A recovering target of 'Carney-ization'

by Les Kinsolving -- On Feb. 3, syndicated columnist Daniel Pipes opened his writing with the following: "Some, especially in the mainstream media, pretend that not Jerusalem but Tel Aviv serves as more…

Native Africans' role in the slave trade

by Les Kinsolving -- That is the title of a new book by Randy J. Sparks, of which Washington Post columnist Jonathan Yardley notes the following: "It has long been known that more…

Goodbye to an execrable congressman

by Les Kinsolving -- Northern Virginia's Democratic congressman, James Moran, announced that he intends to retire rather than serve any more than the 22 years in which he has been re-elected 10 more…

Time to televise executions

by Les Kinsolving -- Capital punishment is that lethal practice by which a few of the U.S. states still maintain that they are showing how much they oppose killing in cold blood more…

Where are 'gay' groups on syphilis spike?

by Les Kinsolving -- On Jan. 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise in the United States – "mostly in men who more…

When Ivy Leaguers accepted slavery

by Les Kinsolving -- Allegra di Bonaventura is an assistant dean at Yale's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her review of the new Bloomsbury book, "Ebony & Ivy," by Craig Steven more…

Tax-exempt college millionaires

by Les Kinsolving -- "Millionaire presidents on the rise at private colleges" That was the headline in the Dec. 23 Washington Post. How about the following as an alternate headline: "Millionaire presidents more…

Lesbian boss fires straight employees

by Les Kinsolving -- Just as the birth of Jesus Christ was so swiftly followed by such peril that the holy family was obliged to leave the country, so there continues today more…

National Cathedral honors Lee, Jackson

by Les Kinsolving -- "Why are Lee and Jackson honored at Cathedral?" That was the Washington Post's Dec. 11 headline for columnist John Kelly's piece about the National Cathedral, in which he more…

Mandela and necklacing

by Les Kinsolving -- When translated, that classic Latin maxim "De mortuis nil nisi bonum" is as follows: "Of the dead, say nothing but good." But how is that at all possible more…