A More Perfect Union

There have been a couple of times in my life when the policies and politics of the U.S. have seemed so alien and inimical to my sense of decency that I've wanted to leave. Those times were in my youth, when my ...

In Search of Common Sense on Guns

Few issues in American politics evoke the same degree of emotional fervor as the gun debate. Tempers flare and conspiracy theories abound on social media and across cable news as we argue over gun violence stat...

Do Not Memorialize Slavery or Treason

The controversial plaque honoring Confederate soldiers on the courthouse in Charles Town should be removed not just because it is offensive to black citizens, but to all citizens, regardless of color, who see t...