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An Open Letter ... About Open Letters

We tweet the most private thought or deed on Twitter, plaster it on a Facebook wall, upload it to YouTube. In this era of total openness — open criticism, open primaries and open relationships — is it time to close the book on open letters?

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Skirting The Job: 3 Secretaries With Novel Ideas

Author and secretary Lynn Peril knows that writing on the job is a time-honored tradition. She recommends three books that were written while the boss was looking the other way. Have you ever composed a novel at your day job? Tell us about it in the comments.
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Trayvon Martin Was Afraid, Too

The shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African American teen, has sparked national protests and debate. Host Michel Martin reflects on the case in her Can I Just Tell You essay.
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Are Primary Republicans Chasing Romney Or The Reagan Rainbow?

Were he around today, one wonders if Ronald Reagan would have the chance to grow into the figure he became.
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Americans Hit The Brakes On NASCAR

NASCAR spent millions of dollars researching how to get people more interested in the sport, but Americans' love affair with cars isn't what it used to be.
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Trayvon Martin: The Lingering Memory Of Dead Boys

Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., by a neighborhood watch volunteer who claims self-defense. In this essay author Tayari Jones reflects on the history of violence toward African-American boys.

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