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  • Documentary on T-rex discovery leads to pardon request

    Pete Larson has discovered thousands of fossils around the world, co-authored three books and led the team that unearthed the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. But there's one black mark on his record: a federal conviction that...
  • House OKs GOP measure blocking local DC abortion rights law

    Republicans pushed legislation through the House Thursday that would revoke a District of Columbia law barring discrimination in the city against workers who have abortions, the latest clash pitting claims of religious freedom against reproductive rights....
  • Obama says he might go back to community organizing

    Obama says he might go back to community organizing
    One day when he’s done wrangling with the Iranians and congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama plans to get back to where he once belonged. The most powerful man in the world wants to return to community organizing after he hands over...
  • Editorials from around New York

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: Auburn Citizen on a referendum establishing term limits for governors in New York April 29 Will Gov. Andrew Cuomo run for a third term? At this point it...
  • TRICARE revamp rejected, other benefit changes backed

    The White House has rejected a proposal to largely replace the military's TRICARE health care system, but has agreed to further study a proposal that would let service members participate in retirement savings plans like a 401(k). Following...
  • House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'

     House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'
    The House Thursday adopted a compromise GOP budget that promises to speed repeal of the President Barack Obama's health care law while giving the Pentagon an additional $38 billion next year. The 226-197 vote sends the non-binding budget plan to the...
  • Have We Become Afraid To Say What's True?

    Have We Become Afraid To Say What's True?
    True words are often said in jest, it has long been said. But a harsher idiom has been taking shape in recent years: Jest is becoming the only way to express truth. It is the columnist's curse to entertain such thoughts about disparate events that...
  • Review: 'Michelle Obama: A Life' by Peter Slevin

    Review: 'Michelle Obama: A Life' by Peter Slevin
    Toward the end of a recent moderated discussion of his new book, "Michelle Obama: A Life," Northwestern University journalism professor Peter Slevin was asked whether the biography would have been different if he were a black man. "It certainly would have...
  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

    Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, April 30 Road-kill deer disposal need not be a huge ordeal With an annual state budget of roughly $35 billion, Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to strike $700,000 from the Department of Natural Resources budget to dispose of...
  • Raise taxes on America's richest?: Front Burner

    Raise taxes on America's richest?: Front Burner
    In January, during his State of the Union address, President Obama raised eyebrows with his plan to streamline the tax code and buoy the middle class by tapping the reservoirs of the rich. Among other things, Obama proposed raising capital-gains taxes...
  • Robin Hood economics doesn't deliver: Front Burner

     Robin Hood economics doesn't deliver: Front Burner
    Those who argue for increasing taxes on the rich in order to support the middle class miss the larger point: Redistributive taxation is not only insufficient to ensure that our country's wealth is equitably shared; it is also ineffective. Humans don't...