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  • Can Obamacare recover from its shaky start?

    Can Obamacare recover from its shaky start?
    President Obama acknowledged Friday that his administration botched the rollout of his signature health care policy — and said it was his biggest mistake of 2013. “Since I’m in charge, obviously we screwed it up,” he said....
  • Is gun control dead?

    Is gun control dead?
    WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK TO CAST YOUR VOTE! (Note: This is an unscientific poll.) President Barack Obama vowed to reduce gun violence in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, but mentioned guns only once. “I have seen the courage of parents,...
  • Edward Snowden breaks silence to declare his mission accomplished

    Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who had been keeping a low profile in Moscow since being granted asylum there in August, has broken out of his seclusion with a lengthy interview with the Washington Post and a recorded television address to be aired in...
  • Those Red Sox beards -- love them or hate them?

    Those Red Sox beards -- love them or hate them?
    The Red Sox player's famed beards are “evidence of the team’s superior character” to some and “dumb” to others. New Yorker writer Richard Brody sings the team’s praises for the beards, saying they show “a fixed...
  • Will voters punish Republican Party?

    Will voters punish Republican Party?
    Both political parties have taken a beating in public approval for the partial federal government shutdown that began Oct. 1, but polls show Republicans have gotten the worst of it. A Gallup poll conducted after the shutdown began last week showed...
  • Let Kids Solve Their Own Problems

    "Snowplow parents" refers to those who not only hover like helicopter parents but also plow ahead to pre-emptively eliminate any obstacles from their child's path. These are the folks who would like to hand-select their young child's classmates, or...
  • Christie vs. Hillary: Who would win in 2016?

    Christie vs. Hillary: Who would win in 2016?
    New polls are showing that 2016 could provide an interesting presidential race between Democrat Hillary Clinton, a former senator and onetime White House occupant, and Republican Chris Christie, New Jersey’s governor. An NBC poll shows Clinton would...
  • Was U.S. wrong to spy on allies?

    Was U.S. wrong to spy on allies?
    According to news reports based on leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the United States has been spying on allies, including Germany, Spain, France and Brazil. The spying reportedly has gone as far as monitoring the cellphone of German...
  • Should presidents stop pardoning turkeys?

    Should presidents stop pardoning turkeys?
    A tradition -- the president pardoning turkeys from certain death just before Thanksgiving -- has come in for an unusual amount of criticism this year. A Slate.com writer suggests President Obama pardon real people instead of (or in addition to) turkeys....
  • Will Obamacare kill jobs?

    Will Obamacare kill jobs?
    WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK TO CAST YOUR VOTE! (Note: This is an unscientific poll.) A Congressional Budget Office report says that the Affordable Care Act may prompt some people to cut their work hours if they qualify for the health care subsidies. Is...
  • Should Congress extend jobless benefits?

    Should Congress extend jobless benefits?
    More than a million Americans lost long-term unemployment benefits on Dec. 28.  The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to extend those benefits for workers who have been out of a job for at least six months. Democrats, including President Obama, praised the Senate...