The Other Epidemic

It would be challenging to name anyone more uniquely familiar with racism in America than Abraham Lincoln, who not only has been accused of being a racist himself, but often is described as too moderate even fo...

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...