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February 12th, 2015

A Sweet Spot

    I don’t have any cute photos of my daughter’s chubby face smeared with frosting from her first birthday party. Already pregnant with my son, I’d become a child nutrition zealot in response to my double dose of motherhood.

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A neoconservative 'Prince of Darkness' gets behind Gov. Walker

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is suddenly a hot Republican presidential prospect, may be getting hotter. Though some consider Walker's lack of foreign policy credentials a hurdle to a nomination, he has earned praise from a prince of neoconservatives, Richard Perle.

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A GOP outbreak of scientific illiteracy

    Move over Michele Bachmann. Here comes the 2016 Republican presidential field, on the scientifically indisputable but ideologically fraught issue of vaccination.

    You may recall Bachmann's campaign implosion in 2011, when the then-Minnesota congresswoman warned of "very dangerous consequences" to the HPV vaccine, citing a woman whose daughter "suffered mental retardation as a result."

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A Bailed-Out Banker Lectures about Fairness

    Jamie Dimon is annoyed. He’s fed up with the populist attitude that’s sweeping the country. He’s not going to take it anymore.

    That’s why he recently bleated to reporters that “banks are under assault.”

    Well, not every bank. He was talking about JPMorgan Chase — America’s largest Wall Street empire, which Dimon heads.

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What Killed the 'American Sniper'?

    The second-most jarring scene in "American Sniper" takes place not in the urban maze of wartime Iraq but in the domestic tranquility of Chris Kyle's home in Texas. Disoriented after his fourth tour in the cauldron of Iraq, the heralded Navy SEAL is shown stalking his wife from room to room with a pistol. For a moment, we worry that he has flipped out and is going to shoot her. Turns out this was his playful way of initiating sex.

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Vaccine debate presents a political minefield - as Hillary Clinton can attest

    The latest tweet from Hillary Rodham Clinton sounded straightforward enough: "The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork."

    But the issue of vaccinations has long been politically and emotionally fraught - involving not just public health but also the proper role of government, the prerogatives of parents and medical riddles that have yet to be solved.

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Kids most in need get scant attention

    An 8-year-old girl named Relisha Rudd is still missing, hundreds of homeless kids living in District of Columbia shelters and motels are still unseen by the rest of the city, and a child with cerebral palsy was invisible to authorities while his mother and her boyfriend allegedly abused him for months.

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Jeb Bush tastes first success in 2016 nomination stakes

    The early decision of Jeb Bush to jump-start a Republican race for the 2016 presidential nomination has already bagged its first victim in Mitt Romney.

    The sudden withdrawal of the 2012 nominee, after briefly testing the waters with donors, was predictable, and it was likely easier for Bush to achieve than chasing off some of the other contenders will be.

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Golden opportunity for GOP deal-making

    To understand why the centerpiece initiative of President Obama's budget makes so much sense, imagine that U.S. corporations decided to bring home -- in cash -- the estimated $2 trillion in profits they are stashing overseas to avoid paying taxes.

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Blogging is growing up and getting better all the time

    With the retirement of blogging pioneer Andrew Sullivan from the field, many people are questioning whether blogging as we know it is finished. Vox founder Ezra Klein, himself a blogging legend, says there are still plenty of interesting bloggers out there, and he kindly includes me on his list:

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