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MISS: When “Adding Machine: The Musical” bowed on Broadway in 2008, it won a glowing review by The New York Times‘ Charles Isherwood, who called it “improbably brilliant.” But presenting a well-regarded musical that has a hard edge and spoofs white nationalists in America is apparently a ste…

Writing headlines that are short, attractive and accurate for a news story is seldom easy, but there are occasional happenings that write their own headlines. Most recent example was the resignation of Henry Cabot Lodge as our negotiator at the Paris Peace talks. The headline:

The Observer-Reporter occasionally asks Facebook friends to respond to a question about an issue in the news and print some of the responses. Last week, we asked: State lawmakers passed a bill Thursday to ban the purchase of cigarettes and other tobacco products by people under 21 while main…

MISS: Last week, former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke pulled the plug on what once looked like a formidable presidential campaign after failing to dislodge himself from the low single digits in most polls. Compared to fellow Democrat Joe Sestak, however, O’Rourke’s campaign was a mighty co…

The Berlin Wall came tumbling down 30 years ago this week, which means it has been gone longer than it actually existed – it was built in 1961, in the frozen depths of the Cold War. Now that the Berlin Wall, East Germany and the whole dreary, repressive apparatus of communism have been consi…

In my lifetime our country, and indeed much of the western world, has not been as polarized over partisan politics. Even the tumultuous 1960s and ‘70s, when Vietnam, civil rights and the Nixon impeachment divided the country, did not appear as divisive as today’s social media-fueled politica…

MISS: It’s easy to laugh at some of the more excessive examples of political correctness on college campuses, whether it’s the operators of a cafeteria being accused of cultural appropriation and insensitivity for the way they prepare General Tso’s Chicken, or the simple act of opening a doo…

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