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One giant legacy
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One giant legacy
Farewell Neil Armstrong, you were the man for the task and the times. The passing of Armstrong last week, at age 82, was one of those events that m...
The GOP convenes
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The GOP convenes
The Republicans are gathered in Tampa this week for their convention and we can expect all the usual razzamatazz and ballyhoo that goes with such g...
Stepping into Ireland's past in Manhattan
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Stepping into Ireland's past in Manhattan
I know little about the Great Famine. Obviously I'm aware of how it drastically reduced the Irish population by killing one million people and forc...
BC case has implications for U.S. foreign policy
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BC case has implications for U.S. foreign policy
The obscure "Fast and Furious" investigation of the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder's actions in response to the probe of Chair...
Affordable care
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Affordable care
Obamacare, Romneycare, blahblahcare. Some were loudly cheering the 5-4 Supreme Court decision last week, some were describing it as the greatest bl...
A step in at least some direction
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A step in at least some direction
In his vigorous dissent from the Supreme Court's recent ruling on Arizona's immigration law, Justice Antonin Scalia argued that if the 13 original ...
Summer's hot air
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Summer's hot air
Summer if off to its usual eventful start. There have been soaring and dipping temperatures in the Midwest and East, A tropical downpour that has f...
A dual moment
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A dual moment
History will record that on the 27th day of June, 2012, Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin shook the hand of Queen Elizabeth, with the president of the...
So near, so far
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So near, so far
Graeme McDowell didn't win the U.S. open last Sunday, and neither did Padraig Harrington. But they combined for the kind of Irish performance in a ...
Shades of E3
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Shades of E3
There's more than a shade of E3 about the break that President Obama delivered last week for an estimated 800,000 young people in the U.S. who have...
One sided call
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One sided call
Father Sean McManus ("Silence on North a grave moral lapse") seems to have a very one sided call for justice. He forgets the IRA victims (civilians...
A toss-up between dignity and food on the table
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A toss-up between dignity and food on the table
Is a job, any job, preferable to the dole? For most people, the question probably is a no-brainer. Of course it's better to be working than to be o...