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Alan Greenblatt

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Captains Uncourageous: Abandoning Ship Long Seen As A Crime

Friday, April 18, 2014

Whenever a captain comes back and passengers don't, it's seen as shameful behavior. The captains of the Costa Concordia and the South Korean ferry both received blame for not staying with their ship.

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In Connecticut, An Obama Campaign Replay

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy is one of the nation's most vulnerable incumbents, thanks to a weak economy. He's hoping to eke out a win using policies and strategies favored by the president.

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Lost Malaysian Plane Could Land In Cultural Lore

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The plane's vanishing is a tragedy and an unsolved mystery. The desire for answers means the event could retain attention for decades, as have the disappearances of Jimmy Hoffa and Amelia Earhart.

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Should Soldiers Be Armed At Military Posts?

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Away from combat, troops often can't carry firearms. The shooting at Fort Hood raises the question of whether they would be better able to protect themselves if they could.

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Some States Seek To Bless Prayer In Public Schools

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

School-sponsored prayer was banned by the Supreme Court more than 50 years ago. New laws in several states, however, would allow students to offer their own prayers, even at official school functions.

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Would March Be Less Mad If Players Were Paid?

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A ruling this week that football players at Northwestern University could join a union has prompted dire warnings, but the most popular college sports probably wouldn't change much at all.

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Of Me I Sing: Americans Construct An Opt-Out Society

Friday, March 28, 2014

Individualism has always been a strong part of American life, but it's becoming more so these days. People are charting their own courses when it comes to education, the economy and health.

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In Ohio, Gov. Kasich Rises From Forsaken to Favorite

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

At one time, John Kasich was the nation's least popular governor. Now, with the state economy improving, his challenger is struggling to convince voters to turn him out.

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Joseph Kony Is Back In The News. Do Teenagers Still Care?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

American teenagers turned a 2012 video about the African warlord into an Internet sensation. Two years on, it shows the possibilities and limitations in social media marketing.

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In Illinois, A Governor's Luck Gets Tested Again

Monday, March 17, 2014

With the Illinois economy and state finances in bad shape, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has a rough re-election ahead of him. But he's been counted out before and his likely GOP foe has flaws of his own.

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Governors' Races Offer Promise For Democrats

Monday, March 10, 2014

Republicans scored big gains in the states in 2010, but that's left them with few opportunities this fall. And there are several blue state GOP governors who are now in trouble.

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Things Might Be Worse, If Congress Got Its Act Together

Sunday, March 09, 2014

With Congress unable to pass much of anything, voters want to send most of Washington packing. But voters disagree about most issues and might be even more upset if laws were being pushed through.

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Republicans Point To Reid As A Symbol Of What's Wrong In D.C.

Friday, March 07, 2014

The Senate Democratic leader's sharp attacks on political opponents have led Republicans to call him "detestable" and a "bully." But not enough Americans know Harry Reid to make him a useful villain.

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How To Pick A Candidate In Texas: Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Faced with a long ballot on Tuesday, Texas Democrats chose a complete unknown with an agreeable name as their favorite in a down-ballot statewide race.

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Haven't I Seen You Before? Why News Reports Quote The Same People

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Journalists talk to narrow sets of experts all the time. Spy magazine once ran an issue quoting the same expert in nearly every story, a total of 17 times, as an in-joke about Washington insularity.

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Religious Freedom Bills Rooted In Fears Of Obama Policies

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Arizona and other states are considering bills allowing business owners to refuse service to gays or other groups that offend their religious beliefs.

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Once-Obscure State Job Is Now Attracting Millions Of Campaign Dollars

Friday, February 21, 2014

No fewer than three new superPACs are working to elect their preferred candidates for secretary of state positions, even though officials overseeing elections are supposed to be neutral.

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Job Seekers Still Have To Hide Tattoos (From The Neck Up)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Twenty percent of adults and nearly 40 percent of young people have at least one tattoo, but most keep them covered. Despite increased popularity and acceptance, employers just don't want to see them.

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States Want Kids To Learn A Lot — Maybe Too Much

Sunday, February 16, 2014

When state legislators impose mandates on schools, educators get nervous. Sometimes, lawmakers want kids to learn legitimate skills; other times, they try to micromanage lessons down to the historical event.

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GOP Struggles To Sell Message In Big Cities

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Democrats currently control city hall in 90 percent of the nation's largest cities. But not too many years ago, Republicans had a pretty good chance of winning big-city mayoral races.

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