Attempting to get at truth means rejecting stereotypes and cliches.
Throughout America's young history there has been a necessary tension between the individual and the group.
When I first came to the United States in 1956 I fell in love with things - mainly the vitality and the freedoms.
Actions are always more complex and nuanced than they seem. We have to be willing to wrestle with paradox in pursuing understanding.
In journalism it is simpler to sound off than it is to find out. It is more elegant to pontificate than it is to sweat.