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Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:19 am
 Last weekend in Orlando, Fla., I spent two hot, muggy days wrangling over policy issues as one of the members of the Democratic Party’s national platform committee. The worst development at th...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:18 am
 Right off the bat, I should say that I think the so-called “stopgap budget” signed into law on June 30 was a good idea. Not fiscally, but because people who rely on state government desperat...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:17 am
 DRIVING WHILE BLACKI am surprised that Samuel Johnson won’t get his day in court to prove his allegation that he was stopped by Springfield police for the color of his skin, not his failure to...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:16 am
 Those of us watching the Republican National Convention to see whether Donald Trump can appeal beyond his base have been disappointed by all the attention to his family. Whether Melania’s spee...
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:15 am
 I stumbled across a documentary about Barack Obama’s ’08 presidential campaign the other night while browsing through Netflix. “Perfect,” I thought, and settled back in anticipation of a...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:19 am

Cutting costs does not necessarily cut waste

 An old rule of thumb among business owners holds that half of all the money they spend on advertising is wasted. The problem is no one knows which half. The question of waste in government spend...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:18 am
If the chieftains of industry and their political henchmen want to know what’s roiling the riffraff, they could read Thomas Piketty’s landmark 1,000-page book on inequality, Capital in the Twenty-...

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