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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...
  • 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...
  • Separating an admirable confession from a terrible crime

    Matthew Cordle does not want your admiration. He knows some people are finding inspiration in his courage. We are told this upsets him. He thinks they're missing the point. The point is, he killed someone. Vincent Canzani was a 61-year-old...
  • On gay rights, tolerant Christians need to come out of the closet

    On gay rights, tolerant Christians need to come out of the closet
    "I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." — attributed to Mohandas Gandhi As Dan Savage tells it, it began years ago when he'd go on CNN or MSNBC to discuss LGBT issues opposite the likes of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Add Malala Yousafzai to list of those who fought for truth

    Add Malala Yousafzai to list of those who fought for truth
    "Truth crushed to earth will rise again." -- Martin Luther King Jr. (quoting William Cullen Bryant) Sometimes, oceans are not enough. Usually, the fact that we are barricaded on both sides by great bodies of water gives us in this country a certain...
  • Conservatives long for the sad days of yesteryear

    Conservatives long for the sad days of yesteryear
    Well, I sure got that one wrong. Four years ago, on the eve of the last presidential election, I wrote in this space of how the country has spent much of the last three decades "re-litigating" the 1960s, arguing over the changes wrought in that decade....
  • Baby gets cruel lesson in life early

    Baby gets cruel lesson in life early
    "The first kick I took was when I hit the ground." -- Bruce Springsteen, "Born in the USA." So now, Jonah has received a lesson in How Things Are. He is 19 months old. Sitting on his mother's lap on a recent Delta Airlines flight on approach to...
  • War on 21st-century Jim Crow

    War on 21st-century Jim Crow
    Kemba Smith Pradia went to Tallahassee, Fla., last week to demand the right to vote. Back in the '90s, when she was just Kemba Smith, she became a poster child for the excesses and inanities of the so-called War on Drugs. Ms. Pradia, then a college...
  • 'Accidental Racist,' willful ignorance

    'Accidental Racist,' willful ignorance
    There are many things to say about Brad Paisley's new song. The country music giant is under fire for "Accidental Racist," about a Starbucks employee who objects to Mr. Paisley's Confederate battle flag shirt. The song, Mr. Paisley's attempt to...
  • 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,...