The most painful speech ever

by Les Kinsolving -- That was Politico's headline over Rachael Bade's piece about Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards' performance at the Washington Press Club on Feb. 6. This critique included the following: "Washingtonians more…

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…