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  • Ferguson too complicated for easy allegory

    Ferguson too complicated for easy allegory
    The day after it was announced that Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson would not be charged in the slaying of Michael Brown, the president for a second time called for calm. His statement was measured, careful and responsible. He condemned violence and looting while acknowledging the legitimate concerns animating the protesters. He wasn't all that moving or eloquent, but this might have been one of those times when swinging for the rhetorical fences wasn't what the moment needed.
  • Zealous conservatives appear unlikely to compromise in next Congress

    After November's midterm election, polls found that most Americans wanted their members of Congress to seek compromise — anything to end the gridlock that has plagued Washington. An NBC-Wall Street Journal survey found that even among Republicans,...

    Rape story sends shock waves -- and stretched credulity

    Rolling Stone has published an incredible story about a rape at the University of Virginia, sending shock waves around the country. But when I say the story is incredible, I mean that in the literal, largely abandoned sense of the word. It is not...

    Rand Paul is right: Cig taxes factored into Garner's death

    Reasonable people can disagree on whether racism was involved in the tragic death of Eric Garner. My own suspicion is that this misfortune could have transpired just as easily with a white man resisting arrest and/or a black cop choking him. And even...

    People v. pols goes to the Supreme Court

     People v. pols goes to the Supreme Court
    In 2012, when Democrats held on to the White House, Republicans kept a comfortable majority of seats in the U.S. House. This was curious for only one reason: Nationally, Democrats running in House elections outpolled Republicans by more than a million...