The following editorial appeared in The Miami Herald on Sunday, Dec. 8:
The following editorial appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Tuesday, Dec. 10:
Nelson Mandela is being remembered as a towering giant, the sort of hero of whom President Barack Obama said, "few of us will share space with on this Earth again." It is hard to say enough about the courage, wisdom, sacrifice and persistence the former freedom fighter and later South Africa's president showed in paving the way for an end to apartheid and the birth of a new nation. Equally remarkable was his leadership in forgiving and reaching out to former adversaries without bitterness.
Gov. Rick Scott's latest purge of Florida's voter rolls is lurching forward, despite the skepticism and outright opposition of many county elections supervisors.
A Silicon Valley startup, 23andMe, has turned a largely academic debate on the privacy of biological data into a public row.
The notion that the world is a safer place now that the United States and other powers have made a deal with Iran over its nuclear weapons program does not find a lot of believers in Israel, whose people live less than a thousand miles away from the Iranian capital and much closer than that from Tehran's most militant friends.
Every once in a very great while, we get these people who rise above the confines of self. Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday at the age of 95, was one of those. He navigated his life by the polestar not of self, but of freedom and in so doing, became the founding father of a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all people are created equal,
You want to know the worst part?
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.
The following editorial appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Friday, Dec. 6:
The following editorial appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Wednesday, Dec. 4:
The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Wednesday, Dec. 4:
The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Wednesday, Dec. 4:
The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Tuesday, Dec. 3:
A couple of weeks ago, accosted on the street by paparazzi, MSNBC talk-show host Alec Baldwin spontaneously uncorked a homophobic slur. The result: The network kicked him off the air, for good.
"Corporations are people, my friend," presidential candidate Mitt Romney famously declared during an Iowa State Fair visit in 2011 after a heckler challenged him to support raising corporate taxes. "Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to people."
The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Monday, Dec. 2:
Years ago, I wrote a column that asked whether the term "Christian conservative" was an oxymoron. At that time, I'd seen little evidence of the compassionate conservatism that George W. Bush had called for, and it seems we've gone downhill since.
The family that runs the 578-store, Oklahoma City-based chain of Hobby Lobby stores has made a powerful argument against the Affordable Care Act's requirement that its employee health insurance include all forms of FDA-approved contraceptive care.
Technology and revolutionary changes in energy, banking and manufacturing will force a sunset on Western dominance.
Following the Geneva agreement between the six world powers and Iran, the Israelis were caught in the dilemma of whom they should believe: their prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who had said that this was a bad deal, a historical blunder and that the Iranians got everything they wanted and gave nothing back; or President Obama, who had praised the agreement because, in his words, "for the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program, and key parts of the program will be rolled back."
The following editorial appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Friday, Nov. 29:
The N-word again. Of course.
America will soon nod respectfully to the first anniversary of the 26 murders that "shocked the nation" last year, sparking fervent cries for action.
Last week I made one of my sons return a delightful but ridiculously expensive birthday present he got me. Not because the gift and the thought behind it weren't welcome, but because he just joined the working world, New York is an expensive city to live in, and he's got school loans. Our family will be better off once that debt is repaid.