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September 17th, 2015

The Only Game in Town

    The stock market is down. It must be some crazy thing China has done. Those Communist countries just don’t understand how capitalism works.

    No, wait! The market just went up. Did China fix its capital markets already?

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Thirty Bucks to Take on the Billionaires

    For today’s report, I have a bunch of statistics for you.

    Where are you going? Come back here and sit still while I drill these stats into your head!

    I realize that numbers can numb the brain, but this is a good story, and I promise that these statistics are easy to absorb. In fact, the number 400 pretty much sums it up.

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A pollster's moral core

    On election night, 2004, George W. Bush seemed headed for re-election by a small but clear majority, and Andy Kohut was excited.

    He and I were working that evening at NPR. Andy was then president of the Pew Research Center and his organization's final poll had Bush winning by three points over John Kerry.

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A Presidential Primary Cheat Sheet

    The presidential campaign is getting serious, people. Just four months to the Iowa caucuses! You’re supposed to be concerned citizens, and your friends are going to expect you to update them regularly. If you can’t, be prepared to take an active part in discussions about the Tom Brady divorce rumors.

    Today, the Republicans. Things we learned this summer about Jeb Bush:

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How human society was built by grandmas

    Grandmothers: They feed you, they spoil you, they constantly needle you about your relationship status.

    And, according to anthropologist Kristen Hawkes, they might be the driving force behind the evolution of much of human society.

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Japan’s Economy, Crippled by Caution

    Visitors to Japan are often surprised by how prosperous it seems. It doesn’t look like a deeply depressed economy. And that’s because it isn’t.

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Kim Davis is no Rosa Parks

    The freedom of religion enshrined in the First Amendment is one of the most cherished rights we enjoy as Americans. Sadly, it's also one of the most abused and misrepresented planks of the Constitution -- as it's being abused today in the case of Kim Davis.

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Obama's Syrian Nightmare

    Syria will be the biggest blot on the Obama presidency, a debacle of staggering proportions. For more than four years now, the war has festered. A country has been destroyed, 4 million Syrians are refugees, Islamic State has moved into the vacuum and President Bashar Assad still drops barrel bombs whose shrapnel and chlorine rip women and children to shreds.

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Parents, Not Gadgets, Should Teach Kids How to Eat

    It had to be a joke, a parody, I thought while reading of a new electronic gadget claiming to entice children to eat vegetables by rewarding them with video games. I've been taken in by less. But there was the Yumit being touted with a straight face on the website of the reputable Wired magazine.

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The government is trying to make walking American again

    The U.S. Surgeon General this week proposed a radical idea wrapped in a banal government document, a 72-page "call to action" with 359 tiny-font references: Americans, Vivek Murthy said, should walk more.

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