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February 6th, 2014

Money made at others' expense

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How Preschool Got Hot

    All of a sudden, early childhood education is really, really popular. Everybody's favorite. If early childhood education were an actor, it would be Tom Hanks or Meryl Streep. If it were a video game, it would be Candy Crush or Angry Birds, minus the spyware.

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Chris Christie: Still in your face

    As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plays the victim in the George Washington Bridge scandal, betrayed as he puts it by underlings in his office, much political crepe is being draped around his broad shoulders. But it doesn't necessarily have to be a shroud over his national ambitions.

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Big Brother Is Not Retreating To 18th Century

    Let's cut to the chase: If Big Brother wants you, he's got you, telephone metadata notwithstanding. This disconcerting fact of modern life has been true more or less since the invention of the camera, the microphone and the tape recorder.

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Why Kerry Is Scary

    It is pretty clear now that Secretary of State John Kerry will either be Israel's diplomatic salvation or the most dangerous diplomatic fanatic that Israel has ever encountered. But there isn't much room anymore for anything in between. This is one of those rare pay-per-view foreign policy moments. Pull up a chair. You don't see this every day.

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January 30th

The Penance of Glenn Beck

    This week Glenn Beck said something I agree with. (Now, there's a line I never thought I'd write.) During an interview Tuesday with Megyn Kelly of Fox News, Beck reflected on his time at Fox this way:

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The Penance of Glenn Beck

    This week Glenn Beck said something I agree with. (Now, there's a line I never thought I'd write.) During an interview Tuesday with Megyn Kelly of Fox News, Beck reflected on his time at Fox this way:

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Nuclear safety issue lingers

    Shades of Cold War anxiety were rekindled recently by reports that Air Force investigations were underway into alleged drug use, as well as cheating on preparedness tests, among nuclear missile launch officers working in the nation's pressure-cooker underground bunkers.

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Not Politics As Usual

    Politics is a business of back-scratching. The teller window at the political favor bank is open 24/7 for deposits and withdrawals. You raise bundles; I appoint you to an ambassadorship. You offer your private jet or vacation home; I speak at your corporate headquarters, touting your products.

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It took two to tango

    It strikes me as illogical, sexist and just plain wrong to blame former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell's ruinous legal woes on his wife Maureen. She may be the one with the champagne taste, but he sipped the bubbly, too -- knowing that the family budget barely had room for beer.

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