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September 4th, 2014

A Market Basket of dignity

    Who knew that one of the best made-for-Labor Day speeches in American history would be delivered by a CEO? And who could have guessed that the summer's major labor story would not be about a CEO saving the jobs of his workers but about the workers saving the job of their CEO?

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War-weary president at a crossroads

    Faced with a renewed Islamic terrorist threat in the Middle East as Russia raises the stakes for war in Ukraine, President Obama finds himself still trying to hold the line on the use of U.S. military manpower.

    After Russia annexed Crimea, the president was quick to tell the American people that there was "no military solution" to that power grab. He has said the same about the subsequent incursions into eastern Ukraine.

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Rev. Al tries to bridge Obama's passion gap

    It's not hard to figure out why the Rev. Al Sharpton, of all people, receives a strange new respect in President Obama's White House. Every president needs a good "anger translator."

    Fans of Comedy Central's "Key and Peele" show know what I am talking about: the combative character that show hosts Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele call "Luther, the president's anger translator."

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When Whites Just Don't Get It

    Many white Americans say they are fed up with the coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. A plurality of whites in a recent Pew survey said that the issue of race is getting more attention than it deserves.

    Bill O'Reilly of Fox News reflected that weariness, saying: "All you hear is grievance, grievance, grievance, money, money, money."

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High Tea With Mr. Fancypants Sheen

    Is sex more important than music, war, sports and vampires? Is sex more important than Nixon?

    Michael Sheen thinks so.

    The nimble Welsh actor has played a royal flush of renowned men - Mozart, Tony Blair (three times), the English soccer manager Brian Clough and David Frost in "Frost/Nixon." He also starred as a villainous vampire in the "Twilight" movies.

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Between Godliness and Godlessness

    Almost midway through Sam Harris' new book, "Waking Up," he paints a scene that will shock many of his fans, who know him as one of the country's most prominent and articulate atheists.

    He describes a walk in Jesus' footsteps, and the way he was touched by it.

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Sociologists follow a 1982 first-grade class to learn what impacts a life

    In the beginning, when they knew just where to find everyone, they pulled the children out of their classrooms.

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Sociologists follow a 1982 first-grade class to learn what impacts a life

    In the beginning, when they knew just where to find everyone, they pulled the children out of their classrooms.

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Sexism in the Senate

    "Man bites dog" is the classic definition of news. By that standard, "Male senator says something offensively sexist to female colleague" ought to be no news at all. If you're surprised or skeptical about the remarks recounted by New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand -- well, there's only one explanation.

    You must be a man.

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Obama in the lion's den

    Addressing the annual American Legion convention in Charlotte earlier this week, President Obama sugar-coated his defense of selective use of military force by reciting what's been done to cope with the Department of Veterans Affairs' failures to deliver promised benefits to returning troops.

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