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01/16/2017 - 12:00pm

    In 1965, fewer than two percent of eligible African-Americans living in Selma, Ala., were registered to vote. As we all know, this was the result of laws and policies whose purpose was to keep African-Americans out of the voting booth. It took decades of blood, sweat and tears to reverse this deeply embedded discrimination. Having lost my father to that struggle when I was...

01/14/2017 - 5:00pm

    It's a cliche for editors: Let readers decide for themselves. It is most commonly uttered in reference to public policy debates or investigative revelations, when arguments have been presented and facts are well established.

    On Tuesday, BuzzFeed...

01/14/2017 - 4:00pm

    Where does transparency meet irresponsibility? Right at the line that BuzzFeed's editor Ben Smith approached on Tuesday and decided to step over in the name of serving citizens' best interests.

    With caveats and explanations aplenty, Smith...

01/12/2017 - 6:00pm

    The approaching presidency of Donald Trump poses daunting challenges for the journalists covering him, not merely because he has described them as dishonest, low-life scum or because of anxiety over whether the new administration will adhere to basic norms of access, such as daily briefings and regular...

01/12/2017 - 5:00pm

    One of the most significant economic debates over the last decade has been over the nature of the U.S. productivity slowdown and what might someday end it.

    Improving overall productivity requires individual workers to produce more. That's...

01/12/2017 - 4:00pm

    When Jim DeMint wanted to dis a TV interviewer's suggestion that Obamacare has merits as well as flaws, the former senator and tea partyer used a handy putdown: "You can put all that under the category of fake news."

    When conspiracy...

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