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09/18/2014 - 4:44pm

    When Roger Goodell was growing up here, he had the best possible example of moral leadership. His father, a moderate New York Republican appointed by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller to Bobby Kennedy's Senate seat after the assassination, risked his career to come out against the Vietnam War.

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09/18/2014 - 4:22pm

   Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. “It was,” the Kentucky Republican confided, grim-faced, “the worst day of my political life.”

    Was he talking about...

09/18/2014 - 4:20pm

    Reader, she married him. The day after he was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault for knocking her unconscious.

    I would say allegedly knocking her unconscious, but there's no doubt:...

09/18/2014 - 4:19pm

    We ended up adopting Fred due to his incorrigible stubbornness. Originally bred to track game, basset hounds can be amazingly persistent. It sometimes appears that when their noses are working, their hearing shuts down.

    Fred, however, could hear...

09/18/2014 - 4:03pm

    Did you see the baseball movie Field of Dreams? Even if you didn’t, you’ve probably heard the phrase “If you build it, they will come” — which it immortalized.

    Well, how about “If you don’t build it, they...

09/18/2014 - 3:55pm

    On Monday, the Tax Policy Center in Washington held a panel discussion on the subject of "corporate inversions" - the practice of taking over a small company in someplace like Ireland or the Netherlands, and then using that takeover to "...

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