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June 19th, 2015

Fighting the Derp

    When it comes to economics - and other subjects, but I'll focus on what I know best - we live in an age of derp and cheap cynicism. And there are powerful forces behind both tendencies. But those forces can be fought, and the place to start fighting is within yourself.

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Black Dads Are Doing Best of All

    One of the most persistent statistical bludgeons of people who want to blame black people for any injustice or inequity they encounter is this: According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2013 in nearly 72 percent of births to non-Hispanic black women, the mothers were unmarried.

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June 9th

From Paris, With Tough Love

    I'm a little worried about the French ambassador.

    Sure, he's good-looking and charming and popular and lives in the most romantic chateau in town.

    But I fear that he's one glass of silky Beaujolais and one tart tweet away from blowing up his life.

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The politics of you

    Whenever some new allegation threatened Bill Clinton's presidential candidacy in 1992, he had a go-to response throughout the campaign.

    "This election isn't about me," he'd tell voters. "It's about you." He said "you" with such force that it would come out as a two- or three-syllable word.

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Why the Bidens matter

    The passing at only 46 of Beau Biden, the elder son of Vice President Joe Biden and a former attorney general of Delaware, is particularly poignant. Forty-three years earlier, Beau had survived the car accident that took the life of his mother and infant sister and shattered Joe's own life.

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To get the Josh Duggar story, InTouch utilized solid investigative journalism

    Until Caitlyn Jenner displaced it in the tabloid firmament last week, the hottest story in America's booming celebrity-gossip industry was the revelations about Josh Duggar. The eldest kid on the popular "19 Kids and Counting" reality TV series, Duggar, now 27, was identified in a 2005 police report as the alleged molester of five young girls, including four of his sisters, when he was a teenager.

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The 'stress cost' of the empty nest

    "The Stress Cost of Children."

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'Broken Windows' Fights the 'Ferguson Effect'

    It's not easy to find a middle ground between the tough-on-crime and "#BlackLivesMatter" movements, but it has to be done.

    As police officers find their routine stops or arrests recorded increasingly by civilians with their smartphones, a rising chorus of critics fear that wary cops already might be bringing the nation's 20-year crime dip to an end.

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Hillary the Tormentor

    Lately I've been running into people even more put off by the Clintons than the nefarious operatives in the "vast right wing conspiracy" ever were.

    They're called Democrats.

    I had breakfast with one last week. I'd quote him directly, but The Times doesn't permit profanity.

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Heroin Doesn't Have to Be a Killer

    It's a subject we find hard to talk about, even though it kills more people in America than guns or cars and claims more lives than murder or suicide.

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