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Anybody know where we can put all this snow?

Anybody know where we can put all this snow?

The harsh winter has left densely populated cities and towns in the Northeast with huge mounds of snow, and some wondering if local waterways might be a good place to…

Reach out and touch no one

I reach out to readers this morning not in a personal way. Hell, personal ways don’t exist any more. instead, I write this on a Mac computer — two screens…

Government to Americans: You might want to think about leaving Egypt

Government to Americans: You might want to think about leaving Egypt

The State Department says U.S. citizens in Egypt should consider leaving the country as soon as they can because of the spreading unrest there. The department says demonstrations against the…

Time for the sex and the rabbit

Time for the sex and the rabbit

The Chinese Year of the Rabbit promises to bring political upheaval from restless youth and sex scandals for the amorous, but in China the government is at least likely to…

America’s State of Disunion

America’s State of Disunion

Maybe there soon will be a yellow brick road leading out of Washington — even if the bricks do come from China. Maybe home prices will rise again and banks…

OK! So what makes us tick?

OK! So what makes us tick?

What makes us tick? Anybody who’s ever suffered jet lag knows all about the body’s internal clock, which is driven by a cluster of brain cells. But even the cells…

Olbermann’s firing weeks in the making

Olbermann’s firing weeks in the making

Keith Olbermann’s exit from MSNBC appeared abrupt to viewers of his show, but the talk-show host and his network were involved “in a relationship that’s been failing for a long…

Olbermann’s firing long overdue for MSNBC

Olbermann’s firing long overdue for MSNBC

MSNBC loudmouth Keith Olbermann Friday night walked off the set of his “Countdown” show, out of the studio, off the job and out of having to work to earn the…

The State of The Union response exresss: Who’s next?

The State of The Union response exresss: Who’s next?

Time was when the President of the United States delivered the State of the Union Address, and people cheered or jeered — dependent on their political persusasion then everybody went…

South Carolina Unions sue governor

South Carolina Unions sue governor

South Carolina unions filed suit on Thursday against new Republican Governor Nikki Haley and her administration, saying hostility toward unions and workers joining unions is unconstitutional. The lawsuit filed in…