Bob Herbert

The American ‘promise’ at risk

The economic ferment in this nation is not just about public employees and their unions, writes Bob Herbert. The great promise of the United States,...

Cruel false alarms on Social Security

When the fat cats and the ideologues want to hack away at Social Security, they are treated somehow as respectable, writes Bob Herbert. We need...

The death penalty should be abolished

The death penalty in the United States, writes Bob Herbert, has never been anything but an abomination — a grotesque, uncivilized, overwhelmingly racist affront to...