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November 27th, 2014

'Emperor' Obama's immigration frustration

    Republican fury over President Barack Obama's drastic executive action on immigration distracts from the most obvious solution: the sensible compromise that senators from both parties passed more than 500 days ago, only to have it bottled up by Speaker John Boehner in the House.

    It has one major flaw, as far as House Republicans are concerned: Obama likes it.

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Bigger Than Immigration

    Don't let yourself get lost in the weeds. Don't allow yourself to believe that opposition to President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration is only about that issue, the president's tactics, or his lack of obsequiousness to his detractors.

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Wild turkeys are back, with a vengeance

    Members of a Maryland church were preparing a turkey supper when they looked out the window and discovered several distant relatives of the main course approaching.

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Stampeding Black Elephants

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Promiscuous College Come-Ons

    Between the last application season and the current one, Swarthmore College, a school nationally renowned for its academic rigor, changed the requirements for students vying to be admitted into its next freshman class.

    It made filling out the proper forms easier.

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Immigration Enriches You and Me

    A book, "The Christian Examiner," warns that "ill-clad and destitute" immigrants are "repulsive to our habits and our tastes."

    A former mayor of New York City cautions that they bring disease, "wretchedness and want" to America. And Harper's Weekly despairs that these immigrants are "steeped in ignorance" and account for a disproportionate share of criminals.

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Can we save Cliff Huxtable from Bill Cosby?

    Bill Cosby is over, for now. The Cosby Netflix special is postponed.The NBC Cosby-helmed show, slated for fall of next year, has been canceled. "I'm just going to call it," wrote Lindy West at GQ.com. "Bill Cosby is done. There will be no comeback, there will be no damage control, there will be no prevailing core of true believers tipping public opinion back in his favor. It's over."

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What Happened?

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Uber's Rough Ride

    The Uber app is a thing of beauty.

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On Cosby, hard to keep the faith

    A few weeks ago, I spent a delightful afternoon and evening with Bill Cosby. I was the emcee of a gala for historically black Claflin University, which is in my hometown; Cosby was the headliner. Both of us were donating our time to a worthy cause.

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