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January 29th, 2015

Be Fruitful, Not Bananas

    My mother always believed that when you signed up for a regimen, you owed it your best shot.

    She was that way with diets. With aerobics.

    And with religion. For my father she converted, Methodist to Catholic, and she tried to follow the script.

    But in one way she couldn't, and it became a staple of her confessions.

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What is the GOP thinking?

    There they go again. Given control of Congress and the chance to frame an economic agenda for the middle class, the first thing Republicans do is tie themselves in knots over ... abortion and rape.

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There's nothing secular about Boko Haram

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The absurd reality of child-care costs

 

    An editor said she was losing about $200 a month.

    An analyst said she just barely broke even.

    "Yes! That's me. I'm losing money going to work today. But I'm late! Can we talk later?" said another woman rushing to the office after dropping her kids off at a day-care center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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Obama faces reality

    Perhaps six years too late, President Obama gave strong indications in his State of the Union address that he's finally bought into Albert Einstein's definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over against and expecting different results.

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NFL finally dealing with its Most Serious Problem

    The NFL has called this "very serious."

    "The Patriots are guilty until proven innocent in the court of public opinion," Christopher Gasper wrote at the Boston Globe.

    Piers Morgan said the Patriots should be kicked out of the Super Bowl for doing this.

    What's this?

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Forty-Two Years Later

    It has been 42 years since the United States Supreme Court held in Roe v. Wade that the right to decide whether to go forward with a pregnancy, prior to viability, belongs to a woman, in consultation with her doctors.

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Don't Blame NAFTA

    On Wednesday, the day after President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, a handful of Democratic House members, along with one senator, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, held a news conference to denounce one of the very few proposals the president put forward that actually has a chance of passage. The objects of their displeasure were the new trade agreements being negotiated by the administration.

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Democrats' new faith

    At long last, some tectonic plates of American politics have begun to move. The stagnation and decline of the incomes of the bottom 90 percent of Americans have finally shown up on the radar of our political class.

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And Now: Air Republicans

    Tough week for the House Republicans. Speaker John Boehner's high point must have been not clapping when President Barack Obama talked about job growth in the State of the Union.

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