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  • Add Malala Yousafzai to list of those who fought for truth

    Add Malala Yousafzai to list of those who fought for truth
    "Truth crushed to earth will rise again." -- Martin Luther King Jr. (quoting William Cullen Bryant) Sometimes, oceans are not enough. Usually, the fact that we are barricaded on both sides by great bodies of water gives us in this country a certain...
  • Conservatives long for the sad days of yesteryear

    Conservatives long for the sad days of yesteryear
    Well, I sure got that one wrong. Four years ago, on the eve of the last presidential election, I wrote in this space of how the country has spent much of the last three decades "re-litigating" the 1960s, arguing over the changes wrought in that decade....
  • Baby gets cruel lesson in life early

    Baby gets cruel lesson in life early
    "The first kick I took was when I hit the ground." -- Bruce Springsteen, "Born in the USA." So now, Jonah has received a lesson in How Things Are. He is 19 months old. Sitting on his mother's lap on a recent Delta Airlines flight on approach to...
  • War on 21st-century Jim Crow

    War on 21st-century Jim Crow
    Kemba Smith Pradia went to Tallahassee, Fla., last week to demand the right to vote. Back in the '90s, when she was just Kemba Smith, she became a poster child for the excesses and inanities of the so-called War on Drugs. Ms. Pradia, then a college...
  • 'Accidental Racist,' willful ignorance

    'Accidental Racist,' willful ignorance
    There are many things to say about Brad Paisley's new song. The country music giant is under fire for "Accidental Racist," about a Starbucks employee who objects to Mr. Paisley's Confederate battle flag shirt. The song, Mr. Paisley's attempt to...
  • In North Carolina gay marriage vote, a step backward from progress

    In North Carolina gay marriage vote, a step backward from progress
    So apparently, Barack Obamais finally done evolving. That, you will recall, was the president's word for the process of reconsidering his opposition to same-sex marriage. Last week, after being publicly and inadvertently (?) prodded by his vice...
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Tribute to the TV remote control

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: Tribute to the TV remote control
    We are gathered here today to memorialize a man who revolutionized our lives. So what did Eugene J. Polley do? What was the nature of his great leap forward? Did he invent the PC? Did he invent the cellphone? Did he invent the Internet? No. Eugene J....
  • Lacrosse notes: Defending champ Loyola unveils 'most aggressive' schedule for 2013

    Lacrosse notes: Defending champ Loyola unveils 'most aggressive' schedule for 2013
    The defending NCAA champion Loyola men’s lacrosse¬†team will open its 2013 season with a pair of road games before beginning its home¬†schedule on Saturday, Feb. 23, with a rematch of the national title game against Maryland, Greyhounds coach...
  • A shameful response to a nonexistent problem

    A shameful response to a nonexistent problem
    Bill Internicola had to show his papers. He received a letter last month from the Broward County, Fla., supervisor of elections informing him the office had "information from the state of Florida that you are not a United States citizen; however, you are...
  • Q&A with fly-fishing expert Lefty Kreh

    Q&A with fly-fishing expert Lefty Kreh
    Lefty Kreh is to fly-fishing what James Naismith was to basketball and, perhaps, what Elvis was to rock 'n' roll. Not only is the now 87-year-old Kreh credited with helping invent the sport in the late 1940s, he later popularized it by writing more...
  • Palin doesn't get what journalists do

    Palin doesn't get what journalists do
    In 2005, when their city drowned, the staff of the New Orleans Times-Picayune stayed in it longer than common sense and simple prudence would dictate. People who had lost homes, loved ones, and their city itself concentrated on gathering the news and...
  • Anne Arundel envoy Centrowitz is just one part of an Oregon distance tradition

    EUGENE, Ore. - Tracktown USA has always been an incubator of running talent. Tradition, pine-lined trails and cool rain make this a haven where endurance athletes thrive. Bill Bowerman, the legendary University of Oregon coach, invented the waffle...