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August, often viewed as the end of things — summer, vacation, camp and children underfoot — marks for Washingtonians the arrival of peace. The usual, rapid chatter becomes a low, slow hum.
A tipping point may have already been reached as people recoil from that which cannot be denied. Where once many could avert our eyes from the details of abortion, the details are now all we see and, thanks to ...
The "worse" he gets, it seems, the better we like it. Watching Trump is so deliciously awful, we don't hang on every word. We hang on the edge of our seats waiting for the next word. Whatever will this man say ...
Reconciliation is the word of the day, but how, practically speaking, does one get there? From leaders in Washington, we often hear of the need for a "national conversation about race." Again, how? And what doe...
Unspeakable, unimaginable, incomprehensible and unthinkable are the words we've heard and used to describe the horrific murders of nine African-Americans as they prayed in a Charleston, South Carolina, church.
Comments about recent events in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray provide a glimpse at perhaps one of our greatest challenges — perception. In this case, as in too many others involving polic...
That's a lot of turf to cover in a column, but the unifying theme is that we are slowly becoming a nation that pays greater heed to sensitivity than truth and that prefers the comfort of committee-crafted thoug...
There's nothing free about paid-for elections — unless everybody knows where the money came from. In post-reform America, too many are still giving large donations — but in the shadows.
Hillary Clinton's video to announce her candidacy borders on many themes, but she fails to adequately address what she is going to do for America, especially considering her amount of excessive baggage that her...
Excited protests against Indiana's recently passed religious freedom law have highlighted both America's growing support for same-sex marriage and our apparent incapacity to entertain more than one idea at a ti...