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October 16th, 2014

Oh, for a Table to Eat On

    I was hungry and between flights at Atlanta's airport, "the world's busiest." So I wandered the corridor looking for a clean place to sit and eat something not dripping in grease.

    There was no such place in Terminal D. The "restaurants" were crowded bars with few seats, soiled tabletops and junk-food menus. I did, however, find a Wolfgang Puck kiosk, at which I bought a quinoa and baby kale salad.

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Republican Georgia's Senate race becomes nail-biter Albert Hunt

    Michelle Nunn, the Democratic Senate candidate, stated her case cogently in Columbus, Georgia, last week: If elected, she vowed to "change Washington in a collaborative way."

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'Moment of Truth' on Emissions

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For lesbian couple who uprooted lives in Va. 9 years ago, pace of change seems unreal

    For two decades, right up until the day they fled Virginia nine years ago, the women hid their love from a wider world they'd always found so hostile and homophobic.

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Conservatives decry Supreme Court's move on gay marriage

    Conservative religious groups and a handful of Republican lawmakers decried the Supreme Court's decision Monday to allow same-sex marriage rulings stand in five states, saying it will help motivate voters to the polls in protest.

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Voodoo, the Next Generation

    Even if Republicans take the Senate this year, gaining control of both houses of Congress, they won't gain much in conventional terms: They're already able to block legislation, and they still won't be able to pass anything over the president's veto. One thing they will be able to do, however, is impose their will on the Congressional Budget Office, heretofore a nonpartisan referee on policy proposals.

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October 9th

Gratitude? Fuggedaboutit

    As Ken Burns' superb documentary on the Roosevelts reminded us, "Happy Days Are Here Again" is one of the most evocative anthems in the history of the Democratic Party. You have to ask: Why aren't the Democrats, and the country, singing it loudly now?

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Obama's flawed guardians

    Let's hope Secret Service snafus don't spark even more attackers -- or maybe I'm being paranoid.

    There's a lot of paranoia going around these days, as the Secret Service slips from its former position of glory to its new status of being unfavorably compared to the Keystone Kops.

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How 2014 is looking a lot like 2006

    A half-dozen senators fighting for their political lives - and their party's hold on the majority - in tough races while trying to avoid being dragged down by an unpopular president and the stark reality that second-term midterm elections almost never work out for the side controlling the White House.

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Changes in AP history trigger a culture clash in Colorado

    In comfortable suburbs such as this one on the outskirts of Denver, school board meetings are normally sleepy events.

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