Richard Cohen / Politics

Japan Looks Back

Japan is working hard at forgetting. Its prime minister, Shinzo Abe, suggests in code-talk that Japan was the victim of World War II -- no war criminals at all, thank you -- and its influential conservative press, with a wink from the government, ...

The Wrong Route to Reform

Last month, the police commissioner of New York, Bill Bratton, was quizzed at a conference by Jeffrey Toobin, a writer for the New Yorker. Bratton had been the police chief in Boston and Los Angeles, as well as New York's once before, and he is a ...