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Last Updated May 26, 2015 03:30PM

“It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand.” — Randy Pausch, “The Last Lecture” I voted against President Obama. Twice. I did not support the Affordable Care Act, but it still passed. I wanted the …

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  • Rampell: Liberal and loving it
    Washington • You may not have realized it, but a large cohort of Americans did something brave this month. For years — in some cases, decades — these ...
    Updated May 26 2015 02:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • McArdle: Sticker shock in preview of Obamacare rate hikes
    By Megan McArdle Bloomberg View So the proposed 2016 Obamacare rates have been filed in many states, and in many states, the numbers are eye-popping. ...
    Updated May 26 2015 05:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Washington Post: Follow Nebraska’s lead away from death penalty
    “We’ve got the state out of the killing business today,” Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers said on Wednesday, according to the Omaha World-Herald. Hi...
    Updated May 26 2015 03:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • Robinson: Stop logging our phone calls
    Once in a great while, House Republicans get it right. So let me praise them for leading a bipartisan effort to curtail the National Security Agency’s...
    Updated May 25 2015 06:00 pm   |     |   Share


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