Obama finally green-lights family visas for Haitians

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Monday, Oct. 20:

Choice on the way for TV viewers?

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Charlotte Observer on Monday, Oct. 20:

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."

Ned Barnett: It's time for a national look at policing

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Today, electronic eyes are everywhere, and the once-submerged issue of encounters between police and black men is coming into public view. It's creating increasing tensions between blacks - regardless of their income and professional status - and police who have muscled up to fight everything from seat-belt violations to terrorism.

Mary Sanchez: We must address racial disparity in police shootings

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Employees at two Wal-Mart stores in St. Louis County, Missouri stripped store shelves of ammunition this week in fear of looting as protesters continue to fill the streets in the beleaguered town of Ferguson.

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.

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.

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?