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Increasing numbers of Americans are catching on to Congress
A new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll says 60 percent of Americans would like to fire everyone in Congress. When I read this, my thought was: What’s wrong with the other 40 percent?
- A Great Teacher
Sad shutdown stories distract from debt crisis
We keep hearing that Republicans want children to die, the poor to starve, sick people to suffer, and the elderly to freeze. It would be nice if Obama would drop the sanctimonious tone and heed his own words - as senator - about the perils of raising the debt ceiling.
This week, raise a glass to local wine, wherever 'local' is for you
This is Regional Wine Week, the sixth annual celebration of the growth of the U.S. wine industry beyond the West Coast.
‘Guests on Earth’ is a darn good story
Some things are worse than a government shutdown.
EDITORIALS: Uncertain future for campaign finance; U.S. workers lag behind
Erasing spending limits in federal elections is a sure path to even more cynicism and distrust of American politics. / Technology and the economy are conspiring against workers, putting America behind other countries.
I own a hedgehog named Hodgepodge
In an effort to dispel the long-ignored myths surrounding that ever-elusive animal, the hedgehog:
Should Malala's dad be the one getting the Nobel Peace Prize?
One year ago today, a young bearded Talib in Pakistan's Swat Valley boarded a school bus crammed with 20 girls and fired three shots heard 'round the world.
Brace yourselves: It’s all things pumpkin
Yep. I'm afraid it's that time of the year again.
West Stanly video stirs memories from high school
Two topics of discussion this week transported me back to high school.
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