In the face of real emergency, I was only able to help her by surrendering to those who knew better and trusting in their expertise.
France was the epicenter of the Enlightenment that fairly defines Western civilization. And the jihadis, in their reckless, apocalyptic pathology, detest above all such values.
These American wars contain an element of Greek tragedy, beginning with hubris and ending with an unconscious, Oedipal urge to blind ourselves to the horror of what we’ve done.
In the hills outside of Cooperstown this past July, 11 boys reminded me that there is still joy to be had in picking up the lance and jousting at windmills....
Overly-prolific authors always make me think more fondly of writers like Harper Lee. Perhaps her ilk do not publish as much, but I always figured that the quality of their...
As a society, we must fight for people like me and like my daughter.
What is the difference between a hate crime and an act of terror?
There’s an undeniable need for institutional support to care for the burgeoning elderly population, but it’s time to develop new models for inter-generational living.
I know people mean well, but enough already with the only child shaming.
In his volumes of verse, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, who died last Thursday, leaves a legacy of what he always sought for himself: a vision of grace in a difficult...
Cognoscenti says goodbye to a contributor whose last submission, just weeks before her death, was a taking stock of her life.
In the kitchen with her own girls, a daughter remembers her mother and the season she loved most.
Why should a rape victim's access to the courthouse depend on when the crime was committed?
Feminists who have long demanded that government stay out of the bedroom are now inviting it into the dorm room.
Just because Boston could pull off hosting the 2024 Summer Games doesn't mean it should.
I want to give my children the power of words rather than giving words power over them.
Please, schools, we're begging, make these random half-days stop.
A year has passed since the bombing at the Boston Marathon, but what exactly does that mean?
Maybe if we, as a culture, stopped stereotyping stay-at-home moms, we’d do a better job at providing them the kind of support they need to succeed.
We should not let terrorists or anyone else shake us from our commitment to due process, fair trials and respect for human life.