Government

08/27/2015 - 9:54pm

    Viewed through the lens of America's civil rights history, Donald Trump's new call to repeal birthright citizenship chimes with an ominous ring.

    Spoiler alert: It sounds like racism.

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08/27/2015 - 9:32pm

    Jeb Bush has a legacy problem. Its name is George. Two presidents named George Bush, to be exact. The problem is that Jeb focuses attention on the wrong relative, his brother, President George W. Why not his father, President George H.W.? Isn't he the...

08/27/2015 - 9:32pm

    When I served on a large urban school board we had all manner of complaints about "all those do nothing high paid folk downtown." Of course, they were referring to the central office support staff that provided the classroom teachers with the...

08/27/2015 - 8:47pm

    Many find politics frustrating because problems that seemed to be solved in one generation crop up again years or decades later.  The good thing about democracy is that there are no permanent defeats. The hard part is that some victories have to be won...

08/27/2015 - 8:43pm

    Donald Trump's immigration proposal rests on three assumptions: that immigration hurts American workers; that illegal immigration, in particular, is linked to violent crime; and that illegal immigrants drain government resources. Each of these beliefs...

08/27/2015 - 8:41pm

    Same as it ever was. Once again, according to pundits on the influential Washington, D.C. cocktail-party circuit, Hillary Clinton is in deep trouble. The National Bitch Hunt is definitely on.

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