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  • Not even the Boston bombing can unite a fractured America

    Not even the Boston bombing can unite a fractured America
    Ordinarily, I'd thank you for writing. But truth is, I am not grateful you wrote; your note last week was one of the more troubling things I have read. I do not blame you for leaving it unsigned. "We stand together," I had written. "We stand defiant....
  • Rand Paul gets schooled at Howard

    Rand Paul gets schooled at Howard
    Rand Paul did just fine at Howard University, thank you very much. Or at least, that's how he remembers it. Mr. Paul, GOP senator from Kentucky, told the Christian Science Monitor on Wednesday that his recent visit to Howard didn't go so bad at all....
  • 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...
  • What they're saying about the Orioles at the All-Star break

    What they're saying about the Orioles at the All-Star break
    Here’s a roundup of what national media outlets are saying about the Orioles at the All-Star break. The Orioles have five players, including three starters, in Tuesday’s midsummer classic.   ** Jon Morosi of FOX Sports writes about the...
  • A nun quietly rebukes 'I built that'

    A nun quietly rebukes 'I built that'
    — Let's talk about the other speech. No, not Bill Clinton's 48-minute stemwinder to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night that was so mesmerizing even Republicans praised it. Instead, let's offer a little nod of affirmation for...
  • A thirst-quenching blow for freedom

    A thirst-quenching blow for freedom
    Perhaps you remember when Dr. Doom conquered the world. Or perhaps you don't. Sadly enough, even in this day and age, not everyone is comic book literate. Suffice it to say, then, that back in the 1980s, Marvel Comics published a graphic novel in...
  • The black and white of political code-speak

    The black and white of political code-speak
    Lord help us, they're talking race again. "They" meaning Republicans and Democrats. Race is a critical, sensitive and sometimes painful issue with relevance to everything from environmental policy to education reform to criminal justice to media to...
  • Progress undone on rape

    Progress undone on rape
    What we have here is a failure to communicate. Or at least, that's Rick Ross' story and he's sticking to it. The Miami rapper has ignited a prairie fire of controversy with a song called "U.O.E.N.O.," its title a phonetic spelling of an ebonic...
  • Wrong about racism

    Wrong about racism
    One day, many years ago, I was working in my college bookstore when this guy walks in wearing a T-shirt. "White Power," it said. I was chatting with a friend, Cathy Duncan, and what happened next was as smooth as if we had rehearsed it. All at once,...
  • Nothing unique in Akin's nonsense

    Nothing unique in Akin's nonsense
    Rep. Todd Akin's fame — more accurately, his infamy — now reaches all the way to the Congo. There, Eve Ensler, the award-winning American author of “The Vagina Monologues” and herself a survivor of rape, wrote an open letter...
  • The war on, for and about women in Charlotte

    The war on, for and about women in Charlotte
    To reach the Convention Center, you must first walk the gauntlet of dead baby parts. It's one of the newer and more gruesome tactics in the fight over reproductive choice, protesters hoisting large color placards depicting aborted fetuses torn in...