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October 23, 2014
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If you’ve ever grumbled about paying for all those cable or satellite channels when you only watch a handful, last week brought good and potentially big news. Television networks HBO and CBS separately announced that they plan to offer an online version of their products that would be available to consumers even if they didn’t subscribe to cable or satellite.
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October 23, 2014
Losing faith in Obama, most of government
When presidents become unpopular, they are no longer welcome on the campaign trail. They’re trapped in Washington, watching their party abandon them. It happened to Lyndon B. Johnson, whose presidency collapsed amid protests over Vietnam. He left Washington only to visit his Texas ranch and assorted military bases, where he gave patriotic speeches to silent battalions.
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October 22, 2014
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The federal government’s five-star quality rating system for nursing homes has been scandalously easy for home operators to cheat by simply failing to report evidence of poor patient care.
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October 22, 2014
Klain is no ‘czar’ to deal with Ebola crisis
WASHINGTON — The other day the receptionist at my local neighborhood hospital where I had gone for magnetic imagery handed me a sheet and asked me to sign, not an unusual occurrence in an age where before we can be treated we must attest to our understanding of a variety of policies and pledges.
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October 21, 2014
Community colleges can help nation’s woes
Consider these two current national trends: the exploding cost of going to college and the widening American wealth and income gap.
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October 20, 2014
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Even as U.S. health authorities continue to tell Americans not to worry about the Ebola virus, their assurances are being undercut by the increasingly obvious deficiencies in domestic planning. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has repeatedly been forced to back away from his calming assertions that U.S.
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October 20, 2014
Life in rehab and a daughter’s sense of duty
When friends heard I was in Michigan to help my elderly, macular-degenerated, moderately demented mother who had fractured her hip and been moved to a rehab facility, they told me not to forget to take care of myself. I’ve given other caregivers the identical advice. But now, after several weeks here, I wonder what it even means. How does it translate into reality?
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October 18, 2014
Obama should heed Panetta’s message
Leon Panetta has taken a lot of heat for publicly dumping on Barack Obama’s foreign policy while the president is still in the White House.
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October 17, 2014
Why GOP has it easier than Dems in 2014
National polling on the Nov. 4 midterm elections confirms a doleful trend that’s been firming up all year: Voters aren’t enthusiastic about their choices — on either side.
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