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September 1, 2014

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Renaming ISIS condos a wise move
Monday, September 1, 2014
other voices:
In the early 1980s, Larry King used to pitch an appetite-suppressant candy on his nationally syndicated radio talk show.
Fix immigration fully
Monday, September 1, 2014
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Fix what ails immigration now or risk another 11 million unauthorized workers later.
He has a dream
Monday, September 1, 2014
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As he has grown weary of Washington, President Barack Obama has shed parts of his presidency like drying petals falling off a rose.
2014 and the limits of rage
Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The short-term future of politics in the nation’s capital will be determined in large part by which party ends up in control of the Senate. But for a sense of the long-term future of politics in the country as a whole, watch the governors races.
Press freedom under fire in Ferguson
Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Journalists in Ferguson, Mo., don’t face as many risks as our colleagues in Syria, but that’s not much to brag about.
What happens after Ice Bucket Challenge dries up?
Sunday, August 31, 2014
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I’m thinking about the aftermath of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Like so many other people, I ended up posting a video on Facebook showing a bucket of ice water being poured over my head, challenging three other people to do the same, and then making a donation to the ALS Association, which fights the progressive neuro-degenerative ailment known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Photo: The shuttered Crazy Horse Too gentlemen's club on
Club kingpin Mike Galam is out as Crazy Horse Too sits dark
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Um, maybe it’s the location? Maybe the parcel on which Crazy Horse Too is simply cursed? Not likely, but that enclave of debauchery ...
As Jerry Lewis accepts Australia’s top honor, rare MDA Telethon video surfaces
As Jerry Lewis accepts Australia’s top honor, rare MDA Telethon video surfaces
Saturday, August 30, 2014
There was once a time when the entire country was tuned in to Jerry Lewis on Labor Day Weekend, but on Friday afternoon it was a handful of dignitaries who joined Lewis at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts ...
The president who won’t look at me
Saturday, August 30, 2014
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I have a complaint about our president. Mine differs from the complaints from kooks convinced he’s a Kenyan-conceived commie committed to conspiracy to convert our country to a caliphate.
Kicking the football habit unless game changes
Saturday, August 30, 2014
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A few years ago, I began to feel guilty about watching football. What started it were the revelations about brain damage we now know the game caused in many retired players. But there was plenty more — the cynical commercialization of the sport, its cultish celebration of violence and the more subtle ways in which football warps our societal attitudes about race, gender and sexual orientation.
Truth about patient No. 9413
Saturday, August 30, 2014
letter to the editor:
My mother was a woman hollowed out like a tree struck by lightning. I wanted to know why.
Photo: Members of Arsenal wait backstage before a perform
Real rockers Arsenal fuel ‘Rock of Ages’ at the Venetian
Saturday, August 30, 2014
“Rock of Ages,” which is deep into its second year at the Venetian, features a dynamite cast of Broadway-caliber performers but leans heavily on a live band at the back of the stage. ...
Why Obama won’t abandon Israel
Friday, August 29, 2014
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The ongoing Gaza crisis seems to have broken a lot of crockery in the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Black, white and baseball in Philadelphia
Friday, August 29, 2014
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If you were looking last week for a thread of hope amid all the hurt in America and savagery abroad, for something to thrill to and cheer about, this is where you found it, on a baseball diamond in central Pennsylvania that really did amount to a field of dreams.
Our thoroughly modern enemies
Friday, August 29, 2014
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In his remarks on the murder of James Foley, the American journalist decapitated by the terrorists of the Islamic State, President Barack Obama condemned Foley’s killers, appropriately, as a “cancer” on the Middle East and the world. But he also found room for the most Obama-ish of condemnations: “One thing we can all agree on,” he insisted, is that the would-be caliphate’s murderous vision has “no place in the 21st century.”

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