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12/18/2014 - 4:41am

    During my decades of journalism I have been alternatively amused and appalled by the sarcastic newsroom slogan: "A story too good to check out."

    I've been amused by the battlefield sarcasm that comes from having a hot story lead...

12/18/2014 - 3:24am

    Writing in the Washington Post about the University of Virginia rape case, Zerlina Maxwell asserts, "We should believe, as a matter of default, what an accuser says. Ultimately, the costs of wrongly disbelieving a survivor far outweigh the costs of...

12/18/2014 - 3:19am

    Police did not kill Michael Brown. One policeman did.

    Black people did not burn down buildings in Ferguson, Mo. A few idiots did.

    It is our...

12/18/2014 - 3:15am

    No protests, no chants and no bullhorn-amplified outrage echoed through the streets of Staten Island in the days after the world learned that there would be no criminal indictment in the death of Eric Garner.

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12/11/2014 - 4:41pm

    Last week we got an actually good employment report - arguably the first truly good report in a long time. The U.S. economy added well over 300,000 jobs; wages, which have been stagnant for far too long, picked up a bit. Other indicators, like the rate at...

12/11/2014 - 4:40pm

    As the tragic chokehold case of Eric Garner illustrates, police body cameras are not the solution to all police brutality complaints. But they can bring a much-needed clarity to what we're arguing about.

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