Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Who votes Republican?

Exit polls aren’t always 100 percent reliable. For example, in 2016, the exit interviews suggested that Donald Trump would lose Florida, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and...

Mississippi underwent a self-rehabilitation. Its residents should be allowed to as well.

In the previous 50 years, the state of Mississippi has validated Lord Tennyson’s belief that “men may rise on stepping-stones of their dead selves...

Americans don’t like mobs

The midterm elections proved one thing definitively: We are a deeply divided country. Though the Democrats’ victory in flipping the House of Representatives was...

How Trump lost

The 2018 elections began the demolition of the Trump coalition. There remains much work to do. The results in some states were disappointing, and President...

The Kavanaugh debacle cost Democrats the Senate

Brett Kavanaugh must have been smiling as the returns came in on Election Day, because it is now clear that the Democrats’ campaign to...

Political antibodies are strengthening the nation’s immune system

America’s body politic has recently been scarred by excruciating political shingles, and 2018 campaigning was equivalent to acid reflux. But Tuesday’s elections indicated that...

Waiting for the GOP to untangle a moral knot

This is a quiet, unassuming little state, isn’t it? While scandals from Washington bubble and froth in the social media septic tank, accusations of...

The short-term memory of the outrage machine

When the president announced that he was sending the U.S. military to help secure our southern border, he received bipartisan praise from members of...

Urban America’s vagrancy outrage

It’s appropriate that the U.N. special rapporteur devoted to adequate housing has visited encampments in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Mumbai — and San Francisco,...

Thinking about anti-semitism

In the days following the murder rampage at the Tree of Life synagogue, I received several expressions of grief from friends who are committed...