'The Sheriff' rides into the sunset

Peyton Manning is hamstrung by his longevity. Considered objectively, his regular-season numbers easily stamp him one of if not the best QB ever. But coming up short in big moments is not the hallmark of an all-time great, and it’s a problem that has dogged Manning since he was at Tennessee.

‘13 Hours’ a skewed view

What happened in Benghazi was obviously a disaster and, certainly, mistakes of all manner were made. But to see Michael Bay’s film “13 Hours” as anything other than a very liberal interpretation of events would be no less of a disaster.

I didn't, he shouldn't … that's illogical

Chris Haynes gives LeBron James a pass on not speaking out after a grand jury decision not to indict a Cleveland police officer in the Tamir Rice shooting. But Haynes’ reasoning — citing his own personal response to an interaction with police when he lived in Oregon — is wrong-headed.

Trump is just schlonging us

I’ll go straight to a frustrated complaint about the unapologetic hypocrisy of the right. Were anyone on the left to conduct him- or herself as Trump has recently, insufferable gasbags would be spluttering with indignation, decrying the degree to which this or that left-winger was debasing the national discourse.

American horror story

Sarah Palin was an embarrassment, but we were at least afforded the protection of John McCain. Donald Trump also is an embarrassment, but that he might be the face of this country to the rest of the world is downright scary.

Denied by nonsensical stupidity

Becoming or not becoming a teacher, being insured, not being insured, are ‘first-world’ problems, or challenges that are trivial. But I’d like to think I could have, as my parents always stressed, ‘given back;’ and I’d feel better knowing that if I die, my family would be better protected.