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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 again."

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08/14/2014 - 6:42pm

    When the news rippled out on Monday that Robin Williams had committed suicide, even I thought -- for a moment -- "but he had everything." As if suicide is a "choice."

    I say "even I" because I know better. My mother was seriously depressed...

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 - 7:47pm

    If the CIA spends half as much energy finding terrorists as it has spent fighting Congress, we should feel very safe.

    The spooks, taking a break from the mundane work of protecting the nation, have lately been turning their spycraft against the lawmakers who are...

08/10/2014 - 7:46pm

    As the battle intensifies over how much authority President Barack Obama has to take executive measures in the face of congressional inaction, James Madison and Richard Nixon provide the frames of reference.

    The Republican-controlled House is planning to sue Obama for...

08/10/2014 - 7:31pm

    School starts next week and my two sons are inconsolable about having to return to their hated "prisons."

    Based on the teachings of professor and researcher Carol Dweck, author of "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success," they surely have a fixed...

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