The case for Colin Kaepernick

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It was just a short time ago that we lost Muhammad Ali. No one could dispute his greatness in the ring; his political activism remained more... Read more

Majoring in political incorrectness at the University of Chicago

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For a school that doesn't even have a football team, the University of Chicago sure makes a lot of news these days, much of it with a political... Read more

Philly needs a new D.A. — and a new kind of D.A.

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I can remember a time when Seth Williams seemed like a breath of fresh air. Lynne Abraham had been Philadelphia's district attorney for 14... Read more

What does Hillary have to do for it to be 'corruption'?

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I wonder how the news media would handle the story if someone with an iPhone captured Hillary Clinton getting handed a white envelope stuffed... Read more

Trump's offensive, insulting play for black voters

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I guess Donald Trump really is trying to be Richard Nixon in the worst way. There was a lot of chatter when I was out in Cleveland for the... Read more

When climate change becomes the new terrorism

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I don’t know if anyone has noticed this recently, but it’s hot outside. “Unseasonably warm” Augusts are nothing new... Read more

As Milwaukee burns, America fails to listen

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In Milwaukee, a 23-year-old man named Sylville Smith was shot and killed on Saturday afternoon by a city police officer after a traffic stop... Read more

When a right-wing radio host reveals the truth

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I've always felt you can't write about American politics in the 21st Century without writing about the media. We live in a media age -- how... Read more