Glenn Garvin

Glenn Garvin

Correa is losing his grip in Ecuador

Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa has given the world a lot of laughs, however unintentionally. But as leftist regimes collapse across the region, there are signs his countrymen have tired of being the punchlines.

Glenn Garvin

Glenn Garvin: Missouri professors stick up for mob rule

Newspapers hardly run obituaries unless somebody pays for them, so you probably didn’t see the official death notice of the English language a couple of weeks ago. When the University of Missouri released a letter from 115 faculty members supporting their colleague Melissa Click and demanding that the school “defend her First Amendment rights of protest and freedom to act as a private citizen,” words lost all meaning.

Op-Ed

Sex with robots! What would George Jetson say?

I have just one question for 2016: What took you so long? This year has been so bat-doodoo insane that for months I’ve been longing for Donald Trump to fix the camera with a steely gaze during one of the Republican debates and bark, “2015, you’re fired!”

Op-Ed

Glenn Garvin: Dropouts from Common Core

Policy-wonk fights are usually pretty boring, at least to outside-the-Beltway folks with actual lives. But battle over control of school curriculums often have surprising sex appeal — sometimes literally.

Op-Ed

Another media valentine to Fidel

I imagine devout atheist Fidel Castro would demur. But surely he is the patron saint of bad journalism. He literally owes his half-century as Cuban dictator to a fanboy New York Times reporter named Herbert Matthews.

Op-Ed

‘Courage?’ Guess it’s all relative

Alzheimer’s disease is not the only thing laying waste to American memories. The brains of our political leaders seem afflicted with a terrible pathology that inverts morality and makes them remember hateful serial killers as heroes.

About Glenn Garvin

Glenn Garvin

@glenngarvin

Glenn Garvin spent nearly 20 years as a foreign correspondent and 12 more as the Herald's TV critic. He is a 1975 graduate of Stanford University.

Videos

Uniting States of Marijuana: the country's evolving laws on cannabis

Results from the 2016 election brought about new rules on the use of recreational and medicinal marijuana in several states, with more than half now allowing for the later. Federal government leaders including president-elect Trump have voiced their opinion on the changing state of mind around marijuana. Is this the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition?
Cristina Rayas McClatchy
Uniting States of Marijuana: the country's evolving laws on cannabis 2:29

Uniting States of Marijuana: the country's evolving laws on cannabis

Godspeed, John Glenn: 1921-2016 1:55

Godspeed, John Glenn: 1921-2016

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Video shows gunman shooting at off-duty police officer

Surveillance video shows violent Key Biscayne home invasion 3:18

Surveillance video shows violent Key Biscayne home invasion