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  • Imagine if Republicans actually cared about health care

    "We're not in Kansas anymore," said the smirking congressman from Texas, pleased with his own witlessness. Rep. Joe Barton, a Republican, was addressing Kathleen Sebelius, a former governor of Kansas, now secretary of health and human services, who is...
  • Pope Francis has a few questions to ask you

    Imagine the pope is coming to dinner. He'll be taking the bus, and he doesn't want you to make a big fuss. It's Francis, after all, the "world's parish priest." There's a bit of an agenda to his visit. He wants to ask how you feel about some of the most...
  • A year after Sandy Hook, we're still in denial

    America will soon nod respectfully to the first anniversary of the 26 murders that "shocked the nation" last year, sparking fervent cries for action. Newtown, those directly affected by the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012,...
  • Who are we leaving behind in Afghanistan?

    The idea that a true soldier never leaves a comrade behind is chiseled into U.S. military creed. This heroic duty has been celebrated in story and film, and recorded in numerous battlefield citations. But does it extend to foreign allies who, though...
  • Actually, keep your advice ... I'll take a pay raise

    Just in time for the holidays, your low-wage employer wants you to know it really cares. And would you mind tidying up the condiment stand on your way to the soup kitchen? Once again, McDonald's is showing its brilliance at employee relations. In July,...
  • GOP's slavery fetish obscures reality of abortion dilemma

    The Republican Party ought to distribute a list of rhetorical no-no's that office holders and candidates should avoid at all costs. Topping the list should be the slavery analogy. In recent months, Republicans have compared food stamps, Obamacare, gun...
  • How not to think about the pension crisis

    The latest news out of Detroit isn't good. To get its fresh start, this once great but now bankrupt city is going to stick it to municipal employees and retirees. City retirees there haven't enjoyed exactly lavish pensions, but what they had was...
  • Recruiting excellent teachers requires more than same old soft-soap

    Arne Duncan wants you! Picture that slogan on a poster. The secretary of education pointing outward like Uncle Sam, summoning the nation's top-achieving college students to enter America's classrooms as teachers. Not very convincing, eh? OK, the...
  • In Sochi Olympic Games, shades of 1936

    So who will be the Jesse Owens of the Sochi Winter Olympics? Who will be the brave athlete who shines in rebuttal to Russia's crackdown on anything determined to be "gay propaganda." Welcome to the new Cold War. For Owens, the nemesis was Hitler's...
  • Global migration can't be halted, so let's concentrate on managing it

    Name the country whose highest court recently declared it unconstitutional for authorities to continuing jailing illegal migrants for automatic three-year terms. It's Israel. The Jewish state has long struggled with immigrants from Africa who enter...
  • Pope Francis continues to afflict the comfortable

    For all his humble charm, Pope Francis has been getting under the thin skin of some rich members of his flock. As F. Scott Fitzgerald remarked, the rich are different from you and me. They expect deference and coddling, especially for their charitable...