Tales from the Trail

Powell weighs in on Harvard case

July 29, 2009

Colin Powell says some “adult supervision” could have kept an altercation between Henry Louis Gates, a black Harvard University professor, and Sgt. James Crowley, a white policeman, from blowing up into a “federal case” about race in America.

Who acted stupidly, the police or the president?

July 24, 2009

The tussle between a black Harvard scholar and the white police officer who arrested him is turning into a quesion on presidential judgment.