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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 - 6:00pm

    The White House now offers a gender-neutral restroom, for use by men, women and anyone whose gender is less than certain. If this news tempts you to giggle -- please refrain.

    Certainly, the...

04/16/2015 - 5:49pm

    I had heard about all of the dying, about all of the grief, and still I didn't immediately understand what I was seeing when, at a railroad crossing here, I spotted a man in a blaring orange vest, the kind that road crews and public-safety workers wear...

04/16/2015 - 5:49pm

    Equal pay. Child care. Paid family leave. An end to pervasive domestic violence and sexual assault on college campuses and in the military.

    You know who's going to make the breakthroughs on...

04/16/2015 - 5:48pm

    Imagine him in the last week of his life, 150 years ago this month. Shuffling, clothes hanging loosely on the 6-foot-4-inch frame, that tinny voice, a face much older than someone of 56. "I am a tired man," he said. "Sometimes I think I am...

04/16/2015 - 5:46pm

    You thought, perhaps, that we were making this stuff up? That the whole "Black Lives Matter" thing was probably overblown? That the idea of African-American men having to fear routine encounters with the police was being exaggerated by self-...

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