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Littleton, Colorado's idyllic Main Street. (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikipedia.)

After the Parkland massacre

"Safe" communities (and other human delusions)

How did unthinkable mass killings become almost commonplace? Dan Rottenberg considers a few common threads in the 33 shootings that have killed eight or more people since 1984.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Would you buy a used op-ed column from this man? (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikipedia.)

New York Times' Roger Cohen confronts a Trump supporter

Belly-up for Trump

Roger Cohen of the New York Times recently confronted a Trump supporter. The confrontation was less than epic. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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The greatest moment in Philadelphia sports belonged to... Connie Mack? (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikipedia.)

Sublime moments, real and contrived

The thrill (and emptiness) of an Eagles victory

Philadelphia sports fans confront a critical question: when the thing you were so looking forward to for so many years finally happens, what then? Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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A clear violation of corporate policy. (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikipedia.)

How to settle a sexual harassment case

Good news for sexual harassment lawyers

Just what every corporate lawyer needs: an all-purpose template for sexual harassment settlements. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Why didn't Harvard appreciate this man? (Photo via Larrysummers.com.)

Donald Trump and two other geniuses

Lessons from the world’s smartest men

Donald Trump’s recent description of himself as “a very stable genius” got Dan Rottenberg thinking about two other self-proclaimed geniuses of recent times.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Miller (left), Tapper: Would you be offended if...? (Photo via CNN.com.)

Tips for Jake Tapper and other TV interviewers

Let me finish! Or, How to confront a liar, and other tips for TV hosts

Is there a more enlightening alternative to the daily shout-a-thons on TV news? Three interview techniques Dan Rottenberg used as a print journalist might help.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Charles Dutoit leads L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in 2015. (Photo via New Jersey Performing Arts Center.)

Sexual harassment allegations against Charles Dutoit

A conductor and his enablers

Why would eight world-famous orchestras suddenly terminate their long relationships with Charles Dutoit without even investigating the sexual harassment charges lodged against him? For good reason, Dan Rottenberg says.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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'We were here first,' and other dubious logic. (Photo:via Creative Commons/Wikipedia.)

Donald Trump and Jerusalem

Yet again: How to grasp Trump

Once again, President Trump has mystified politicians and pundits alike — this time by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, seemingly in defiance of all logic. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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John Huston as Noah Cross: above the law, and social mores too. (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikipedia.)

Sexual harassment and Roman Polanski’s ‘Chinatown’

When opportunity knocks for men

Are you mystified by recent revelations of sexual harassment in high places? You night find an explanation in the character of Noah Cross, the villain of Roman Polanski’s 1974 film classic, 'Chinatown.'
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Candice Bergen: Did she or didn't she? (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikipedia.)

When Donald met Candice

Memory serves

Candice Bergen once claimed Donald Trump had tried and failed to date her when she was a student at Penn. Now she says she went out with him once. Welcome to the wonderful world of “encouraged memory.” Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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