Inside the Mind of the Colorado Family Killer

Chris Watts, of Colorado, now has been charged in the murders of his pregnant wife Shannan and daughers Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3. Already calls are coming into my office from media outlets asking all the usual questions about Watts: If guilty, how could a man do such a thing? Wouldn’t there have been signs, all along, that…

Aretha Franklin’s Death a Great Loss for Everyone on This Earth

The death of Aretha Franklin at 76 is a great loss not for black people alone, but for all of us, white and black, who were mesmerized by her voice. That powerful, melodic, extraordinary voice pierced our sensibilities during the 1960s and ’70s, and in ways that were unimaginable for white kids growing up in all white suburbs in the…