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Another View: New SAT don’t care ’bout no fancy words
Sunday Mar 09 2014
WASHINGTON — When the going gets tough, well, why not just make the going easier? This seems to be the conclusion of the College Board, which administers the dreaded SAT co ...
Another View: The hard knocks of pro football are no child’s game
Sunday Feb 02 2014
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s imaginary son is back in town and this time he can’t play football. Dad says so. And Mom probably would, too. On this point, we ...
Another View: Mike Huckabee didn’t realize that word choice matters
Sunday Jan 26 2014
WASHINGTON — We know what Mike Huckabee meant. Sort of. Kind of. But, really? Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate, talk-show host a ...
Another View: Will Republican infighting lead the Democrats to victory?
Sunday Jan 05 2014
WASHINGTON — If you happen to be one of those who enjoy politics as a blood sport, 2014’s midterm election promises to be a carnival of gore. And that’s just in ...
Another View: The pope and the president
Sunday Dec 08 2013
WASHINGTON — We have reached a new level of political absurdity when the right is mad at the pope and the left wants to anoint his head with oil. Everyone seems to have his ...
Another View: Affordable Care Act: Is it the promised gift or coal-filled stocking
Sunday Nov 17 2013
WASHINGTON — Let’s recap: If you like your insurance policy, you can keep it. No, wait. If you liked your policy, it was probably worthless anyway. Scratch that. If you ...
Another View: How much is a little bit of war?
Sunday Sep 08 2013
WASHINGTON — Waging a little bit of war is like being a little bit pregnant. History and human experience tell us that neither is possible, yet we seem bent on believing it ...
Another View: Prude or prudent?
Sunday May 05 2013
WASHINGTON — They lost me at the word “women.” As so often happens with contemporary debate, arguments being proffered in support of allowing teenagers as young ...
Another view: Boston bombings: Never let us become accustomed to terror
Thursday Apr 18 2013
WASHINGTON — You know the feeling. You wake up filled with dread but, still groggy, you can’t put your finger on the reason. Possibilities flitter across the landscap ...
Another View: Tighter gun control laws don’t address mental illness
Thursday Apr 11 2013
WASHINGTON — The biggest obstacle to the Obama administration’s push for tighter gun control may be its own best argument: Newtown. This is because nothing proposed i ...
Another view: A monument to reconciliation
Thursday Apr 04 2013
CAMDEN, S.C. — It isn’t often that one gets to hear both the strains of “Dixie” and an African drum concert in the same public square. Nor, usually, are sta ...
Another View: The fat lady’s aria
Wednesday Nov 07 2012
WASHINGTON — Four-year-old Abigael Evans spoke for millions when she sobbed, “I’m tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney.” Her mother, who posted a video on ...
Sorry, dealer’s all out of race cards
Wednesday Oct 31 2012
WASHINGTON — Predictable as rain, the race card has surfaced just in time to stir up electoral passions, justify outcomes and explain away inconvenient truths. Just days fr ...
Stance anti-First Amendment
Monday Feb 13 2012
In 1934, Cordell Hull, Franklin Roosevelt’s secretary of state, informed Germany’s minister of foreign affairs that “it is well known that the free exercise of religion is no ...
President needs good hair
Thursday Dec 01 2011
In Charles Wallen’s letter of Nov. 18, he seems to infer that a high IQ is a prerequisite for the presidency. If you go back just a short time we find that President (Jimmy) Car ...
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