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May 12th, 2014

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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Now That's Rich

    Institutional Investor's latest "rich list" in its Alpha magazine, its survey of the 25 highest-paid hedge fund managers, is out - and it turns out that these guys make a lot of money. Surprise!

    Yet before we dismiss the report as nothing new, let's think about what it means that these 25 men (yes, they're all men) made a combined $21 billion in 2013. In particular, let's think about how their good fortune refutes several popular myths about income inequality in America.

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Playing politics with Benghazi

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Nigeria's stolen girls, clueless leaders

    Why, many are asking, did it take the world so long to pay much attention to the kidnapping of more than 300 schoolgirls by Muslim fanatics in Nigeria?

    For starters, the buck stops with President Goodluck Jonathan, among other Nigerian political leaders who clumsily tried to sweep the crisis under a rug.

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