The Russian troll hysteria

If only Joe McCarthy had lived to see this moment, when it is suddenly in vogue to attribute large-scale events in American politics to...

You might be a partisan if . . .

Everyone seems to agree that partisanship is increasingly prevalent and toxic. But few people seem to see themselves as part of the problem. One...

Stop politicizing the Russia investigation

The indictment issued on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller shows a conspiracy of stunning sophistication by Kremlin-connected Russians, posing as American citizens or...

LOS ANGELES — It was dicey being Jewish in a Russia that was tolerant of pogroms, and then came the threat of conscription into...

Enjoy your new seat, Gerald

Norwell High School football was truly blessed with the presence of six gentlemen in the 1980s and ‘90s: Gary Scott, Jim Cobble, Bob Gilbert,...

Despite the Olympic glow, half of Korea remains in darkness

Watching the media fawning over the North Korean delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics, I recalled a picture that my old boss, Secretary of Defense...

On gun violence, we are a failed state

The surest sign a political regime is failing is its inability to do anything about a problem universally seen as urgent and that has...

Conservatism defined — sort of

Are you a conservative? You are? Really? What does that mean? How do you see yourself when you embrace that label? Would you like to know...

Time for lawmakers to take a profile in courage

In the tragic wake of the 18th American school shooting so far in 2018, at this writing my email inbox had yet to receive...

My team, my player, and (in a way) my high school

While contemplating whether or not I want to buy a Yu Darvish jersey (I don’t), I have been thinking about the inclusive power of...