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  • Change across the universe [Commentary]

    Change across the universe [Commentary]
    It's an odd thing. Sometimes, when I speak before high school or college students, someone in the audience, knowing I began my professional life as a pop music critic, will ask what I think of music today. I always demur that I don't listen to a lot...
  • Obamacare-slavery comparison isn't so ridiculous

     Obamacare-slavery comparison isn't so ridiculous
    In his commentary ("Beneath contempt," Oct. 17), columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. of The Miami Herald is very critical of Dr. Ben Carson's recent comparison of Obamacare to slavery. It is only natural that Mr. Pitts, being of African American ancestry, would...
  • Linked to Dolphins' GM vacancy, sources say Eric DeCosta not expected to leave Ravens

    Linked to Dolphins' GM vacancy, sources say Eric DeCosta not expected to leave Ravens
    Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta was listed Friday among the potential candidates the Miami Dolphins are pursuing for their general manager opening, but DeCosta isn't expected to leave the AFC North franchise, according to sources. The...
  • Ben Carson sinks beneath contempt

    Ben Carson sinks beneath contempt
    In 1865, American slavery ended with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment. Since that time, these things have happened: •In 1871, fire destroyed the city of Chicago. •In 1896, the...
  • Right-wing 'reporter' makes mental health a political issue

    Right-wing 'reporter' makes mental health a political issue
    I cannot write this the way I want. Doing so would invade the privacy of too many people. But I can't be silent, either. Last week, you see, President Barack Obama spoke before a conference of mental health advocates at the White House. It is necessary,...
  • Extremism is the problem, not Muslims

    Extremism is the problem, not Muslims
    "I know this sounds racist, but ..." So goes the subject line on last week's email from Bill, a reader. It seems Bill has an idea. Given that "all of the radical terrorists have been Muslims," he wants the government to mount a program to surveil...
  • The curse of Redskins

    The curse of Redskins
    See if this makes sense to you: For years, I've argued with certain African-American people about their insistence upon using the so-called N-word which, to my ears, is, inalterably, a statement of self-loathing. They say I don't understand. They say...
  • Ignoring the real while fighting the imaginary

    Ignoring the real while fighting the imaginary
    It should've been the shot heard around the world. Chances are, you didn't hear it. An ominous sort of history was made last week near Austin, Texas, but it seems to have largely escaped notice. There was some media coverage, yes, but less than, say,...
  • In Florida, timely injustice

    In Florida, timely injustice
    At great political peril, George Ryan did the right thing. Not to canonize the man. After all, the then-governor of Illinois was later imprisoned on corruption charges. But that doesn't change the fact that, in 2000, stung that 13 inmates had been...
  • What was the IRS thinking?

    What was the IRS thinking?
    Well, this is a fine mess. After years of moaning about various "conspiracies" against them, conservative activists finally have a real (i.e., not manufactured by Fox or inflated by Rush Limbaugh) piece of evidence to take before the court of public...
  • In Texas, black means future danger

    In Texas, black means future danger
    If the state of Texas executes Duane Buck, it'll be because he is black. Well, mainly it will be because in 1995, he shot his ex-girlfriend, Debra Gardner, and her friend, Kenneth Butler, to death at Gardner's Houston home, and also wounded his own...
  • Deny terrorists their power

    Deny terrorists their power
    I have not seen the video. Not saying I won't, but for now, I've chosen not to. To rush online and seek out cellphone footage of two fanatics with machetes who butchered a British soldier in London on Wednesday, to watch them standing there, hands...