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Battle between left and right no longer a contest of ideas

Well, that was sure ugly. Last week's Republican conclave in Cleveland came across less as a nominating convention than as a four-day nervous breakdown, a moment of fracture and bipolarity from a party that no longer has any clear idea what it stands for or what. . .

Obama: The other side of the racial dialogue

While President Barack Obama uses his bully pulpit to lecture us on his version of reality and reasons for white privilege bigotry towards blacks, Americans have been a captive audience. Obama constantly goes back to slavery as if the United States was the only. . .

NLR cop leads by example

North Little Rock police officer Tommy Norman has been getting plenty of attention lately and for all of the right reasons. Norman, who works in the community policing division at the department, was recently interviewed on CNN about his use of Facebook,...

Notes from Cleveland: The two-part rebellion

The main purpose of the modern political convention is to produce four days of televised propaganda. The subsidiary function, now that nominees are invariably chosen in advance, is structural: Unify the party before the final battle. In Cleveland, the Republicans. . .

Where was this Ted Cruz hiding?

I'm not a fan of Ted Cruz's politics, but after speaking Wednesday at the Republican National Convention, he's my favorite Republican. Today, at least. Speaking to Texas delegates Wednesday night after his speech, when he refused to endorse Republican. . .

You know what they say ...

Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much. This is especially so if you're Melania Trump on opening night at the Republican National Convention. Or, is it? By the reaction, both within and without the campaign, you'd have thought. . .