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The counter-jihad network

I am giving special thanks this year for the hard work of patriots who toil without recompense to expose the many vectors of Islamic subversion currently eroding the already hollowed-out institutions of Western society.

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Picking up slack for women

St. Vincent's Hospital went from lifesaver to bankrupt to closed to construction site for luxury condominiums in what seemed the twinkle of an eye in lower Manhattan.

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You had me at 'mass murderer'

I'm finally getting married! For a while I thought it was never going to happen; I'm 26 and the last one in my group who's still single. I was starting to think I'd never meet Mr. Right.

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Immigration all about politics

As things stand now, President Obama will leave the White House with two legacies. The first legacy is historic: Obama will always be the nation's first black president. The second is policy: He is the creator of Obamacare, the national health care system Democrats had tried to enact for decades.

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Gruber's uber super bloopers

Are you stupid? Am I stupid? Dr. Jonathan Gruber (rhymes with uber) an MIT economist and one of the architects of Obamacare, seems to think so. He has been caught on video explaining how the so-called Affordable Care Act was sold to the American public.

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Webster reason to give thanks

In a nation with fewer and fewer shared experiences, one remains resilient, rich and redolent of memory. Thanksgiving is one of our most beloved American holidays, and its story -- about grace and gratitude, played out on a wilderness tableau of brotherhood -- is a venerated part of our national narrative.

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Business Pulse: 11-23-14

Business Pulse: 11-23-14

As we go through this great journey of life, sometimes we get the shaft. Whether it’s a mechanic who claimed to do work he didn’t, or a handyman who leaves our home in shambles, sometimes things don’t turn out the way we plan.

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Dogs bring great joy to life

As I write, the love of my life is off to the state penitentiary. I expect her back at the farm in late afternoon. She's a volunteer with Paws in Prison, an organization that matches homeless dogs with inmate trainers.

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There can be compromise

The economic news from abroad is not good. Japan has plunged into a recession and Europe could soon follow. America's performance -- 3.5 percent annual growth, 5.8 percent unemployment rate -- looks positively robust by comparison.

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I am one man who is unhandy

Sue can always find some silly excuse to go to the building supply store. Like: If we don't fix the leak in the roof, the living room ceiling will collapse. If we don't replace the three missing risers on the front porch steps, someone will trip, break a leg and sue us. If we don't fix the freezer, all the food will melt and spoil.

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Obamacare's downward spiral

There were 60 Democrats in the Senate on Christmas Eve 2009, when they voted in lockstep to pass the Affordable Care Act. Soon there will be 46 Democrats in the Senate, or perhaps 47, if Sen. Mary Landrieu ekes out a win in Louisiana. In plain numbers, the post-Obamacare trajectory is not good for Senate Democrats.

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GOP moderates have heartbeat

LEBANON, N.H. -- Can you discern, deep in the new Republican Party -- amid the conservative warriors and tea-infused crusaders -- a faint moderate heartbeat?

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Obama: Denier in Chief?

Nearly two weeks after their midterm mauling by the GOP, hardcore Democrats are stuck somewhere between denial and desperation.

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Business Pulse: 11-16-14

Business Pulse: 11-16-14

I was surfing the Internet for news Thursday night when I discovered a neat story from London where the world’s tallest man, at 8-foot-3, had an arranged meeting with the world’s shortest man, at 1-foot-9. The two men, despite their vast differences, admitted they have endured similar struggles in life because of their freakish size.

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