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Author Archives: C. Fraser Smith

C. Fraser Smith's column appears on Fridays.

A slain cop’s legacy?

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The mayor says violence in Baltimore is “out of control.” Hard to disagree — unless you consider a dark rebuttal: The head-shooting street assassins  — these guys are in control. And their grip is tightening. We sped past 300 and ...

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Still hope in the rule of law

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Occasionally, on the brink of despair, some of us are tuning out. “I just can’t stand to hear anymore,” a friend said the other evening. So she doesn’t listen to NPR. Or read anything political or governmental. Or talk about ...

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Vehicles for Change revs it up

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  The president of Heritage Automotive, offering a decent approximation of an Indy race starter, watched the 20 drivers settle into their new cars. “Drivers,” he said, “start your engines.” All 20 vehicles behaved according to the script, sending the ...

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Football and the human body

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  For some reason, various expert observers, coaches and physicians wonder why football causes so many gruesome injuries — the torn ACL and concussions in particular. The variety of grass, artificial turf, the wrong shoes, less-than-serious pre-season conditioning, head-to-head tackling ...

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