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The 'Inevitable' Year of Very Deadly Tornadoes

(2) Comments | Posted May 26, 2011 | 9:26 PM

God forbid, but should another violent twister ravage another American city the way Joplin, Missouri was hit last Sunday, we will remember this as the deadliest tornado season in modern history. At least 505 people have been killed by tornadoes this year, only 14 less than the record...

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Andrew Bynum's Flagrant Issues

(8) Comments | Posted May 10, 2011 | 6:19 PM

"Egregious and inexcusable."

"Shameful ... stupid, irresponsible, dangerous."

"Dirty and unnecessary ... classless ... repulsive and without any valid excuse."

Those are the words Los Angeles Lakers beat writers and bloggers used to describe Laker big man Andrew Bynum's now infamous flagrant...

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Libyan UN Diplomat: Gaddafi's Army of Mercenaries on Verge of Massacre

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2011 | 9:37 PM

A defected Libyan ambassador pleaded for military action against Gaddafi today, as the UN hinted it may soon adopt a no-fly zone -- or something stronger.

Gaddafi, however, is not waiting around for that. Reports out of Libya suggest that he promised to "cleanse" rebel cities in the...

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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx Is Hurting

(1) Comments | Posted February 18, 2011 | 1:22 AM

Anthony De Jesus is not convinced that New York's economy is recovering. At the young age of 33, he has 11 years of experience in duct work construction, union credentials, a weight lifter's physique and a boisterous spirit. Yet Anthony hasn't found work in over a year. "My wife has...

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Unhappy With International News Coverage, China Exports Its Own

(10) Comments | Posted January 21, 2011 | 2:34 PM

The next time President Obama chides Hu Jintao over human rights, or a Chinese dissident wins an international peace prize, where will you look for coverage? BBC World News? CNN International? The Chinese government's news network in English?

Unless you're curious about its censorship, probably not the latter....

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North Korean Envoy to the UN: They Started It

(4) Comments | Posted November 23, 2010 | 4:32 PM

North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Nations had no apologies Tuesday afternoon for his country's part in the skirmish that left two South Korean soldiers dead and several wounded.

"We warned them several times," Deputy Ambassador Pak Tok-hun said on the side of a committee meeting. He...

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Marijuana Rights Groups Prepared for Serious Highs and Lows

(26) Comments | Posted November 19, 2010 | 5:51 PM

Medical marijuana is so over. Talk to the activists, doctors and lawyers, they'll tell you as much. Look closely at how it's being implemented in New Jersey and you'll agree. Despite the fact that Arizona just became the 15th state to pass legislation permitting the use of medicinal...

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Can Women and Technology Save the UN Development Goals?

(1) Comments | Posted October 18, 2010 | 4:45 PM

"We live in a blessed time," Jeffrey Sachs said. We met at a cafe outside the UN to discuss the Millennium Development Goals to fight poverty and disease and, with these words, Sachs left me thinking really? With all the news about floods, earthquakes and tsunamis, war and political oppression...

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Why Outlining an Exit Strategy is a Good Strategy

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2009 | 3:24 PM

Until yesterday, I tended to agree with the argument that outlining an exit from the war in Afghanistan was, well, the least-inspiring way to deploy 30,000 troops there. Then I recalled the true nature of troop morale. A Pakistani journalist also clued me in to the view of the...

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Are Reports of Our Economic Demise Greatly Exaggerated?

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2009 | 2:02 PM

Put down that "The End is Nigh" sign and take a look at these numbers: The Dow has rallied 20% from its low on March 9th. New and existing home sales are up 5%. Demand for big-ticket goods actually increased last month for the first time in almost a year....

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WSJ Survey Shows Economists Don't Know Much, Never Did

(10) Comments | Posted February 13, 2009 | 5:40 PM

I received a "WSJ NEWS ALERT" in my inbox on Thursday reporting, with strange urgency, the results of a new survey: "Economists' Hopes for Second-Half Recovery Fade," it read.

No economic growth this year: Is this breaking news to anyone? Anyone anywhere? I doubt it.

Our economic...

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It's All Business at Depressed Auto Show

(6) Comments | Posted January 13, 2009 | 11:46 PM

It was a different kind of auto show this year in Detroit. Gone were the celebrity presenters, the pyrotechnics, the herd of cattle escorting new pickups to the media pool. Those days are over. The "industry climate," to use bailout-speak, is worse than Detroit's weather -- which is freezing and...

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What's Good for GM is Good for Toyota

(11) Comments | Posted December 14, 2008 | 7:58 PM

Senators McConnell and Shelby wrecked the auto bailout. They gave a litany of reasons, the basic gist being the Big 3 can't compete with Toyota. It's a valid concern. But, well, what about Toyota? Unlike the Big 3, foreign automakers have plants throughout the South. So do Southern GOP Senators...

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