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  • Editor’s note: Crux announces a new “Prime Directive”

    Up to this point, Crux has never had formal editorial policies, because we’re a small enough operation I didn’t think we needed them. As of today, however, I’m implementing Policy #1. For “Star Trek” fans, you might think of this as our new “Prime Directive”: Yes to vigorous discussion, no to personal attacks.

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  • An apology for needless offense — and how to disagree better

    An apology for needless offense — and how to disagree better

    Recently I used the term “convert neurosis” as a metaphor, and then — because we journalists feel compelled to substantiate our assertions with good evidence — listed a number of people as examples. That offended some, and many others on their behalf. For that I want to apologize. I shouldn’t have given names, and I shouldn’t have used the term “neurosis”. Sorry.

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  • An editor’s note on Crux’s ‘Independence Day’

    An editor’s note on Crux’s ‘Independence Day’

    April 1 marks Crux’s “Independence Day,” meaning the one-year anniversary of our life as an independent news agency no longer part of the Boston Globe. While much has changed, one thing remains constant: Crux’s determination, in an era of ideologically and politically aligned news, to lean neither to the left nor the right, but to embody the classic Catholic both/and.

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