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Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 In 1914, newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst mounted a yellow-journalism crusade to demonize the entire genus of cannabis plants. Why? To sell newspapers, of course, but also because he wa...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
Growing up in Texas, I learned that God and guns were important, but football – well, football was the real religion, the essence of life itself.So I can understand the hyperbolic exuberance of a ra...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 There’s no denying that Democrats took a drubbing at the polls in 2014. Running cautious campaigns and shying away from Obamacare, Wall Street regulation, the anti-fracking movement, immigrati...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
Congress, which has long been so tied up in a partisan knot by right-wing extremists that it has been unable to move, suddenly sprang loose at the end of the year and put on a phenomenal show of acrob...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 During the hectic holiday shopping season, Jeff Bezos’ Amazon.com may seem like a great option, especially for us procrastinators. Anything you want can be shipped directly to your doorstep. A...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am
In this season of mass commercialism, let’s pause to consider the plight of simple millionaires.Why? Because we now share a common cause: Inequality. You don’t hear much about it, but millionaires...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
Thanksgiving – a time of grace and family sharing – will start with an extra-graceful act from the White House this year.Just as every president since Lincoln has done, Barack Obama will grant cle...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:01 am
 It’s that time of year – Thanksgiving holiday will be here soon. And then we’ll get to celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And, if we’re shopping online, odds are good that we’ll...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
When it comes to Internet Service Providers and high-speed Internet, the consumer marketplace has hardly been a model of competitiveness. Some of us are lucky enough to be able to choose from two prov...

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