Dear white people:
As you no doubt know, the water crisis in Flint, Mich., returned to the headlines last week with news that the state attorney general is charging three government officials for their alleged roles in the debacle. It makes this a convenient moment to deal with something that has irked me about the way this disaster is framed.
It was 15 minutes after midnight when the bombs began to fall.
A portrait of Mississippi.
About 20 years ago, when the syndicate that represents this column was preparing to pitch it to newspaper editors, I was called in for a meeting with the sales staff and somebody asked me this question:
"Are you liberal or are you conservative?"
An open letter to American Muslims:
A few words about the pious insincerity of Mitch McConnell.
We should probably start thinking about what we're going to do after Trump.
This is how John Ward described killing his first wife.
"If he was for it, we had to be against it."
Today's column is for the benefit of one Dr. Benjamin Solomon Carson.
A few words about Donald Trump's faith.
First he killed him. Now he's suing him.
Last week, a group of church friends held a town hall meeting in Brunswick, Ga. Their purpose is embodied in their name: Justice For Caroline Small.
Chances are, you've never heard of her.
"A lie can get halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes."
That nugget of wisdom dates from the 1800s, i.e., decades before anyone ever heard of the Internet -- much less Fox "News."
The police report paints a confusing and chaotic picture.
It was in April of 2014 that the water turned bad.
As a general rule, I loathe both Holocaust and slavery comparisons.
He brought his rifle up at the sound of footsteps crunching the Oregon snow. "Who goes there? Stop and be recognized."
A weary voice answered out of the darkness. "It's me, Sam. It's Bud."
In the new movie "Creed," Rocky Balboa once again mounts the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
In the original "Rocky," the climb up those stairs was the climax of a training montage that has since become iconic. With the gladiatorial horns and sweeping strings of Bill Conti's soundtrack pumping full out behind him, Rocky takes those stairs at a celebratory run, dancing and shadowboxing when he reaches the top.
Our question of the day: Who -- or what -- should take the blame?
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