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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:57pm
    Two years ago, Jeffrey Niehaus was a popular teacher at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. An American, Niehaus had applied for permanent residency in Canada. But Canada turned him down. The reason? The psychology...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:57pm
    Tiffany Beroid, a mother and Wal-Mart employee in Laurel, Maryland, was forced to drop out of college because of her employer’s low wages and erratic scheduling practices.     When she spoke out about the...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:56pm
    We must pay attention to the mistakes of history, some wise person once said, so we can do a better job of making them in the future. That's how I feel during the current Ebola crisis when I see how well we Americans seem to be...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:55pm
    Women are big this election season. No group is more courted. It's great! The issues are important. Plus, we all enjoy the occasional pander.     Candidates are re-interpreting their old arguments in a new, woman...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:55pm
    Gosh, time flies when it’s pushed along by a jet stream of greed.     It seems like only yesterday that Wal-Mart announced, with much self-congratulatory fanfare, that the super-rich retailing colossus wasn...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:54pm
    As airlines, cruise ships, and hospitals cope with waves of Ebola jitters, I’m wondering whether the panic the deadly virus is inducing will distort Halloween traditions this year.     No, I’m not talking...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:53pm
    A friend once remarked that Ben Bradlee was "a man's man," to which my wife replied, "he's also quite a woman's man."     Woman or man, it was hard to find anyone as engaging and fun...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:52pm
    One Halloween, my husband persuaded our kids to give away most of the candy they’d just collected while trick-or-treating. They were preschoolers and the house we were renting then had previously drawn teens with haunted tours...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:52pm
    Alaska is known for having the economy of a petrostate, a far-flung citizenry, a large native population and unreliable polling. Oh, and Sarah Palin.     A supernova, she exploded and dissolved as a vice presidential...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:50pm
    As the final two weeks of the midterm congressional campaign unwind, President Obama is searching for the political magic that put him in the Oval Office six years ago but that seems to have slipped away.     On...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:48pm
    Monica Lewinsky is trying to make lemonade out of 16-year-old lemons. Good for her, and good, ultimately, for us.     Not so good, of course, for Hillary Clinton's nascent presidential campaign, but not fatal...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:48pm
    An alarming new symptom of Ebola in America: It seems to make brains mushy and hearts hard.     In New Jersey, two students from Rwanda, which has had no Ebola cases and is 2,800 miles from the affected countries in...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:46pm
    By hard pundit law, nonstop media coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign begins on the morning after the 2014 congressional elections -- approximately 18 months before normal Americans want to hear about it.    ...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:46pm
    The death at 93 of the Washington Post's incomparable editor Benjamin C. Bradlee is both a journalistic and personal loss to all of us who had the opportunity to work for and under his driving and joyous leadership of one of...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:45pm
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she isn't running for president. At this rate, however, she may have to.     The Massachusetts Democrat has become the brightest ideological and rhetorical light in a party whose...
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