Martin Schram: Debunking the Benghazi bunk

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

One of Washington's worst-kept secrets is how to officially release a not-so-good news story and still keep it at least semi-secret.

Martin Schram: Debunking the Benghazi bunk

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

One of Washington's worst-kept secrets is how to officially release a not-so-good news story and still keep it at least semi-secret.

Ann McFeatters: Even a beleaguered president loves the perks of office

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

WASHINGTON - With President Obama giddily professing his love for Meryl Streep as he fastened the Medal of Freedom around the famous actress's neck, we wondered what other perks of office this president enjoys.

Jay Ambrose: Time for Obama to listen

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

It's a bit astonishing to think about, but President Barack Obama has now been criticized by three secretaries of defense and one secretary of state who served under him. And, while the message may sometimes have been more implicit than explicit, or more subtle from some lips than others, a seemingly shared concern is that he may be riskily mismanaging our national security.

Bob Ray Sanders: The media deserve blame in Ferguson mayhem

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

No indictment. No surprise.

Rekha Basu: Executive orders a courageous way to protect people's rights

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Presidential executive orders are hardly the way to change laws and build consensus, or goodwill, with the legislative branch or allow states a say in policy through their elected leaders. They're unilateral directives to federal agencies to enforce measures never voted into law. But in the face of congressional inaction, or outright defiance of the president, executive orders can be a courageous way to protect people's rights.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Black and whites need to wake up to racial injustice

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

In September, I received an email that should have left me feeling vindicated.

Anger over grand jury outcome, Michael Brown death must be channeled toward justice

|Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Tuesday, Nov. 25:

Informed choices lead to healthier pain relief outcomes

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

It's an unfortunate fact that many people don't realize that pills, even those available over the counter, provide a lot of medication to the body - often more than the amount needed to simply dull pain. Excess medicine must be included because the liver acts as a filter for the body and knocks out about one-third of the medicine one takes orally. The remaining medicine must then spread throughout the entire body, because your body doesn't know you are only trying to treat your sore knee or strained shoulder.

Peter Kassig's death: Revenge is not the answer

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

"Sometimes rebels want to know if I will join the fight. I always tell them no ... I can either be in a position to deliver tens of thousands of dollars of antibiotics for women and children, or I can be another young man with a gun."