Politics

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FREEDOM: Not having an economic policy is expensive (Part 1)

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., October 30, 2014 — Recently, China quietly overtook the United States to become the world’s largest economy on the basis of purchasing power, according to the International Monetary Fund. The President didn’t call a press conference to announce the Chinese accomplishment because it doesn’t exactly reflect favorably upon his administration. It’s also an

IMAGE: T.J. O'Hara

FREEDOM: Not having an economic policy is expensive (Part 1)

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif., October 30, 2014 — Recently, China quietly overtook the United States to become the world’s largest economy on the basis of purchasing power, according to the International Monetary Fund. The President didn’t call a press conference to announce the Chinese accomplishment because it doesn’t exactly reflect favorably upon his administration. It’s also an

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Is gay marriage good or bad for America?

OCALA, Fla., October 18, 2014 — Same-sex marriage is legal in 31 states now. Many of today’s adolescents are growing up in a culture where gay marriage is either accepted as the latest phase of the Civil Rights Movement or well-established law not worth taking a second glance at. It is difficult to imagine that for

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Twin Brother, courtesy of the band.

Review: Twin Brother at D.C.’s Velvet Lounge

WASHINGTON, October 30, 2014 – The Milwaukee trio band Twin Brother is in the early stages of their development. This isn’t generally noticeable in the way they play. But it’s a fact that becomes all too clear watching them play at venues like DC’s Velvet Lounge in front of a sparse crowd. The seedy glamour

Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, viewed from Lake Erie.

2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees – voting links here

CLEVELAND, October 9, 2014 — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just announced its nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. 2015 nominees are: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Chic Green Day Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Kraftwerk The Marvelettes W.A Nine Inch Nails Lou Reed The

Twin Brother, courtesy of the band.

Review: Twin Brother at D.C.’s Velvet Lounge

WASHINGTON, October 30, 2014 – The Milwaukee trio band Twin Brother is in the early stages of their development. This isn’t generally noticeable in the way they play. But it’s a fact that becomes all too clear watching them play at venues like DC’s Velvet Lounge in front of a sparse crowd. The seedy glamour

Salud, "La vida breve."

‘La Vida Breve’: The In Series’ latest pocket opera success

WASHINGTON, October 23, 2014 — Back in the Jurassic Era when I had not yet reached my teens, I generally encountered the music of Manuel de Falla either on black and white TV as background to juggling acts, or at Cleveland Orchestra concerts where orchestral excerpts like the dances from “The Three-Cornered Hat” (“Le tricorne”)

"Our War" cast.

Arena’s ‘Our War’: Provocative riffs on America’s Civil War

WASHINGTON, October 26, 2014 – Penned by a variety of playwrights both veteran and new Arena’s “Our War,” which opened last weekend, is not a play in the traditional sense. It is a collection of monologue-style riffs on America’s Civil War, that tragic blot on U.S. history that has gnawed on the American psyche for

Business

Zombie yo-yo.

Yo-yo market: Stocks every which way but up as Fed reports

WASHINGTON, October 29, 2014 – It’s trick-or-treat time on Wall Street today, albeit just a tad early in the week. After opening nicely up nicely in a follow-through to Tuesday’s rally, traders changed their minds this afternoon after the Fed definitively—more or less—finally put a stake through the heart of QE. It’s like the Day

Automotive News & Reviews

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Gearheads: What did Jesus drive?

SEATTLE, October 29, 2014 – Join us this Friday for a great show, featuring the author of the new book, “What did Jesus drive?” by Jason Vines. Detroit has seen lots of high-profile crises in recent years and Jason Vines always seems to be around, trying to put out the fires, or in some cases,

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