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  • An Uphill, Narrow Path to November Victory

    An Uphill, Narrow Path to November Victory

    As voters prepare at last to choose their presidential nominees, Republicans face an uncomfortable question: can any GOP candidate conceivably win an Electoral College majority this November? The answer is “yes,” but it will be an uphill struggle. Wall Street Journal analysis shows that genuine “swing states” have all but…

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  • Best and Worst Movies of 2015

    Best and Worst Movies of 2015

    Click on the posters to listen to Michael's reviews. BEST MOVIES OF 2015: 1.Brooklyn 2. The Revenant 3. Bridge of Spies 4. The Martian 5. The Big Short 6. Macbeth 7. The Peanuts Movie 8. Captive 9. Ricki and the Flash 10. Spotlight WORST MOVIES OF 2015: 1. The Night…

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  • Best of 2015: John Sculley – Rebecca Costa

    Best of 2015: John Sculley – Rebecca Costa

    John Sculley a businessman, entrepreneur, and investor in high-tech startups. He is best known for his positions as CEO of Pepsi-Cola and Apple, as well as his expertise in disruptive marketing strategies. In 1995, he teamed with siblings Arthur and David to form the venture capitalist firm Sculley Brothers LLC.…

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  • ‘I’m Not Ready to Get Married’

    ‘I’m Not Ready to Get Married’

    Part I in a series of widely held beliefs that are either untrue or meaningless: In every age, people say and believe things that aren't true but somehow become accepted as “conventional wisdom.” The statement “I'm not ready to get married” is a current example. Said by more and more…

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  • The Advantage of Impractical Ideas

    The Advantage of Impractical Ideas

    Raging controversy over Donald Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States ignores the most obvious fact about his suggestion: there's no chance it would ever take effect. Even in the unlikely event of a Trump presidency, courts or congress would promptly block any “Muslim ban.” That's also true…

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  • Jim Lehrer – Rebecca Costa

    Jim Lehrer – Rebecca Costa

    Jim Lehrer is the former executive editor and news anchor for the PBS NewsHour. Lehrer joined the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT) as a correspondent, which led to an Emmy-winning collaboration with Robert MacNeil for their continuous live coverage of the Watergate scandal. In addition to numerous awards…

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