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Suing over executive orders: Politics as usual

There’s an adage that all politics is local. It makes a lot of sense; most issues are bread and butter ones that occur in the neighborhoods and the households where we live. But like all aphorisms, it’s not always true. The current dispute between House Speaker Boehner and President Obama about who is most faithful…

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This loser has every right to be sore

[by Arthur Lieber] If every rule has an exception, thent “no one likes a sore loser” has Stephen Coburn as its exception. This Wilfred Brimley lookalike is the co-owner of the not-to-be Triple Crown Winner California Chrome. After his horse came in a disappointing fourth place in the Belmont Stakes, the third jewel of the…

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Cardinal Nation: the one you may not know

“Cardinal Nation” is the way that fans of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team collectively describe themselves. The group seems to be so closely-knit and loyal that not only have they succeeded in creating a community for themselves, but also disdain from different quarters of the land where people are not necessarily Cardinal fans. The…

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Time to stop bashing CNN

In many progressive circles, it’s become open season on CNN. The oldest cable news network has become the recent whipping boy of humorist Jon Stewart as well as many others who see the network as bumbling along with one error after another. While Fox is deservedly viewed with great disdain by progressives, there are many…

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As much as ever, in 2014 women deserve the right to choose

Questions related to reproductive health, and most specifically abortion, are not easy to answer. Choice is the kind of issue that should humble us all and make us want to take all necessary steps to prevent unwanted pregnancies. In many ways, this issue reflects the ongoing dilemma we have in America between protecting the rights…

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