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May 28th, 2015

At what cost trade?

    So what gives with the American people? Don't they realize, as my colleague Charles Krauthammer argued last week, "that free trade is advantageous to both sides"?

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A Fossil-Fueled Fantasy

    Newfangled carbon-capture power plants supposedly burn coal without poisoning the planet. They don’t.

    Extracting coal from the ground and disposing of its toxic byproducts makes a dirty mess no matter how it’s burned. But this “clean coal” ruse is conjuring up billions of dollars in government subsidies.

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Obama drills a hole in his climate policy

    Here are two facts that cannot be reconciled: The planet has experienced the warmest January-through-March on record, and the Obama administration has authorized massive new oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

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Money can't always protect people from life's worst blows

    We can't look away when bad things happen to rich people. Crime that afflicts the affluent always commands front pages, gobbles up airtime and goes viral on social media.

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Hillary, Jeb, Facebook and Disorder

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Death Penalty for Tsarnaev Hurts Boston

    Why was 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to die in a state so generally opposed to capital punishment? A recent Boston Globe poll found that only 19 percent of Massachusetts residents wanted the Boston Marathon bomber put to death. The state hasn't seen an execution since 1947.

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The bloodbath down the street

    I know the place: the place where bullets flew and blood flowed the other day, where TV crews set up their trucks for one more gruesome body count.

    I know that place. It’s called America.

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Platinum Pay in Ivory Towers

    Gregory Fenves recently got a big promotion, from provost to president of the University of Texas at Austin. A raise came with it. Instead of his current base of about $425,000, he was offered $1 million.

    And he rejected it - as too much.

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Will rise in nonreligious reshape U.S. politics?

    Don't expect any official "Atheists for Hillary" outreach, but political progressives are cheered by a study showing a rise in the number of nonreligious Americans.

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Chemo for the Planet

    What's the best way to reduce the chances of climate change wreaking havoc on Earth?

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