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Why the children of Boomers feel betrayed

Why the children of Boomers feel betrayed

MenuSign up for our free email newslettersSign Up forOur free email newslettersFinding out your parents are flawed people who don't always know what they're doing is part of growing up. Some of us learn this younger than others, but we all learn it eventually, and usually, by the time the realization fully clicks, it doesn't come as much of a shock.But there's something different about having your loved ones' flaws exposed via national politics. There's something different — worse — about learning courtesy of a politician or political crisis that your parents not only don't live up to the...

August 18, 2020
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One glaring question about the police killing of Elijah McClain

One glaring question about the police killing of Elijah McClain

MenuSign up for our free email newslettersSign Up forOur free email newslettersThe in Aurora, Colorado, did not attract much national attention when it happened this past August. But McClain's death has drawn wide outrage in recent weeks; a petition for a new investigation of the officers responsible more than 2 million signatures, and Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) has to review the case.Here is one question the Polis administration should give particular scrutiny: Why was McClain given ketamine, a strong tranquilizer often described as a date rape drug, during his deadly encounter with the...

June 26, 2020
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America's rethinking of history is getting ahistorical

America's rethinking of history is getting ahistorical

MenuSign up for our free email newslettersSign Up forOur free email newslettersThe state commonly known as Rhode Island is still officially named "Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," but the last three words of the phrase won't appear on state documents going forward. The reasoning, as Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) explained at a news conference Monday, is that "plantation" is suggestive of slavery. "We can't ignore the image conjured," .It's true "plantation" conjures an image of slavery in the Old South. That is certainly what comes to my mind. But that is demonstrably not what the word...

June 25, 2020
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It's almost time for pandemic apologies

It's almost time for pandemic apologies

Special reports:MenuSign up for our free email newslettersSign Up forOur free email newslettersThe safest take on the coronavirus pandemic has always been uncertainty. There is so much about this virus , and, , so little we can pronounce with justified confidence. The information we have is more often than not; models frequent revision; and it seems to every plausible rule.Unfortunately, uncertainty doesn't play well in politics, and long-formed habits of confident statements by officials, experts, and pundits were not broken by the appearance of COVID-19. The result is many things many...

May 16, 2020
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It's almost time for pandemic apologies

It's almost time for pandemic apologies

Special reports:MenuSign up for our free email newslettersSign Up forOur free email newslettersThe safest take on the coronavirus pandemic has always been uncertainty. There is so much about this virus , and, , so little we can pronounce with justified confidence. The information we have is more often than not; models frequent revision; and it seems to every plausible rule.Unfortunately, uncertainty doesn't play well in politics, and long-formed habits of confident statements by officials, experts, and pundits were not broken by the appearance of COVID-19. The result is many things many...

May 16, 2020
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