- Cullman, Alabama


  • COMMENTARY: Healthful Logic Leads to Paid Sick Days

    Ian Rizzio was a 24-year-old mechanical engineering student in Portland, Ore., managing a sandwich shop to pay his tuition. One day he woke up sick but went to work anyway, as he later testified to the Portland City Council.

    April 4, 2013

  • COMMENTARY: Slate: Marry young

    These days, young married couples are an anomaly.

    April 2, 2013

  • COMMENTARY: The Perfect Time to Fix 20th-Century Roads and Bridges

    Roads, bridges and the nation's other infrastructure steadily growing older and weaker. Given low interest rates and elevated unemployment, this is an ideal moment to invest in fixing them.

    March 27, 2013

  • COMMENTARY: Five Myths About a Government Shutdown

    President Barack Obama and Congress have until March 27 to reach a budget agreement to avert a government shutdown.

    March 19, 2013

  • COMMENTARY: Slate: Steubenville Rape Case Judge Warns Teens to Watch What They Tweet

    Sunday, two teen-age Steubenville, Ohio, football players were convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at a high school party.

    March 18, 2013

  • COMMENTARY: This Is Not Your Father's GOP

    Thirty years after Ronald Reagan was president, Republicans are still running on a tripartite alliance of social, fiscal and foreign policy conservatives. Alas, such candidates run on a myth; that coalition has splintered and what will replace it is far from clear.

    March 18, 2013

  • COMMENTARY: Sarah Palin is out to SAVE Christmas!

    I understand that at this point commenting on anything Sarah Palin does is like socking a punching bag that has been slowly deflating since 2008, but this week I can't help myself.

    March 18, 2013

  • COMMENTARY: College Benefits Go Beyond Money

    Every fall, just before classes begin, we at UCLA send thousands of our new students out to volunteer projects at schools, parks and community centers across Los Angeles. It's a massive effort that serves our city and sets the tone for their experience.

    March 18, 2013

  • COMMENTARY: U.S. Takes Wasteful Approach to Detaining Immigrants

    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency released "several hundred" immigrants from detention facilities across the United States late last month in an effort to stay within its budget amid "fiscal uncertainty" related to the so-called sequester.

    March 18, 2013

  • COMMENTARY: Lift Veil of Secrecy on Drone Policy

    From Attorney General Eric Holder's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, we learned that the Obama administration is "struggling" with how to provide more information on its so-called targeted killing program; that senior officials have "talked about a greater need for transparency" about the program; and that we "will hear the president speak about this" in the future.

    March 18, 2013