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April 30th, 2015

Peering Through The Haze

    They sure know how to bury the lead at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    On Thursday, the CDC issued its annual National Youth Tobacco Survey; the headline in the accompanying news release read: "E-cigarette use triples among middle and high school students in just one year."

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Lessons From #RaceTogether

    Howard Schultz has a way of making a believer out of you.

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Hillary's Shelved Crown

    The 2016 presidential campaign is only now gathering steam and already I'm confused.

    For starters, Hillary Clinton says she's focusing on "everyday Americans." Which of the nation's voters don't fall into that category? Are there voters who are Zimbabweans on Wednesdays? Costa Ricans on Saturdays? Voters who relinquish their citizenship on months beginning with the letter J?

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Has the NRA Won?

    It is now fair to ask whether the National Rifle Association is winning - or has in fact won - this era of the gun debate in this country.

    Gun control advocates have tried to use the horror that exists in the wake of mass shootings to catalyze the public into action around sensible gun restrictions. But rather than these tragedies being a cause for pause in ownership of guns, gun ownership has spiked in the wake of these shootings.

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April 23rd

Sick and Tired Workers: An Epidemic of Corporate Greed

    Snaking its way through the Pennsylvania legislature is a bill that will block local governments from requiring companies to provide sick leave, even if unpaid, that is more than required by state or federal regulations.

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No kicking the can down the road in Italy

    Every mature democracy may be unhappy in its own way, but in the need for - and obstacles to - reform they share certain challenges. So insights that Italian premier Matteo Renzi offered during a visit to The Post on Friday may have some relevance to politicians in the United States.

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Green Shoots Of Bipartisanship

    Could this city actually be working? The past week has witnessed several developments -- on the Iran nuclear agreement, Medicare reimbursement rates, and fast-track trade authority -- that offer grounds, if not for irrational exuberance, then for tempered optimism.

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Defending inaction - 'Never again' appears not to apply in Syria

    One of the most surprising of President Barack Obama's legacies may be the eclipse of "Never again" as an aspiration of U.S. foreign policy.

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Can androids pray for digital salvation?

    Can robots make good Christians? As computer science races ahead, at least one forward-looking Florida pastor sees a future for the faith in whatever passes for a soul in robots, androids, cyborgs and other forms of artificial intelligence.

    No, I'm not making this up.

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Taking the early presidential plunge

    With Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio now in active competition for their parties' 2016 presidential nominations, it's guaranteed that voters will be subjected to one of the longest preludes to the actual election yet recorded.

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