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What it was like to grow up in Ferguson

By Mike Meyers August 19, 2014, 06:30 PM

It was mostly white then, and the coming change in the population was resisted.

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The good and the bad in Mayor Hodges' first budget

By Cam Winton August 19, 2014, 06:30 PM

Several proposals are genuinely constructive, but others are frivolous, and missing is the understanding that not all families can afford higher taxes.

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What's the proper model for an American city?

By Joel Kotkin August 19, 2014, 11:56 AM

The people doing the designing don't care what you want — they're planning for hipsters. They ought to be planning for the middle class.

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Tape everything: It's good for us, and police, and even teachers

By Reihan Salam, Slate August 19, 2014, 11:56 AM

Don't think of it as a loss of privacy. Think of it as gaining accountability in matters of public service.

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When the police dress for war

By Ross Douthat, New York Times August 18, 2014, 06:17 PM

The path from SWAT teams to anti-terror preparations to … now.

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Ferguson and civil rights: 'Do we have a leader? No.'

By Peniel E. Joseph, The Root August 18, 2014, 06:17 PM

The protests in Missouri expose a generational divide.

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Counterpoint: Paying marrow donors would be destabilizing

By Daniel Weisdorf and Sergio Giralt August 18, 2014, 06:17 PM

It would add risks without addressing the true barriers — although note that the current system works pretty well.

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Five myths about presidential vacations

By Scott Farris August 18, 2014, 11:22 AM

Isn't that phrase — “presidential vacations” — an oxymoron to begin with?

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The foreign policy of a President Hillary Clinton

By Aaron David Miller August 18, 2014, 11:22 AM

If she had won in 2008, she might have differed from President Obama on style, but probably not on substance.

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Public policy in Minnesota: It's a 'we' thing

By DANE SMITH August 16, 2014, 06:00 PM

An emerging equity consensus drove policy in 2013-14. It's a good deal, and it works.

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