Why the hate?

  Based on the advance news clippings, Dallas was a very bad place for John F. Kennedy to visit that day. Based on crowds that were beyond adoring, the clippings were wrong and the moment was very right.    Then, gunshots. Mortal wounds.    Dallas survived, but its convalescence would be excruciating. Few were willing to…

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Ah, that plastic outrage

   “Glitches” is miserably inadequate to describe the online fiasco that has crippled the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. An outrage is what it is.     However, outrage from you, Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa.?     You, Congressman Murphy, hammering administration officials last week in Capitol hearings? “We were promised a website where…

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This is the House that Fox built

   Gather ’round, children, as the first chill of autumn presents itself. The Farmer’s Almanac forecasts a harsh winter. The Almanac of American Politics calls that an understatement.    Rarely has a wind this ill so beset the nation’s capital.    Speaking of magazines: On the cover of the Oct. 14 Time, “Majority Rule” is smudged out in red against dark…

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