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2015/08/02 10:17
2015/08/02 10:17
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He wanted to start a race war. That, you will recall, was what authorities say white supremacist Dylann Roof had in mind when he shot up a storied African-American church in June. It might have...
2015/08/02 10:17
2015/08/02 10:17
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2015/07/30 23:21
2015/07/30 23:21
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This will not be a column about Sandra Bland, although it could be. Certainly there is cause for outrage over the way a Texas state trooper escalated the routine traffic stop of an indignant...
2015/07/29 12:46
2015/07/29 12:46
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Here's the thing about principle.Unless applied equally it is not really principle at all. He who climbs on his moral high horse when a wrong is done to him or his, but leaves the horse stabled when...
2015/07/27 10:06
2015/07/27 10:06
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The United States does not have a justice system. If we define a justice system as a system designed for the production of justice, then it seems obvious that term cannot reasonably be applied to a...
2015/07/27 01:53
2015/07/27 01:53
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What an interesting juxtaposition of opinions you offered your readers on the editorial page Monday, July 20. We had a letter from Dick Meyer thanking President Obama for all his significant...
2015/07/25 05:55
2015/07/25 05:55
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From Pikeside: I see where now the price of a barrel of oil is below $48 a barrel and the gas is still not going down here in Berkeley County. Am I the only one who notices this or what, and gas in...
2015/07/23 23:57
2015/07/23 23:57
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The United States does not have a justice system. If we define a justice system as a system designed for the production of justice, then it seems obvious that term cannot reasonably be applied to a...
2015/07/22 13:33
2015/07/22 13:33
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He’s No. 1?! Yes, it’s an early poll and, as such, pretty near useless. Yes, Herman Cain was once No. 1, too, and we know what happened with that. Yes, the fact that he is No. 1 probably reflects...
2015/07/20 10:05
2015/07/20 10:05
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... new command I give you: love one another.” —John 13:34 So said a troubled rabbi named Jesus 2,000 years ago in his Last Supper with his disciples. Shortly afterward he was captured, tortured and...
2015/07/20 01:53
2015/07/20 01:53
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He’s number one?! Yes, it’s an early poll and, as such, pretty near useless. Yes, Herman Cain was once number one, too, and we know what happened with that. Yes, the fact that he is number one...
2015/07/16 10:17
2015/07/16 10:17
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You might have missed the irony. If so, it would be easy to understand. Last week's bulletin about accused serial rapist Bill Cosby was sensational enough that one might be forgiven for failing to...
2015/07/13 13:06
2015/07/13 13:06
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In 2006, then-Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce advocated the return of a 1954 program for the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants. It was called “Operation Wetback.” In 2010, Sen. David...
2015/07/08 17:29
2015/07/08 17:29
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In 2006, then-Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce advocated the return of a 1954 program for the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants. It was called "Operation Wetback." In 2010, Sen. David...
2015/07/06 10:13
2015/07/06 10:13
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... whole week," said President Obama, "I've been reflecting on this idea of grace." That was the turning point of Friday's eulogy for Clementa Pinckney, the Charleston, S.C. minister who was, with...
2015/07/06 10:13
2015/07/06 10:13
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Thank heaven for little girls. So sang French actor Maurice Chevalier in a famous song celebrating “their little eyes so helpless and appealing” and the fact that “they grow up in the most delightful...
2015/07/06 10:07
2015/07/06 10:07
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... can always count on Americans to do the right thing — after they’ve tried everything else.” That’s an observation widely credited to Winston Churchill, though it’s one he may or may not have...
2015/07/02 17:34
2015/07/02 17:34
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By Leonard Pitts Jr. That was the turning point of Friday's eulogy for Clementa Pinckney, the Charleston, S.C. minister who was, with eight of his congregants, murdered by a racist terrorist two...
2015/08/02 10:17
2015/08/02 10:17
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