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Sleepwalking through the valley of financial calamity

Sleepwalking through the valley of financial calamity

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Economy | A financial bomb dropped on Friday, but it seemed like nobody noticed. Recovering from the news, I attended a high school graduation party on Saturday and…

Wanted: A leader with courage

Wanted: A leader with courage

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Politics | "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he…

The liberation of women

The liberation of women

By Lee Wishing
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Global | Accused of attempted rape of a New York City hotel maid, International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was hauled off an airplane last…

Overpriced higher education

Overpriced higher education

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Education | "Most of the methods of [residential colleges and universities] have become hopelessly obsolete. Probably over half of the universities in the world will…

Young Bill and the Navy SEALs

Young Bill and the Navy SEALs

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Faith & Inspiration | A ghostlike blur passes by my office door. I catch a glimpse of it as it darts by again. And then the image becomes stationary as it peers at me through…

Richard the hybrid student

Richard the hybrid student

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Education | I'd like to introduce you to Richard the hybrid student. Richard is a senior and pitches for the Leon High School baseball team in Tallahassee, Fla, and he's…

Bigger than the royal wedding

Bigger than the royal wedding

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Economy | What's the big deal about Wednesday? Sure advance television coverage of William and Kate's wedding will be in full swing, but the nuptials will be trivial…

Donald 'Herbert Hoover' Trump

Donald 'Herbert Hoover' Trump

By Lee Wishing
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Economy | Donald Trump scares me. The real estate mogul, author, television star, and potential Republican presidential candidate has views on economics and foreign…

Nightmares and the secret tax

Nightmares and the secret tax

By Lee Wishing
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Economy | You know those nightmares in which you've forgotten to do something really important? A midnight specter haunts me periodically-I dream that I've forgotten to…

A nation of takers

A nation of takers

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Economy | Writing in The Wall Street Journal on Friday, Stephen Moore argued that the United States has become a nation of takers. He explained that there are twice as…

Kid Charlemagne's trip is over

Kid Charlemagne's trip is over

By Lee Wishing
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Music | "Did you feel like Jesus? Did you realize that you were a champion in their eyes?" So go the lyrics of Steely Dan's 1976 hit "Kid Charlemagne," which is about…

Uncle Tom and Jalen Rose

Uncle Tom and Jalen Rose

By Lee Wishing
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Books | Abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe created the character "Uncle Tom" 160 years ago. A literary catalyst for the War Between the States, Uncle Tom continues to…

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