Yearly Hodgepodge 2010

8 Stories • Available December 2010
The Earthquake In Haiti

The Earthquake In Haiti

Haiti After the Quake: Opportunity for Renewal? Economic fragility and its usual partners, political and economic corruption, are killers. Natural disasters harm developed nations. When hurricane

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Lebron James

Lebron James

LeBron Is Gone, and Cleveland Still Is Standing The morning after LeBron James announced that he was leaving Cleveland, parents began calling local pediatrician Shelly Senders' office. "I talked

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Gulf Oil Spill

Gulf Oil Spill

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World Cup

World Cup

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The Arizona Immigration Law

The Arizona Immigration Law

The War on Arizona Not since President Dwight Eisenhower sent troops to Little Rock and JFK sent U.S. marshals to the University of Alabama has the federal government seemed so at war with a state

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The Jetblue Flight Attendant

The Jetblue Flight Attendant

The Real JetBlue Heroes The JetBlue flight attendant who theatrically quit his job by cursing out a "rude" passenger and exiting via an emergency slide has become a working-class hero to many. But

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The Chilean Miners

The Chilean Miners

Phoenix Rising It was one of those moments. My son, a would-be engineer, saw it as a triumph of the very spirit of engineers -- the can-do, we-can-solve-anything guts and genius that could figure

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Budget Deficits

Budget Deficits

For Tottering States, Bankruptcy Could Be the Answer We won't be able to say we weren't warned. Continued huge federal budget deficits will eventually mean huge increases in government borrowing c

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The Midterm Republican Rout

The Midterm Republican Rout

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The Midterm Republican Rout

The Midterm Republican Rout

The Republican Senate Republicans gnashed their teeth in frustration as the national tide of GOP resurgence washed up against the massive Democratic fortresses in Nevada, Washington state, Colorad

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'don't Ask, Don't Tell'

'don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Up From Homophobia I used to be a homophobe. I didn't dislike gays a little; I disliked them a lot. Growing up in Texas, I didn't know anyone who admitted to being gay, and I found the whole idea

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Tacky Celebrities

Tacky Celebrities

Beck/Smith Hollywood's 33rd Annual Tacky Taste Awards Happy holidays to one and all and a big serving of gratitude to the readers who contributed their votes -- and wit -- to this annual celebrity

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