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  • What's wrong with soccer? Have you been watching the World Cup? I have, even though I don’t know the rules, or if there are any — beside the obvious one that you can’t use your hands, except when you can use your hands. But mostly it seems you can’t. That seems to be a pretty

    June 28, 2014

  • What about workers who don't live near Ikea? WASHINGTON — Congrats, Ikea workers — you’re getting a raise.“On Thursday morning,” writes Ned Resnikoff for MSNBC, “the Swedish furniture retailer IKEA announced that it would be adopting a new wage structure which is expected to increase pay for ab

    June 28, 2014

  • Remember the Civil Rights Act Editor:As we prepare to gather with friends and family to celebrate the Fourth of July, I want to encourage everyone to take a moment to commemorate another important event in our nation’s history.Fifty years ago on July 2, the Civil Rights Act of 19

    June 27, 2014

  • Obamacare's 2015 outlook critical A nightmare for Affordable Care Act supporters has been the possibility that only the sick would be left to purchase insurance through its exchanges, driving premiums up and insurers out. While the law’s boosters have been quick to dismiss the possib

    June 27, 2014

  • Marriage brought us here ‘All day long, some of them tended to the dying and to their burial, countless numbers with no one to care for them. Others gathered together, from all parts of the city, a multitude of those withered from famine, and distributed bread to them all.”

    June 27, 2014

  • Not so fast on 'good news' To hear administration officials and their supporters in the press tell it, this is a great time for Obamacare. People who signed up for coverage are actually paying for it; more insurance companies are joining exchanges; some consumers have more cho

    June 26, 2014

  • The drone memos reveal only contempt Finally, after intense negotiation between the Obama administration and senators including drone-strike stalwart Rand Paul, the government released the much discussed memo justifying the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, which was written by David Barron w

    June 26, 2014

  • A surprise that shouldn't have been WASHINGTON — Just a few years ago, this probably wouldn’t have been worth mentioning: Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, a six-term incumbent with a strong conservative record who had ceaselessly brought home the bacon for his state, defeated a Republ

    June 26, 2014

  • Floating just above politics will be harder Imagine that the Federal Reserve’s policymakers were as divided on monetary policy as members of Congress are on almost everything. Imagine that this lack of consensus also typically blocked action. The Fed’s post-crash moves on interest rates and it

    June 25, 2014

  • A dangerous obsession Apple has a new smartwatch coming in the fall and Amazon has a new Fire smartphone coming in July. That should be good news for consumer technology fans, but the reality is that both products are “me-too” plays that should be setting off all kinds of

    June 25, 2014

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