Some recent pieces from the archives.

Rosa's articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and dozens of other newspapers and magazines.

Featured Posts:

Op-Ed: Any situation can turn lethal in an instant, and other lessons I learned at the police academy

“Everyone you meet here would be happy to kill you,” Officer Murphy told me.“That’s what you have to remember.”


The last year showed Americans that the police aren’t always heroes or villains

The political debate too often oversimplifies law enforcement and its problems.


No one watches the Capitol Police closely. No wonder they failed.

Call it a coup, an insurrection, a riot, a siege: Whatever else Wednesday’s brief takeover of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump extremists looked like, it was also a profound failure of policing.


The Pentagon needs more civilian control over the military now, not less

President-elect Joe Biden’s initial Cabinet picks have showcased both diversity and talent, but his selection of retired Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III has been greeted with fierce criticism from multiple quarters.


It’s Time for a Woman to Run the Defense Department

If Joe Biden chooses a woman as his secretary of defense, he would send an important and long overdue message.


Americans knew Trump would lie about fraud. Now it won’t work

Because voters saw his claims coming, they can see through his plan.