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  • The power of punctuation 7/29/2014

    I never will look at a comma in the same way. Sure, there are lots of exciting punctuation marks that convey powerful emotion and strength, thus tra ...

  • Running for the wrong bus 7/28/2014

    It's a revealing video. Not in the sense of physical nakedness. No, what is naked in that clip is a kind of political opportunism that has become all ...

  • Old Old Mexico -- Culture and content 7/28/2014

    If we took any negative stereotypes to Mexico City, they were rapidly dispelled. We didn't get sick, weren't threatened or abused, found it relative ...

  • The defining issue of economic recovery 7/27/2014

    The defining issue in upcoming state elections is each candidate's position regarding "the path of our economic recovery." So wrote Republican state r ...

  • In a world of sectarian violence, what can be done? 7/27/2014

    Last week, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria -- the extremist movement now occupying large swaths of territory in the region -- forced the last Chri ...

  • Do blacks need favors? 7/25/2014

    Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act was celebrated. During the act's legislative debate, then-Sen. Hubert Humphrey, respo ...

  • False equivalence 7/23/2014

    The "crossfire" mentality that defines public discourse today has the obvious problem of ignoring the fact that most of us land somewhere in the middl ...

  • The 'big data' deal 7/23/2014

    Some believe "big data" might be the next renaissance in agriculture. Others call it the greatest advance in agriculture since the Green Revolution du ...

  • GOP can't get out of its own way 7/23/2014

    So, Todd Akin is back and he's talking rape again. You remember what happened last time. The would-be Missouri senator torpedoed his campaign two ye ...

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