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Sarah McLachlan on Her Influences and Inspirations

Quora | July 28, 2014 | Entertainment
"I wrote 'Angel' after being on the road for almost two years straight and was both mentally and physically drained."
Gregory Weinkauf

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Better, Stronger, Faster: San Diego Comic Con, 2014

Gregory Weinkauf | July 29, 2014 | Entertainment
In 1995 I made my first trip to Comic Con (at the time there seemed to be but one), and I was quite excited, not sure what to expect, and my thought going into the ginormous San Diego Convention Center was: "I'm an adult; what if somebody sees me?" That...
Karen Fratti

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The Leftovers Recap: Just Find My Shirts! in 'Gladys'

Karen Fratti | July 28, 2014 | Entertainment
Sticks and stones, well, just stones, are the focus tonight because Gladys -- the hefty blonde Guilty Remnant member -- was kidnapped and stoned to death in the woods while everyone was out ganking family photos and white button-downs.
Raymond J. Learsy

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Warren Buffett as Market Manipulator -- Impossible?

Raymond J. Learsy | July 28, 2014 | Business
Is it possible that even Warren Buffett has clay feet, stooping to the very actions whose cynicism and manipulative enterprise has made many so wary of a structure that rewards the few at the cost of the many?
Paul N. Van de Water

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Statement on the 2014 Medicare Trustees' Report

Paul N. Van de Water | July 28, 2014 | Politics
Medicare has grown somewhat stronger financially in both the short and long term since last year but continues to face long-term financing challenges, today's report from its trustees shows. The projected date of insolvency for Medicare's Hospital Insurance (HI) trust fund is 2030 -- four years later than projected last year.
Dean Baker

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Finance in America: Promoting Inequality and Waste

Dean Baker | July 28, 2014 | Business
There are many who want the government to play a rule in reducing inequality. That might be a desirable goal. However a higher priority would be to have the government stop playing a role in increasing inequality as it does with its support for the financial industry.
David Pepper

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Making Ohio a National Model for Clean Government Starts with a Clean Attorney General

David Pepper | July 28, 2014 | Politics
A state attorney general can't credibly crack down on other officeholders' corruption if he or she is one of that state's worst offenders. Indeed, the office should be held to a higher standard, not a lower one.
Jim Hill

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Cedar Fair CEO Matt Ouimet Reveals the Secret of Running a Successful Amusement Park

Jim Hill | July 28, 2014 | Entertainment
For Ouimet, the president and CEO of Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., a typical day at the office really is a walk in the park.
Steve Horn

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Greenpeace Report: Obama Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal

Steve Horn | July 28, 2014 | Green
"Leasing Coal, Fueling Climate Change: How the federal coal leasing program undermines President Obama's Climate Plan" tackles the dark underbelly of a rule that only polices coal downstream at the power plant level and largely ignores the upstream and global impacts of coal production at-large.
David J. Eicher

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Do You See the Universe Clearly?

David J. Eicher | July 28, 2014 | Science
If you use your intuition, believe what others tell you on first blush, or simply try to calculate your way to conclusions, probably not. If you view the world empirically, watching as numerous observations and experiments put together conclusions, then yes, you see the world as a scientist.
Pollo Del Mar

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Drag Race Star Alaska: Sharon Needles Breakup Still Leads to Awkward Moments

Pollo Del Mar | July 28, 2014 | San Francisco
Their relationship is more than six months in the past, Thunderfuck stated. Still, new viewers are continually introduced to the relationship as Seasons 4 and 5 live on in global reruns. This has led to some uncomfortable situations for the star.
David Finkle

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First Nighter: Sturges' Strictly Dishonorable, Quinton in Drop Dead Perfect

David Finkle | July 28, 2014 | Arts
Before he began writing as well as directing his celebrated movies, Preston Sturges uncorked Strictly Dishonorable, a hit Broadway show. It was such a click that although it opened a little more than a month before the October 1929 stock market crash, it ran until January 1931.
Bob Greenstein

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Statement on the 2014 Social Security Trustees' Report

Bob Greenstein | July 28, 2014 | Politics
Social Security is the most effective and successful income-security program in the nation's history. Policymakers should design reforms judiciously so that it remains so.
Dennis Santiago

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Guns in America: Why I Think It's Time for California to Stop Fighting Peruta vs. San Diego

Dennis Santiago | July 28, 2014 | Politics
Is it in the best interest of California to possibly be the source of a future "hammer blow" decision that will affect not just this state but all of the other states in the 9th District? That probably won't fly too well with the other governors or the citizens of those states.
Travel + Leisure

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Best Places to See Baby Animals (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | July 28, 2014 | Travel
You can book a trip to cuddle a koala in Queensland, spot rare cave chicks in Cook Islands, or peek in on the world's teeniest primates in Peru.
Doug Kendall

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When Going Nuclear Makes Sense

Doug Kendall | July 28, 2014 | Politics
The invocation of the nuclear option last November addressed a real problem with the functioning of the Senate, paved the way for a new generation of insightful legal minds to join the ranks of the federal judiciary, and has allowed the president to address the nation's judicial vacancy crisis by accelerating the pace of confirmations. We are all better off for it.
Warren Adler

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Right You Are... the Past Is Prologue

Warren Adler | July 28, 2014 | Media
To my mind, Jimmy Cannon was the greatest sports writer who ever lived. I read his columns in the New York Post avidly and religiously. When he wasn't writing about sports, he was musing, offering his personal, mostly one- or two-liner opinions, about anything that hit his off-the-charts observant eye. Most had little to do with sports.
Judith E. Glaser

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C'mon, Yah Cowardly Lion: Courage to Be the Change

Judith E. Glaser | July 28, 2014 | Business
When Bayer, a $7 billion multinational pharmaceutical company, acquired a smaller $300 million diagnostic company, CEO Rolf Classon chose to call it a "merger." He wanted to immediately establish a "power-with-others" relationship with the new organization. I was part of a consulting team who...
Sanjay Sanghoee

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How Social Media Is Fueling the Israel-Palestine Conflict in Gaza

Sanjay Sanghoee | July 28, 2014 | Technology
While the opinions of professional journalists have been somewhat balanced, the rhetoric on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms has been anything but, devolving into one-sided rants and conveniently picked news items that support a particular narrative.
Jen Reeder

This Woman Forgave the Drugged Driver Who Killed Her Spouse -- And Is Starting a Movement

Jen Reeder | July 28, 2014 | Impact
In honor of her husband, Erin hopes to create a movement in which people live lives full of compassion, everyday miracle, adventure, and being "bold and authentically you." It's a call to action to live your best life possible.