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03/26/2015 - 8:48pm

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is urging baristas to engage customers in discussions about race and inequality -- as if his employees already were not busy enough trying to tell my coffee-and-espresso-shot from the next guy's vanilla latte.

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03/26/2015 - 8:18pm

    As a teaching assistant in a class on race in the United States, I’ve probably paid more attention to the #BlackLivesMatter movement than a lot of my white peers.

    The professor who teaches...

03/26/2015 - 8:12pm

    Near my home in Austin, Texas, there’s an old refurbished motel with a keep-it-real attitude that’s expressed right on its iconic marquee: “No additives, No preservatives, Corporate-free since 1938.”

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03/26/2015 - 8:11pm

    It dawned on Thomas Edison that sunshine could drive both his inventions and his friend Henry Ford’s horseless carriages.

    “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy,”...

03/26/2015 - 8:08pm

    In high-stakes politics, sometimes the action of a little-known player drastically alters the chessboard with significant results. Such was the case of Curtis Gans, a serious game-changer who, as a University of North Carolina graduate, helped engineer the...

03/26/2015 - 8:03pm

    Few things sell ideas in American politics like a good farm story.

    Just ask Representative Dave Reichert. He held a hearing recently on the impact of the estate tax on farms and small businesses...

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