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March 12th, 2015

Hillary Clinton's tweet isn't going to solve her email problem. Not even close.

    After enduring 72 hours of negative press over her exclusive use of a private email account during her time as secretary of state, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton responded via Twitter late Wednesday night.

    @HillaryClinton, March 4, 11:35 p.m.: "I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible."

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You Think Your Winter Was Rough?

    In October, two young Americans set off on the most daring and foolhardy wilderness expedition since, oh, maybe Lewis and Clark.

    They were trying to become the first people ever to backpack from Canada to Mexico on the Pacific Crest Trail in the dead of winter. Once before, in 1983, two people set out to traverse the trail in winter. They never made it. Their bodies were found a month after they fell off an icy cliff.

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Why O'Reilly gets a pass, NBC's Williams didn't

    Mother Jones, a feisty investigative magazine with a left-progressive slant, has been on the warpath lately in pursuit of Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. The charge: serial exaggerations and outright whoppers of a sort that brought punishment for NBC's Brian Williams.

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When Bibi Came to Town

When Bibi Came to Town

 

Peter Certo

 

    When Benjamin Netanyahu looked out over the joint session of Congress that had assembled to hear him speak on March 3, the Israeli prime minister almost caught a glimpse of something unusual: empty seats.

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What's At Stake In King V. Burwell

    "There was a society of men among us, bred up from their youth in the art of proving, by words multiplied for the purpose, that white is black, and black is white, according as they are paid. To this society all the rest of the people are slaves."

    -- Jonathan Swift, "Gulliver's Travels," 1726

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Wal-Mart Does Something Right

    Once, I indirectly forced a neighbor to drive far out of her way for a head of broccoli. I think she’s forgiven me, but I’m not sure the love is still the same.

    She was kindly caring for my child and running errands when she turned toward Wal-Mart for a quick stop. My kid was horrified.

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Vegas mobsters had nothing on today's big corporate shareholders

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Readin’, Writing’, and ’Rithmatic

    The Danville Education Association (Pa.) has been operating without a contract for three years.

    Two years ago, the teachers approved recommendations of an independent fact-finder; the board rejected it. This eventually led to a protest strike of five days in  April 2014. Recently, the teachers and the board agreed to submit their proposals to an independent arbitrator.

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Pearls Before Congress

    Welcome to a whole new world.

    In Congress, that is. Not in the actual world. Control your expectations, for heaven's sake.

    You may have noticed that in an orgy of bipartisan cooperation, Congress passed a bill this week funding the Department of Homeland Security until the fall. Then, on Wednesday, the House passed a bipartisan bill funding the Amtrak system.

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Kissing the Koch Ring

    After the Supreme Court’s democracy-mugging decree that let corporations dump unlimited amounts of money into our elections, a guy named Larry sent me an email that perfectly summed it all up: “Big money has plucked our eagle!”

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