Leonard Pitts is away. Today's column is by Robert Koehler.
When I popped open the old laptop, the Geek Squad guy said maybe I should dust it off.
He slid a canister of Endust toward me. "Spray the cloth," he said, "not the machine."
I started choking on my sense of humiliation. This ...Read more
On the last night of the Republican National Convention in 1988, the candidate sought to impart to the country a vision of the America it could be.
"Some," he said, "would say it's soft and insufficiently tough to care" about troubled children. "But where is it written, that we must act as if we do not care, as if we are not moved? Well, I am ...Read more
I said it before, I'll say it again.
"As this country becomes blacker, browner, gayer, younger, more Hispanic and more Muslim, it is increasingly the case that the GOP cannot win if all voters vote. It cannot win, in other words, without cheating." That observation, made in this space a few weeks...Read more
The United States is composed of 329 million people spread over 3.8 million square miles. In population and landmass, it's a pretty big place. But those are not the only criteria that matter.
Morality matters, too. And on Sunday, by that measure at least, this country seemed rather small. That, of course, was the day we used tear gas against ...Read more
"All life is interrelated." -- Martin Luther King Jr.
"Imagine all the people, sharing all the world." -- John Lennon
A few words about "us" and "them."
It is, of course, the baseline division of human existence, probably dating from when the first person sparked the first fire. It's a division that has been painful, bloody -- and useful. ...Read more