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  • The wageless recovery may bring humbug to the holidays

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday, Oct. 17: It's that special time of the year, when economic forecasters begin worrying about how much Americans are going to spend on holiday shopping. It's become a holiday...
  • The return of the Clinton Democrats (not really)

    The return of the Clinton Democrats (not really)
    Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is running for U.S. Senate in the great state of Kentucky. She is a woman of conviction, of substance, of principle. "I'm not an empty dress," she insists, "I'm not a rubber stamp, and I am not a cheerleader! I am a...
  • Study: Mica #2 effective Congressman

    Study: Mica #2 effective Congressman
    Political scientists at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University have devised a math-based ratings system to measure the effectiveness of Congressmen and U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, rated #2 in all of Congress for the most recently-...
  • Smoother O'Hare landings face technical headwind

    Smoother O'Hare landings face technical headwind
    Landings on the most heavily used arrival runway at O'Hare International Airport will soon be safer and more accurate while also saving fuel and perhaps reducing jet noise over Chicago neighborhoods. But implementing the technology to make it happen is a...
  • Latinos, angry with Obama, may sit out midterm vote, hurting Democrats

    Latinos, angry with Obama, may sit out midterm vote, hurting Democrats
    Leaving church on a recent Sunday, Jose Trujillo paused to consider the upcoming midterm election and two of the hottest Senate and gubernatorial races in the country, blazing away right here in Georgia. Trujillo hasn't paid much attention to either...
  • Jac Wilder VerSteeg: Want women in power? South Florida's the place

    Jac Wilder VerSteeg: Want women in power?  South Florida's the place
    I write in praise of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, even though I will vote against her. I write in praise of Florida Senate candidate Ellyn Bogdanoff, even though I hope incumbent Sen. Maria Sachs defeats her. A brave Muslim girl whose full name I...
  • Islamic State oil output was $2 million/day before air strikes: IHS

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State militants were producing about $2 million worth of crude oil per day in Iraq and Syria before recent U.S.-led air strikes, possibly more than double the amount heard in U.S. congressional testimony last month, the...
  • Climate wars: The Pentagon doesn't need more global hotspots

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday, Oct. 17: Conservative members of Congress may not be ready to acknowledge the reality of climate change, but the Pentagon sees it for what it is a threat to national security....
  • John Larson Deserves A Ninth Term

    John Larson Deserves A Ninth Term
    U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, the Democrat representing the state's 1st Congressional District, is seeking his ninth term in Congress, a career point when some members begin to lose their enthusiasm and rely on their seniority. Mr. Larson hasn't succumbed...
  • Proposed Ebola travel ban divides relief groups at epidemic's core

    Relief groups providing care at the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic are at odds over the merits of banning travel from the three West African nations hardest hit by the often fatal virus. A top official with Samaritan's Purse whichgained national...
  • Durbin working levers of power, not taking it easy

     Durbin working levers of power, not taking it easy
    Sen. Dick Durbin has won his last 10 races for the U.S. Senate and House, and the Democrat is way ahead in the polls this time. But he says he's running hard for re-election, and he cites a Republican as one of the reasons. No, not opponent Jim...