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Date

April 27th, 2014

Obama's fading dream of a foreign policy legacy

    President Barack Obama envisioned building a foreign-policy legacy in his second term: a nuclear deal with sanction-strapped Iran, an end to U.S. involvement in conflicts overseas, and a successful pivot to Asia, including a trans-Pacific trade pact.

Can Hillary Clinton rock the cradle and the world?

    There are few happier events than becoming a grandmother, and almost none that says quite so loudly "over the hill."

    Ageism mixed with sexism is a toxic brew, but somehow tolerated. It's a joke, but not a funny one, that women age in dog years, which means that no male candidate will ever be as old as Hillary is now at 462.

Cliven Bundy's towering tantrum of entitlement

    Here's an important lesson for politicians and talk show hosts: Be careful whom you put on a pedestal. They might fall on you.

    Yes, I'm referring to the saga of Cliven Bundy. I'm laughing too hard at the Nevada rancher's political cheerleaders to be shocked by his famously ignorant slavery remarks.

The Piketty Panic

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Of Fox and the Cattle

    So, what have we learned from the Crazy Rancher Guy saga?

    You have undoubtedly heard about Cliven Bundy of Nevada, who refuses to pay federal grazing fees for, um, grazing his cattle on federal land. When government agents, acting on a court order, tried to remove Bundy's cows, they were met by armed resisters. The agents wisely withdrew rather than risk bloodshed, and the resisters declared victory.

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A Rancher's Romantic Revisionism

    It appears that Cliven Bundy, the 68-year-old rancher and freeloader, doesn't reject only the federal government; he rejects history.

    Bundy decided this week to tell us all what he knows "about the Negro."

    Bundy was quoted by The New York Times as saying:

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Buffett Punts on Pay

    "The way to get big shots to change their behavior is to embarrass them."

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The Angel in Larry Kramer

    I learned long ago to open my inbox with trepidation. A journalist is a magnet for complaints.

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Slaves to Prejudice

    When a cranky anarchist in a cowboy hat starts a sentence saying "I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro," you can be dang sure it's going downhill from there.

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Who Will Influence Whom?

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