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October 23rd, 2015

When Your Teacher Asks If You Want Fries with That

    When it comes to predatory marketing to children, nobody’s lovin’ it like McDonald’s.

    In addition to selling unhealthy food, the chain lures kids in with toys and a playground — and its spokesperson is a clown. But it’s the fast food giant’s marketing to captive audiences at schools that really takes the cake.

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Ryan has made his conditions clear

    Will the radicals of the House Freedom Caucus accept the conditions Paul Ryan laid down Tuesday night for taking on the speaker post?

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A perverted campaign against LGBT rights in Houston

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That voodoo that they do so well

    Out of the murky depths of Donald Trump’s ego emerges something approximating a public policy position – or at least one that doesn’t involve walls or deportations.

    We speak of actual fiscal policy. And here’s the thing: Of those details that aren’t too vague to ascertain, factcheck.org says Trump’s plan would blow up the federal deficit like few proposals before.

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What Clinton Got Wrong About Snowden

    Hillary Clinton is wrong about Edward Snowden. Again.

    The presidential candidate and former secretary of state insisted during the recent Democratic debate that Snowden should have remained in the United States to voice his concerns about government spying on U.S. citizens. Instead, she claimed, he “endangered U.S. secrets by fleeing to Russia.”

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Oddballs Like These Make Hillary’s Odds Good

    Eight years ago in New Hampshire, when the question of Hillary Clinton’s likability came up during the Democratic presidential debate, Barack Obama said, memorably:

    “You’re likable enough, Hillary.”

    That condescending comment earned him the scorn among some liberals that he deserved. But it rang true, even to many Democrats.

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The Scary Specter of Ted Cruz

    Since leaving the White House, George W. Bush has taken pains not to insert himself into the events of the day. Not to weigh in. Not to utter statements bound to become headlines.

    When he breaks that habit, you perk up and wonder why.

    He broke it in regard to Ted Cruz.

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If only Trey Gowdy could meet with Sam Ervin

    Somebody should tell Trey Gowdy about Sam Ervin and Tom Coburn. They could teach him that congressional investigations really can be bipartisan.

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Trump's crazy tariffs

    All right, let's take Donald Trump seriously. Instead of ridiculing his hair, judge the man on his ideas, especially his business-oriented plans for rekindling the U.S. economy.

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Jim Webb's 'culture' war

    Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, feeling disrespected at CNN's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, says he's dropping out to consider running as an independent. That's his right, but I wonder whether anyone will notice.

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