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November 27th, 2014

Wild turkeys are back, with a vengeance

    Members of a Maryland church were preparing a turkey supper when they looked out the window and discovered several distant relatives of the main course approaching.

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Stampeding Black Elephants

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Promiscuous College Come-Ons

    Between the last application season and the current one, Swarthmore College, a school nationally renowned for its academic rigor, changed the requirements for students vying to be admitted into its next freshman class.

    It made filling out the proper forms easier.

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Immigration Enriches You and Me

    A book, "The Christian Examiner," warns that "ill-clad and destitute" immigrants are "repulsive to our habits and our tastes."

    A former mayor of New York City cautions that they bring disease, "wretchedness and want" to America. And Harper's Weekly despairs that these immigrants are "steeped in ignorance" and account for a disproportionate share of criminals.

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Can we save Cliff Huxtable from Bill Cosby?

    Bill Cosby is over, for now. The Cosby Netflix special is postponed.The NBC Cosby-helmed show, slated for fall of next year, has been canceled. "I'm just going to call it," wrote Lindy West at GQ.com. "Bill Cosby is done. There will be no comeback, there will be no damage control, there will be no prevailing core of true believers tipping public opinion back in his favor. It's over."

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What Happened?

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Uber's Rough Ride

    The Uber app is a thing of beauty.

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On Cosby, hard to keep the faith

    A few weeks ago, I spent a delightful afternoon and evening with Bill Cosby. I was the emcee of a gala for historically black Claflin University, which is in my hometown; Cosby was the headliner. Both of us were donating our time to a worthy cause.

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It's time to kill the lame duck session

    The current lame duck session of Congress, which ends on Jan. 3 and includes senators and representatives defeated on Nov. 4, began with the same old partisanship that characterized the last few years in Washington, as the Senate rejected the Keystone XL pipeline construction bill by a single vote.

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How Americans Came to Oppose Fracking

    For the first time since high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as nonconventional fracking, was developed, more Americans oppose it than support it.

    According to a national survey conducted by the independent non-partisan Pew Research Center, 47 percent of Americans oppose fracking, while 41 percent support it. This is a 7 percent decline in support from March 2013, and a 9 percent increase in opposition.

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