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01/30/2015 - 12:22am

    Saturday evening, I got a call that no parent wants to get. It was my son calling from college - he's a third-year student at Yale. He had been accosted by a campus police officer, at gunpoint!

    This is how my son remembers it:

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01/29/2015 - 11:30pm

    Have you ever wondered what inequality costs the average American family?

    That is, what price do we pay — in actual dollars and cents — for tolerating an economy fixated on pumping...

01/29/2015 - 11:24pm

    My social circle was shaken a few days into the new year with an upsetting blog post. A friend I will call Mary is seriously ill. The blogger requested loving messages to her to be sewn into a quilt.

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01/29/2015 - 11:03pm

    The recent economic crisis hit the American middle class hard. But for the youngest adults trying to gain a foothold in the good life, it's been devastating.

    So why did so few millennials,...

01/29/2015 - 10:46pm

    Leaving aside all of the other good arguments both for and against it, I have one big problem with the proposal for free community college that President Barack Obama recently outlined and will surely describe anew in his State of the Union address on...

01/29/2015 - 10:45pm

    John Gardner, a cabinet secretary in President Lyndon Johnson's administration who later founded Common Cause, once said that a requisite for effective citizen action, and governing, was to build an "inside-outside alliance."

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