Fairness

Eighteenth century French philosopher Voltaire once observed, “Common sense is not so common.”

In Washington, it’s virtually extinct.

But if you travel Northwest to Columbus, Ohio, you will find one man who reflects the kind of practical intelligence we need right now.

In case anyone … Read More

With Two Updates —

Last night, before the close of the Senate’s business, before reading the FBI report that is scheduled to be available to Senators as early as 8:00 am this morning, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “I am filing cloture (closure) … Read More

At the end of this commentary, I will ask a question of Republican Senate Judiciary Committee members.

After watching several moments of the committee’s hearing with sexual assault victim Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, followed by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, several things stood out.

The … Read More

This story first ran on June 1, 2009, but I’m bringing it back because of a personal post script.

At the time, steroid use in baseball was the hot topic, but my attention was drawn to another aspect of cheating.

Although I believe steroid use … Read More

At the 1991 confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, law professor and former co-worker of Thomas, Anita Hill, gave graphic testimony regarding allegations of sexual harassment.

As reported by CBS News (Sept.19), here’s some of what Hill had to sit through.

Republican Senator … Read More

Who to believe?

The sexual assault allegations leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are yet another stunning shock to an administration that is already shell-shocked from revelations in the last 10 days: Bob Woodward’s book, “Fear” which details an out-of-control president; an anonymous insider … Read More

In Friday’s commentary (Right Message, Wrong Moment), I sided with Serena Williams’s point about a double standard that women are held more accountable for their bad behavior than men. I was wrong.

Near the end of this year’s women’s U.S. Open final, Williams … Read More