At this point, we all know the true meaning of Christmas. That kid from "Peanuts" -- the one with the blanket -- gives us a lecture every year when we watch "A Charlie Brown Christmas."
During my decades of journalism I have been alternatively amused and appalled by the sarcastic newsroom slogan: "A story too good to check out."
Big city mayors have to stay as neutral as possible when asked about disputes between their citizens and the police.
As the tragic chokehold case of Eric Garner illustrates, police body cameras are not the solution to all police brutality complaints.
When asked about recent allegations against Bill Cosby, Chris Rock fell into what is for him an unusual position. "I don't know what to say," he told New York magazine.
When my fellow critics of Ferguson, Missouri police are reduced to arguing not whether but how hard Michael Brown hit police officer Darren Wilson, I think it is time to rethink what this scandal is all about or, more pointedly, what it should be ...