Oct 4, 2015
With Webb looking back in time to a few hundred million years after the explosion, scientists will analyze light for clues concerning the earliest formation of stars, planets, galaxies, and us.
Oct 1, 2015
The Navy America chooses to maintain always indicates the nation's current sense of its character and destiny.
Sep 23, 2015
At dawn on June 6, 1944, that sailor was a few hundred yards off Omaha Beach. Lawrence Peter Berra, who died Tuesday at 90, had a knack for being where the action was.
Sep 20, 2015
Pope Francis embodies sanctity but comes trailing clouds of sanctimony. With a convert's indiscriminate zeal, he embraces ideas impeccably fashionable, demonstrably false, and deeply reactionary.
Sep 17, 2015
The majority of today's 2.2 million prisoners will return to the places where they made the choices that got them incarcerated. This is a recipe for recidivism, unless their passage through what is too cheerfully called the "correctional system" gives them new inner resources for living safely.
Sep 13, 2015
America, with less than 5 percent of the world's population, has almost 25 percent of the world's prisoners.
Sep 10, 2015
Donald Trump, whose promises are probably as malleable as his principles, promises to support the Republican nominee. Some of his rivals for the nomination, disoriented by their fear and envy of him, are making the GOP seem like the party of boneless wonders.
Sep 6, 2015
This is liberalism's dilemma: There are so many things to be offended by, and so little time to agonize about each.