Frat chant a reminder of dog named n-word

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When I was in college a white fraternity had a black dog that students, both black and white, told me was called the n-word. I can attest to... Read more

Obama can do better than Selma speech

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I wasn’t certain that President Obama would even go to Selma, Ala., to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,”... Read more

Jealousy sparked Giuliani's Obama remark

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Here’s what I think happened: Rudy Giuliani walked into that eat-and-greet dinner for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker -- a dinner he wasn’t... Read more

Vaccinate children or keep them home

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The governor of New Jersey’s comments about the current measles outbreak has gotten a lot of attention, but it is Pennsylvania that has... Read more

Holocaust documentary teaches lesson

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Like “Selma,” a theatrical release that recreates the events leading up to a seminal event in the American civil rights movement... Read more

Most Americans should be getting a raise

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It amazes me when I hear near- to above-middle-class earners complain about the push to raise the federal minimum wage, which has stood at... Read more

Most Americans should be getting a pay raise

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It amazes me when I hear near- to above-middle-class earners complain about the push to raise the minimum at the federal level, which has stood... Read more

Ferguson story is too familiar

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I have told friends that my mistrust of the police comes legitimately. I grew up in Birmingham, Ala., during the 1960s, when the city became... Read more