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Tom McLaughlin

Striking a balance

After the week we’ve been through — with two fatal shootings of black men in Minnesota and Baton Rouge by white cops, followed by the assassination of five Dallas officers by a revenge-minded African-American gunman — the desire to recoil from the world and bury these dispiriting events without a full reckoning is understandable, and perhaps even the most human reaction of all.

Hillary takes her turn

Our ongoing commentary on all the ways the world makes no sense whatsoever continues.

Rising to the top

I’m old enough to have lost track of the exact moment when the governors of our fair Commonwealth started issuing daily updates on even their most perfunctory achievements in office. It must have been the dawn of the Internet age.

Enough with the madness

Let’s run through a grisly, incomplete list of mass shootings in America.

Crunch time

Blind to reality

I’ll give the Memorial Day holiday this much: it was certainly a productive one around our household. The time off provoked a flurry of home improvement projects, and as such I was tasked with an important job: hanging new window blinds.

Off to the races

I’m trying to stick to a new diet — the no mas presidential punditry meal plan — but there is political news this week on the more local level: the field is set in the race to succeed Congressman Robert Hurt in Virginia’s 5th District.

True colors

Is anyone surprised that Mecklenburg County's east-west divide would flare up and shoot some sparks into the debate over new school facilities?

A big cup of mea culpa

After all we’ve witnessed not even five months into 2016, I think a reasonable case can be made for the social value of shaming. So let’s get started — me first.

Critical mass

Now that the train is rolling, let’s see if we can keep it from jumping the tracks.

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