to the new Cold War. For Owens, the nemesis was Hitler's...