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May 28th, 2015

Will rise in nonreligious reshape U.S. politics?

    Don't expect any official "Atheists for Hillary" outreach, but political progressives are cheered by a study showing a rise in the number of nonreligious Americans.

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Chemo for the Planet

    What's the best way to reduce the chances of climate change wreaking havoc on Earth?

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Clinton's compulsive speechifying

    Again with the speeches. The gross excessiveness of it all, vacuuming up six-figure checks well past the point of rational need or political seemliness. The ceaseless drip of information that ought to have already been released, now being presented with a self-serving back pat over transparency.

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Stop logging our phone calls

    Once in a great while, House Republicans get it right. So let me praise them for leading a bipartisan effort to curtail the National Security Agency's bulk collection of data on the phone calls of innocent Americans.

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May 21st

Jeb Bush's agony

    Am I am the only person outside the Bush family who has a smidgen of empathy for Jeb Bush's roller-coaster ride in trying to answer a straightforward question: Was going to war in Iraq the right thing to do?

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Unaffiliated and Underrepresented

    President Barack Obama is a Christian (despite the fact that most Republicans apparently still believe that his "deep down" beliefs are Muslim, according to one poll conducted last year.)

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The proof is in the answers

    Let us talk about answering hypothetical questions, gotcha-type questions and no questions at all. That is, let us talk about Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Hillary Clinton.

    Bush first flubbed his answer Monday to a question from Fox News' Megyn Kelly about the war in Iraq.

    Kelly: "Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?"

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Like the blues? Thank a hippie

    News that B.B. King has died aggravates my anecdotage, the stage of life in which every new development reminds you of an old story.

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Forget the Fitbit. Focus on lunch.

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Errors and Lies

    Surprise! It turns out that there's something to be said for having the brother of a failed president make his own run for the White House. Thanks to Jeb Bush, we may finally have the frank discussion of the Iraq invasion we should have had a decade ago.

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