Op-Ed

Op-Ed

Common sense answers to guns in school

Confusion. Helplessness. Panic. I felt a whirlwind of emotions when I learned there was an active shooter situation near Tates Creek High School, the school was on lockdown, and my son was inside. Thankfully, he and the other students who were in the building were not impacted, but a boy in the neighborhood—just 17 years old—was fatally shot in the head. Yet another young life tragically cut short by an act of senseless gun violence.

Op-Ed

Ad hoc capitalism in the style of Tammany, Putin, Suharto

There are many aspects of the economic policy of the new administration I find misguided. But I am most troubled by what President-elect Donald Trump did with Carrier to hold on to 700 jobs in Indiana. Ronald Reagan’s response to the air traffic controllers’ strike was a small act that had profound consequences. I fear in a similar way that the negotiation with Carrier is a small thing that is actually very big — a change very much for the worse with regards to the operating assumptions of American capitalism.

Op-Ed

You just might be a racist if....

Psychologists have long recognized rationalization as a defense mechanism that people use to excuse unacceptable or offensive behaviors by offering some pseudo-logical reasoning or self-serving explanations.

Op-Ed

What TV journalists did wrong, Times did right with Trump

On Nov. 21, some of the biggest names in TV news trooped into Trump Tower for an off-the-record meeting with the president-elect. It was an all-star cast. Not just on-air stars like Lester Holt, Wolf Blitzer and George Stephanopoulos but also their bosses were summoned before the Potentate of Fifth Avenue.

Videos

Malik Monk knows there's work to be done

Kentucky guard Malik Monk on the 97-92 loss to UCLA.
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Malik Monk knows there's work to be done

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Derek Willis: Every possession matters

John Calipari: We didn't have discipline defensively 2:45

John Calipari: We didn't have discipline defensively

Lonzo Ball made big plays for UCLA 0:53

Lonzo Ball made big plays for UCLA