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Matthew Owen

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Kicking the Dust

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2009 | 5:02 PM

For the entire month of February we've been battering around this stimulus bill and, with a tab like $787 billion, there really can't possibly be enough coverage for that astronomical figure. With the stroke of his pen on the 17th and a stirring speech on the 24th, the...

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Making Something Out of Nothing

(1) Comments | Posted February 18, 2009 | 10:56 AM

I love the New York Times, I really do -- Mark Bittman taught me how to cook, Maureen Dowd is the reason I have something say at cocktail parties, and Thomas Friedman keeps me grounded. The other day, however, as I flipped through "All the news...

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Baby Steps

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2009 | 12:28 PM

Last Tuesday morning, people on the Mall wept and cheered for the coronation of a new king, laughed and booed for the send-off to an old one, and the American people all over the country seemed to breathe a sigh of relief.

Tuesday night everyone partied and...

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Color Coded

(2) Comments | Posted January 15, 2009 | 4:50 PM


Am I the only one who notices the elephant in the room?

I mean, it's right there - it's big...and it's white.
How am I the only one who notices?

Washington is gearing up for some intense inaugural activities (ahem: parties)...

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Failure Is Indeed An Option

(6) Comments | Posted January 8, 2009 | 10:32 AM


I'm sorry Apollo 13's Ed Harris, but failure is an option. Not only that, it's expected. Here we are in our second week of January and a resounding 88 percent of us are -- to put it bluntly -- failures, and at...

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Talking About Talking

(1) Comments | Posted December 19, 2008 | 10:24 AM


Earlier this year, psychotherapists Patricia Love and Stephen Stosny published new research highlighting the aversion men feel to talking about their ability to communicate in relationships. Their book was so persuasive in its conclusions that Oprah Winfrey touted the book's findings on...

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Merriam-Webster's Word of 20...12: "Avoided Deforestation"

(1) Comments | Posted December 11, 2008 | 3:33 PM

As we close the last months of 2008, Merriam-Webster decided that this year's word was "bailout." Not a shock, considering how far-reaching the effects of the recession have become or how extensively the media bantered about the planned government rescue strategy. Reaching for my crystal ball, let me be the...

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