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  • Jonathan Gruber should have been Time's Person of the Year

    Jonathan Gruber should have been Time's Person of the Year
    Jonathan Gruber should have been Time's Person of the Year. The magazine gave it to the "Ebola Fighters" instead. Good for them; they're doing God's work. Still, Mr. Gruber would have been better. Time's Person of the Year designation has lost a lot...
  • Friend of accused Boston bomber pleads guilty to gun, drug charges

    Friend of accused Boston bomber pleads guilty to gun, drug charges
    A high school friend of the accused Boston Marathon bombers pleaded guilty on Friday to charges including having possessed a gun that prosecutors contend the suspects used to shoot dead a university police officer as they tried to flee the city....
  • Obama Faces Rising States' Rights Challenge

    Obama Faces Rising States' Rights Challenge
    Scott Pruitt enjoyed owning a AAA baseball team in Oklahoma City, but he is having as much fun as Oklahoma's attorney general, and one of the Obama administration's most tenacious tormentors. The second existential challenge to the Affordable Care Act...
  • Buckle up, Grandma; time to try out Jr.'s new toy

     Buckle up, Grandma;  time to try out Jr.'s new toy
    STEM has gained STEAM (some are adding art to the acronym's hot topics of science, technology, engineering and math) as parents prime their kids' minds for next-generation careers. So we made sure to include a few "maker kits," as Amazon calls them,...
  • What universities really can do to fight climate change: A new proposal

    The movement to force university endowments to divest their holdings in fossil fuel companies -- coal, oil and gas -- has some obvious shortcomings: For one thing, the effort is relatively painless, since it's unlikely that the endowment returns will be...
  • Obamacare advisor apologizes to lawmakers for controversial comments

    Obamacare advisor apologizes to lawmakers for controversial comments
    Jonathan Gruber, an MIT professor who worked on the Affordable Care Act, apologized to members of Congress on Tuesday for a series of controversial comments he made about the law, which Republicans have seized on to attack the healthcare legislation....
  • Obamacare Consultant Apologizes; "I Behaved Badly"

    Obamacare Consultant Apologizes; "I Behaved Badly"
    WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber apologized on Tuesday for his recent remarks about "the stupidity of the American voter," telling a congressional committee he did not think President Barack Obama's signature healthcare...
  • Berliner: When it comes to leadership, just do it

    I like Nike’s “Just do it!” slogan. It reminds me to stop procrastinating and get on with whatever IT is. In terms of effective leadership, I recommend the same approach. Sound familiar? Let’s say that, due to severe pain (the...
  • Gloria Casas: Gross factor at play on Christmas toy lists

    Gloria Casas: Gross factor at play on Christmas toy lists
    He managed to see the smallest photo in a sales ad and immediately announced that’s what he wants for Christmas. “I want Louie Dewey,” he said. I took a look at the photo and clarified the game’s name: Gooey Louie. My five-year-...
  • 'Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse' and other strange but real college courses

    'Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse' and other strange but real college courses
    If you went to college or are in college as you read this, chances are you've taken at least one course considered a "easy A." From taking walking to fulfill a physical education requirement to music appreciation to fill an art requirement, most...
  • Tussle between casinos, card counters claims state as battleground

    Tussle between casinos, card counters claims state as battleground
    A high-rolling blackjack player, Justin Mills, said a driver in a luxury car hired by Maryland Live picked him up from his Silver Spring home on Feb. 20 to usher him to the casino at Arundel Mills mall. Hours later, the 23-year-old videographer found...