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Date

May 14th, 2015

When cheap laughs cost too much

    Some people unfortunately think that the best way to respond to the intolerance of Muslim fanatics is to insult all Muslims.

    That's the twisted thinking behind professional Muslim-baiter Pamela Geller's ill-advised contest in Garland, Texas. Her organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, offered a $10,000 prize to a cartoonist deemed to have drawn the best mocking picture of Islam's Prophet Mohammad.

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A 'believer' tells all, or almost

    The man who did more than anyone to put Barack Obama in the Oval Office (other than Obama himself) has written a highly revealing campaign memoir, appropriately titled "Believer."

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How Hillary Is Winning

    As fleetly as Hillary Clinton vacuums up the money, she piles up the paradoxes.

    She showed fatal weaknesses the last time she chased the presidency and her inevitability evaporated like a California puddle, but she's somehow inevitable all over again. Invincible, even. Journalists have to remind themselves daily not to type or say "presumptive Democratic nominee" before her name.

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Fringe Festival

    In 2008, Mike Huckabee ran for president as a likable chucklehead who had lost 100 pounds. And you can, too! Now he's running for president as a grievance-burdened theocrat who has lost his mind. In the interim, he lent his name to infomercials hawking a dubious diabetes treatment of cinnamon and some other concoction, putting the Huckster in Huckabee.

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Despite DNA, the Rapist Got Away

    Natasha, 14, had just gotten off the school bus after ninth-grade basketball practice one evening and was walking home on a quiet street beside a creek. When she heard footsteps behind her, she thought it was one of her classmates.

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A Life That Mattered

    Michael Blake died last week.

    You probably don’t know the name.

    You probably don’t know about his life.

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Women's reward for being awesome: wrinkle cream. Seriously?

    Ladies, what's a fitting reward for being ambitious, stylish, beautiful, passionate? Something that speaks to the hearts of smart, successful women in 2015?

    Would you give them ... wrinkle cream? Of course you wouldn't.

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Watch Hillary Run

    I remember years ago asking then House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt why we Democrats persisted in the losing game of trying to raise as much "soft money" as the Republicans. Gephardt, the son of a milkman, the spokesman for working people (and for unions, who for a brief time thought they could beat business at the money game), shook his head sadly. Unilateral disarmament, he asked. When the public doesn't even vote on the issue?

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The Battle Over DuPont

    Though DuPont Co. has been trying to persuade me otherwise, I feel safe in saying that Trian Fund Management is one of the better shareholder activists around. Led by Nelson Peltz, 72, it takes stakes in good companies that, in its view, are struggling operationally. It then seeks board representation, from which vantage point it examines the company from top to bottom and presses the rest of the board to make changes that will raise the stock price.

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The Alamo and Wal-Mart

    Have you noticed that Utah doesn't seem to be worried about a military takeover?

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