Those who object to President Barack Obama's recent prisoner exchange raise a bracing question: How many Taliban terrorists is one freed U.S. soldier worth?
Who deserves more attention in news coverage of mass killings: the victims or the killers?
Caution: The following tribute to the late great author-poet Maya Angelou may be hazardous to some of my touchier readers.
"Have you heard of Irish amnesia?," a jolly Irish-American friend once joked. Indeed, I responded, a lot of us black folks can identify with that: We forget everything but our "40 acres and a mule."
Of all the scandals and pseudo-scandals of which President Barack Obama has been accused, the Department of Veterans Affairs debacle is the most damaging for at least three reasons: One, health care -- including VA health care -- was the signature...