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How do Congressional incumbents manage to keep getting reelected?
It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members’ standing...
Jul 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Childhood summer sounds would be welcome now
Editor’s note: A prior version of this column was distributed by Cagle Cartoons in 2006. It is an excerpt from Tom Purcell’s new book, “An Apple Core, a Toilet: Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood.”...
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County comprehensive plan committees must be ready to do heavy lifting
The next step in the comprehensive plan process seems pretty clear to me. Invite Jane Branham, Judy Pearce, Andrea Hicks and Bill Smith, at minimum, to formally join the comprehensive plan committe...
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Immigration emergency is a crisis of conscience
In the words of Pope Francis, America is experiencing a “humanitarian emergency.” Fleeing instability and violence in Central America, a human tide of thousands of refugees, many of them unaccompan...
Jul 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Should we save the penny?
If you’re like me, the question of whether the United States should do away with the humble penny is not a particularly stirring one. Either way. I can take the penny or leave it. Or, as those stor...
Jul 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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A lot of people are talking, but too few are learning first
Do you have personal issues? Do you want to seem intelligent, well informed and on-top-of-it-all without having to bother to put in any effort or time to see whether your assertions are accurate? I...
Jul 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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