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August 29, 2014

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GOP just trying to derail affordable health care
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Was the D.C. appeals court correct in health care ruling?:
Ever since the Affordable Care Act’s passage in 2010, the Republican Party has made it clear it will do everything in its power to obstruct implementation of the law.
Writer is quahog wild about bad literature
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Mike Mayfield thought the sentence was pretty bad when he wrote it. But he knew it could be worse, so he went to work on making it so.
From sneakers to O’Bannon
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Wilken’s decision does not appear likely to radically reshape college sports
“When I first heard about the decision, I was speechless,” Sonny Vaccaro said.
Keep politics out of the pulpit
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Heard Elsewhere:
Under federal law, it is illegal for churches and other so-called 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to “participate in, or intervene in ... any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.” But in recent years, the IRS has failed to aggressively enforce the law despite open defiance by religious groups that believe — erroneously — they have a First Amendment right to endorse candidates without losing their tax-exempt status.
Corporations can’t police themselves
Saturday, August 16, 2014
OTHER VOICES: Internal compliance fails when profits are on the line
What kind of people would knowingly expose someone to the risk of infection just to make a buck?
Phosphorus and freedom
Saturday, August 16, 2014
other voices:
In the latest New York Times Magazine, Robert Draper profiled youngish libertarians — roughly speaking, people who combine free-market economics with permissive social views — and asked whether we might be heading for a “libertarian moment.” Well, probably not. Polling suggests that young Americans tend, if anything, to be more supportive of the case for a bigger government than their elders. But I’d like to ask a different question: Is libertarian economics at all realistic?
Intervening in our name
Saturday, August 16, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
Americans, it must be admitted, are not always the most engaged people on world issues. It’s a sad truth.
It’s the loyalty — right, Hillary?
Saturday, August 16, 2014
I talked to Robin Williams once, about breasts.
Photo: Hauntrepreneur Jason Egan stands inside Fright Dom
Fright Dome fires up ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’
Friday, August 15, 2014
In the horror-film genre, the most exciting form of massacre is, of course, a chainsaw massacre. Preferably achieved in the great state of Texas. Fright Dome is teaming with the great ...
Obama’s vacation — relax
Friday, August 15, 2014
other voices:
Sitting on a deck chair on the family friendly boardwalk at Rehoboth Beach, Del., typing into my digital tablet, I am wondering why people are giving President Barack Obama such a hard time for taking a vacation.
Into a new void?
Friday, August 15, 2014
other voices:
This far into the human story, only the historically uninstructed are startled by what they think are new permutations of evil. So, when Russia sliced Crimea off Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry was nonplussed: “You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th-century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped-up pretext.” If, however, Vladimir Putin is out of step with the march of progress, where exactly on history’s inevitably ascending path (as progressives like Kerry evidently think) does Kerry, our innocent abroad, locate the Islamic State?
Is a difficult life inherited?
Friday, August 15, 2014
other voices:
One delusion common among America’s successful people is that they triumphed just because of hard work and intelligence.
Photo: Al Pacino with Cirque du Soleil's
It’s a return to ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ and ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ on the Strip
Thursday, August 14, 2014
I first caught The Fab at the late swill house Mad Dogs & Englishmen and also at the late lounge at Palace Station, spending quite a few addled evenings shouting such requests as “Rocky Raccoon!,” “Revolution No. 9!” and “Anything By The Rutles!” ...
The U.S. and the right war
Thursday, August 14, 2014
other voices:
Three times before last week’s decision to launch airstrikes against the self-styled caliphate, the Islamic State, President Barack Obama was urged to intervene in Middle Eastern conflicts: in Libya in the spring of 2011, in Syria from 2011 onward and in Iraq two short months ago, when Baghdad was threatened by the swift advance of the Islamic State.
This is reform in college sports?
Thursday, August 14, 2014
other voices:
Too little, too late. Last week, the 18 members of the NCAA’s Division I board of directors voted 16-2 to allow the five richest conferences to play by their own rules, at least a little bit.

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