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Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:42pm
    President Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration has created quite a furor, and although the order was issued to solve the problem of congressional gridlock and millions of suffering  people, our relationship to the floods...
Thursday, December 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...
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:41pm
    Ever since George W. Bush in 2002 began driving up public frenzy for his invasion of Iraq on trumped-up justifications a year later, Congress's constitutional role to declare war has continued to be cold-shouldered.  ...
Thursday, December 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.    ...
Thursday, December 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...
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:37pm
    The Islamic State has visibly attracted young Muslims from all over the world to its violent movement to build a caliphate in Iraq and Syria. But here's what's less visible - the online backlash against the Islamic State,...
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:36pm
    November 2016 is still a long way off, but it's hard to imagine that the presidential campaign will provide any bit of advertising as strangely entertaining and revealing as a video put online recently by Stand With Hillary, a...
Thursday, December 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, Equal Justice...
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:34pm
    A loaded pun can be deadly.     And now, in China, the State Administration for Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television is cracking down. "Radio and television authorities at all levels must tighten up...
Thursday, December 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.    ...
Thursday, December 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 happen. It doesn...
Thursday, December 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...
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:26pm
    Today, let's take a look at the Little Bill That Couldn't.     Say hello to the Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act. It's sort of shy, but if you look over there behind the ottoman, you may see it peeking out...
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:26pm
    Two disparate news items caught my eye recently that demonstrate how our government can act in ways that mystify and anger the taxpayers who support it with their hard-earned money.     The first was the report from...
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 4:25pm
    It’s now been about a week after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.     During the four-day spree, about 133.7 million shoppers spent about $50.9 billion, according to AP and TIME magazine...
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