Companies take US benefits, but flee US taxes

|Tuesday, Jul. 15, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Wednesday, July 9:

Mary Sanchez: Don't politicize plight of kids at the border

| |Monday, Jul. 14, 2014

Character asserts itself in times of crisis. That is certainly the case with the refugee debacle at the border.

Christine M. Flowers: Remember the cruel and unusual death

| |Friday, May. 02, 2014

The merits of the death penalty have been and will continue to be debated as long as justice is viewed through a personal prism. I believe that a society must impose the most draconian punishment for the most heinous crimes, otherwise we do violence to the humanity of the victim. Others have a legitimate, heartfelt and sober belief that the government has no right to essentially “murder” one of its citizens.

William Douglas: L.A. Times writer explains line about Donald Sterling should own hockey team

| |Thursday, May. 01, 2014

It’s been a rough week for Los Angeles Times columnist Sandy Banks. Her email and voicemail have been flooded with messages — some of them stern and others Sterno-hot with anger — about a line she wrote in a weekend piece about disgraced and freshly banned Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner Donald Sterling after his recorded racist remarks about black people.

L.A. Clippers’ Donald Sterling could escape blacks by owning a hockey team. Really?

| |Tuesday, Apr. 29, 2014

She had to drag hockey into this mess. In a weekend column in the Los Angeles Times, Sandy Banks wrote that it’s time for Los Angeles Clippers’ Donald Sterling to give up ownership of his National Basketball Association team in the wake of recordings on which he purportedly makes racist comments about black people. Banks offers a novel solution for Sterling if he wants to stay in the sports business.