How to talk to a disabled child

Staring isn’t staring if you’re smiling or waving. Or if you say hi. That turns staring into a bid for interaction.

  • Mar 29th, 2018

I support gun restrictions, but repealing the 2nd Amendment is wrong

Congress and state legislatures already have all the authority they need to enact meaningful, forceful gun control. What’s lacking is the political will to do so.

  • Mar 29th, 2018

Budget double-dealing tweet can come back to hurt Trump

We’re likely to witness waves from his duplicity down the road.

  • Mar 27th, 2018

Culture shock: a goal for the globally competent

Many students may already be considering going abroad. I would like to take that idea a step further and make the case for going “off the map.”

  • Mar 27th, 2018

Marching is great, but our only hope is voting

The powers that maintain the status quo are too great to be overcome by marches and rallies and speeches — or, evidently, by the mass murders of many classrooms full of innocent American schoolchildren.

  • Mar 27th, 2018

What McMaster’s exit and Bolton’s arrival mean for the next three dangerous months

Bolton’s call for a pre-emptive attack on North Korea makes any prospects for a Trump-Kim Jong Un summit look slimmer than they already were.

  • Mar 27th, 2018

I’m in an abusive relationship with Facebook, and it’s becoming too much

Facebook cannot credibly stand for the values of openness and transparency when it is translucent at best about its own operations.

  • Mar 24th, 2018

Stop insulting Stephen Hawking

When I hear people imply that, in the blissful afterlife, nobody is crippled, I wonder if they feel the same way when a woman dies or a black person dies.

  • Mar 24th, 2018

When abortion becomes eugenics, we’re all unworthy

Abortion is no longer perceived as “safe and rare,” a necessary evil, or even a personal medical decision, but an explicit right to end a person — or an entire category of persons — unworthy of life.

  • Mar 24th, 2018

Newly vulnerable NRA is dabbling in reason

Waves of outrage follow every gun massacre. But this wave has been effectively channeled.

  • Mar 22nd, 2018

Attack on the CFPB threatens consumers, ignites a race to the bottom

What Mick Mulvaney is doing at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will hurt consumers not once, but twice.

  • Mar 21st, 2018

Both political parties are more dysfunctional than Trump White House

By Andrew Malcolm Special to McClatchy The nation’s Founding Fathers had numerous…

  • Mar 21st, 2018

‘Nanny state’ effort to ticket smartphone zombies actually makes a lot of sense

By Sharon Grigsby The Dallas Morning News If a small southern California…

  • Mar 20th, 2018

Jail for Shkreli won’t lower drug prices

By Charles Silver and David A. Hyman Los Angeles Times Before sentencing…

  • Mar 19th, 2018

Land of beauty threatened by oil and gas leases

By Dan K. Thomasson Tribune News Service WASHINGTON, D.C. — Interior Secretary…

  • Mar 19th, 2018

Tillerson held the brake on Trump’s worst instincts. Now what?

By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer Rex Tillerson’s biggest mistake was that…

  • Mar 17th, 2018

Who in the world will defend democracy?

By Stein Ringen Los Angeles Times In Beijing sits Xi Jinping, the…

  • Mar 16th, 2018

Kim offer to meet proves Trump right to stand firm in Asia

By Andrew Malcolm Special to McClatchy Here’s an exquisite potential irony for…

  • Mar 14th, 2018

Washington finds new way to reduce gun suicides, and maybe mass shootings too

By Ian Ayres and Fredrick Vars Los Angeles Times Mass shootings dominate…

  • Mar 14th, 2018


By Rex Huppke Chicago Tribune I have obtained the following very real…

  • Mar 14th, 2018