This was a moment for Goodell to show that domestic violence will not be tolerated on his watch. This was a moment for the man who speaks of honoring the “Shield,” as if his league were West Point or Annapolis, to make players understand the part of their contract that carries a moral turpitude clause — that being a good citizen is more important than being a great football player. This was not a moment for a $45-million-a-year sports attorney, with no mental-health training in his background, to play domestic-abuse counselor and therapist in his Manhattan office.
Jul 29, 2014
You can't have it all, all at once. Who — man or woman — has it all, all at once? Over my lifespan, I think I have had it all. But in different periods of time things were rough. And if you have a caring life partner, you help the other person when that person needs it.
Jul 31, 2014
I love the HRC. The initials are great.
Oct 25, 2014
Congress needs to send a strong signal that direct communication with the leader of the free world is a privilege, particularly for a regime that has been as hostile as Iran has been towards America for more than three decades. President Rouhani needs to take these two simple steps to demonstrate good faith before any further discussions.
Sep 28, 2013
This is the way it has to be. The Senate has changed.
Nov 21, 2013
Cardinal Dolan, of course, has a very, very hard job: trying to hold up Catholic family values in sexually liberal New York City. I’m not saying New York is the Gay Mecca. But it’s at least Gay-rusalem.
Oct 18, 2013
[Michelle] Obama has the strength to make her needs known, and...if she has - for now - chosen motherhood, that it is the role she wants. She is a black woman, free to make that choice. These things are revolutionary for black women, even if some white women see business as usual.
Sep 11, 2012
In the Soviet Union, government controls industry. In the United States, industry controls government. That is the principal structural difference between the two great oligarchies of our time.
Aug 15, 1989
All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted.
Apr 01, 1985