December 5, 2013 -- Updated 1918 GMT (0318 HKT)
Johnita Due says we can understand and empathize with the pain felt by survivors of the Newtown shootings, yet access to public records is vital if we are to fully understand our society and its ills
Brian Donovan says we don't know what went through Paul Walker's mind in the moments leading up to his fiery end, but the crash may provide yet another example of speed's addictive power over even highly intelligent people
Sally Kohn says hospitals are closing in GOP states that refused to expand Medicaid. Republicans want to spite Obama, but they end up hurting their constituents.
Matthew Fraser says hate speech is a sensitive issue in France, and Bob Dylan's comments have touched a nerve.
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