National

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...

12/11/2014 - 4:39pm

    There seems to be a new age of activism rising. From Occupy Wall Street, to the "Stop Watching Us" march against government surveillance, to the Moral Monday protests, to the People's Climate March, to the recent nationwide protests over the...

12/11/2014 - 4:35pm

    Along with falling leaves and first snows, it's time for my annual holiday gift guide, offering suggestions for presents with meaning.

    At a time of racial division and inequity in America,...

12/11/2014 - 4:30pm

    The decisions by two grand juries not to indict police officers in the deaths of black men mark an opportune moment -- both depressing and uplifting -- to write about civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson.

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12/11/2014 - 4:28pm

    The story about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity may have fallen apart Friday.

    But it doesn't mean that everything at U-Va. is OK. It doesn't mean that rape doesn't...

12/11/2014 - 4:27pm

    Herta Kriegner, a graphic artist from Austria, likes the German word "über." It conveys, she told me recently, both a European sensibility and a sense of going "above and beyond" for a customer. In fact, she likes the word so much...

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