<![CDATA[So one of the problems I see in our political discourse, is that we often use the same words but mean different things. And nowhere is that problem more vexing than in our discussions about race. It's been a problem for a long time, of course, but ever since the election of Donald Trump, there…

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<![CDATA[ While vacationing in December, I stumbled upon an engrossing book with a gloriously inflated title (even longer than the title of this post): Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (And What It Says About Us), by Tom Vanderbilt. It’s a fascinating read, because it manages to synthesize mountains of research into understandable…

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