This is not about the police. At least, not solely. Granted, the police are the reason we are heartbroken today, the reason cable news networks are assembling panels to talk about black and blue, the fraught intersection between African Americans and the law.
By now most Americans know the name of Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown -- and quite a few wouldn't mind seeing him play a larger national role.
The gunning down of five cops in Dallas was terrorism, pure and simple. The lunatic who did it framed his rampage as retaliation for police shootings of African-Americans. But these were not two sides of the same coin. They were different coins altogether.
Does Hillary Clinton possess the integrity and honesty to be president of the United States? Or are those quaint and irrelevant considerations in electing a head of state in 21st-century America?
Mississippi Power Co.'s "clean coal" boondoggle is an ongoing disaster: humongous cost overruns, grossly missed timetables, construction blunders and, now, the possibility of criminal charges for misleading investors about the still unfinished experiment in Kemper County.
"What sort of people are we, we Americans? ... Today, we are the most frightening people on this planet." -- Historian Arthur Schlesinger
Horror. Shock. Disbelief. Numbness. Grief. Anger. And terrible sadness.
"Nativism ... xenophobia or worse" is behind the triumph of Brexit and the support for Donald Trump, railed President Barack Obama in Ottawa.
Did Bill Clinton unconsciously trip his wife on the road to the White House? But of course Bill Clinton wants his wife to become president of the United States and make history as the nation's first female commander in chief.
A Wellesley College English professor, Katharine Lee Bates, made a journey by train to Colorado Springs in 1893 and was so inspired by the sights that she wrote a poem.
In Tuesday's indictment of free trade as virtual economic treason, The Donald has really set the cat down among the pigeons.
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