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09/11/2014 - 2:55pm

    E-cigarettes pose a public policy conundrum. They are a gateway drug -- but it's not, or hasn't been, entirely clear in which direction most traffic through that gateway flows.

    For some existing smokers, particularly those for whom other...

09/04/2014 - 1:36pm

    With folks yapping all day on social media -- Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and the rest -- how can there be such a thing as a "spiral of silence" online?

    Easy. Just make the...

09/04/2014 - 1:34pm

    It’s Labor Day weekend, the schools have been in session about a week, and the disgruntled voices of a minority drone on. Their screeching refrain, often in letters to the editor and talk show call-ins, is familiar:

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09/04/2014 - 1:33pm

    Who knew that one of the best made-for-Labor Day speeches in American history would be delivered by a CEO? And who could have guessed that the summer's major labor story would not be about a CEO saving the jobs of his workers but about the workers...

09/04/2014 - 1:31pm

    Many white Americans say they are fed up with the coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. A plurality of whites in a recent Pew survey said that the issue of race is getting more attention than it deserves.

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09/04/2014 - 1:31pm

    Is sex more important than music, war, sports and vampires? Is sex more important than Nixon?

    Michael Sheen thinks so.

    The nimble Welsh...

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