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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:48pm
    As President Barack Obama heads into the final half of his final term, many of us Americans wonder whatever happened to the fresh promise of that cheerfully charismatic optimist who dominated the political stage back in 2008....
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:48pm
    Harry Truman's old adage, "The buck stops here," has been confirmed, at least politically, in President Obama's highly visible response to the Ebola crisis. His lengthy talk on the subject televised from the Oval...
Thursday, October 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...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:47pm
    The closing days of a closely fought election rarely offer uplifting moments, but the 2014 season has been particularly dreary, nearly devoid of content and high on unedifying spectacle.     Perhaps the iconic moment...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:46pm
    We have no clue at this point how far Ebola could spread in the United States - and no reason for panic.     But one dimension of the disease's toll is clear. It's ravaging Americans' already tenuous...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:45pm
    There's lots of real, serious news going on in the world. (There always is.)     But this week, the Internet was galvanized - or, if you like, set abuzz - by "Fangate." This saw former Florida Governor...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:45pm
    We live in a world awash in unreliable narrators.     Officials at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were unreliable narrators on Ebola. The Internet is bristling with unreliable narrators who prefer their takes...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:44pm
    "Will it never end?" seems to be the question on the minds of most of us. I refer to this political campaign or campaigns. That attitude has invaded even the conscience of us political junkies. Think what it must seem like...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:43pm
    The political world is all atwitter over the decision by the Denver Post, in most years a reliably Democratic newspaper, to endorse Republican Cory Gardner for the Senate seat currently held by Mark Udall.    ...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:37pm
    Let's make a deal: We'll all promise not to panic about Ebola if the experts -- especially those at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- agree to get their stories straight.     They should begin...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:36pm
    All these photo scandals we're talking about? They aren't really about the nudie pics.     These aren't just dirty old men who want to see bare breasts and thighs.     The Georgetown...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:35pm
    Et tu, CDC?     For years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been the most trusted agency in the federal government. In 2003, when Gallup did a survey to determine what the public thought of various...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:33pm
    The New York Times report that the George W. Bush administration discovered old chemical bombs and rockets in Iraq and withheld the knowledge "from troops it sent into harm's way" is an echo of the discussion over...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:33pm
    In this age of public disgust with politicians, it's not surprising that Larry Pressler is within striking distance of winning the open Senate seat in South Dakota by riding a campaign to clean up Washington.   ...
Thursday, October 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.     A...
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