The rise of the brutal Islamic State, with its unspeakable violence against innocents, is an appalling but unsurprising outcome of the last 100 years, including seven decades of neocolonialist American intervention.

Even those of us who are used to seeing politics get pretty tough and dirty are startled by Governor Rick Perry's August 15 indictment by a grand jury on two counts of abusing his office.

If we can't be bothered to stop and think, instead of repeating pat phrases, don't expect to live under the rule of law. Do you prefer the rule of the media and/or the mob?

There’s the too frequent news in the morning about those who didn’t make it through the night because of drug overdose, both legal and illegal.

Faced with the increasing costs of higher education, parents and taxpayers might like to know what they're getting for their money.