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Civility Isn't for Sissies

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 6:49 PM

Author's Note: I thought this was the blandest column I'd ever written, but when it was published recently in the Arizona Daily Star, it received 90 comments. Most were from right-wingers who attacked me because 1) I was in Starbuck's and therefore "part of the one percent" (full...

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Swift Punishment: Behind Chalian's Convention Crack

(3) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 4:37 PM

The recent flap over a rather tasteless crack by Yahoo bureau chief David Chalian at the Republican convention instigated a familiar outcry. Chalian, who was unaware that a mike was in his vicinity, remarked that the Romneys couldn't care less about the toll of Hurricane Isaac. "They're happy to have...

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Why Madagascar Matters

(39) Comments | Posted November 24, 2010 | 12:51 PM

"Sorry, Suzanne, but I can't drive you to the airport. I would be too afraid to drive back alone at night," my friend Marie-Chantal said.

I looked at her, doing a quick calculation in my head before realizing Marie-Chantal* wasn't making an excuse; she was truly scared. I...

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