The juxtaposition of the Justice Department's damning Ferguson report and President Obama's fine speech to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday was coincidental. But the founders of the civil rights movement would certainly have found it providential, so I'll go with that.
It's always nice to know, as I sit here writing, that somebody out there might be listening. This week, I know for sure.
I know a woman. Works like a dog. She's a loving mother, raising a lovable boy. She's also a good businesswoman, running a successful salon.
"At least nobody died," we often hear in politics to explain away some regrettable act.
Every once in a while the universe arranges itself to make you look smarter than you are. Lucky me, I am having such a moment now.
America, we have a problem.
Eric Holder's Justice Department has completed its investigation into whether Ferguson cop Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown in cold blood for racist reasons when he shot the black teenager last August.
First, they sang "God Will Take Care of You."
Net neutrality won the day in Washington, and that wasn't supposed to happen.
Denizens of social media were rankled during the Academy Awards telecast when actor Sean Penn made a crack about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and green cards.
There are sounds it feels like you've known forever, sounds that have been in your ear so long, it's hard to believe they were ever new.
It happened just as Jeb Bush was about to explain why he thinks conservatives need to stop being perceived as "anti-everything": Attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference let it be known that, as part of their anti-everythingness, they are also anti-Bush.
If the sadists of ISIS are seeking -- with their mass executions, child rapes, immolations, and beheadings of Christians -- to stampede us into a new war in the Middle East, they are succeeding. Repeatedly snapping the blood-red cape of terrorist atrocities in our faces has the Yankee bull snorting, pawing the ground, ready to charge again.
Here we are, six years later, six years of mom jeans and golf dates and taking the girls for ice cream. And yet, some of us are still hung up on the perceived "otherness," the "not like us"-ness, of Barack Obama.
The people of Denton, Texas, recently voted to ban fracking within the city limits.
Republicans seem ceaselessly enamored of litmus tests, but the newest one -- Do you believe President Obama loves America? -- makes birthers seem witty.
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