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Diane Dimond: The NFL just doesn't get it

Dimond-Diane-color.jpg The statistics are easy to find. One in every 3 women in the United States will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

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Mark Shields: Renouncing American citizenship - for profit

Shields-c.jpg The United States Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are people with all the rights of flesh-and-bone citizens -- beginning, of course, with the First Amendment right to spend unlimited amounts of money in American election campaigns. But corporations, it turns out, do not have the same responsibilities as do their fellow citizens.

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Froma Harrop: Do we need a place called home?

FromaHarrop2013-c.jpg There's this scene in Shakespeare where the straight-talking Rosalind tries to make sense of Jaques, a guy who travels all the time and is plagued by melancholy.

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Scott Rasmussen: Health care law is Obama's gift to GOP in '16

Rasmussen-Scott.jpg President Obama's health care law is the gift that keeps on giving to the GOP. In 2010, of course, passage of the law powered the Republican gains of 62 seats in the House of Representatives and pickups of more than 700 state legislative seats across the nation.

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Jonah Goldberg: Is the Islamic state really un-Islamic?

jonah-goldberg.jpg If we're talking clarity, I'd say the Islamic State is clearly not Mormon. Or Lutheran. Or Buddhist. It most certainly is not the most extreme example of Quakers gone bad ever recorded.

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John Kass: Send Goodell packing with Rice

John-Kass.jpg The NFL is all about making billions of dollars a year selling its brand of glitzy gladiatorial violence and power. The kind of violence and power Ray Rice showed.

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Robert B. Reich: Bankruptcy of Detroit and the division of America

robert-reich-c.jpg Detroit is the largest city ever to seek bankruptcy protection, so its bankruptcy is seen as a potential model for other American cities now teetering on the edge.

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Leonard Pitts Jr.: Rice abuse video revealed nothing we didn't already know

leonard-pitts.jpg Apologies for the blunt language, but can we please cut the crap? Meaning: can we stop pretending we know something now that we didn't before about what Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice did to his then-fiancee in the elevator of that Atlantic City casino? Can we stop pretending new information has come to light?

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Connie Schultz: We needed to see the Ray Rice video

Connie-Schultz-c.jpg Should we have seen the video of Ray Rice pummeling Janay Palmer Rice into unconsciousness? Unequivocally, I say yes.

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Jonah Goldberg: Upholding America's honor in a dangerous world

jonah-goldberg.jpg "I should have anticipated the optics," President Obama said by way of acknowledging that golfing right after making a statement about the beheading of James Foley looked bad. "Part of this job is also the theater of it," he said. "It's not something that always comes naturally to me. But it matters."

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