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Losing the Bill Cosby We Knew

When asked about recent allegations against Bill Cosby, Chris Rock fell into what is for him an unusual position. "I don't know what to say," he told New York magazine.

A Local Racial Clash, a National Tragedy

When my fellow critics of Ferguson, Missouri police are reduced to arguing not whether but how hard Michael Brown hit police officer Darren Wilson, I think it is time to rethink what this scandal is all about or, more pointedly, what it should be ...

Obama vs. Ferguson's Empathy Deficit

After a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Michael Brown, President Barack Obama stepped up to perform his unofficial yet widely presumed role: racial explainer-in-chief.