by | Oct 1, 2019

Last week, I was in New Orleans, Louisiana, to speak to some of the most pleasant, most wide awake, alert people I have ever met. They are a group called INFOR, and they do software solutions for extremely difficult problems….

by | Jul 2, 2019

So, let’s see if we understand this. Former Vice President Joe Biden has been under attack from California senator, fellow Democrat, and presidential hopeful Kamala Harris for working in his early Senate career with fellow Senators James Eastland and Herman…

by | May 6, 2019

Let’s Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks By Ron Rapoport (Hachette Books, 454 pages, $28) For baseball fans of a certain age, especially those in and around Chicago, there has never been a cheerier…

by | Nov 17, 2017

Films about race and racism can be important. They’re also difficult to make. Witness Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation, which failed last year to convince moviegoers and award voters. Now, 2017 has been a better year for the genre….

by | Aug 18, 2017

Tampa The Hillsborough County Commission has voted to remove the memorial to Confederate soldiers from in front of the Tampa Courthouse where it has stood, creating shade but no offense, for more than a century. The statue will be moved…

by | Aug 17, 2017

It is a political movement devouring itself. All of a sudden America is confronted with American leftists abruptly striking out at their own history — pulling down statues of those who were the military leaders of a philosophical belief that…

by | May 9, 2017

Here I am at my small but bright and cheerful apartment at the Watergate. It’s a powerful set of waves that washed over me when I come here to D.C. Unlike almost any other pundit, I was actually born here….

by | Oct 5, 2016

One hundred years ago, on October 2, 1916, a new public high school building for black youngsters was opened in Washington, D.C. and named for black poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. Its history is a story inspiring in many ways and…

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