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Published December 6th, 2013 - 12:05AM
In its ongoing effort to protect the American public from the War on Christmas, Fox News has a special online map highlighting current reported atrocities. I am looking at it now, and the message is clear: As problems go, this one is imaginary.
Published December 5th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Conservatives who worry about the ill effects of marginal tax rates on high earners rarely discuss the even higher marginal tax rates that some low- and moderate- income families face.
Published December 4th, 2013 - 6:00PM
Pope Francis (real name: Jorge Mario Bergoglio) has shaken up the Catholic Church with some plain speaking about faith and about life in the 21st century. He has had an impact on other faiths, as well. Welcome to "pope envy."
Published December 4th, 2013 - 2:40PM
~: Do you know what this is used for? If so, tell me. I think French people use it sometimes, maybe in soups.
Published December 4th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Fixing the website after its embarrassing launch means that opponents of the Affordable Care Act have lost what may have been their last chance to do away with the law. And supporters can rule out the worst-case scenario: Obamacare isn’t going away. Even some conservatives have begun to tiptoe away from an opposition that looked much like sabotage.
Published December 4th, 2013 - 12:05AM
Google recently released a new version of its keyboard for Android, and as reported in Wired, it comes along with a list of 1,400 words “that Google has quietly deemed inappropriate for Android users.” This means that Android’s dictionary will not autocomplete these words, no matter the context.
Published December 4th, 2013 - 12:05AM
It was an idea so bad that even some Republicans on the far-right margins of the party — the climate change deniers and evolution doubters — denounced it.
Published December 4th, 2013 - 12:05AM
WASHINGTON — Former Marine Cpl. Eric Gonzales doesn’t remember much about the night last year he led police in Orange County, Calif., on a high-speed, 26-minute chase that ended when he threw his truck into reverse and crashed into the patrol car behind him.
Published December 3rd, 2013 - 11:50AM
Is there something hypocritical about the world tolerating Israel’s nuclear arsenal, which the country does not officially acknowledge but has been publicly known for decades, and yet punishing Iran with severe economic sanctions just for its suspected steps toward a weapons program?
Published December 3rd, 2013 - 12:05AM
Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin are starting to sour on the new pope.
Published December 2nd, 2013 - 12:05AM
When people look at my handwriting, they say, “You write like a girl” and I simply beam. It reflects my Catholic grade school education, where teachers recorded handwriting as a separate grade in the formative years.
Published December 1st, 2013 - 6:00AM
Because AIDS has from its very beginning been a disease of the marginalized, we have allowed it to spread like a weed through the cracks in our society. Inaction, more than transmission, is at issue here.
Published December 1st, 2013 - 12:05AM
TOKYO – The Communist Party can’t wait to see the back of Gary Locke, the outgoing U.S. ambassador who ruffled many a feather during his two-plus years in Beijing. The 1.2 billion Chinese who aren’t party members should be begging him to stay.
Published December 1st, 2013 - 12:05AM
When I’ve written recently about food stamp recipients, the uninsured and prison inmates, I’ve had plenty of pushback from readers.
Published November 30th, 2013 - 10:00AM
WASHINGTON - At this time of Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for the American military - not just for the usual reason that it protects us from our foes but also because it has the potential to save us from ourselves.