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Eric D. Knowles

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Paula Deen, Bad Apples, and the Perils of Denunciation

(4) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 5:25 PM

By now, just about all of us have heard the news about Paula Deen. In a legal deposition, the Southern chef admits to having used the N-word, and even to envisioning a plantation-themed party catered by African American servers. It's ugly stuff -- so much so that her employer, the...

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What Does Science Say About the 47 Percent?

(46) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 7:21 PM

What has crystallized in the last few weeks of the 2012 presidential campaign is nothing less than a battle between two competing theories of success -- about where success comes from and the role of government in fostering it.

However, this question, which both campaigns have signaled will feature prominently...

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