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  • In Boston, justice has been done

    The conviction of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev quietly sealed a chapter in this, the opening stages of what may become our long battle against terrorism on U.S. soil. Tsarnaev heard his guilty verdicts -- all 30 of them -- including one for...
  • McDonald's raise is less than meets the eye

    Let's not be too impressed by McDonald's big announcement that it will soon boost pay for some employees by about a buck an hour. Here is why. The very business model that was birthed and nurtured by McDonald's, franchising, will severely nip the...
  • Coming to grips with the chaos we created in the Middle East

    Sometimes it is the aggregate of the news, more than a particular story, that ushers in a shock, a realization that things are perhaps worse than they seem. The headlines in the fourth week of March reminded us we are a nation still at war. It's easy...
  • Is Starbucks making you uncomfortable talking about race? Good!

    To Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: Don't let the haters ruin your caffeine buzz. Schultz and his company are taking all sorts of flak for Race Together, a company-sponsored initiative to initiate conversations about race relations ... including when...
  • New shooting in Ferguson sets right wing shrieking

    It didn't take long for America to assert its lesser self after two police officers were shot in what officials quickly called an ambush in Ferguson, Mo. Social media, so often a barometer of all that is wrong with the collective soul of America,...
  • The problem in Ferguson is its cops -- period

    No wonder Ferguson blew up last summer. It was only a matter of time. The St. Louis suburb's police force, inadequately trained, led by moral incompetents and largely ignorant of rudimentary constitutional concepts, was bound to touch off an explosion...
  • Candidate's suicide holds up an unflattering mirror to our politics

    Sometimes the hateful words that slither out of people's mouths are shocking. But what ought to keep us up at night is the silence that often follows -- the way that listeners ignore, or fail to compose themselves to answer, the harmful things that...
  • Packing heat on the quadrangles: What could go wrong?

    There is an ambitious delusion among many gun rights advocates that every physical threat can be dealt with by a gun. We encounter it every time there is a headline-grabbing gun murder. If only there had been a good guy with a gun on the scene to...
  • Desperate, a flailing governor turns to homophobia

    By now, you might have heard about the latest political firestorm out of Kansas. Gov. Sam Brownback, a conservative Republican, issued an executive order rescinding protections for state workers who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Brownback is...
  • Poverty will not be solved by a marriage license

    An Indiana state representative is pitching a taxpayer-funded office to promote marriage. Just in time for Valentine's Day. This is not a new idea. Rep. Jeff Thompson, a Republican of Lizton, envisions an Office of Marriage Promotion as a way to...
  • Sorority strictures are a retrograde reaction to campus sexual assault

    Wonder why addressing sexual assault on university campuses is such a complicated, entrenched problem? Behold the backward decision forced by national sorority executives over co-eds in the Greek system at the University of Virginia. A Washington Post...