Monthly Archives: February 2016

The stunning rise and awful collapse of American figure skater Debi Thomas

The Washington Post examines the post-Olympics life of American figure skater Debi Thomas, who came so very close to an Olympic gold medal and is now in utter chaos. Now, she’s here. Thomas, a former orthopedic surgeon who doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Let’s watch politicians do nothing as Illinois’ public universities crumble

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that two public universities in Illinois are reporting dire financial situations while the state’s politicians continue to fight over a budget. Chicago State announced last month that it would be unable to meet payroll … Continue reading

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Where are all the people going?

I spent a good chunk of today on the road as I meandered from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., where I am spending the night in advance of some meetings on Monday. (Okay, I didn’t meander; I got here as quickly … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Ireland remains in political flux; no coalition government feared

The Irish Times takes a look at what the day after a divided election looks like in Ireland. The parties are all entering uncharted waters and the ultimate result could well be a rebalancing of the entire political system rather … Continue reading

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Flu epidemic has killed more than 500 in…

…Russia. The Moscow Times has the story. The Health Ministry has declared that the flu epidemic is now over, given that, as of Feb. 26, flu cases have been recorded in only eight regions, with infection rates falling below the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s politics turned upside down (UPDATED)

1st UPDATE: 7:37 p.m. EST: Want to know more about Ireland’s political parties? The Irish Times offers a primer. ORIGINAL POST: Irish politics has been turned upside down. As live results continue to roll in (the Irish Times has a constantly … Continue reading

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A MUST-READ: The New York Times’ report on the failed GOP efforts to dump Trump

Read this. Just read it.

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