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02/26/2015 - 5:41pm

    Regular readers know that I sometimes mock "very serious people" - politicians and pundits who solemnly repeat conventional wisdom that sounds tough-minded and realistic. The trouble is that sounding serious and being serious are by no means the same thing, and some of...

02/26/2015 - 5:39pm

    Supermarket shoppers are more likely to buy French wine when French music is playing, and to buy German wine when they hear German music. That's true even though only 14 percent of shoppers say they noticed the music, a study...

02/26/2015 - 5:25pm

    Like most big cities in America, San Diego has its share of problems. It has issues with gangs, poverty and income inequality. It needs to do about $2 billion worth of infrastructure repairs. It has suffered through an epic drought...

02/26/2015 - 5:20pm

    Today's issue is whether the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombing, delayed already, should be moved out of Boston.

    No way.

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02/26/2015 - 5:19pm

    Because I believe in giving the devil his due I do want to recognize the latest outrageous Florida legislator. He has introduced legislation to assure that only the proper gender is allowed in a restroom. As the wags put it, better...

02/26/2015 - 5:19pm

    Lupita Nyong'o picked up an Oscar last year for her searing portrayal of a scarred captive in "12 Years a Slave." But many in the Academy Awards audience -- just reminded of the misery depicted in a film clip -- must...

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