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President Joe Biden, in his Baltimore town hall meeting Thursday night on CNN, broke from his earlier recitation of a firm wish list for his Build Back Better economic agenda. Instead, he indicated new flexibility on what he would accept in the face of rigid opposition from two fellow Democr… Read more

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I’m on hold. My iPhone shows that I’ve been on hold with the U.S. Department of State for two hours and 48 minutes so far. I’m anxiously awaiting a passport so that my 11-year-old can travel with the rest of the family for vacation — which is coming up next week. Read more

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I discovered recently what I am . . . no, let’s not go there . . . actually, I’m a lexophile, one who loves word play, i.e., “You can tune a piano but you can’t tuna fish” or “writing with a broken pencil is pointless,” even to get the lead out. Here all along I thought someone accidentally … Read more

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There's so much negative news these days. I was glad to see that a new podcast, "American Optimist," features good things that are coming. Read more

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Back in 2016, when formerly distinguished conservatives were suddenly lining up to issue glassy-eyed endorsements of a half-mad reality TV figure, Jonah Goldberg wrote a brilliant column comparing the experience to "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." He captured the sense so many of us had tha… Read more

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When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a private employer to get rid of a worker deemed bad for business, he or she can. Such appears to be the fate of Jon Gruden, who resigned as the Las Vegas Raiders football coach after a trove of racist, sexist and homophobic utterin… Read more

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One of the most consistent challenges leaders face is the ability to read the culture of the team and adapt their style to deliver what’s most needed in any given moment. At any given time, there are multiple forces — both internal and external — pressing on an organization and influencing h… Read more

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Quick. Do you know whether marijuana is legal in your state? Is it approved for medical or even recreational use? If you don't know, that is completely understandable. We are a collection of 50 different states with a wide-ranging patchwork of laws regulating cannabis, nearly all of which ar… Read more

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Progressive Rep. Pramila Jayapal has been all over TV trying to look reasonable with her ingratiating smile and syrupy references to the left's interest in "negotiations." At issue is the Democrats' final number on its social spending bill. Read more

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Going back to the first term of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, the party of first-term presidents gained seats in House midterm congressional elections only twice. Read more

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It is a metaphor for what is occurring at seemingly all levels of our country and culture. The United States Postal Service has announced it will slow service for first-class mail and periodicals while "temporarily" increasing prices on all "commercial and retail domestic" packages ... becau… Read more

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Your emotional intelligence will be the most important skill in the workforce of the future. With artificial intelligence (AI) becoming more and more a part of the workplace, humans will become more valuable for what makes them distinctively human. Your ability to work with other people will… Read more

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