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Why South Dakota Won’t Bail Out Maine

Last week, on a trip to New York City from Washington, D.C., I found myself talking about economics with a […]

In ‘Dour’ Report, Fed’s Bernanke Says Economy Has Decelerated

“The U.S. economy has continued to recover, but economic activity appears to have decelerated somewhat during the first half of […]

Five Men Agree To Stand Directly Under An Exploding Nuclear Bomb

They weren’t crazy. They weren’t being punished. All but one volunteered to do this (which makes it all the more […]

Laughing Matters: Five Funny Books With Substance

It’s great to laugh, but so much of what is labeled “entertainment” is, well, toothless. I’m a carnivore where my […]

A ‘Thumb’ On The Pulse Of What Makes Us Human

The discovery in early July of a subatomic particle that may be the Higgs boson — also known as the […]

Pentagon Is Prepping Defenses Against Iran, ‘Wall Street Journal’ Reports

One of this morning’s scoops, from The Wall Street Journal: “The Pentagon is building a missile-defense radar station at a […]

Drought In U.S. Now Worst Since 1956; Food Prices To Spike, Economy To Suffer

With about 55 percent of the continental U.S. suffering from “moderate to extreme drought” conditions the nation is withering under […]

Mass Casualties After Shootings In Toronto And Tuscaloosa

Separate mass shootings at opposite ends of North America have left dozens wounded and at least two people dead. Late […]

Interim Studies Announced

Schools, prisons and human trafficking: Just some of the issues lawmakers are tackling in the off-season.

Press-Play Poetry: ‘Summer Song’

Some poetry is meant to be heard as well as read. Press-Play Poetry is an occasional series that celebrates the […]

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