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Posted Aug 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

George Santayana, the Spanish-American philosopher and novelist, once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” As increasingly aggressive police tactics are exposed across the country, discontent grows. Discontent shortens the memory. What was a crisis not so long ago seems less significant in the face of new concerns about heavy-handed, overreaching police conduct.

Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Ferguson, Missouri, doesn’t have just a race problem. It also has a math problem.

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 11:16 AM

This whole ALS ice bucket challenge thing is a great way to publicize a good cause, which doesn’t change the fact there’s no way I’m ever going to pour a bucket of ice water over my head.

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Our newspapers and TV newscasts are full of conflicts, both statistical and otherwise, some of which make no sense at all. For instance:

Posted Aug 22, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Ferguson, Missouri, has stumbled into the national spotlight for all the wrong reasons. From the tragic homicide of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, at the hands of the police, to the large-scale protests—peaceful and violent — to the...

Posted Aug 22, 2014 at 12:01 AM

While I recognize for the adults being around a cabin full of kids is far from relaxing, just knowing you are away from the normal routine is nice....

Posted Aug 20, 2014 at 12:01 AM

Announcer: “And in this week’s episode of Josh the Unsuccessful Bounty Hunter, Josh goes after Mugs O’Feeny, Public Enemy Number One!”

Posted Aug 15, 2014 at 1:01 AM

The World Health Organization has officially declared the Ebola virus an international health emergency.

Posted Aug 15, 2014 at 12:01 AM

While the calendar still says we have more than a month until the fall equinox, which is officially Sept. 22, the reality is summer is over for the area this coming Monday when the kids go back to school.

Updated Aug 14, 2014 at 2:56 PM

I’m missing a lot. You probably are, too.Times moves quickly. There are many things to do. Not all of them can be done.

Updated Aug 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Here we go again in the Mideast. We needed to go to Iraq in 1990 in order to protect the small nation of Kuwait. We went in 2003 was an exercise in bad judgment. We didn’t know it at the time, but history tells us the truth of that situation.

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