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Why no thank-you note, grads?

By MELISSA COHEN SILBERMAN July 21, 2014, 06:18 PM

Just one of the many graduates we gave gifts to has responded with handwritten gratitude.

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Grass roots vs. guns

By Leah Auckenthaler July 21, 2014, 06:18 PM

I spoke up (and wound up getting my picture in the paper). Let me explain what motivated me to act.

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Counterpoint: MOOCs have limited value to higher education

By Richard Jewell and Ann Ludlow July 21, 2014, 06:18 PM

While they have a role, they don't add up to “creative destruction” because they don't offer a key ingredient: engagement.

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Editorial counterpoint: The other side of the Gaza story

By Sylvia Schwarz July 21, 2014, 06:18 PM

That Americans generally support Israel in its conflicts with Palestinians is testament to what they've been told. But this is changing.

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To fight trucker fatigue, focus on economics

By Karen Levy July 21, 2014, 11:31 AM

Electronic monitoring of hours behind the wheel may help, but not without attention to the underlying causes of unsafe practices.

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The contagious nature of extremist language

By Steven Horsford July 21, 2014, 11:31 AM

What starts with, say, a Cliven Bundy standoff might not end there, and those giving it a platform must recognize that.

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Is literature dead? Ask your Kindle.

By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times July 19, 2014, 06:00 PM

The digital age reveals how we (don’t) read books.

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Anti-gay culture in pro sports: You can't hide the truth

By Hudson Taylor July 18, 2014, 05:48 PM

Major League Baseball has made its move. Now it’s time for pro football’s teachable moment concerning LGBT bias.

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'Giver' and the dystopia next door

By Michael Gerson, Washington Post July 20, 2014, 06:00 PM

Film version of teen novel rekindles talk of the paradox of pain.

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Budget blinders, for now

By Editorial, Washington Post July 20, 2014, 06:00 PM

Pause in the debate hardly means that the problem is solved.

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