Two ideas that could overcome political gridlock
Is the country condemned to another two years, at least, of gridlock?
The world-weary take on the midterm elections is an indifferent shrug. Whether Democrats control the Senate or Republicans, nothing will be accomplished anyway, this apathetic argument goes.Read full article >>
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Don’t duck an Islamic State vote, Congress
Congress has a duty — to itself and the country — to debate and authorize President Obama’s military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Failing to do so would be bad practice and a worse precedent.Read full article >>
Ray Rice’s wife is the one and only victim in their dispute
Reader, she married him. The day after he was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault for knocking her unconscious.
I would say allegedly knocking her unconscious, but there’s no doubt: Janay Palmer — now Janay Rice — was out cold after Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice unleashed his left hook on her.Read full article >>
The e-cigarette quandary: helping smokers quit while enticing new addicts
E-cigarettes pose a public policy conundrum. They are a gateway drug — but it’s not, or hasn’t been, entirely clear in which direction most traffic through that gateway flows.
For some existing smokers, particularly those for whom other efforts to quit have failed, electronic cigarettes offer the advantage of a nicotine delivery device without risking the health consequences of smoking tobacco.Read full article >>
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