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Miss Manners: It’s not a good idea to get engaged before getting divorced

By Judith Martin

Washington Post

September 20, 2014

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I have been going through a rough divorce for over a year now and have met a wonderful man who wants to get engaged. My husband is trying to hold out in settling the divorce as long as he can for his own financial reasons. Read full article >> … Read More

Casinos Just Aren’t the Answer

By Froma Harrop

fromaharrop.com

September 20, 2014

What Atlantic City could do today with the grand hotels it saw demolished 40 years ago to make way for casinos!Casino gambling was to be the magic potion lightening the load of New Jersey taxpayers.Now the casinos are closing.  But the likes of the Marlborough-Blenheim and Traymore Hotels will not return.Meanwhile, New Jersey pols have [...] … Read More

Who cares what ideology drives the high-speed train

By Froma Harrop

fromaharrop.com

September 20, 2014

There’s a plan in Texas to built a high-speed rail system with private money.  California want to do likewise with public funds.Let’s not have a one-track mind when it comes to paying for fast trains.WHO CARES WHAT IDEOLOGY DRIVES THE HIGH-SPEED TRAIN?FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: @FromaHarrop … Read More

Racing the Pacific Crest Trail

By Froma Harrop

fromaharrop.com

September 20, 2014

As one who has an opinion on everything, I also have an opinion on trail racing — that is, using paths designed for nature hikes to set speed records.I join some environmentalists in slightly raising one eyebrow on such activity.  I mean, if you’re intent on speed rather than breathing in the nature around you, [...] … Read More

Getting It Wrong

By Joe Nocera

New York Times

September 19, 2014

Speaking after one of the N.F.L.’s worst weeks, Roger Goodell, the league’s commissioner, ended up saying what he has already said before. … Read More

How NOT to get your country back

By Froma Harrop

fromaharrop.com

September 19, 2014

The tea party wants the return of an economically secure American middle class. Well, don’t we all?But its tax-slashing, government-shrinking ideology is not the way to get there. Quite the contrary.HOW NOT TO GET YOUR COUNTRY BACKFOLLOW ME ON TWITTER:  @FromaHarrop … Read More

Friday News Roundup - International

By Diane Rehm

WAMU

September 19, 2014

In record-breaking turnout, voters in Scotland rejected independence from the U.K. Congress approved President Barack Obama’s plans to train and arm Syrian rebels to combat the militant group ISIS. Ukrainian President Poroshenko visited Washington to ask for more military aid to fight the pro-Russian insurgency. Australia launched raids to thwart alleged plans for domestic terror attacks. And the U.N. Security Council called on member nations to boost their response to Ebola, calling the epidem … Read More

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

By Diane Rehm

WAMU

September 19, 2014

Lawmakers vote on President Barack Obama’s plan to arm Syrian rebels against ISIS. New concerns surface over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. And a fourth player is suspended by the NFL over family violence. A panel of journalists joins guest host Elise Labott for analysis of the week’s top national news stories. … Read More

Eastern Ukraine, Scotland, Catalonia – and Hong Kong

By Barbara Kellerman

barbarakellerman.com

September 19, 2014

The impulse is not new. People have always longed to de […] … Read More

The Growing Use of Food Additives and New Pressure for More Oversight

By Diane Rehm

WAMU

September 18, 2014

Americans get more than half of their daily meals from processed foods, many of which contain food additives. More than 9,000 additives, ranging from chemical preservatives to green-tea extract, are currently in the food supply. But consumer advocates warn that companies certify the safety many of these substances without FDA oversight. Several research studies indicate some additives may be linked to health problems, including allergies and intestinal disorders. Guest host Tom Gjelten of NPR an … Read More

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