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09/25/2014 - 10:58am

    Last month, inspired by his visit to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's home at Hyde Park in New York, Washington Post Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt pondered whether FDR could have been elected today. The same question has occurred to Ken Burns and Geoffrey Wards, whose look at the lives of Theodore,...

09/11/2014 - 2:05pm

    When fire hoses sent black bodies skidding and writhing along the sidewalks of Birmingham in 1963, a lot of white people, high and dry, nodded, “Well, if that’s what it takes to keep the peace . . . ”

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09/04/2014 - 1:23pm

    Control of the U.S. Senate is the most important prize at stake in this year's mid-term elections. There are 36 Senate seats up for election -- 21 are held by Democrats, 15 by Republicans.

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09/04/2014 - 1:22pm

    Labor Day - that mocking reminder that this nation once honored workers - is upon us again, posing the nagging question of why the economy ceased to reward work. Was globalization the culprit? Technological change? Anyone seeking a more fundamental answer...

09/04/2014 - 1:19pm

    "Don't watch the video. Don't share it. That's not how life should be."

    So tweeted Kelly Foley, a cousin of beheaded journalist James Foley, as the video of the brutal...

09/04/2014 - 1:03pm

    Night had just fallen in Ferguson, Missouri, as I watched a standoff from on the town's main thoroughfare. Approximately 150 protestors stood on West Florissant Avenue, their hands held up to symbolize nonviolent compliance. A hundred yards south, the...

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