Archive

Date

March 19th, 2015

World Capital of Weather Wimps

    What’s wrong with Washington?

    I’m not talking about goofy political antics, like James Inhofe’s latest bid to disprove climate change.

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When Liberals Blew It

    Fifty years ago this month, Democrats made a historic mistake.

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan, at the time a federal official, wrote a famous report in March 1965 on family breakdown among African-Americans. He argued presciently and powerfully that the rise of single-parent households would make poverty more intractable.

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The Student Debt Time Bomb

    There’s a generational time-bomb ticking — and the student debt crisis is the trip wire.

    Adults under 35 disproportionately bear the brunt of escalating inequality.

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The Bibi-GOP Clown Show

    That Bibi is such a piece of work.

    On March 3, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walked into our Capitol as though he owned the place, stuck a thumb in President Barack Obama’s eye, and walked out to multitudes of cheering Republicans.

    Is that a mensch or what?

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'Race relations' a nebulous thing in the hands of pollsters

    Whenever I see a poll that says race relations have gotten worse under President Barack Obama, I want to respond: compared to what?

    I don't hear a decent answer to that question from the pollsters. All I hear is more polls.

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Pain medications are killing a shocking number of Americans

    When is this country going to wake up - really wake up - to the catastrophe that prescription opioid painkillers have caused since they came into widespread use in the early 1990s?

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Nothing Ever Changes In The Hunt For A Clinton Scandal

    Where Hillary Clinton is concerned, nothing ever changes.

    The National Bitch Hunt has been going on for more than 20 years. As a personal matter, the inimitable Camille Paglia set the terms in a long-ago essay in The New Republic portraying Clinton as a "man-woman ... bitch goddess," and "the drag queen of modern politics."

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Middle class stuck in neutral

    Job creation is up. Unemployment is down. Wages are stagnant. And economists - well, some economists - are confused.

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Hillary and Her Server

    It's always nice to know, as I sit here writing, that somebody out there might be listening. This week, I know for sure. My last column essentially asked: What's the big deal about Hillary's emails if she's turning them over anyway?

    Thanks to everyone who wrote to make it clear just what a big deal this is for them.

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Health Care Under Fire

    Look out, the Supreme Court’s black-robed gang of far-right ideologues is rampaging again.

    The Supreme clan is firing potshots at the Affordable Care Act. Caught in the crossfire is the court’s own integrity, along with the health of millions of innocent bystanders.

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