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  • Do blacks need favors? 7/25/2014

    Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act was celebrated. During the act's legislative debate, then-Sen. Hubert Humphrey, respo ...

  • False equivalence 7/23/2014

    The "crossfire" mentality that defines public discourse today has the obvious problem of ignoring the fact that most of us land somewhere in the middl ...

  • The 'big data' deal 7/23/2014

    Some believe "big data" might be the next renaissance in agriculture. Others call it the greatest advance in agriculture since the Green Revolution du ...

  • GOP can't get out of its own way 7/23/2014

    So, Todd Akin is back and he's talking rape again. You remember what happened last time. The would-be Missouri senator torpedoed his campaign two ye ...

  • Take the win in Iran 7/21/2014

    With Barack Obama's approval ratings getting dragged down by a floundering foreign policy, we might miss one of his biggest successes in a place no on ...

  • The high court's high-handedness 7/21/2014

    It is a case of Supreme hypocrisy. The adjective refers to that nine-person tribunal at the top of the American legal system, the noun to its latest ...

  • Up in arms in the Capitol 7/20/2014

    In late June, Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick managed artlessly to express a set of viewpoints concerning the First and Second Amendments, feminism, ...

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