Rekha Basu: Recreational pot industry purveys a legal Rocky Mountain high

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Six months ago, Bill Zweitzig, a 38-year-old jazz musician and glass blower, moved his family from Pennsylvania to Colorado to sell something he had experience selling: marijuana. This time, though, he's on salary and doesn't risk arrest.

Steve Paul: Many reasons to value journalism in action

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

It's fashionable to declare the death of "newspapers." And, by "newspapers" I mean those media operations that bring news of the world and your community to your doorstep and/or to the device screen of your choosing.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: What's next in Ferguson? Let's try a little education

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

What next?

Governor makes right call to quell unrest in Ferguson

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday took the long-overdue action to order Missouri National Guard troops to Ferguson. They will try to help end the unrest and violence that followed peaceful protests in recent days over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.

Carl Hiaasen: SeaWorld's troubles increase as public learns about plight of orcas

| |Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

SeaWorld's stock took a dive last week in the backlash against its treatment of captive killer whales.

Frida Ghitis: The Gaza problem can be solved

| |Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

One of the remarkable aspects of the war between Israel and Hamas and other Palestinian extremist groups in Gaza has been the degree to which Israelis stood together in almost complete consensus about the rightness of their country's cause.

Unintended torture not part of the bargain

|Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Wednesday, Aug. 13:

The world needs a freer, better Egypt

|Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Thursday, Aug. 14:

Cynthia M. Allen: The horrific destruction of Christianity in Iraq

| |Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

Convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or die.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Ferguson police arrest reporters for reporting

| |Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

Looks like police in Ferguson, Missouri, took it upon themselves to suspend the First Amendment Wednesday night.