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10/16/2014 - 4:11pm

    Sometimes it's hard to tell which is more terrifying: Ebola or the commentary about it.

    On Monday, radio host Rush Limbaugh suggested that President Barack Obama is refusing to divert flights from Liberia and other Ebola-infected countries...

10/16/2014 - 3:58pm

    They are a small society, bound by tragedy.

    When a child goes missing, few people can fathom the awful wait, the filling in of blanks, the nightmares. There aren't many who can relate to the...

10/16/2014 - 3:57pm

    The extinction of the American raise - dead as a dodo, by every empirical measure - has become a truth universally acknowledged. Even Republican House Speaker John Boehner, not a fellow often glimpsed on the barricades with protesting workers, pronounced...

10/16/2014 - 3:57pm

    What if they balanced the budget and nobody knew or cared?

    OK, the federal budget hasn't actually been balanced. But the Congressional Budget Office has tallied up the totals for fiscal 2014...

10/16/2014 - 1:38pm

    It's hard to believe, in the wake of this week's Supreme Court refusal to review federal court rulings in favor of gay marriage, but some gay-marriage backers once took a dim view of federal constitutional lawsuits meant to advance the cause....

10/16/2014 - 1:30pm

    As an old popular song asks: What do you get if you “work your fingers right down to the bone?” Boney fingers.

    As housekeepers in the sprawling Marriott hotel chains know, that’...

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