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10/23/2014 - 2:47pm

    Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America.

    OK, I know that was kind of abrupt. But I wanted to get the central point out there right away, because discussions of Amazon tend, all...

10/23/2014 - 2:33pm

    Young Americans are just not into driving the way their elders are or did at their age. They are less likely to own cars or use cars. The drives they do are shorter. Meanwhile, the bus is looking good to them.

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10/23/2014 - 2:31pm

    In the Middle Ages, the call for a crusade to conquer the Holy Land was met with cries of "Deus vult!" - God wills it. But did the crusaders really know what God wanted? Given how the venture turned out, apparently not.

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10/23/2014 - 2:30pm

    Even if Africa's Ebola emergency never mutates into a global catastrophe, those of us who live in the world's most fortunate country ought to consider what this fearsome virus can teach us. The lessons are quite obvious at this point -- and contain...

10/23/2014 - 2:29pm

    My prediction is that in fewer than 15 years, we will be debating whether human beings should be allowed to drive on highways. After all, we are prone to road rage; rush headlong into traffic jams; break rules; get distracted; and crash into each other....

10/23/2014 - 2:29pm

    As I write this column, two health care workers in Dallas have come down with Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who traveled from West Africa and died from the disease. By the time you read it, there will most likely be more cases.

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