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  • Hillary Clinton’s unseemly speechifying
    Again with the speeches. The gross excessiveness of it all, vacuuming up six-figure checks well past the point of rational need or political seemliness. The ceaseless drip of information that ought to have already been released, now being presented with a self-serving back pat over transparency. Read full article >>

  • A bogus argument against the trade deal
    One of the most seemingly compelling arguments against the free-trade legislation now before Congress turns out to be largely bogus.The Trans-Pacific Partnership, opponents contend, is being hammered out behind closed doors, a backroom deal rigged in favor of corporate interests. While the public is kept in the dark, this argument goes, lawmakers are being pressured to grant President Obama “fast-track” authority to bring the treaty to an up-or-down, no-filibuster-allowed vote.Read full article >>

  • 2016 hopefuls flunk the questions test
    Let us talk about answering hypothetical questions, gotcha-type questions and no questions at all. That is, let us talk about Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and Hillary Clinton.Bush first flubbed his answer Monday to a question from Fox News’s Megyn Kelly about the war in Iraq.Read full article >>

  • The sexism that propels Carly Fiorina’s candidacy
    How depressing is it that, out of the more than a dozen announced or prospective Republican candidates for president in 2016, only one, Carly Fiorina, is a woman. Even more depressing: that Fiorina, as long-shot as her candidacy is, would not be taken even semi-seriously were it not for her gender.Read full article >>

  • The Patriots’ unsportsmanlike conduct
    The quarterback arrived at Salem State University by helicopter to adoring, cheering crowds. “Most famous witch hunt victims in Salem?” read one sign. “Bridget Bishop. Rebecca Nurse. Tom Brady.” Oh, please. I don’t care much about football in general or Deflategate in particular. At least I hadn’t until Wednesday’s report concluding that two New England Patriots employees were involved in deflating game balls and that it was “more probable than not” that Brady, the Patriots quarterback, was “at least generally aware of the inappropriate activities.” Read full article >>


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