Cynthia M. Allen: Regarding abortion, Davis as 'extreme' as Abbott

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

I have to agree with The Denver Post's editorial endorsing Cory Gardner, challenger to pro-choice Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, that "obnoxious one-issue campaign(s)" are insulting, particularly when the issue in focus is "reproductive rights."

Rekha Basu: Uncompromising Congress a threat to national security

| |Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

Many of us around the country have had about enough of the intense political divisiveness showing up in campaign ads. But our angst apparently is nothing compared to the frustration being felt in the nation's capital on both sides of the political aisle. There, members of the defense establishment believe the partisan divide is actually undermining our national security.

AIG shareholders' lawsuit: A strong aroma of hubris

| |Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Imagine you were a swimmer who'd recklessly gotten caught in a riptide, only to be saved by a boater who was busily helping other struggling swimmers to shore. Would you complain if the boater charged you a big fee? Maybe. But you almost certainly wouldn't sue the boater for not offering help sooner.

Obama, like FDR, is a man of his times

| |Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Does the president create the times, or do the times create the president?

A fractured hip and a daughter's sense of duty: Life in rehab

| |Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

When friends heard I was in Michigan to help my elderly, macular-degenerated, moderately demented mother who had fractured her hip and been moved to a rehab facility, they told me not to forget to take care of myself. I've given other caregivers the identical advice. But now, after several weeks here, I wonder what it even means. How does it translate into reality?

What makes Pope Francis' Extraordinary Synod so extraordinary?

| |Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Speculation abounds about what earthshaking changes might come out of the Roman Catholic Church's Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family now underway in Rome: Will the bishops change the church's approach to divorced and remarried Catholics and somehow readmit them to Communion? Will they discuss the worldwide survey that found that most Catholics do not accept the church's ban on birth control, and if so, will they modify that ban? Will the bishops react to the impression that the church speaks in a way that is unnecessarily condemnatory of same-sex attraction and find a way to be more welcoming to our gay brothers and sisters?

Kansas must send Kris Kobach to political oblivion

| |Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

If Sam Brownback wins re-election as Kansas governor, the world will not end.

World must fight Ebola at its source

|Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Friday, Oct. 10:

Ebola screening a sensible and admirably timely step by US

|Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on Friday, Oct. 10:

Leonard Pitts Jr.: US citizens have a right to protest, even in Ferguson, Mo.

| |Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Last week, a federal judge told us what we already knew.