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by | Oct 30, 2013

AMERICANS HAVE BEEN living in a union of 50 states for over half a century now, ever since Hawaii and Alaska were added to the flag. But that hasn’t stopped some from trying to change that number by breaking away…

by | Aug 20, 2013

IN THE 1983 movie Dr. Detroit, the flamboyant lead character goes on a rampage warning of trouble to come. “I am talking about scorched earth, no survival, wholesale destruction…body-bags and fire!” he yells. That’s pretty much what has happened to…

by | Jun 8, 2013

A paintball playing field, a lawn-care business, a pet-grooming service, pre-mixed jars of ingredients for making pastries, a smoothie store in a school cafeteria, and an online jewelry collection: All of these businesses were founded by teenage entrepreneurs who showed…

by | May 9, 2013

NOTHING FITS the Obama administration’s economic project better than high-speed rail. It’s based on visions of a utopian future, employs gobs of union labor in its construction, can be used to reward political allies and donors, and makes use of…

by | Mar 31, 2013

TERM LIMITS were all the rage in the 1990s, when 21 states limited the terms of their own members of Congress by popular vote. The movement was close to reaching a tipping point at which enough members of Congress would…

by | Jan 31, 2013

If you run a high-tax, budget-busting state, the embarrassing government statistics you fear the most are probably the migratory data numbers put out by the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Census Bureau. The figures show the number of people moving…

by | Dec 5, 2009

BERLIN Who brought about the fall of the Berlin Wall and then the end of the Cold War? Lots of candi-dates for the credit were being proposed as this city commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Wall’s end. A dinner…

by | Nov 1, 2009

CHICAGO It was one of the most bizarre squanderings of presidential power and prestige in memory. In a last minute decision, President Obama flew off to Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 1 to lobby for his adopted hometown of Chicago’s 2016…

by | Oct 3, 2009

I recently attended Netroots Nation, the annual gathering of America’s liberal bloggers, to see how they were reacting to the first 200 days of the Obama administration and Democratic dominance of Congress. As I wandered the hallways of the cavernous…

by | Sep 5, 2009

GROWING UP IN SAN FRANCISCO, I met Nancy Pelosi when I was a young reporter. She was then chair of the California Democratic Party, and I will always remember her gracious manner and patience toward me. But that “gentle lady”…

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