Ralph Reiland

Left-wing populism?

To kick off the customary rich-versus-poor theme at tonight's opening of the Democratic National Convention, it'll be no surprise if a speaking slot goes to ...

Cops, blacks & deadly force

"Analysis Finds No Racial Bias in Lethal Force" states the headline on a front-page New York Times article on July 11. The report summarizes a ...

Fresh flounder, Jersey corn & an immigrant couple's legacy

SEA ISLE, N.J. Dinner doesn't get any better at the Jersey shore than the locally caught flounder, steamed in a sauce of butter, garlic ...

A populist rebellion

"Around the world, voices cry out: Power To The People" blared a recent cover of the New York Post, spotlighting Britain's historic vote to split ...

Gone fishing

SEA ISLE, N.J. The local sharks, obligingly playing their part again this year in the South Jersey Shark Tournament, were biting like crazy. Incentivizing the ...

Bloodbaths for purification

In her 2006 profile of writer Oriana Fallaci in The New Yorker, Margaret Talbot writes that Fallaci interviewed the world's most powerful figures, from Yasser ...

A downshifting job market

Signaling a substantial weakening in what's already the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression, as measured by growth in economic output, the American economy ...

Liberals' all-too-inclusive 'diversity'

To his credit, New York Times' veteran liberal commentator Nicholas Kristof wrote two op-ed columns recently on the inauthenticity of diversity in American higher education. ...

Regimented happiness

What should we do if we're hitting a high point in disillusionment about politics and economics? Polls show the public sees Hillary Clinton and Donald ...

Selective diversity

President Obama's National Security Adviser Susan Rice in her May 11 commencement address at Florida International University said there are too many white males in ...

Trump & business skepticism

Regarding America's economic and political past and future, The Economist in its May 7th issue provides a historical overview and current forecast that is, respectively, ...