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How much to make me ambassador to Slobovia?

How much to make me ambassador to Slobovia? – includes a related article on campaign funding reforms Susan Crabtree In addition to being the root of all evil, money also is one route to diplomatic appointments. Businesspeople have been buying ambassadorships with campaign contributions since the colonial era. Each spring, thousands of international-studies and foreign-affairs […]

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Correspondence Damn Yankees Need to Get Facts Straight! Your magazine made a mistake in “To Arms, Al! Yonder Come the Somalians” [washington in brief, Feb. 14]. The Confederate battle flag, originally the flag of the Northern Virginia army, is the diagonally striped flag that is shown in the article flying over the South Carolina Statehouse […]

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Whoops, there it is!

Whoops, there it is! – Clinton Administration and subpoenaed documents Jennifer G. Hickey The Clinton administration received requests for as many as 13,000 documents. Which are still outstanding, and how can Congress punish obstructionists? Consider the provocation and the remedies. During a Dec. 15, 1995, appearance on CBS’ This Morning, Bill Clinton bit his lower […]

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What biggest selling adult game still cranks out vexing questions? – Trivial Pursuit

What biggest selling adult game still cranks out vexing questions? – Trivial Pursuit – Brief Article Patrick Butters Q: Name the general-knowledge board game — played in 32 countries — invented when two Canadian journalist couldn’t find their missing Scrabble pieces? A: Read the story and find out…. It can drive you crazy. That board, […]

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Fat Lawsuits Could Weigh on Economy – The Watchers

Fat Lawsuits Could Weigh on Economy – The Watchers – employment related obesity discrimination Jennifer G. Hickey Byline: Jennifer G. Hickey, INSIGHT Fat Lawsuits Could Weigh on Economy Obesity has been recognized officially as a growing danger to the health of Americans, but an expanding issue related to obesity might endanger the nation’s economic health. […]

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Teachers Politely Decline to Enforce Manners Law

Teachers Politely Decline to Enforce Manners Law Andrea Billups Legislators took courteousness to court by passing a law requiring students to respect adults. But politicians have found that it’s hard to force etiquette on educators, even polite ones. Louisiana teachers say they respect a new state law that requires students to be more polite to […]

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Bargain Travel!

Bargain Travel! Eli Lehrer The number of travel resources available on the Internet is staggering. Here, for bargain bloodhounds, is an inside look at the ins and outs of sniffing them out. Tom Parsons takes a break from a conversation with a reporter to talk with his mother about travel to Florida. “No Mom” he […]

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Soap Operas Are Full of Lies

Soap Operas Are Full of Lies – Brief Article Stephen Goode For the people admits that this doesn’t come as a big surprise, but it’s interesting nonetheless. Thanks to a recent study by two graduate students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, it has been confirmed that some of the biggest liars on television […]

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Does the Mexican ID card threaten homeland security? – fair comment

Does the Mexican ID card threaten homeland security? – fair comment – Matricula Consular Bobby Eberle Just when you thought we were making strides in homeland security comes another frightening reminder of how little seriousness is being placed on monitoring those who enter our borders. Introducing the Howdy Doody ID card–also known as the Matricula […]

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The Millionaire Mind-Set – what makes a millionaire

The Millionaire Mind-Set – what makes a millionaire – Brief Article Jennifer Harper Who wants to be a millionaire? Everybody, if we are to believe TV game shows, sweepstakes, news stories, movies and self-help books that base plot and premise upon million-dollar anything. We do love our millionaires, or the idea of them, anyway. The […]