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January 14th, 2015

Truth takes a back seat in another historical movie

    As the uproar died down over the Hollywood comedy that depicted the fictitious assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, another movie came under fire for taking liberties with the truth. The film in question, "Selma," seemed to some critics to characterize the late President Lyndon B. Johnson as a reluctant dragon against civil rights.

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Tilting at Turbines

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and several of John D. Rockefeller’s heirs have some investment advice for you.

    They want you, your college or alma mater, your local firefighters’ pension fund, and all other investors — big and small — to adopt a new financial strategy.

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The hardest line to draw: Some satirists accept the price of pens held high

    "I prefer to die standing up than live on my knees."

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Satire, Terrorism, and Islam

    The French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo skewers people of all faiths and backgrounds. One cartoon showed rolls of toilet paper marked "Bible," "Torah" and "Quran," and the explanation: "In the toilet, all religions."

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Maryland politician apologizes for threat to sue newspaper over using his name

    Frederick County (Maryland) Council member Kirby Delauter apologized Wednesday for threatening to sue the local newspaper if it used his name without permission, an ultimatum that earned him a two-day skewering in the blogosphere as a national laughingstock.

    In an afternoon statement to the Frederick News-Post, Delauter said he'd acted abruptly and out of frustration.

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Justice was served

    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell deserved to be indicted for taking thousands of dollars in gifts from a businessman seeking state help to promote his dietary supplement. He deserved to be convicted. He deserves to go to prison.

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Internet can be used to undermine freedom, too

    When media guru Marshall McLuhan declared back in the 1960s that "Every innovation has within itself the seeds of its reversal," I had no idea what he meant. But, like his other catchy quotables -- "global village," "cool media," "the medium is the message" -- it stayed with me. Now, in the Internet age, I am seeing proof of his prophecy every day.

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Get Wild without Abandoning Common Sense

    Minutes to midnight on New Year’s Eve, I sat around a fire with friends, discussing plans for 2015. I told them mine: to hike over 200 miles on the John Muir Trail through the High Sierras, by myself.

    They told me that I’m nuts.

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Bush, Huckabee get ready for nomination war

    Everything you need to know about the state of the Republican presidential race is explained by the schedules of the first two candidates to publicly dip their toes into the 2016 waters.

    Former Florida Gov.Jeb Bush, like Willie Sutton going where the money is, was scheduled to fundraise in Greenwich, Connecticut, Wednesday.

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Black Wealth Matters

    As protesters march through our cities to remind us that black lives matter, grievances about our racially fractured society extend far beyond flashpoints over police violence.

    What is the state of the dream that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about, particularly as it relates to economic opportunity?

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