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08/28/2014 - 3:46pm

    One of the unsung blessings of Twitter is the way it continually reminds us that willful ignorance is alive and thriving in the American body politic.

    In the past week, we were treated to widely retweeted photos purporting to show Capt. Ron...

08/28/2014 - 3:45pm

    It's a tribute to the level of terrible news we've been inundated with this summer that the corruption trial of ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell may qualify as a feel-good story. Unless, of course, you are McDonnell.

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08/28/2014 - 3:34pm

    One remarkable result of the rise of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq has been how it seems to be shifting broader conceptions in the Middle East. It sometimes looks like enemies are becoming potential allies - and even old friends are starting to look a...

08/28/2014 - 3:33pm

    As if things at home were not in bad enough shape we are back in the Mid-East up to our necks. Of course, the beheading of the journalist is just an excuse and was probably bound to happen no matter what we did. However, we lit the fire when President...

08/28/2014 - 3:32pm

    As the tumultuous situation in Ferguson, Mo., entered its second week, President Obama stood before the nation and offered a mild, balanced plea.

    There is "no excuse" for excessive use...

08/21/2014 - 6:22pm

    For those of us who lived through the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, and for all of us who remember the Trayvon Martin murder, just two years ago, events surrounding the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown look all too familiar. As Yogi Berra would put it, it's "deja vu, all over...

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