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Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 In the U.S. alone, the cosmetics industry pulls in some $70 billion a year in sales of what’s commonly called “makeup.” But lipstick, blush, mascara, etc. are not the only kind of makeup t...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am
I’ve noticed several CEOs, political pundits and so-called economic experts saying they’re confused as to why Americans are so down. Consumers should be out buying stuff, they say, for the economy...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 Trial lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.Well, meet that ham sandwich! Here in my burg of Austin, Texas, the grand jury has just ...
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:01 am
War is hell.Major General Harold Greene could certainly tell you all about that – but, sadly, he’s dead. On Aug. 5, General Green became the highest-ranking American soldier to die in our unfathom...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 Ah, August – that time of year when the going gets tough ... and Congress gets going.On vacation that is. And, to be fair, maybe Congress needs a vacation. All the stress of not passing laws a...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
One public service that people really like and count on is the post office – which literally delivers for us.Antigovernment ideologues and privatization dogmatists, however, hate the very word “pu...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am
 Gosh, has it already been three weeks since Congress took a vacation? Those poor stiffs must be pooped from trying to catch up on all the heavy lifting that piled up while they were away from th...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
Media outlets across the country trumpeted the stunning news with headlines like this: “Citigroup Punished.”At last, went the storyline, the Justice Department brought down the hammer on one of th...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 Most of us celebrated July Fourth by barbecuing and setting off some fireworks. Some of us might have paused for a moment to reflect on that thing Jefferson wrote about 238 years ago: The Declar...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am
How would you react if one of your neighbors announced that while he obviously benefits from having clean water, highways, Medicare, police protection, parks, schools, and other public services, he wa...

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