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June 11th, 2014

Uber Is the Future

    As dawn creeps over New York's Jamaica Bay, flocks of wide-bodied red-eyes -- overnight flights from the West Coast -- land at JFK International Airport. The minute the wheels touch, cellphones click into action.

    Mine shows a message (now lost) going something like this: Avoid the taxi lines. Use Uber instead.

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Clinton-Bush 'fatigue'? Not yet

    When I was a guest on conservative Hugh Hewitt's national radio program last fall, he asked me what foreign policy achievements I thought former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would brag about, if she runs for president.

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Fighting for the Right to End Inequality

    Fast-food workers in hundreds of cities across the country and the world went on strike in mid-May to demand higher pay and better working conditions.

    These workers targeted the richest and most powerful fast-food corporations such as McDonald’s and Burger King.

    Walmart workers went on strike in 20 cities across the country a few weeks later, making demands similar to those of the fast-food workers.

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Putting A Cap On Cantor

    Pardon me. I'm having trouble getting my thoughts together today. I'm so upset about Eric Cantor.

    Yes! The House majority leader was tossed out of office Tuesday in an apocalyptic, stunning, incredible earthquake of an election in Virginia that has left the nation absolutely floored in shock.

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She Gets No Respect

    Here's a riddle: Why would a Hurricane Alexandra be deadlier than an identical Hurricane Alexander?

    Because females don't get respect. Not even 100 mile-per-hour typhoons, if they're dubbed with female names.

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Teachable moment for Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's tone-deaf comments about being "dead broke" after she and her husband left the White House were unfortunate, revealing and -- if Clinton chooses to learn from them -- instructive for the likely presidential campaign ahead.

    ABC's Diane Sawyer asked Clinton about her reported $5 million in speaking fees since leaving the Obama administration, and Bill Clinton's supposed $100 million pile.

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To Right-Wing Nutjobs, Ordinary Citizens Are The Enemy

    "You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows." -- Bob Dylan, "Subterranean Homesick Blues"

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With candid memoir, Hillary clears the ground for candidacy

    Asking whether Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016 is getting to be like asking whether the pope is Catholic. She continues to insist she hasn't decided, but if you walk and quack like a duck, you must be one.

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Eric Cantor and the tea party purge

    In 1961, John F. Kennedy said: "In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside."

    In November of 2010, Eric Cantor said: "The tea party are ... an organic movement that played a tremendously positive role in this election. I mean, certainly, it produced an outcome beneficial to our party when you're picking up at least 60-some seats."

What Lurks in a Child's Online World?

    What is the most shocking takeaway from the story of the two 12-year-olds who repeatedly stabbed their friend -- nearly to death -- on the imagined orders of a fantasy character?

    Is it the preteens' apparent disconnect from the truth of what they were doing? One of the assailants childishly described her actions to police in their comfy Milwaukee suburb as "stabby, stab, stab."

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