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08/28/2014 - 3:51pm

    Televised scenes of fires and looters ravaging storefront buildings in Ferguson, Missouri brought flashbacks in my memory to other urban riots a half-century ago -- and to lessons that Ferguson officials failed to learn.

    Among them: Never...

08/21/2014 - 6:14pm

    Some of President Barack Obama's supporters sound notably disappointed by his third speech on the Ferguson, Missouri, crisis. Too timid, they say. Here are some representative tweets.

    Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic: "Feel like he is...

08/19/2014 - 12:46am

    Riots in Ferguson, Missouri, draw President Obama into a familiar, although unwritten part of his job description: a blend of national healer and scold-in-chief.

    It's always risky for a president to get involved in local disputes. But everybody looks to this...

08/14/2014 - 6:41pm

    Sitting on a deck chair on the family-friendly boardwalk at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, typing into my digital tablet, I am wondering why people are giving President Obama such a hard time for taking a vacation.

    I can understand why citizens would be upset if, say, a...

08/10/2014 - 7:48pm

    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Alabama) claims that liberals are waging a "war on whites." If so, Barack Obama must be at war with himself.

    That's how goofy Brooks' logic sounds. But he's not nuts. It is an old reflex, when cornered in politics, to lash back...

08/10/2014 - 7:21pm

    After leaders from more than 40 African countries gathered for President Obama's historic summit, we should not forget that free speech and a free press are economic development issues, too.

    That message emerged as an important theme in a panel on press freedoms...

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