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07/23/2015 - 9:48pm

    As President Obama talked to reporters after becoming the first American president to visit a federal prison, his thoughts appeared to flash back to "the Choom Gang."

    That was the nickname of the pot-smoking crew to which the future...

07/23/2015 - 9:23pm

    Every columnist has his or her “go to” sources, people we rely on for their deep understanding of a particular subject, and a mode of thinking about that subject we find persuasive. For me, one such person is Michael Levi, a senior fellow for...

07/17/2015 - 12:15am

            Suddenly Bill Cosby has become the Confederate battle flag of the entertainment world. Everybody seems to want to take him down.

            For months the iconic showman's...

07/17/2015 - 12:14am

            That flag is down in South Carolina but the brouhaha continues. It took a long time to get to this point so we can expect the hullabaloo to be with us for many months, even years, to come. The diehards will see to that.

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07/17/2015 - 12:14am

            If, among a certain subgroup of white Americans, there is an inherent fear of the Latin-ization of the United States, is there a parallel unease among some Hispanics? If not quite a fear, per se, then perhaps an ...

07/17/2015 - 12:13am

             I will never forget the October 2013 feature on National Geographic’s website:

            There was a pair of...

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