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Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 03:29 am
Oh, to be in Afghanistan again, when the poppies are in bloom!If you need a symbol of how America’s decade-long war is going in this faraway land, look no farther than the beautiful fields of re...
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 12:15 am
And away we go!Not just into a new year, but – zap! – suddenly we find ourselves catapulted en masse into the turbulent Twilight Zone of the 2012 presidential election. On day three of the...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 01:19 pm
It wasn’t that long ago that the act of “gift giving” didn’t require a maddening trip to Walmart or a desperate online search for this season’s must-have toy. Rather, a g...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 07:02 am
Mea culpa, I misspoke, my bad – I stand corrected.In past commentaries, I have called Newt Gingrich a lobbyist. Apparently, he hates that tag, even though he has indeed gotten very wealthy by ta...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 05:26 am

It takes people power to make clear that corporations are not people

In the Nov. 8 elections, the national media gave extensive coverage to a proposed “personhood amendment” to Mississippi’s state constitution. This was an extremist anti-abortion ball...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 03:35 pm
As you recover from Thanksgiving excess, make this a season to celebrate our country’s food rebels!Yes, rebels. People who dare to challenge the conventional wisdom and try to find a better way ...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 03:33 pm
One way you can tell that a bank is in trouble is that it suddenly starts buying full-page ads in newspapers across the country that tell us what great shape it’s in and what a fine job it’...

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