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Updated Sep 12, 2014 at 9:52 AM

The NFL is once again battling an image problem and, as questions continue to mount about who knew what about the Ray Rice domestic violence video, and when they knew it. The furor is only likely to pick up momentum.The disturbing video, which was released by TMZ on Monday, shows the now-former Baltimore Ravens running back punch his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City casino elevator on Feb. 15, knocking her unconscious, then dragging her limp body out of the elevator.

Posted Sep 12, 2014 at 1:01 AM

A video released this week showing football star Ray Rice punching his fiancée, now his wife, in the face and leaving her apparently unconscious on the floor of a hotel elevator has ignited a contentious debate about the proper way to deal with...

Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Why do we call it “common sense” when it’s not common at all? And why do we think we are free just because we are constantly told we are?

Updated Sep 9, 2014 at 9:10 AM

The police are easy targets.Politically, it only takes one mistake to cast a shadow on everyone who wears a badge. One incident of racism, abuse or misconduct and people are willing to throw out all of the babies with very little bath water.

Updated Sep 8, 2014 at 9:47 AM

A well-run business develops plans that take it into the future. In the formative stages of the planning process those who share the business responsibilities are asked for ideas so that everyone involved not only has an opportunity for input but,...

Updated Sep 5, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Summer may not officially end until Sept. 22, but for most of us, the passage of Labor Day heralds the end of the season.

Updated Sep 4, 2014 at 9:30 AM

As of this week, two American journalists have been beheaded on video by members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Posted Aug 29, 2014 at 1:01 AM

George Santayana, the Spanish-American philosopher and novelist, once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” As increasingly aggressive police tactics are exposed across the country, discontent grows.

Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Ferguson, Missouri, doesn’t have just a race problem. It also has a math problem.

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Our newspapers and TV newscasts are full of conflicts, both statistical and otherwise, some of which make no sense at all. For instance:

Posted Aug 22, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Ferguson, Missouri, has stumbled into the national spotlight for all the wrong reasons. From the tragic homicide of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, at the hands of the police, to the large-scale protests—peaceful and violent — to the...

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