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posted: 09/19/2014 4:05 a.m. Discuss

Fighting wrong war

National geographic illiteracy

posted: 09/19/2014 4:03 a.m. Comments 2

I recently overheard some 18-year-old college students discussing the location of New Zealand.

Guest writer: The clueless elite

posted: 09/19/2014 4:03 a.m. Discuss

The American foreign-policy elite seem to have no idea what they're doing.

Columnists: Why not use police cameras?

posted: 09/19/2014 4:02 a.m. Comment 1

Police in Ferguson, Mo., got new equipment recently. No, not an M1 Abrams tank--body cameras that record interactions with citizens.

Columnists: Don't rush the kids

posted: 09/19/2014 4:01 a.m. Discuss

Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age 2, 3 or even 4 can appreciate what a blessing it can be to have someone who can tell them what to do--and what not to do.

Others say: Battle of the beltway?

posted: 09/19/2014 3:59 a.m. Discuss

And here are the starting lineups.

Editorials: Gotta start somewhere

posted: 09/19/2014 3:59 a.m. Comment 1

Every police officer with a car? Have you lost your mind? Do you know how expensive it would be for every cop on the beat to drive around in an automobile? Next thing, people will want those automobiles to have radios and heaters!

Editorials: Please, tell us more

posted: 09/19/2014 3:58 a.m. Discuss

"Right! This calls for immediate discussion!"

Editorials: The Scottish Play

posted: 09/18/2014 3:34 a.m. Comments 2

It's an old superstition among actors, who tend to avoid calling one of Shakespeare's tragedies by its name, which is supposed to invite disaster. It's like the way they avoid wishing each other good luck opening night lest they jinx it, preferring to say something like Break a Leg.

Columnists: How to get it wrong

posted: 09/18/2014 3:33 a.m. Discuss

Last week I participated in a conference organized by Rethinking Economics, a student-run group hoping to promote, you guessed it, a rethinking of economics. And Mammon knows that economics needs rethinking in the wake of a disastrous crisis, a crisis that was neither predicted nor prevented.

Columnists: The Great Reclining Seat War

posted: 09/18/2014 3:32 a.m. Discuss

There's an old Seinfeld episode where Jerry and Elaine are about to board a plane and the gate attendant tells them she can bump one of them into first class. Jerry immediately takes the offer, explaining to Elaine that he's flown in first class before--she hasn't--so he knows what he would be missing.

Guest writer: Metaphors matter

posted: 09/18/2014 3:31 a.m. Comment 1

Remember the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center? No, not that one, the one in 1993.

The snark-free everyman

posted: 09/18/2014 3:31 a.m. Comment 1

The best political ad of the season, which sounds like faint praise, reveals in Patrick Henry Hays an engaging personality and a solid public record.


posted: 09/18/2014 3:30 a.m. Comments 2

Eloquent expression Re "No Exit From History": What a brilliant and profound column Mr. Paul Greenberg has written.

Editorials: PRS in Arkansas

posted: 09/17/2014 3:21 a.m. Comment 1

Call it Partisan Reflex Syndrome (PRS), which is a 50-cent pseudo-medical term we just made up for a malady as seasonal as the common cold. It tends to come back with every election, like a political version of the sniffles. And the symptoms grow more pronounced the closer election day comes.


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