Charles Blow

09/11/2014 - 2:02pm

    We seem to be drifting inexorably toward escalating our fight with the Islamic State, which is also known by the acronym ISIS, as the Obama administration mulls whether to extend its "limited" bombing campaign into Syria.

    Part of the...

07/31/2014 - 8:37pm

    Rather than getting on with the country's business and focusing solely on can't-wait issues before they jet out of town this weekend - like the unfinished bill to fix veterans' health care and the stalled bill to deal with the humanitarian crisis of Central American children arriving at the border -...

07/18/2014 - 1:14pm

    In trying to lay the blame for the border crisis on the White House's doorstep, House Speaker John Boehner exploded at a news conference on Thursday, saying of the president:

    "He's been president for 5 1/2 years! When is he going to take responsibility...

06/26/2014 - 4:45pm

    Americans' confidence in American leadership is flagging to such a degree that it poses a critical threat to our democracy, particularly as moneyed interests seek to manipulate the malaise and stir policy and politician away from principle and toward profit.


06/19/2014 - 1:07am

    For an increasing number of Americans, the tenor of politics has reached a near-religious pitch, in which people on opposing ends of the ideological scale take on theological properties: good or evil, angels or demons, here to either save our way of life or destroy it.


06/12/2014 - 3:16am

    I am both shocked and fascinated by Americans' religious literalism.

    One Gallup report issued last week found that 42 percent of Americans believe "God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago."


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