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April 30th, 2015

Beware Our Mind Children

    Are women necessary?

    Not with Ava around.

    Even without hair on her head or flesh on her legs, Ava has enough allure and cunning to become a classic film noir robot vixen.

    Despite being a plastic and mesh gizmo locked in a glass cell, she can enmesh men with frightening ease.

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Are You Smarter Than An 8th Grader?

    I am afraid you're eligible to read this column only if you can answer this question faced by eighth graders around the world:

    What is the sum of the three consecutive whole numbers with 2n as the middle number?

    A. 6n+3

    B. 6n

    C. 6n-1

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Tragic capsize underscores Europe's 'boat people' crisis

    Everyone, it seems, has a proposed solution to Europe's tragic "boat people" crisis. Some are breathtakingly bad.

    Making a grab for top honors is controversial conservative columnist Katie Hopkins of Britain's The Sun, who proposed greeting migrants, whom she compared to "cockroaches," with gunships.

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The splashy, expensive 'promposal' is an invitation to teen angst

    A high school junior demolishing a bagel described the pressure.

    "Yeah, it's stressful, because you have to do it right," he explained on his way to class at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia.

    SATs? AP tests? College applications?

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The Numbers Come First

    In June, for the third time since 2012, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, an export credit agency that backs loans to foreign entities that help cement deals with U.S. exporters - and thus helps create American jobs - must be reauthorized by Congress. Otherwise it will go out of business.

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The endless campaign marathon is out of hand

    Now that Hillary Clinton has finally declared her presidential candidacy for 2016, the country can look forward to another interminable stretch of pre-election shadow boxing, until the first voting in the Iowa caucuses early next year.

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Strikes Against Morality

    Drone strikes, by their nature, are bound to kill innocent civilians. It is all too easy to ignore this ugly fact -- and the dubious morality of the whole enterprise -- until the unfortunate victims happen to be Westerners.

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Same-sex marriage snarling GOP hopfuls

    Republican presidential hopefuls are struggling with how to position themselves on same-sex marriage, an issue that is bedeviling a party hoping to avoid social controversies as the 2016 election approaches.

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Presidential Primary Book Club

    Concerned citizens bear many great burdens, one of which is trying to follow a presidential race in which virtually every candidate has written one or more books about their lives, hopes, dreams, theories - and, in the case of Mike Huckabee, diets.

    You cannot possibly read them all. It is very likely you don't want to read any. That's what we are here for. Today: Marco Rubio.

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Clinton makes Republican horde look organized

    You  might as well make yourselves comfortable.

    That's advice Republican presidential candidates might want to follow, given how often they will be summoned to Iowa over the next nine months or so to explain themselves to the state's notoriously demanding voters.

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