Humans are built to make mistakes. Admitting them is crucial to a functioning democracy.
For Stephen L. Carter's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The 'stingray' discovery in Washington is a reminder of how much data we're giving away
Authoritarian governments regulate what their citizens can see online. The U.S. lets tech companies make similar decisions.
"The Last Jedi" is an awful lot of fun, and it's that rare blockbuster that makes you think.
What if your profession has never required much computer literacy — and then all of a sudden it does. Should you be fired?
Venus shines brighter in the sky, but somehow we have always known that our destiny lies with Mars.
The downshouters remind the rest of us that the true harbinger of an authoritarian future lives not in the White House but in the groves of academe.
If we expect better from officeholders and candidates and activists, we have to demand better from ourselves.
'Tis the season of bitter division over words and symbols.
Truly larger than life American heros like John Glenn are a breed that just doesn't come around anymore.