In the intensifying debate over the Confederate flag, important clues about the true meaning of this seditious symbol are staring us in the face. Dozens of those clues were posted by an angry, glaring Dylann Storm Roof on the "Last Rhodesian," website, where the confessed Charleston killer pays homage to certain flags -- notably those of ...Read more
Following Hillary Clinton's first major campaign speech last Saturday, the purveyors of conventional wisdom have assured us repeatedly that she is tacking toward the left to deflect her challengers and mollify her party's liberal base. Such assertions usually hint knowingly that Clinton is not a progressive herself, but merely swayed in that ...Read more
Republicans on Capitol Hill keep telling everyone how terribly shocked they are by the tawdry tale of Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the House indicted last week for violations of federal money-laundering statutes in an effort to cover up alleged sexual abuse of a male high-school student many years ago.
Long upheld as a paragon of ...Read more
Whenever a transgression against transparency is charged against the Clintons, whether real, alleged or invented, America's political media rise up in sustained outrage. From the offices of The New York Times Washington bureau to the Manhattan studio of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," journalists bitterly protest Hillary Clinton's erased emails and her ...Read more
A very strange thing has happened to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Suddenly, journalists who never paid the least attention to the foundation's work over the past decade or so -- and seemed content to let the Clintons and their associates try to do some good in the world -- proclaim their concern about the foundation's ...Read more
You can tell things have gotten very bad when the issue of economic inequality -- a serious national problem mostly ignored for more than three decades -- is suddenly in political vogue. And you can be sure things have gotten very, very bad when Republicans -- who usually insist that inequality is natural, inevitable, even beneficial -- ...Read more