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December 24th

Remembering the Greediest Americans this Holiday Season

    Peace on Earth, good will toward men. We honor these noble values every holiday season — and some people actually work to advance them all year long.

    Other folks, by contrast, mock these values. They spend their days chasing after ever grander stashes of personal treasure.

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The Christmas gifts we really want? They just don't exist

    At this point, we all know the true meaning of Christmas.

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This Israeli Election Matters

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Welcome Back, Cuba!

    Is there any element of U.S. foreign policy that has failed more abjectly than our embargo of Cuba?

    When I hear hawks denouncing President Barack Obama for resolving to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba and ease the embargo, I don't understand the logic. Is their argument that our policy didn't work for the first half-century but maybe will work after 100 years?

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Your Holiday Guide to Avoiding Slave Labor

    Pope Francis got into the holiday spirit this year by calling on shoppers not to buy products made by modern-day slaves.

    This is, of course, excellent advice. Odds are, most of us — whether Catholic or not — would love to take it.

    But how? Most products don’t come with tags specifying whether or not slave labor was used in their production.

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Chuck Schumer: Take two

    Sen. Charles Schumer gave Democrats a talking-to about their obligation to stand up for government's role in helping struggling middle-income Americans -- and his message got swallowed up by a few paragraphs on health care.

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Going fuzzy on Cuba

    The U.S. embargo on Cuba - or what's left of it after President Obama's dramatic Cuba policy announcement - may be a futile gesture. But it is, or was, not an empty gesture.

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Obama's bold new policy on Cuba

    It takes a lot to shake the jaded White House press corps. So when I walked into the briefing room last Thursday and a reporter friend greeted me with "Wow, this is a legacy day," when another reporter observed that Obama was ending his sixth year with a "thunderclap," and when Press Secretary Josh Earnest began his briefing by noting what a "historic day" it was at the White House, you knew something really big was up.

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Pottersville Goes Online

    What is it that makes the holiday movie classic "It's a Wonderful Life" feel so ancient? It's the relationships, but which ones?

    Not George Bailey's warm and loving family. We have close families today. It's not the far-off relationships, as with long-lost school friends. We have more of them than ever, thanks to Facebook and other digital communities.

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This Confused World

    Is it just me, or is this world completely off balance? I started my day thinking I would write about the crack in our bullying of Cuba; however, all the other news pouring in deflated my delight in that bit of common sense regarding that island so near our Florida shore. Suffice it to say, AT LONG LAST. IT'S ABOUT TIME.

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