Archive - 2014

Date

September 25th

Criminal Card Games

    What is it going to take to get serious about data breaches?

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Can Congress be responsible?

    There was a moment in the last quarter-century when the Congress of the United States made the nation proud. It did so across all its usual lines of division: Republican and Democratic, conservative and liberal, hawk and dove.

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Ray Rice and His Rage

    The sordid Ray Rice scandal has opened a much-needed dialogue about domestic violence.

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How to Get It Wrong

    Last week I participated in a conference organized by Rethinking Economics, a student-run group hoping to promote, you guessed it, a rethinking of economics. And Mammon knows that economics needs rethinking in the wake of a disastrous crisis, a crisis that was neither predicted nor prevented.

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September 18th

No Safe Haven for Obstructionists

    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate minority leader, is not a happy man.

    He didn’t like it when Barack Obama was elected president. Just about the first thing McConnell said was that his main responsibility was to make sure Mr. Obama was a one-term president.

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Dove Obama makes a reluctant hawk

    As he offered to the nation his prescription for the most recent Middle East crisis, President Barack Obama reminded me of Michael Corleone in "The Godfather: Part III." "Just when I thought I was out," sighed the young mob boss about his efforts to leave the family business, "they pull me back in."

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Congress: don't duck this one

    Congress has a duty -- to itself and the country -- to debate and authorize President Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Failing to do so would be bad practice and a worse precedent.

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Throw the Bums Out

    When Roger Goodell was growing up here, he had the best possible example of moral leadership. His father, a moderate New York Republican appointed by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller to Bobby Kennedy's Senate seat after the assassination, risked his career to come out against the Vietnam War.

    "We should not be engaged in a land war 10,000 miles away," he wrote to Rockefeller.

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The Way To Beat Poverty

    As our children were growing up, one of their playmates was a girl named Jessica. Our kids would disappear with Jessica to make forts, build a treehouse and share dreams. We were always concerned because - there's no polite way to say this - Jessica was a mess.

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Sometimes a watch should just be a watch

    No, Apple. This time you have gone too far.

    You may have made an Apple Watch, but for once, I must say: I do not want what you have to offer. I will not bite the apple, serpent!

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