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August 28, 2014
Wealth gap hides some good news
WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau released a report the other day on Americans’ wealth that seemed full of bad news. Middle-class wealth was down, and inequality — the gap between the top and everyone else — was up. Stereotypes seem confirmed.
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August 28, 2014
Don’t blame Burger King for ducking high U.S. taxes
Burger King, corporate deserter?
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August 28, 2014
Fix the broken immigration system
White House staffers are hard at work deliberating about what should go into the executive order the president is expected to issue after Labor Day: his do-it-yourself, go-it-alone version of immigration reform. The smart money is betting the president will grant some sort of temporary legal status to as many as 4 million unauthorized immigrants.
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August 27, 2014
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The funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old African-American shot dead by a white police officer on Aug. 9, grabbed the nation’s attention not because of the attendance of celebrities, but because his very public death opened up and laid bare the racial wounds of a community, of a region and of a nation.
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August 27, 2014
Confrontation with ISIS inevitable
How do you deal with a hideous terrorist group that has morphed into a Mideast state with a huge war chest and an aggressive army — and beheads an American journalist?
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August 27, 2014
Brave professionals accept the risk
Real bravery is knowing that you’re risking your life for a worthy cause but doing it anyway.
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August 26, 2014
School choice closing opportunity gap
The events that have recently overtaken Ferguson, Mo., have exposed much more than just the vestiges of racial distrust and strained law enforcement-citizen relationships.
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August 26, 2014
How did 'ice bucket challenge' get so big?
By now, most people have seen friends or celebrities pour buckets of ice water over their heads as part of the “ice bucket challenge” for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the neurodegenerative condition also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
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August 25, 2014
Corporate tax returns should be public
Tax inversions. Double Irish with a Dutch sandwich. Spinning off tangible assets into real estate investment trusts. Son-of-BOSS shelters.
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August 25, 2014
‘A cancer’: Islamic State must be stopped
Americans awoke Wednesday to a gruesome video, showing an Islamic State executioner beheading James Foley, an American. A grim President Barack Obama interrupted his vacation to condemn this act of savagery, aptly calling the Islamic State “a cancer” that must be eradicated.
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August 23, 2014
Tell the truth about Islamic State threat
President Barack Obama gave vent this week to an uncharacteristic show of emotion over the barbaric beheading of American journalist James Foley by the militant jihadi group the Islamic State.
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August 23, 2014
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Those who serve as foreign correspondents in dangerous places are often asked: “Why would you put yourself in harm’s way?”
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August 22, 2014
Our prejudices tell us all about Ferguson
Some of what you’ve heard about the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is incorrect. Some of what you’ve heard is correct — and chilling.
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August 22, 2014
Stopping the worst people on earth
WASHINGTON — Baghdad called President Obama’s bluff and he came through. He had refused to provide air support to Iraqi government forces until the Iraqis got rid of their divisive sectarian prime minister.
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