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A Local Racial Clash, a National Tragedy

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 ...

Obama vs. Ferguson's Empathy Deficit

After a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Michael Brown, President Barack Obama stepped up to perform his unofficial yet widely presumed role: racial explainer-in-chief.

'Emperor' Obama's Immigration Frustration

Republican fury over President Barack Obama's drastic executive action on immigration distracts from the most obvious solution: the sensible compromise that senators from both parties passed more than 500 days ago, only to have it bottled up by Sp...

Obama's New Attitude: Don't Back Down

With only two years left in his final term -- and after a stinging rebuke to his party in the midterm elections, the president is showing a new attitude: No more Mr. Nice Guy. First he threw down a challenge on the immigration issue.

Dems Need More Diversity, Too

Here we go again. After their recent thrashing in midterm congressional elections, the Democratic National Committee is launching a "top-to-bottom review," DNC chair and Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced.