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May 12th, 2014

Nigeria's absent commander-in-chief

    Regardless of what President Goodluck Jonathan's government would have us believe, Nigeria is losing the war against Boko Haram.

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Serious News: Yours, Mine And Fox News'

    While Fox News is worried about wives who make more money than their husbands, the rest of the world has more serious concerns to think about. Just in case you missed it a Fox newsman moderating a panel discussion pursued the idea that a man making less money than his wife somehow has his masculinity imperiled. His reasoning (if it could be called reasoning) is that men are supposed to bring home the bacon. Never mind that in most parts of the world civilization has advanced beyond that era of the great hunter bringing home the kill of the day.

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Monica Returns

    CBS’s unsung “Trophy Wife” is one of few sitcoms true to its “com.” In part, this is because it allows the children in its cast to be childish.

    In one episode, gangly teen Warren, prodded to try out for a sport, announces he’s achieved “Jackie Robinson” status by joining the girls’ field hockey team.

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Monica Returns

    Does Monica Lewinsky really think she was a victim of cyber bullying?

    Apparently so, according to her "coming out" piece in Vanity Fair, which is getting a lot of attention, ostensibly because of its potential impact on Hillary 2016.

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The Democrats' strategic ambiguity

    Bragging about what they've achieved is what incumbent politicians do.

    Ronald Reagan brought morning to America. Nelson Rockefeller, running for his fourth term as governor of New York in 1970, had a snappy slogan: "He's done a lot. He'll do more." British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan told voters in the late '50s they "never had it so good."

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Crazy Climate Economics

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Lessons in Catholic Judgment

    "Would Pope Francis Sign the New Catholic Teacher Contract?" That's the question spelled out on a dozen billboards that have gone up around Cincinnati over the last week or so.

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More Chopsticks, Please

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What's So Scary About Smart Girls?

    When terrorists in Nigeria organized a secret attack last month, they didn't target an army barracks, a police department or a drone base. No, Boko Haram militants attacked what is even scarier to a fanatic: a girls' school.

    That's what extremists do. They target educated girls, their worst nightmare.

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Where The Girls Are

    This election season is going to be all about women.

    OK, not entirely. Men will be involved on many significant levels, like running the network of oligarchs who take advantage of our weakened campaign finance laws to manipulate the American democratic process in pursuit of their own selfish ends. That's definitely a guy thing.

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