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A great city, of two minds

Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor

While both Obamas prepare to lobby in Copenhagen for the 2016 Olympics in Chicago, the city itself is almost evenly split over hosting the games. Chicago was this week in the news for a stomach-turning act of violence, and today I link to a thoughtful and edgy and provocative essay on our sister (or brother) website theGrio.com—not everyone will agree with its conclusion, but it will make people think.

Tom Friedman also wrote a thought-provoking piece in today's New York Times.