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A gut check, please, on the Safe and Supportive Schools Act

By Multiple authors April 02, 2014, 06:15 PM

The effort is commendable, but the legislation raises untested questions about free expression and a school's reach off-campus.

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It's no surprise we can't find Flight 370

By David Helvarg April 02, 2014, 11:35 AM

The ocean, our planet's last great commons, truly is an immense place. But the odds might be better if we had invested more money and effort there.

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The U.S. is better than those who've abandoned its principles

By Martin Schram, McClatchy-Tribune News Service April 02, 2014, 11:35 AM

Once again, we learn we’ve been lied to about the extent of post-9/11 torture.

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GM still suffers from buck-passing culture

By Editorial, Washington Post April 01, 2014, 06:48 PM

The Chevy Cobalt fiasco and now a Cruze recall show the automaker still has a ways to go.

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Why my nonprofit is embracing crypto-currency

By Erich Mische April 01, 2014, 06:34 PM

I've lived long enough to know not to count out any new, disruptive idea — especially if it can help the mission.

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Editorial counterpoint: E-cigarette fright is uninformed

By Thomas Briant April 01, 2014, 06:34 PM

Allow me to explain, as I have to legislators, what’s in these products and why it’s not dangerous.

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Editorial counterpoint: Teardown moratorium is still on, and it's helping

By Linea Palmisano April 01, 2014, 06:34 PM

News coverage fostered confusion, while editorial missed the point: This action will knit people together.

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Who were the greatest Supreme Court justices of all time?

By Cass R. Sunstein, Bloomberg News April 01, 2014, 11:37 AM

Here's my ideology-free list, based on historical significance and legal ability.

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The benefits of fracking are clear. The impacts remain a mystery.

By Kate Galbraith April 01, 2014, 11:21 AM

It’s hard to discuss the issue rationally when definitive, objective studies are lacking.

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A tour of the Arctic from underneath

By Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times March 31, 2014, 06:03 PM

The region could become a navigable ocean, available for shipping, exploration — and dispute. Here’s what it’s like to be on a nuclear sub sounding out the future.

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