| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:06 AM
I hear America fuming, again, over a court verdict.
It happened with O.J. Simpson and Casey Anthony and now once more with George Zimmerman. Just how wise is it to read to so much societal importance into a single court verdict? The country does...
| Jul 17, 2013
As the father of a son who is close to the same age, size and build as Trayvon Martin, I sympathize with his parents.
All the Martins asked, in the early days of what quickly became Zimmermania, was for George Zimmerman to be arrested so that the...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in Boston, where British Prime Minister David Cameron and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick visit the makeshift memorial to the Boston Marathon bombing victims in Copley Square in Boston....
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:33 PM
How many laws has California passed, how many verdicts have its juries reached, how many social movements has it launched that other people in other states consider unjust or vile and would like to punish with a boycott?
That’s one of the...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on Saturday called for a national boycott of Florida to protest the state’s “stand your ground” law in the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of African American...
| Jul 21, 2013
I am proud to live in a country that has made as much racial progress as this one has in the past half-century. We still can do more.
I was pleased when I became a father to be able to prune the list of certain taboo places —swimming pools,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 1:35 PM
“I see gas prices are creeping back up. But just wait until next January, if Obamacare takes effect, because then everything’s going to be a lot worse.”
“The city engineer that want us to pay a rain tax, really?...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Hard-nosed Montana fisherman Andy Hill, who recently founded a nonprofit organization to teach disabled people how to make lures and cast lines, suddenly finds himself in a wheelchair -- at least for the time being.
For 21 years, Hill, a social worker,...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Bell residents and other trial watchers may have thought the corruption case against six former city officials was a slam dunk, but for jurors weighing their fate, the case has turned out to be far less clear-cut....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Apparently, things are worse than we thought: We have run out of rock ’n’ roll musicians.
How else to explain the latest cover of Rolling Stone, which features not the Rolling Stones -- or even Captain Hook -- but accused Boston Marathon...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Coach Urban Meyer was asked by a reporter the other day about former University of Florida player Aaron Hernandez being arrested and charged with murder.
Meyer, the coach at Ohio State, offered a six-word response:
"I'm not gonna talk about that."...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 2:55 PM
If George Zimmerman had uttered what Paula Deen 'fessed up to saying, the verdict in his trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin would be a foregone conclusion.
He'd be guilty as sin.
"Nigger" is that powerful.
"Nigger" is the word that has left...