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Plato, Aristotle, Trump and Stanley’s Snake Oil

April 29, 2016 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle — not so much. more »»

Virginia governor wrong to give felons right to vote

April 28, 2016 Thanks to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, 200,000 convicted felons in the state of Virginia may now register to vote. more »»

Felon voting decision: right move, wrong reason

April 28, 2016 The Republicans are probably right. Last week, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, issued an executive order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 ex-offenders. more »»

Both parties should end playing identity politics

April 27, 2016 Both parties sort voters by color and gender. Though there’s nothing new about promoting solidarity on the basis of genetics, it can get old really fast. more »»

Clintons know in the South, black votes matter

April 26, 2016 CHARLESTON, S.C. — African-Americans in the South can’t get a break when it comes to voting, as history can’t den. more »»

GOP split on what to do about Puerto Rico debt

April 26, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Debt-ridden Puerto Rico faces a $422 million bond payment deadline Sunday with no sign Congress will act in time to help. Further complicating lawmakers’ efforts to steer the U.S. more »»

Victim’s dad: Ohio killer able to get by dogs

April 26, 2016 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The father of one of the eight people slain in southern Ohio said that he knew nothing about marijuana-growing operations at three of the four crime scenes and that he found it... more »»

March shows rebound for durable goods

April 26, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in March, boosted by surging demand for defense equipment such as military aircraf. more »»

Trump, Clinton aim for sweeps of NE primaries

April 26, 2016 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Donald Trump is aiming for a sweep of all five Northeastern states holding primaries Tuesday, including Pennsylvania, with his rivals pinning their hopes of stopping the... more »»

The ‘settled’ consensus on climate change

April 25, 2016 WASHINGTON — Authoritarianism, always latent in progressivism, is becoming explicit. more »»

Don’t overlook liberal ‘silent majority’ voters

April 23, 2016 A few days before Bernie Sanders lost badly in the New York primary, 27,000 souls filled Washington Square Park, many wildly cheering him on. more »»

A trans-ient dilemma in North Carolina

April 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — As Archie Bunker might say, the world is going down the terlet. And ho. more »»

Higher education needs a major disruption

April 21, 2016 There’s been much talk on the campaign trail about helping students pay for college and not enough about exactly what they’re buying. more »»

Time for full accounting of Saudis’ role in 9/11

April 20, 2016 The Mafia, in its heyday, ran lucrative protection rackets. Pay them and your business would be kept safe from “unforeseen” threats. more »»

Making the transition as a child reaches adulthood

April 20, 2016 Many of us have learned or are going to learn the parenting stage does not end when a child reaches the age of 18, but continues for a lifetime. more »»

Study: Fox, CNN spent more time on GOP contest

April 20, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Anyone who used Fox News Channel’s prime-time lineup as their main source of campaign news over the past month may be forgiven for thinking there was only one presidential nomination... more »»

Karma tastes rich in new, humane economy

April 19, 2016 WASHINGTON — As the human circus of presidential politics has plodded along for what seems a decade now, a revolution has been taking place in the ever-more-dignified animal kingdom. more »»

Poll: Just 6 percent say they trust the media

April 19, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans’ skepticism about what they read on social medi. more »»

Histories shouldn’t be kept wrapped in secrecy

April 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — When President Obama departs for Saudi Arabia, an incubator of the 9/11 attacks, he will leave behind a dispute about government secrec. more »»

Congress still wasting tax money

April 16, 2016 As the tax deadline approaches it’s once again time to consider how the federal government wastes our money. more »»



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