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12/18/2014 - 4:41am

    During my decades of journalism I have been alternatively amused and appalled by the sarcastic newsroom slogan: "A story too good to check out."

    I've been amused by the battlefield sarcasm that comes from having a hot story lead...

12/18/2014 - 4:08am

    Big city mayors have to stay as neutral as possible when asked about disputes between their citizens and the police. But New York Mayor Bill de Blasio found his voice in a profoundly moving way when he responded not as a mayor, but as a parent.

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12/11/2014 - 4:40pm

    As the tragic chokehold case of Eric Garner illustrates, police body cameras are not the solution to all police brutality complaints. But they can bring a much-needed clarity to what we're arguing about.

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12/11/2014 - 4:01pm

    When asked about recent allegations against Bill Cosby, Chris Rock fell into what is for him an unusual position. He was at a loss for words.

    "I don't know what to say," he told New...

12/04/2014 - 3:42pm

    When my fellow critics of Ferguson, Missouri police are reduced to arguing not whether but how hard Michael Brown hit police officer Darren Wilson, I think it is time to rethink what this scandal is all about or, more pointedly, what it should be about....

12/04/2014 - 3:21pm

    After a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Michael Brown, President Barack Obama stepped up to perform his unofficial yet widely presumed role: racial explainer-in-chief.

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