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February 6th, 2014

Obama's Chance To Steer The Debate on Inequality

    Much of the substance and tone of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address this week are predictable. So is the reaction: It won't change many minds or political stands.

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America on Probation

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From Canada, a New Gold Standard

    The 32,400 employees at Goldman Sachs averaged $383,374 each last year, the Wall Street banking giant has just disclosed.

    Typical employees at Goldman, of course, didn’t take home anything near that $383,374. Bank clerks nationally only average $24,100 a year. In 2012, Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein took home $26 million. This means he’s making over 1,000 times that of the lowest paid Goldman Sachs employees.

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Dylan Farrow's Story

    When Woody Allen received a Golden Globe award for lifetime achievement a few weeks ago, there was a lively debate about whether it was appropriate to honor a man who is an artistic giant but also was accused years ago of child molestation.

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January 30th

How scholarly Bernanke became iconoclast fed chief

    When President George W. Bush was considering candidates to be chairman of the Federal Reserve in the autumn of 2005, the rap on Ben Bernanke, a brilliant economist, was that he had never faced a crisis, might be too soft for a challenge and wasn't politically astute.

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The President and the Post

    President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday is about more than the final three years of his presidency. Its purpose should be to influence the next decade of American political life and begin shaping the post-Obama era.

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The curse of the two-term limit

    As Barack Obama struggles to gain political traction as a lame-duck president in his remaining three years in office, the two-term limit on service in the Oval Office has encouraged a premature public focus on the identity of his successor in 2017.

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Not a 'thug'? Don't try to fake it

    Richard Sherman's no "thug." But, let's face it: He acted like one on TV.

    So did the Internet trolls who denounced him with worse words than "thug."

    In case you missed it, I am referring to how Sherman, a Seattle Seahawks cornerback, has given us Americans something to chatter about in the run-up to this year's Super Bowl besides football.

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Now Playing In Denver: Reefer Gladness

    So you want to get high in a high-end way in the Mile High City.

    You could call Dale Dyke and his wife, Chastity Osborn, a massage therapist, who run Get High Getaways. They gutted their brick house in Bel Mar and let it go to pot, refashioning it as a clothing optional, or as Dale calls it, "textile optional" bed-and-breakfast.

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For The Mentally Ill, It's Worse

    Last week, one of the landmark nonfiction books of the last 50 years was reissued by Vintage Books. "Is There No Place on Earth for Me?" by Susan Sheehan began life in 1981 as a four-part series in The New Yorker; in 1982, it came out as a book, winning the Pulitzer Prize.

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