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November 27, 2014

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Uber’s rough ride
Thursday, November 27, 2014
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The Uber app is a thing of beauty. You click a button, and it immediately shows you your location. You hit another button, and it tells you how quickly an Uber car will arrive to take you where you want to go.
Give thanks for Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 27, 2014
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My advice to young people never varies: Watch out whom you kiss. This wisdom I learned through experience.
Obama steps away from the Powell Doctrine
Thursday, November 27, 2014
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We’re three months into our newest war, the one against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and nobody’s happy with how it’s going.
Photo: The American Repertory Theater production of Pippi
‘Pippin’ effectively takes flying leap into land of Cirque
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
“Pippin” is not a Cirque show, of course, but it is dropping into the epicenter of acrobatic-infused performance, with Cirque the city’s predominant production vehicle. And if the company is looking for a way to incorporate gymnastics with musical theater, look no further. ...
Photo: Venetian headliners Human Nature celebrate a miles
Deal-making done with country flair at the Colosseum and NFR
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Human Nature, the embraceable quartet from Australia, which favors Motown classics and jackets shaded in crimson, just celebrated 25 years (together) and is soon to celebrate the lighting of ...
Thanksgiving shopping? There’s a better way for stores, shoppers
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
It’s just about time for that annual American tradition. You know the one: when we actually care about …
Promiscuous college come-ons lure applicants
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Between the last application season and the current one, Swarthmore College, a school nationally renowned for its academic rigor, changed the requirements for students vying to be …
Immigration enriches you and me
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
As in the mid-1800s, myths continue to drive vitrolic debate
A book, “The Christian Examiner,” warns that “ill-clad and destitute” immigrants are “repulsive to our habits and our …
‘Ka’ set to return full version of Final Battle Scene to MGM Grand stage
‘Ka’ set to return full version of Final Battle Scene to MGM Grand stage
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Eighteen months after it was pulled down for a tragedy, the Final Battle Scene is returning to Cirque du Soleil’s “Ka” at MGM Grand. A formal unveiling of the new scene is set for Dec. 3 ...
Obama’s new tactic: Don’t back down
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
With only two years left in his final term — and after a stinging rebuke to his party in the midterm elections, the president is showing a new attitude: No more …
The lame-duck dynasty
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
All the world’s a stage — Congress included
How am I going to get you interested in the lame-duck Congress? Did you even know they came back? Perhaps it’s like reports that Randy Jackson is leaving “American Idol” — the amazing news is that “American Idol” is still …
Photo: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba
GOP divide a mission for Jeb Bush
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
President Obama will no doubt clash regularly with his newly empowered partisan adversaries in Congress. But the most important struggle in American politics over the next two years will be …
$5 billion the Pentagon doesn’t need
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
On Nov. 10 the White House forwarded a request to Congress for an additional $5.6 billion to fight the war against the Islamic State. This is pocket change by …
Jonathan Gruber should rethink his notion of ‘stupidity’
Monday, November 24, 2014
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Was Obamacare sold on a pack of lies or just political spin? Questions like that have turned Jonathan Gruber, who helped to create President Barack Obama’s health care plan, into a possible threat to its survival.
Reform immigration system to keep families together in U.S.
Monday, November 24, 2014
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In “Orange Is the New Black,” I play Maritza Ramos, a tough Latina from the ‘hood. In “Jane the Virgin,” I play Lina, Jane’s best friend and a funny know-it-all who is quick to offer advice. I love both parts, but they’re fiction. My real story is this: I am the citizen daughter of immigrant parents who were deported when I was 14. My older brother was also deported.

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