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January 8th, 2015

Questioning our questions

    It is a mark of our pluralistic moment that I learned of an old joke among rabbis from the writings of a great Christian scholar, Jaroslav Pelikan.

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Pragmatism, not emotion, must guide Cuba policy

    "With all due respect." That's a fitting sentiment to express to Cuban-Americans angered by President Obama's decision to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba.

    Their emotions run deep, an indication of the decades of loss and hardship they and their parents experienced as exiles making a new life in a foreign land. To dismiss that pain would be cruel and unjust.

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Obama bids good riddance to a dismal political year

    Despite a late-year appearance of hopeful economic indicators and an 11th-hour boost in his Gallup Poll approval, 2014 bowed out as a distinct disappointment for President Obama as he faces the last two lame-duck years in his presidency.

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Hens, Unbound

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David Koch Loves Manhattan

    One may start the day at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. On the way in, you'll pass through the new David H. Koch Plaza -- the result of a $65 million gift from David H. Koch.

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The First Pop Quiz of 2015

    Happy New Year! Wishing you many good things in 2015. Or at least, a better year than the one that just ended. Which seems pretty likely, all things considered.

    But before we shove off into the future, let's see what you remember about 2014. Since there are a lot of quizzes at this time of year, we are going to specialize here in politics and air travel.

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Sharing the Carol Experience: We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

    Hey, did you hear the bells on Christmas day? Did you see three ships come sailing in on Christmas day in the morning? Did your true love give you five golden rings, like the song says? Let's go there and linger a moment, to the music that belongs to everyone. You can be a skeptic and still believe in Christmas carols.

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'Selma': A film worth arguing about

    It is no crushing insult to Ava DuVernay's "Selma" that experts dispute its accuracy. In today's movie culture, accuracy only matters when the movie is worth arguing about

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Defending 'The Dog Whisperer'

Author's note: The following is a recycled column from December 2008 in memory of my beloved basset hound, Fred.

    Since the election, Barack Obama apparently doesn't care whom he offends. In a TV interview with Barbara Walters, the president-elect insulted her dog, a Havanese named Cha Cha.

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Bush severing most ties to firms

    Former Florida Gov.  Jeb Bush, moving closer to a possible presidential run, has stepped down as a paid adviser to a for-profit education company that sells online courses to public university students in exchange for a share of their tuition payments.

    Bush's decision is another in a string of moves he has made in recent days to shed business interests that have enriched him since leaving office in 2007.

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