Susan Estrich / Politics

Don't Do Stupid Stuff

If you are the last person in America wondering whether Hillary Clinton is running for president, her recent interview with The Atlantic should vanquish any doubts. In that interview, the former secretary of state, who during her tenure was ...

Mental Illness

When the news rippled out on Monday that Robin Williams had committed suicide, even I thought -- for a moment -- "but he had everything." As if suicide is a "choice."

I say "even I" because I know better. My mother was seriously depressed for ...

"Limited, Specific and Achievable"

That is how one unnamed official described the military option in Iraq, last Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

Of course, the war in Iraq is supposed to be over. It was called "Operation Iraqi Freedom" until its name was changed in 2010 to "Operation New...

What Bill Clinton Might Have Said ...

"I'm just saying, you know, if I were Osama Bin Laden -- he's a very smart guy, I've spent a lot of time thinking about him -- and I nearly got him once. I nearly got him. And I could have killed him, but I would have to destroy a little town ...

Close to Home

On Thursday night, July 24, Xinran Ji was walking home from his study group meeting, four blocks from USC, where he was a graduate student in engineering. According to police, four teenagers, three boys and a girl, beat 24-year-old Ji with a ...

The American Way of Death

I will readily admit that I have been all over the map when it comes to the death penalty.

As a young lawyer and law professor, I was opposed to it. Actually, it was easy to be against it. The evidence that it was being administered arbitrarily...