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FERGUSON SHOOTING

Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson is neither Mark Fuhrman nor Barney Fife. Based on what has been presented so far in the media, not even an O.J. Simpson juror would find Wilson guilty of murder.

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What went wrong in Ferguson

The short answer is: everything.

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Wal-Mart treats workers like Pop-Tarts

Wal-Mart loves keeping track of data. For instance, the retail giant’s researchers know that before and after major storms, customers buy strawberry Pop-Tarts at a rate that’s seven times faster than normal.

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Let Congress vote on Iraq War III

Last week, we were told there were 40,000 Yazidis on Sinjar Mountain facing starvation if they remained there, and slaughter by ISIS if they came down.

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Who said anything about impeachment?

Surely you thought that partisan posturing by far-right Congress critters couldn’t get any nuttier. But here comes the GOP’s claim that all the talk about impeaching President Barack Obama is being led by…Barack Obama!

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Silicon Valley worker conspiracy

“You can make money without doing evil” is No. 6 on the list of 10 things Google (the corporation) knows to be true. The Google list leaves out a few caveats. Like: You can make more money flouting antitrust laws. You can pay your brainiacs less if they believe you will retaliate if they try to go to work for someone else.

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Robin Williams & mental illness

When the news rippled out on Monday that Robin Williams had committed suicide, even I thought — for a moment — “but he had everything.” As if suicide is a “choice.”

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CYBER CRIMES

Most Americans have received an authentic-looking email from a scammer, purportedly from a bank, requesting an update to the account information for official-sounding reasons.

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John Boehner’s Kabuki dance

If John Boehner is so worried about the president’s executive orders, why didn’t he sue George W. Bush?

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Passing the buck on Bay Bridge

“Who is responsible for the Bay Bridge?” I asked California Gov. Jerry Brown at a San Francisco Chronicle editorial board meeting in May.

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Koch brothers pony up for GOP

The Koch brothers — the GOP megadonors and fossil fuel magnates — live in their own special world, enshrouded in the fumes emanating from their family’s enormous stockpiles of wealth.

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‘Limited, specific & achievable’

That is how one unnamed official described the military option in Iraq, on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

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Who owns the future?

At the end of the Cold War, Francis Fukuyama famously wrote that our world may be at the “end of history” where “Western liberal democracy” becomes “the final form of human government.”

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Nixon — before Watergate

It has been a summer of remembrance.

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Hollywood fools around with virginity

Back in the 1950s, C.S. Lewis saw chastity as under attack with “all the contemporary propaganda for lust that makes people “feel that the desires we are resisting are so ‘natural,’ so ‘healthy,’ and so reasonable, that it is almost perverse and abnormal to resist them.”

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