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02/26/2015 - 5:41pm

    Regular readers know that I sometimes mock "very serious people" - politicians and pundits who solemnly repeat conventional wisdom that sounds tough-minded and realistic. The trouble is that sounding serious and being serious are by no means the same thing, and some of...

02/26/2015 - 5:03pm

    There no doubt has been some unsympathetic chuckling from purveyors of print journalism -- the underpaid and unrecognized foot soldiers of the reporting trade -- at the fall from grace of Brian Williams, the "NBC Nightly News...

02/26/2015 - 4:52pm

    When an angry neighbor murdered three Muslim students in North Carolina, my Facebook feed lit up.

    Tragic, I thought, and I scrolled on.

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02/26/2015 - 4:50pm

    Earlier this month - right between Groundhog Day and Valentine's Day - Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced a bill that would allow people from states with lax gun laws to carry their concealed weapons all around the country....

02/26/2015 - 4:49pm

    Over four decades at two universities, Anne Hall has taught thousands of students, enough to know that they come to college for a variety of reasons, with a variety of attitudes. Many are concerned only with jobs. Some are concerned...

02/26/2015 - 4:40pm

    Yes, there are moments in our lives when someone says something that changes everything.

    "He's harmless," were those words for Michael Trotter Jr.

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