Complaints about code words a diversion to silence Obama's critics
Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman complains the label "thug" is racist code - as do supporters of President Obama. They're both wrong. Just as the politics of New Jersey shows, thuggery is colorblind.
Obama's battle plan against inequality: Hold back the successful
Wars declared on domestic ills - such as poverty, drugs and obesity - are losing battles. Now, President Obama is distracting himself with a "War on Inequality" that will only serve to make many of us poorer.
Why 'live to work' mindset wins out in US
Overwork is not good for productivity. If you're doing physical labor, you get tired. If you're doing customer service, you get cranky. If you're sitting at a desk doing so-called knowledge work, you get stale and unimaginative.
Unemployment benefits not just for emergencies anymore
As debate rages over keeping emergency unemployment at 99 weeks, a few things seem obvious, starting with the fact that this government benefit is no longer for "emergencies." Why even limit it at all?
Obamacare surprise: More Medicaid means more trips to the ER
Obamacare purported to save money by expanding Medicaid and prompting people to visit doctors instead of the more costly emergency room. Here's a shocker that comes as no surprise: People with Medicaid coverage make more ER visits - not fewer.
Coming in 2014: Legal weed for women, honor roll for everyone, free handguns
A new year means it's time for predictions so here goes: President Obama will extend unemployment benefits to five years before he mandates that all public school children are named to the honor roll. Then he'll set a presidential record for the most time spent on a golf course.
Sheriffs ignoring gun laws are following Obama's example
Sheriffs refusing to enforce federal gun laws are attracting deserved criticism. But in selectively deciding which laws to enforce, these rogue officers are just following the model that President Obama has laid out for them.
At Christmas, bringing light in darkness
That light triumphs over the dark is a promise kept in celestial rhythms and celebrated since ancient times. It's also a promise that Christians also observe in the celebration of the birth of Christ.
Democrats' double-standard brands opponents of Obamacare
Are the president's critics patriots or obstructionists? That all depends on which president is being criticized.
Liberals listening to Pope Francis - selectively
Pope Francis' recent critique of capitalism and America makes him a darling of the political left. But those embracing the pope's ideas surely don't want to hear his take on social issues including abortion, gay marriage or female clergy.
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