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04/16/2015 - 6:00pm

    Once again, what a difference a video makes.

    As soon as I saw the cellphone video of the fatal shooting of Walter Scott by Officer Michael Slager of the North Charleston Police Department in South Carolina, I wondered how the apologists for...

04/16/2015 - 4:51pm

    The framework agreement over Iran's nuclear program dramatically changes the Middle East. Hard-liners and hawks may complain all they want, but things will never go back to the way they were.

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04/16/2015 - 4:50pm

    This week the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism issued its damning report about the journalistic lapses by Rolling Stone magazine when it published a salacious, and now-discredited, story about a supposed gang rape at a University of...

04/16/2015 - 4:44pm

    In September 1996, I visited Iran. One of my most enduring memories of that trip was that in my hotel lobby there was a sign above the door proclaiming "Down With USA." But it wasn't a banner or graffiti. It was tiled and plastered into the...

04/08/2015 - 11:34pm

    The only purpose of the "religious freedom" laws in Indiana and other states is to assert that discrimination against gay people is acceptable. The only way to "fix" such measures is to repeal them.

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04/08/2015 - 11:24pm

    It's a good thing Americans have no serious problems, because the time and energy we expend fighting over symbolic issues could become a problem. Sure, symbols can be important. The swastika is a symbol, also the U.S. flag. But this week's farcical...

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