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    The world is hunkering down

    I’d guess that the cultural moment favors Scott Walker and Chris Christie, who have records of confrontation, over Jeb Bush. I’d also say it strengthens Hillary Clinton, who has a Merkel-like toughness.

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    Hillary Clinton's big test

    Is she strong enough to rise above hostility?

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    Converting the ayatollahs

    The Obama administration is betting that Iran can turn into a fundamentally normal regime, which can be counted upon to put GDP over ideology and religion and do the pragmatic thing.

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    The moral reckoning that comes with war

    Most discussion about PTSD thus far has been about fear and the conquering of fear. But more people have come to understand PTSD is also about exile - moral exile.

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    Brian Williams and the act of rigorous forgiving

    The civic fabric would be stronger if, instead of trying to sever relationships with those who have done wrong, we tried to repair them, if we tried forgiveness instead of exiling.

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    Conflict, ego and the Islamic State

    The beheadings, this monstrous act of human incineration, are insults designed to generate a visceral response. They are attempts by insignificant men to get the world to recognize their power and status.

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    Support our students

    The problem is that getting students to enroll in community college is neither hard nor important. The important task is to help students graduate.

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    The child in the basement

    We tolerate exploitation, telling each other that their misery is necessary for overall affluence, though maybe it's not.

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    I am not Charlie Hebdo

    As we are mortified by the slaughter of those writers and editors in Paris, it's a good time to come up with a less hypocritical approach to our own controversial figures, provocateurs and satirists.

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    The subtle sensations of faith

    With Hanukkah coming to an end this evening, Christmas a day away and people taking time off work, we are in a season of quickened faith. When you watch people exercise that faith, whether lighting candles or attending midnight Mass, the first thing you see is how surprising it is.

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