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Nicole Russell
Nicole Russell writes from Northern Virginia.

A Christmas Carol is to my family what the Bible was to my grandparents or National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation was to young families forging through the eighties. If I’m home for Christmas, I’ll often see the play performed at the…

by Nicole Russell | Dec 19, 2012

Ask any suburban-dwelling parent about their child’s school and they’ll likely do one of two things: feign indifference or boast. Sure, they’ll admit, their school could offer a larger variety of programs or certain teachers could do better about keeping…

The media screeches predictably — even when people behave in ways that aren’t predictable. News outlets and commentators seek to sort through the chaos and frame things in order to explain the unexplainable. Whether its Rupert Murdoch chiding politicians for…

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