Americans need to get out more. That's good for vigorous arguments, but it works against our ability to reach much agreement.
It's not hard to figure out why the Rev. Al Sharpton, of all people, receives a strange new respect in President Obama's White House.
Journalists in Ferguson, Missouri don't face as many risks as our colleagues in Syria, but that's not much to brag about.
Televised scenes of fires and looters ravaging storefront buildings in Ferguson, Missouri brought flashbacks in my memory to other urban riots a half-century ago -- and to lessons that Ferguson officials failed to learn.
Some of President Barack Obama's supporters sound notably disappointed by his third speech on the Ferguson, Missouri, crisis. Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic: "Feel like he is utterly exhausted.
Riots in Ferguson, Missouri, draw President Obama into a familiar, although unwritten part of his job description: a blend of national healer and scold-in-chief. It's always risky for a president to get involved in local disputes.