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Counterpoint: Ferguson grand jury anything but 'just'

By Mel Reeves December 12, 2014, 06:44 PM

The system protected its own, and there's no justice in that.

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Where the torture slope gets slippery

By Clive Crook, Bloomberg News December 13, 2014, 06:00 PM

It's pretty hard to argue that it's never necessary. One can imagine scenarios — none of which apply to the current imbroglio.

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Hollywood's hack attack is bad news all around

By From an editorial in the Washington Post December 13, 2014, 06:00 PM

That Sony has taken matters into its own hands is as alarming as the attack itself.

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The Moses not found in film, or in memory

By Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post December 13, 2014, 06:00 PM

Outside of Biblical scripture (and theaters), events get murky.

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The lieutenant governship: A role ripe for a remaking

By LORI STURDEVANT, Star Tribune December 13, 2014, 06:00 PM

It's been a few decades since a Minnesota lieutenant governor had a clear role or obvious influence. Tina Smith, incoming, may be in a better position than most.

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Such a bunch of belly-achers

By Reg Henry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS December 11, 2014, 06:00 PM

Why those malcontent elves at the North Pole have been harping about “Emperor Santa” the past few years.

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A flawed spending bill from Congress

By Editorial, Washington Post December 11, 2014, 06:00 PM

But Congress, including Minnesota's John Kline, deserve credit for making a pension fund fix.

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Ellison remembers to forget

By Scott W. Johnson December 11, 2014, 06:00 PM

In his memoir, the congressman rewrites his history with the Nation of Islam.

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

By Doug Shidell December 11, 2014, 06:00 PM

The 2015 White Christmas Project could be a sure-fire way to make our treetops glisten.

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Visions of price manipulations danced in their heads

By An Editorial, The Washington Post. December 11, 2014, 11:09 AM

Free trade suffers a blow is the new sugar deal, but higher prices have their benefits

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