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February 12th, 2015

A vaxxing dilemma

    Is support for childhood vaccinations a partisan issue? Polls indicate that it isn't, yet Republicans appear to be getting stung by this needle more than Democrats are.

    The question has come up after Republican presidential hopefuls Chris Christie and Rand Paul said that parents should have a choice and not be required by law to immunize their children.

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The Dangers of Vaccine Denial

      In a few backward parts of the world, extremists resist universal childhood vaccinations. The Taliban in tribal areas of Pakistan. Boko Haram militants in Northern Nigeria.

    Oh, yes, one more: Some politicians in the United States.

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Google is seriously taking on telecom

    First it conquered search. Then it was online video and advertising. Now Google is turning its attention toward telecom - and it's no experiment.

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Do Gays Unsettle You?

    What an altered world we live in. What an advanced one. The man I love and I can be married in New York or 35 other states if we ever get organized enough, if we decide that we want public vows and a gaudy cake - I'm thinking devil's food, for a host of reasons - to seal our commitment.

    I'm grateful for that. I'm stunned, really.

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Anchors Aweigh

    This was a bomb that had been ticking for a while.

    NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. They were flummoxed over why the leading network anchor felt that he needed Hemingwayesque, bullets-whizzing-by flourishes to puff himself up, sometimes to the point where it was a joke in the news division.

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Politics by Restaurant Review

    Today, we're going to talk about "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy," Mike Huckabee's entry into the presidential book-writing sweepstakes. These tomes are going to be piling up soon, and remember: We read them so you don't have to.

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New congressional leadership, same stalemate

    All through the 2014 midterm campaign and thereafter. the Republican leaders boasted that once they got their hands on the reins of Congress they would come out smoking with their long-stymied agenda for getting the country out of the doldrums.

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Net Neutrality Rules

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Brian Williams and the fog of memory

    We aren't the stupid party. That was the word early this week from GOP central command. From now on, Republicans are four-square behind vaccinating children against deadly diseases. Welcome to the 19th century. Louis Pasteur is smiling down.

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Brian Williams and the fog of memory

    We all know how fungible memory is.

    Get together with your family members over the holidays, and you are bound to argue over what exactly happened to whom, and when. You think that your sister was the one who pushed you during that long car trip; your sister thinks that she was in a helicopter shot down with an RPG.

    For example.

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