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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:31pm
    "No more pedicures," I told my sons.     "Whyyy?" they whined.     "It's not summer anymore," I lied.     I have two boys, 7 and 10, who are...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:30pm
    “The only thing we have to fear is . . . Let’s face it, folks, I’m scared spitless.”      So said Franklin Roosevelt in 1933.     Well, OK, he didn’t say that. FDR...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:29pm
    It started with the death of John W. Clore, 30, a widower, on Sept. 21, 1918, at the old Sibley Hospital in Washington.     Four days later, John Janes, 33, who ran a candy store and restaurant, died at home....
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:28pm
    The trick to appointing an Ebola czar - a decision that President Barack Obama got mostly right in naming veteran Democratic operative Ron Klain - is that the two problems this "czar" is supposed to solve are close to...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:24pm
    If Republicans are in control of both houses of Congress next year - which is looking probable two weeks before the elections - House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell could use some guidance from...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:23pm
    Forty-one years ago this month, the Arab oil embargo began. The countries that were part of it belonged, of course, to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries - OPEC - which had banded together 13 years earlier to...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:48pm
    As President Barack Obama heads into the final half of his final term, many of us Americans wonder whatever happened to the fresh promise of that cheerfully charismatic optimist who dominated the political stage back in 2008....
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:48pm
    Harry Truman's old adage, "The buck stops here," has been confirmed, at least politically, in President Obama's highly visible response to the Ebola crisis. His lengthy talk on the subject televised from the Oval...
Thursday, October 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...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:47pm
    The closing days of a closely fought election rarely offer uplifting moments, but the 2014 season has been particularly dreary, nearly devoid of content and high on unedifying spectacle.     Perhaps the iconic moment...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:46pm
    We have no clue at this point how far Ebola could spread in the United States - and no reason for panic.     But one dimension of the disease's toll is clear. It's ravaging Americans' already tenuous...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:45pm
    There's lots of real, serious news going on in the world. (There always is.)     But this week, the Internet was galvanized - or, if you like, set abuzz - by "Fangate." This saw former Florida Governor...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:45pm
    We live in a world awash in unreliable narrators.     Officials at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were unreliable narrators on Ebola. The Internet is bristling with unreliable narrators who prefer their takes...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:44pm
    "Will it never end?" seems to be the question on the minds of most of us. I refer to this political campaign or campaigns. That attitude has invaded even the conscience of us political junkies. Think what it must seem like...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 2:43pm
    The political world is all atwitter over the decision by the Denver Post, in most years a reliably Democratic newspaper, to endorse Republican Cory Gardner for the Senate seat currently held by Mark Udall.    ...
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