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April 23rd, 2015

What it will take to revive the middle class

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She's In!

    Not that anyone was surprised, but now it is official. Hillary Clinton is a candidate for President of the United States. Should she win the Democratic Party nomination for President it would be the highest political achievement yet for a woman in this nation. Not to be forgotten, Nancy Pelosi served a term as Speaker of the House and we now have three women on the Supreme Court.

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Rubio's Fountain Of Youth

    In all of rock 'n' roll history, one of the most misguided if entirely memorable refrains came in an otherwise excellent 1965 song by The Who. "I hope I die before I get old," they declared in "My Generation." I doubt that many people who joyfully sang along with those lyrics 50 years ago really believed them, except perhaps metaphorically.

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Often There's No Sensible Middle

    Some time ago, I heard a power company executive arguing that humans have played no role in global warming. Actually, he went further, "demonstrating" that global warming isn't even happening. (This is often done by cherry-picking dates to start with an unusually warm year.) He ended by spreading his arms and beseeching us in his common-sense voice, "Can't we meet in the sensible middle?"

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Marco Rubio: New face -- with old ideas

    You must admit, it is amusing. One of the biggest complaints we've heard from Republicans about Barack Obama is: Boy, were we wrong to elect a first-term senator as president. We'll never make that mistake again!

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Gyrocopter pilot's stunt just the latest bid for capital's attention

    Helloooo? Congress? Do you hear us? Nah, didn't think so.

    Our letters, our emails, our goofy websites, posterboards and public declarations fall on deaf, security-blanketed ears.

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Chris Christie's tilt at Social Security

    Don Quixote tilted at windmills. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seems bent on running for president, even after his reputation took a whack over that traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge. Even more improbably, he wants to campaign on a sweeping proposal to rein in federal entitlement spending on the elderly.

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Advice for Clinton on campaigning as a woman

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Yes, She Can

    Will she? She will.

    Would she? She would.

    It was inevitable.

    She did.

    Now where is that tingling feeling?

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What lies ahead for Hillary

    She's in! She's given up the private jet to schlep across America (albeit being driven by the Secret Service) and stroll, incognito, into Chipotle. Herewith, two myths about Hillary Clinton and two challenges for her on the campaign trail:

    Myth One: She needs someone to run against her to help toughen her up during the primary season.

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