Dec 14

When combat stress comes home



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Studies of combat stress should be required reading for political and military decision-makers who commit young men and women to battle.



Dec 14

Why presidential elections are such a puzzle



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It was just as challenging for the 18th-century authors of the Constitution, as it is for us today.



Dec 13

Political trouble ahead for the Supreme Court



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Hard to believe, but the controversies that followed Bush v. Gore and Citizens United may be more than matched in the new year.



Dec 13

In praise of “America’s Game”



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For the last several years, I have had the privilege of witnessing the Army-Navy game up close and personal. The game never disappoints, and this year was no different.



Dec 12

A Christmas (or is it holiday?) carol



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Prompted by fears of constitutional heresy, my son’s school had concluded that in order to satisfy the First Amendment, they needed to either trivialize religion, trivialize music, or both.



Dec 12

Happy anniversary, Pennsylvania



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On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the Constitution, but it’s home to many firsts.



Dec 9

Egypt’s parliamentary elections: 3 lessons from round 1



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Do not expect the fundamentalists to go quietly into that good night.



Dec 9

“At the Table”: The importance of collective memory in Latvia and beyond



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We’re in Latvia to help them capture their stories, of the country as it was 20 years ago and today.



Dec 8

Múmia Abu-Jamal: Martyr



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Of all the compelling evidence of innocence in this case, the most important and least known is the existence of a fourth person at the crime scene.



Dec 8

Múmia Abu-Jamal: Murderer



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When I started researching the case, read the court transcript and interviewed people who prosecuted the case, I came to the conclusion that Múmia Abu-Jamal was indeed guilty and did receive a fair trial.