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12/09/2016 - 7:00pm

    "Trigger warnings" on U.S. college campuses have become easy targets for ridicule, but that doesn't seem to have dampened enthusiasm for them. Professors issue these warnings on their syllabuses or during class when the material studied turns to sex, race or violence. To some, this is a reasonable way to protect students who might take...

12/03/2016 - 8:00am

    If your family is like mine, chances are that at some point Thursday afternoon or evening, you're going to have to say something upbeat. A family member will suggest going around the table, so that each of us can tell the group what we are thankful for. Given that so many people seem so low just now...

12/02/2016 - 8:00pm

    As you pick up your Thanksgiving turkey this year, you may look to see whether it's organic, free range, and humanely raised and slaughtered. What the label won't tell you is how the men and women in the poultry plant who processed your bird are treated. You may not want to know - but you should...

12/02/2016 - 2:00pm

    The vast majority of Americans will be sitting down to a gigantic, mostly home-cooked meal this Thursday. So this seems like as good a time as any to point out that such meals have become an anomaly. Basic ingredients -- such as, you know, turkeys, cranberries and sweet potatoes -- now account for only...

12/02/2016 - 11:00am

    Your former high school classmate has pictures of a new baby, your aunt has video of her great vacation in Majorca, and your presidential candidate has several articles accusing her of killing an FBI agent for leaking emails.

    One of these things is...

12/01/2016 - 6:00pm

    The real goal behind President-elect Donald Trump's proposed draconian measures against the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States is not forceful expulsion, but mass self-deportation: to make life so wretched and untenable that immigrants have no choice but to uproot,...

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