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10/23/2014 - 2:47pm

    Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America.

    OK, I know that was kind of abrupt. But I wanted to get the central point out there right away, because discussions of Amazon tend, all...

10/23/2014 - 2:23pm

    What is it about natural disasters and irony?

    Just as local authorities in Detroit were denying thousands of people access to running water, the bankrupt city experienced an epic downpour. More...

10/23/2014 - 2:22pm

    Collard greens are "the new kale?" So say some chic eaters, even as some concerned cultural guardians fear a new socio-economic menace: "food gentrification."

    Gentrification,...

10/23/2014 - 2:22pm

    Imagine yourself part of the typical American family. Your household would have, the Federal Reserve reported in September, a net worth of $81,200.

    That’s not a whole lot of money. But half...

10/23/2014 - 2:21pm

    We Americans do panic really well.

    We could use a few pointers on prudence.

    Do me a favor. Turn away from the ceaseless media coverage of...

10/23/2014 - 1:45pm

    They warned us.

    The picture in the paper showed two 60-something women, embracing and kissing, having just been pronounced spouse and spouse.

    As I looked at the photo, I felt it: a rumbling, crumbling sound. Earth tremor...

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