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Child's play

By Paul Greenberg

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

April 26, 2017

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Toronto’s housing crunch could be eased with laissez-faire urban planning

By Marcus Gee

April 25, 2017

When council loosened zoning bylaws, a remarkable transformation unfolded in desolate former industrial neighbourhoods flanking the city centre … Read More

5 Reasons Why Trump’s Corporate Tax Cut is Appallingly Dumb

By Robert Reich

robertreich.org/

April 25, 2017

Trump wants to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, in order to “make the... … Read More

Debate: Maybe they do read the editorials ...

By George Pyle

Salt Lake Tribune

April 25, 2017

In my Sunday column, the one about changing roles on The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board, I said this:“ ... The decisions we make are independent of The Tribune’s news writers and editors. They don’t dictate to us and we don’t dictate to them. Although we read their news stories diligently so we know what’s going on, and they probably don’t read the editorials at all so as to avoid being tainted. ...”Though I’ve had some good comments, from the … Read More

Bible is a revelation to most Americans -- they rarely read it, survey shows

By Peggy Fletcher Stack

April 25, 2017

Motivational guru Zig Ziglar liked to say he read the Bible and a newspaper every day. “That way, I know what both sides are up to,” he quipped.The late Ziglar’s reading choices — either one, actually — put him in a small minority of Americans. While various studies estimate almost nine of 10 Americans own a Bible, more often than not the all-time best-seller simply collects dust, whether on a nightstand, tucked away on a bookshelf or in an attic trunk.In a study r … Read More

Dealmaker in Chief? More like the Backdown President.

By Kathleen Parker

Washington Post

April 25, 2017

Trump is at his best when he’s retreating, as on his absurd wall ultimatum. … Read More

Question: How do we get black men involved in their communities? Answer: They already are.

By Courtland Milloy

Washington Post

April 25, 2017

The BMe Community has found plenty of “unsung heroes” in neighborhoods. … Read More

Miss Manners: One crisp response can answer many intrusive questions

By Judith Martin

Washington Post

April 25, 2017

Readers’ friends have a laundry list of inquiries that are overly personal. … Read More

Can a streetcar save Detroit? Project is a bet on the future, but some say it’s too little, too late

By Marcus Gee

April 24, 2017

The moribund city that cars built thinks public transit can get its motor running again. Can it work? … Read More

Pushpushushpush = success! Maybe not…

April 24, 2017

By Caitlin Kelly It’s a deeply American belief that if you never ever ever give up you’ll eventually get what you want. It’s charming in its meritocratic faith — but it’s also often bullshit. Some doors, for all sorts of reasons, stay shut, locked and barred to us, whether social or professional. Maybe not forever, … Continue reading Pushpushushpush = success! Maybe not… … Read More

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