In the aftermath of major mass shootings, politicians and pundits depict the killers as crazed monsters and blame mental illness as the fundamental cause. The same story has played out since the horrific massacre May 14 at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, where an 18-year-old allegedly mo…
On May 24, Fox News blasted a headline, "New York City subway crime up 58% so far compared to 2021; Hunt for gunman in unprovoked shooting intensifies."
Commentary: Older people and younger people need each other, and the more we acknowledge that, the better off all of us will be.
🎧 The Amber Heard-Johnny Depp case or inflation? Why people seem to focus on social issues rather than on solutions that could fix the problems they care about the most.
The question I get asked the most as someone who went from being a Republican to a Democrat is: “What’s the biggest difference between the two parties?”
It was probably inevitable that the baby formula shortage would devolve into a noxious quarrel between the breastfeeding and formula-feeding camps.
There was a time when spending big at a swank restaurant would be regarded as an occasion requiring dress-up. Then the slob culture took over so that even when an establishment made great effort to arrange flowers, iron tablecloths and provide formal service, customers would turn up in sweat…
Russian President Vladimir Putin is clearly out of his mind. Only a deranged and isolated leader stuck a 20th century time warp would launch an unprovoked and barbaric attack against a people he says are the same as his own — and say he is saving them from Nazis. The insanity of it all has f…
A week after the murder of George Floyd, Richmond police tear-gassed peaceful protesters at the Robert E. Lee monument.
Richard Alley, a professor of geosciences at Penn State University, joins host Lawrence Eppard to help us understand the collapse of the Conger Ice Shelf in East Antarctica and its implications. Plus: Climate Investing with Zach Stein from the Carbon Collective!
Episode 38: Richard Kyte and Scott Rada also discuss the similarities between Florida's so-called Don't-Say-Gay law and a high school football coach who wants to pray with his players.
Commentary: The biggest decisions we make in life are whether to say “yes” or “no” to new opportunities.
"If the court is stripping away rights, why would it stop at a woman's body autonomy?"
Twenty-five months into the pandemic, I finally caught COVID. It turned out that two-plus years of masking and distancing, Zoom dinner parties and FaceTime holidays, canceled plans and postponed vacations only delayed the inevitable. I’m sick too.
"If Black lives truly matter, we need to look askance at cigarettes, which disproportionately kill Black people."
Hundreds gathered on Tuesday in protest of the Supreme Court's leaked draft opinion which would overturn Roe v. Wade.
"After the Monuments" - co-hosted by Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Michael Paul Williams and Kelli Lemon - captures the zeitgeist of a nation struggling to move from symbolic to substantive change on racial issues.
It came as mild surprise that Netflix reported a sharp drop in viewers and even less surprise that CNN canceled its CNN+ channel. It's not enough for streaming services to collect X dollars a month from subscribers. They have to deliver something in return.
The U.S. government on Thursday released its long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, citing the toll on Black smokers and young people.The proposed rules would help prevent children from becoming the next generation of smokers and help adult smokers quit, said Health…
On this episode of the Utterly Moderate Podcast, host Lawrence Eppard is joined by University of Baltimore law professor Kimberly Wehle to discuss her new book, "How to Think Like a Lawyer and Why: A Common-Sense Guide to Everyday Dilemmas."
The Trump administration’s three-year campaign to block access to asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border led to its use of a scorched-earth tactic at the start of the coronavirus pandemic — border expulsions under orders from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Michael Paul Williams — a columnist with the Richmond Times-Dispatch — won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Commentary "for penetrating and historically insightful columns that guided Richmond, a former capital of the Confederacy, through the painful and complicated process of dismantling the city…
Episode 37: Richard Kyte and Scott Rada also discuss whether it's ethical to cancel all things Russian because of the war in Ukraine.
Commentary: If the people you disagree with seem completely irrational, that’s a pretty good clue your own understanding of the case is superficial.
Amid all the ominous political news of this season, Democrats have kept their eyes fixed on a ray of hope: States were redrawing the lines that define congressional districts, and Democrats were making out well in the process. “How Democrats are winning congressional redistricting fights” wa…