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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:24pm
    The response to the killing of the unarmed teenager Michael Brown - whom his family called the "gentle giant" - by the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson - who was described by his police chief as "a...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:23pm
    How far would you go to stay out of jail? Would you publicly humiliate your wife of 38 years, portraying her as some kind of shrieking harridan? Would you put the innermost secrets of your marriage on display, inviting voyeurs to...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:22pm
    For those of us who lived through the 1992 Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, and for all of us who remember the Trayvon Martin murder, just two years ago, events surrounding the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown look all too...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:22pm
    Soon the cameras, protesters, gawkers and tweeters will depart Ferguson, Missouri, leaving the question: What will be left of this embattled city when the smoke clears?     We've seen predominantly African-...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:21pm
    The headlines bring the accidentally colliding tale of two governors and, with it, a valuable debate about the proper role -- and proper limits -- of criminal law in policing political behavior.     Exhibit A is the...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:21pm
    The short answer is: everything.     I'm not talking about the killing of Michael Brown. A tragedy, whatever the facts. But what the facts are is something we don't yet know. There are two conflicting stories...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:20pm
    Amanda Curtis, a 34-year-old high school math teacher, is now the Democrats' U.S. Senate candidate in Montana. Finally, a strategy for bringing down the average age of a senator, which is around 62.     Plus, a...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:18pm
    The tragedies unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, are doubly infuriating.     First, there is the obvious outrage of yet another unarmed black teenager being stopped by one of the town’s white police officers as...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:17pm
    African-Americans are not alone in being horrified by the killing of Michael Brown. They are not alone in their concern over the police's behavior. And there's evidence that a large number of white Americans have still not...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:16pm
       Hillary Clinton recently reignited the who-lost-Syria debate when she suggested that President Barack Obama made a mistake in not intervening more forcefully early in the Syrian civil war by arming the pro-democracy...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:16pm
    The story of a young man's speed-hiking the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail has raised some environmentalist eyebrows, albeit only slightly. He was racing from California's border with Mexico to Washington state's with...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:15pm
    Wall Street is one of the biggest sources of funding for presidential campaigns, and many of the Republican Party's potential 2016 contenders are governors, from Chris Christie of New Jersey and Rick Perry of Texas to Bobby...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:14pm
    Some of President Barack Obama's supporters sound notably disappointed by his third speech on the Ferguson, Missouri, crisis. Too timid, they say. Here are some representative tweets.     Ta-Nehisi Coates of The...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:14pm
    Affectations can be dangerous, as Gertrude Stein said.     When Barack Obama first ran for president, he theatrically cast himself as the man alone on the stage. From his address in Berlin to his acceptance speech in...
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:13pm
    Mike Johnston's mother was a public-school teacher. So were her mother and father. And his godfather taught in both public and private schools.     So when he expresses the concern that we're not getting the...
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