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Community colleges worthy

June 5, 2015 Earlier this year, President Barack Obama introduced a plan “to make community college as free and universal as high school. more »»

Jenner making mockery of transgenderism

June 5, 2015 WASHINGTON — It wasn’t quite “Call me Ishmael,” but “Call me Caitlyn” made a whale of a splash. more »»

Leadership failing Baltimore

June 5, 2015 Baltimore is now paying the price for irresponsible words and actions, not only by young thugs in the streets, but also by its mayor and the state prosecutor, both of whom threw the police to the... more »»

Pride lacking in city residents

June 3, 2015 By William Polito The city needs to mount a community-wide campaign on personal and civic pride. A ride throughout the city is not for those of faint heart. more »»

ISIS united, but US is divided

June 2, 2015 U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter unleashed a firestorm when he harshly criticized Iraqi forces for abandoning the Iraqi city of Ramadi to ISI. more »»

Taking break from campus muzzling

June 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — Commencement season brings a respite from the sinister childishness rampant on campuses. more »»

A vote for same-day registration

June 1, 2015 Here’s a simple question: Did you vote in the primary on May 19? If you did, I commend you for exercising your basic right to elect our leaders and make your voice heard. more »»

Accomplishment void hurts Hillary

May 27, 2015 There are plenty of reasons to believe 2016 will be a very ugly election year. Here’s one more. Bloomberg Politics convened a focus group of Iowa Democrats. Nearly all loved Hillary. more »»

A lesson in doing right thing

May 27, 2015 Some of us need laws to keep our behavior in check. Others just know the right thing to do. I do an awful lot of writing about the laws of this land and people who break them. more »»

Let our patriotism shine

May 25, 2015 What’s our national debt? The financial one that comes to mind is subservient to a second and deeper national debt. I see a soldier wading ashore at Normandy on June 6, 1944. more »»

Don’t overdo graduation speech

May 24, 2015 It’s graduation time once again. And by some unwritten but strictly enforced law of nature, every graduation must have a speaker. more »»

Who is a journalist these days? Too many

May 24, 2015 My first job in journalism was as a copyboy at the NBC News Bureau in Washington, D.C. more »»

Will anyone ever defend the banks?

May 22, 2015 One of the interesting nuggets coming out of the conservative sweep in the British elections was the failure of bank-bashing by the Labour Party. more »»

Politicians are blacks’ real enemies

May 22, 2015 Hustlers and people with little understanding want us to believe that today’s black problems are the continuing result of a legacy of slavery, poverty and racial discriminatio. more »»

Vote on medical marijuana overdue

May 21, 2015 Republican majorities in both houses of the state Legislature famously resist any federal rules that contradict their priorities — from air and water pollution regulations to Medicaid expansion. more »»

Examining the fantasy of rail travel

May 21, 2015 The Amtrak crash outside of Philadelphia was an invitation for practically every politician in the Northeast and every transit expert in America to complain about lack of funding for the county’s... more »»

Jeb Bush’s unfortunate honesty

May 21, 2015 WASHINGTON — You know we’re off to the races when the first slip of the tongue by the presumed Republican presidential front-runner consumes the news for days and launches the primary race in earnest. more »»

Members of ‘fear caucus’ are wrong

May 19, 2015 The headline over the Wall Street Journal editorial reads: “No-Growth Republicanism.” The subhead explains: “The GOP’s anti-immigration wing is anti-trade too. more »»

Risks are inherent in childhood

May 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — Controversies about “free-range parenting” illuminate today’s scarred cultural landscape. Neighbors summon police in response to parenting choices the neighbors disapprove. more »»

Caution guides joint chiefs chairman

May 17, 2015 WASHINGTON — Last winter, the National Geographic aired an important piece of 20th-century Americana on its television channel. It was called simply “American War Generals. more »»

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