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    Giving is a thing of the heart. Giving in ways that don't lead to unintended consequences requires the head.

  • Knowing when to open doors

    Building a wall can protect people, property, and cultures. Tearing a wall down can promote human progress.

  • Help from a truer social network

    Disrupting the social network that turns the alienated into jihadists isn't easy. The care and support of a real social network helps.

  • Finding the road to ‘home’

    Yes, 'he’s a rescue.' He's also family. The gratifying saga of one castoff canine is also the story of many others.

  • The back story of what we buy

    As consumers benefit from the ever expanding global market, ever greater vigilance is needed to ensure that products from far away are not the result of exploitation.

  • Looking at 2015 ... and at 2015

    There was plenty of bad news in 2015. But good news -- progress in almost every category of well-being -- vastly outweighed it.

  • Why we're all of one party

    The ideal is the voters swing from party to party in a contest of ideas. The current reality is that birds of a political feather flock together.

February 12, 2016

Photos of the day 02/12

Curtis Ray Jeffery II wears a pacifier with presidential candidate Donald Trump's image on it before a rally in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday night.

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