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April 25th, 2024

All posts published on April 25th, 2024

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America Is Writing Checks That Mere Optimism Won’t Cover

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Over the past few decades, in a surge of bipartisan national self-confidence, the federal government has borrowed a lot of money, sometimes in response to national emergencies and sometimes to do the things people thought were worth doing. We gave ourselves pe... More »

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Can Biden Revive the Fortunes of American Workers?

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Last week, employees at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., voted by almost three to one to join the United Automobile Workers. By the numbers, this wasn’t a big deal: It involved only a few thousand workers in an economy that employs almost 160 million ... More »

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Competition, the American Way

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Our K-12 educational system is designed to serve much less than 50% of American students. For decades the cry has been that “all kids must go to college.” Yet, only a minority do so and fewer graduate. Our high schools have been turned into college prep school... More »

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What’s Next in Trump’s Immunity Case

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The justices heard arguments in the immunity case at a special session, the day after what had been the last scheduled argument of its term. Arguments heard in late April almost always yield decisions near the end of the court’s term, in late June or early Jul... More »

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Brian Haywood obituary

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My grandfather, Brian Haywood, who has died aged 91, spent his career working as a nuclear physicist, mainly at the UK Atomic Energy Authority at Harwell in Oxfordshire.He was born in Birmingham to Vi and Hal, who ran a haberdashery shop. An only child, Brian ... More »

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For the Sake of Democracy, Celebrate Mike Johnson

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We’ve seen movies aplenty in which a deeply flawed protagonist, someone we’d pretty much given up hope on, has a stirring of conscience or change of heart and puts his immediate interests at risk for the sake of something bigger. The music swells. The credits ... More »

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Madden 25 2024 release window, platforms, and more

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Fans of American football are no doubt looking forward to the next entry in EA’s Madden NFL series, presumably titled Madden NFL 25. As such, we’ve compiled everything we know about this year’s game, including when it’ll launch and which platforms it will be a... More »

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