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April 8th, 2015

Ellen Pao got clobbered for daring to lean in

    Abandon hope all ye women who enter the workplace expecting justice, or just a break. Fifty years after women began agitating, litigating and lobbying to end sexual harassment and gender discrimination, things are a bit better, but the struggle is far from over. If you doubt it, consider the case of Ellen Pao.

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Drug use, poverty, limited health care factor in rural Indiana HIV outbreak

    Years ago, William Cooke sensed a crisis building. The only doctor in rural Austin, Indiana, noticed that intravenous drug use was soaring in his town of roughly 4,300, where 23 percent of residents live below the poverty line. He feared that people addicted to injectable painkillers might be plucking used needles off lawns, shooting up - and passing them on.

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Don't make a bad situation worse

    As gung-ho "experts" press President Obama to do this, that or the other in the Middle East, keep a simple rule in mind: Whatever the avid interventionists suggest probably won't work -- and surely will have unintended consequences.

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Deadly exits kill hundreds of truckers in U.S. highway rollovers

    It was almost midnight when Walter Price eased his 18-wheeler into the right lane on Interstate 75 near Atlanta. As he began to bank onto the exit ramp he'd been taking for the past 10 years, Price had no idea he was entering America's most dangerous hot zone for truck drivers.

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The Beating of Floyd Dent

    "He was beating me upside the head," Floyd Dent, a 57-year-old longtime autoworker told a gaggle of reporters last week, according to The Detroit Free Press. "I was trying to protect my face with my right arm. I heard one of them say, 'Tase the M.F.'"

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Imaginary Health Care Horrors

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How To Read The Iran Debate

    Deals involving limits on weapons, nukes or otherwise, are intricate and technical. Only a limited number of people among arms-control connoisseurs fully grasp the meaning of every detail.

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April 2nd

Obama can't escape war

    There's a certain irony in the fact that the American president who won the office vowing to end the two wars he inherited finds himself after six years as much a wartime president as the man he succeeded.

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Netanyahu casts a pall over US-Israeli relations

    The recent series of events involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the U.S. Congress, his election-eve disavowal of a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israel dilemma and his subsequent election backtracking on it have brought a new low to U.S.-Israeli relations.

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George Wallace Lives!

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