Susan Estrich / Politics

Diane Steps Down, Remains Class Act

There were no ruffles or flourishes. Diane Sawyer stepped down as the anchor of "ABC World News" and the "face" of the network (her job to be effectively split between George Stephanopoulos and David Muir) with characteristic dignity, grace and ...

The Lesson for Liberals

There's a painful lesson to be learned for liberals, especially liberal Jews, from the hopefully concluded war in Gaza.

Most of my liberal friends desperately want to believe that the fact that Israel is subject to more criticism than almost ...

What Went Wrong in Ferguson

The short answer is: everything.

I'm not talking about the killing of Michael Brown. A tragedy, whatever the facts. But what the facts are is something we don't yet know. There are two conflicting stories: one of an unarmed teenager shot six ...

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...