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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 2:34pm
    Don't expect any official "Atheists for Hillary" outreach, but political progressives are cheered by a study showing a rise in the number of nonreligious Americans.     It's not because top...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 2:31pm
    What's the best way to reduce the chances of climate change wreaking havoc on Earth?     The most obvious answer - one we've known for years now - is to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide we're pumping...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 2:25pm
    Again with the speeches. The gross excessiveness of it all, vacuuming up six-figure checks well past the point of rational need or political seemliness. The ceaseless drip of information that ought to have already been released, now...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 2:24pm
    Once in a great while, House Republicans get it right. So let me praise them for leading a bipartisan effort to curtail the National Security Agency's bulk collection of data on the phone calls of innocent Americans.  ...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:23pm
    Am I am the only person outside the Bush family who has a smidgen of empathy for Jeb Bush's roller-coaster ride in trying to answer a straightforward question: Was going to war in Iraq the right thing to do?    ...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:22pm
    President Barack Obama is a Christian (despite the fact that most Republicans apparently still believe that his "deep down" beliefs are Muslim, according to one poll conducted last year.)     In fact,...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:21pm
    Let us talk about answering hypothetical questions, gotcha-type questions and no questions at all. That is, let us talk about Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Hillary Clinton.     Bush first flubbed his answer Monday to a...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:20pm
    News that B.B. King has died aggravates my anecdotage, the stage of life in which every new development reminds you of an old story.     I was not much of a blues fan before I, as a young Chicago reporter in March of...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:20pm
    The fitness industry has never been stronger. Health clubs in the United States brought in $22.4 billion in 2013, doubling their revenue in just 15 years. Sales of fitness trackers (the wearable devices that measure everything from...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:19pm
    Surprise! It turns out that there's something to be said for having the brother of a failed president make his own run for the White House. Thanks to Jeb Bush, we may finally have the frank discussion of the Iraq invasion we...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:18pm
    This is arguably America's greatest hiking trail, a 2,650-mile serpentine path running through desert and wilderness from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. The Pacific Crest Trail meanders through cactus and redwoods,...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:18pm
    I wouldn't believe it if it hadn't happened.     A Fox affiliate, Fox 5 NY, when talking about a Picasso painting - "Women of Algiers (Version O)," which sold for a record $179 million this week -...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:17pm
    It isn't about what we know now.     It's about what we knew then.     It is simply not true, as Republican presidential aspirant Scott Walker said on Friday, that "any president would...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:17pm
    After two terms of sucking it up for the citizens of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee itched to cash in. So he signed on as a pitchman for a bogus diabetes remedy and rented out his mailing list to charlatans peddling Scripture as a cure for...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:15pm
    A great man died late last month, one of the last of the pioneering biologists who essentially created the modern science of molecular biology. His name was Alexander Rich; he was 90 years old; and he had spent the past 57 years as a...
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