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Top Lines: Weekend raves and rants about the president’s speech

Reactions to the president’s remarks on Trayvon Martin vary widely in today’s Top Lines.Full story

How well does David Brooks’ ‘Solitary Leader’ capture Snowden and a generation?

  The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart and Rolling Stone’s Tim Dickinson debate David Brooks’ new column in the New York Times – “The Solitary Leader” – which argues that the scandal demonstrates a millennial generation “fraying of the social fabric and the rise of people … individualistic in their

Why it's time to have a discussion about mental illness and guns

  Must-Read Op-Eds: Willie Geist reads from David Brooks' latest NYT column on guns and why it may be important to look at "the human element" on what he calls the "killing chain."

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How’s the Republican reinvention going?

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  Scarborough: An extreme Democratic element gives me hope as a Republican

Must-Read Op-Eds: Mika Brzezinski reads from David Brooks' latest NYT column on the "progressive shift" and how it might endanger Democrats in coming elections.

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From left, Adam Kinzinger, David Brooks, Katty Kay and Wes Moore
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Journalist David Brooks speaks at the launch of the unaffiliated political organization known as No Labels at Columbia University in New York City, Dec. 13, 2010.

From left: Al Sharpton, David Brooks, Carly Fiorina, Ken Burns and Andrea Mitchell
From left: Al Sharpton, David Brooks, Carly Fiorina, Ken Burns and Andrea Mitchell

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