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Why David Brooks Shouldn’t Talk About Poor People

The New York Times columnist believes their poverty stems from a lack of virtue. 

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Crime
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April 30 2015 6:41 PMNot Weakened With BernieHow Bernie Sanders running for president helps Hillary Clinton.
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Politics
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Politics
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Supreme Court Dispatches
April 28 2015 6:16 PMAn Argument for DignityJustice Anthony Kennedy seems to see a nobility of purpose in gay marriage.
Culturebox
April 28 2015 1:59 PM“Where Are the Police?”When cities spasm with violence for complicated reasons, that’s the only question CNN wants to ask.
Jurisprudence
April 28 2015 2:29 AMGive Me Liberty or Give Me EqualityThe most important questions to listen for as the Supreme Court considers gay marriage.
Crime
April 27 2015 11:52 PMThe Riots of ’68What the violence in the wake of the King assassination can, and can’t, teach us about Baltimore today.
Dispatches
April 27 2015 8:05 PMA Smorgasbord of ExcusesThe defense tries a little of everything to save Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.
Foreigners
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Crime
April 27 2015 5:02 PMFreddie Gray’s Broken NeighborhoodEven by the standards of troubled Baltimore, Sandtown-Winchester is tragically impoverished and violent.
Foreigners
May 1 2015 1:39 PMWhy Britain’s Biggest Political Parties May Be in Big TroubleThe country’s voters are frustrated with the status quo.
Politics
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Roads & Kingdoms
May 1 2015 9:01 AMSci-Fi CityDubai’s Comic Con draws 50,000 fans and cult figures like William Shatner and Gillian Anderson. But the real attraction is the futuristic city’s homegrown talent.
Foreigners
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Supreme Court Dispatches
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Politics
April 30 2015 12:11 PMHillary Clinton’s Impressive Criminal Justice SpeechThe Democratic front-runner isn’t just committing herself to reform. She is making an important political decision about the race to come.
Foreigners
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Crime
April 29 2015 1:20 PMBaltimore’s Gang ProblemIs the city overrun with Bloods and Crips—or is the police department just looking for a scapegoat?
Frame Game
April 28 2015 4:11 PMBiological BaloneyThe glaring contradiction at the heart of the anti-gay marriage argument.
History
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Politics
April 28 2015 2:17 AMBaltimore’s FireThe city erupted in anger over the death of Freddie Gray.
The Slatest
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Supreme Court Dispatches
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Jurisprudence
April 27 2015 5:10 PMDear John LettersA taxonomy of gay marriage arguments aimed at Chief Justice John Roberts.
Politics
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