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August 13th, 2015

Biden can't defeat Clinton--she can do that herself

    Maybe Joe Biden can help Hillary Clinton get her groove back.

    Or, get her groove at all. It's been sorely missing this campaign.

    Clinton is at her best, or at least does best with voters, when she's down. See the misty-eyed moment in New Hampshire 2008. Clinton challenged and vulnerable is more appealing to voters than Clinton entitled and regal.

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A no-girls-allowed rule gets Virginia team ousted from tourney

    No, this absurd bit of sexism did not happen in 1963. This happened last weekend.

    Ten young basketball players just returned home to Charlottesville, Virginia, feeling pretty low after their five-game winning streak at a national tournament in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was cut short when they were disqualified.

    Because one of their players, Kymora Johnson, is a girl.

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What ever happened to ethics?

    Ethics: "Rules or principles of behavior concerning morals, justice or duty." It may seem simple enough but it is becoming increasingly difficult to find practiced in our society. I don't suppose we should be too surprised elsewhere when we have justices on the highest court of the land failing to recuse themselves when there is an obvious conflict of interest in cases before them.

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Their Cheatin’ Souls: Short Circuiting Ethics in America

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he had nothing to do with having air removed from game balls.

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'The Summer of Freddie Gray' has left Baltimore reeling, with 45 killed in July

    The violence has been relentless during this city's Summer of Freddie Gray.

    Three months after parts of this city burned in anguish over the death of Gray, who was fatally injured while in policy custody, the carnage has continued. In fact, it's accelerated.

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Obama’s Flexible Fix to Climate Change

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In a nation with plenty of tragedy, Afghan comic generates plenty of laughs

    On a street corner, surrounded by unemployed men, Ibrahim Abed is holding court. Wearing a mop-top wig and ragged clothes, his eyes are hazy as he slurs toward a television camera. On this day, he's a drug addict - and he's running for office.

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Congressional missteps could hurt Republican candidates

    When the Republican-run Congress convened in January, Sen. Cory Gardner, a Colorado freshman, said his party's task was to show it could govern "responsibly" and "maturely."

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America’s Un-Greek Tragedies in Puerto Rico and Appalachia

    On Friday the government of Puerto Rico announced that it was about to miss a bond payment. It claimed that for technical legal reasons this wouldn’t be a default, but that’s a distinction without a difference.

    So is Puerto Rico America’s Greece? No, it isn’t, and it’s important to understand why.

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August 6th

Ranking the men most likely to win the GOP nomination

    The obvious problem when trying to rank the 10 people most likely to wind up as the Republican presidential nominee next year can be summed up in two words: Donald Trump.

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