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Jun 29 2015

Tightening Whose Belt?

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As a millennial, I take the push to ditch the estate tax personally. By Josh Hoxie Listening to so-called fiscal conservatives like Representatives Kevin Brady and Mike Kelly, you’d think we were in a desperate fight for survival, with the national debt threatening our future. “I cannot in good conscience support adding more debt to …

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Jan 17 2015

A Muslim Cartoonist Draws Lessons from the Charlie Hebdo Massacre

Bullets and bombs can never silence the voices of laughter and friendship. By Khalil Bendib As a political cartoonist who happens to be both American and Muslim, I often find myself at the intersection of media curiosity: Muslim, with all the stereotypical notions attached to that, but also a freedom-loving artist and a humorist. I’m …

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Oct 23 2013

Washington’s “R” Word:The football team of the nation’s capital region needs a new name that’s not a racial slur

On a recent Sunday, as Dallas and Washington revived their annual NFL football rivalry, they also landed in the middle of an escalating fight over the Washington football team’s name. As part of its “Change the Mascot” campaign, the Oneida Indian Nation is running radio ads in Dallas and the other cities where the Washington …

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Oct 14 2013

Shut up and work:We wouldn’t be at this point if Congress had done its job over the last several months.

For the first time in 17 years, Congress failed to provide the funding to keep the entire government running. So now you have two classes of government service and two classes of employees: “essential” and “nonessential.” If you run a national park, you aren’t essential. If you work in a government lab, you might be …

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Sep 24 2013

Danger ahead: our disappearing pensions

How’s your 401(k) doing? Working Americans ask themselves this question — and angst about the answer — a great deal these days. And why not? For most Americans, retirement reality has turned chillingly stark: Either you have a robust set of investments in your 401(k) or you’re facing some really rocky happy years. A generation …

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Sep 02 2013

10 interesting facts about Labor Day

Happy Labor Day to all American workers! While you’re either happy or sad to see summer come to a close, it’s customary to enjoy a picnic or barbecue on this ‘free day off’. But how much do you know about the origins of Labor Day? Here are ten interesting facts that just might help you …

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Aug 23 2013

The Fake Thing

New rule (as Bill Maher would say): If you make billions of dollars a year selling unhealthy food, you don’t get to tell us to work out. It was one thing when Cookie Monster began telling kids to eat vegetables. Cookie Monster doesn’t earn a living by selling cookies, and vegetables are a fantastic alternative …

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Aug 13 2013

The Bully Party:This sure isn’t the representative democracy the Founders were after

If our government were a card game, the American people would surely have realized by now that they’re playing with a marked deck. The Republicans are cheating. In the 2012 elections, Democratic candidates for House seats collectively won about five percent more votes than their Republican opponents did overall. Yet the Republicans hung onto their …

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