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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...
U.S. and EU an ocean  apart on bailouts
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U.S. and EU an ocean apart on bailouts
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Nuns still seen, but not heard
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Nuns still seen, but not heard
[caption id="attachment_71823" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Bishop John Hughes. "][/caption] During the height of his tumultuous reign ...
Old world, old deal
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Old world, old deal
There was something especially apropos about the New Deal. It was, for one thing, applied to the New World, that part of it called the United State...
Ireland's ever more connected diaspora
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Ireland's ever more connected diaspora
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Standoff turns on credibility of threats
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Standoff turns on credibility of threats
This op-ed is more question than opinion, though it focuses on two opinions, one belonging to the district attorney prosecuting the Boston College ...
Football flight
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Football flight
You have to sympathize with the Irish Football Association, the governing body for soccer in Northern Ireland. The association, not for the first t...
On a limb
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On a limb
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is gamely sticking to the schedule for the May 31 referendum on the fiscal compact treaty even as Europe shudders and shakes a...
Higgins spoke volumes during U.S. visit
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Higgins spoke volumes during U.S. visit
The recent visit to the United States by President Michael D. Higgins left much in its wake for the historical record. With a packed schedule, the ...
Alliance shines under half moon in El Paso
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Alliance shines under half moon in El Paso
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