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Parker: Fear of free speech
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WASHINGTON -- True words are often said in jest, it has long been said. But a harsher idiom has been taking shape in recent years: Jest is becoming the only way to express truth. It is the columnist’s curse to entertain such thoughts about disparate events that seemingly share only coincidental timing -- President Obama’s comedic speech at Saturday’s black-tie White House Correspondents’ Association dinner and the growing unrest in Baltimore 40 miles away.

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