Death without killing

The inhumanity of life without parole

The death penalty is undergoing a welcome decline in the U.S. But the policy that's replacing it isn't much better.

Action plan

Most white people now say race relations are bad and getting worse. Black people overwhelmingly agree. Will we stop talking and do something?

The militant Buddhists

Western media treat Asian faiths quite generously in matters of religious conflict. Yet Christians on the ground in Asia face serious issues.

On Laurel Street

A hundred times I warned my kids about that stretch of road. A dozen times I inquired about streetlights, or reflectors, or anything in that tunnel.