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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:03pm
    The most striking thing about the U.S. midterm elections is how little most of the country seems to care. It isn't as though nothing will change: If the Republican Party wins control of the Senate, as the prognosticators are...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:02pm
    It's always good when leaders tell the truth, especially if that wasn't their intention. So we should be grateful to Leung Chun-ying, the Beijing-backed leader of Hong Kong, for blurting out the real reason pro-democracy...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:59pm
    Big Blue's got the blues. On Monday, IBM's stock tumbled by 7 percent after it unveiled a dismal quarterly earnings report that showed a 4 percent drop in revenue - the 10th consecutive quarter of flat or declining sales....
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 1:59pm
    Maybe you had the same reaction. I've been around politics for 30 years, but I don't remember seeing anything as dumb as Kentucky Democrat Alison Grimes' refusal to say whether or not she voted for Barack Obama in 2008...
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...
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