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Why Obama’s victory laps may cost democrats in November

CHARLOTTE, NC, April 18, 2014 –  Barack Obama has been doing a lot of braggin’ lately. The great Hall of Fame pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, Dizzy Dean, used to say “It ain’t braggin’ if you can do it.” It is certain that Obama has done something, but it is questionable as to what he has

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People’s Republic of Maryland to quash online education competition

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 – This report just in from “The American Interest:” Maryland has decided to stand athwart the [I]nternet, yelling ‘Stop!’ The Maryland Higher Education Commission recently sent letters to numerous institutions across the country that offer online courses, demanding that they pay registration fees for the Maryland residents enrolled in them. However, there

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Is it just semantics, or is ‘political truth’ an oxymoron?

RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., April 7, 2014 – Politically speaking: Whatever happened to the truth? In a country of more than 315 million people, you would think we could find a few good men and women who were familiar with that concept and capable of delivering upon it. Yet, we seem unable to attract a

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Principal members of the band known as Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr performs at DC’s 9:30 Club

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 – Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr is the kind of cumbersome band name that’s difficult to take seriously. The name in and of itself is kind of silly, starting with the double juniors in the title. But then, to top it off, the band borrows the name of a sports figure not

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Hollywood execs reveal Top 10 TV trends

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 9, 2014 — No one really knows what the future of digital entertainment may hold. Even “Real Housewives” visionary Lauren Zalaznick has admitted to enduring bouts of digital head trauma as the “disruption” of the entertainment industry continues at a breakneck pace. Yes, Hollywood, get use to it. This is the new normal.

Principal members of the band known as Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr performs at DC’s 9:30 Club

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 – Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr is the kind of cumbersome band name that’s difficult to take seriously. The name in and of itself is kind of silly, starting with the double juniors in the title. But then, to top it off, the band borrows the name of a sports figure not

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McDonald’s, opera, and the decline of western culture

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 — Last November, London’s The Daily Telegraph ran a slight piece about the efforts of a McDonald’s restaurant in Australia to deter rowdy teenagers from gathering there to party late at night. This McDonald’s is using a novel strategy to disperse the unruly crowd: They are playing classical music, especially opera, over their loud speakers,

Courtney Miller as Mercedes, Ginger Costa-Jackson as Carmen, and Jeni Houser as Frasquita in Virginia Opera’s 2014 production of Carmen

Virginia Opera’s colorful ‘Carmen’ fills the house in Fairfax

FAIRFAX CITY, Va., April 12, 2014 – The Virginia Opera brings its colorful production of George Bizet’s sparkling, tune-filled “Carmen” to George Mason University’s Center for the Arts this weekend. Judging from the enthusiastic reception of the first performance here on Friday evening, the company’s current offering should prove a real crowd-pleaser for its final,

Business

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How nonprofits can stay competitive

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 — Maro Zagoras, an experienced nonprofit coach, is improving the sector one nonprofit at a time. Not every nonprofit operates like a business, but they should. Gone are the days when the mission was enough to sustain a nonprofit. It is easier than ever for the average person, the consumer, to become

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Custom Treatments: Compounded medicine

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 — Compounding pharmacies like QmedRx are growing in popularity. “Compounding” is the science of creating customized medication for patients. “There are many reasons a person may require a compounded pharmacy,” said a QmedRx representative. “They may have a particular allergy, need a specialized dosage, require a discontinued medicine, or need a medication

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Why frontier markets are different from emerging markets

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 — Seymour Zises, founder and CEO of Family Management Corporation, stresses caution when considering an investment in a frontier market. The wealth management expert is not alone in this opinion. It may be prudent to stay away from enticing frontier markets, as they tend to be highly volatile. “We do not encourage

Limbo dancers in action. Wall Street is performing a different version this week.

Earnings Season Q1: Stock traders reinvent the limbo

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 – Confused stocks have had their ups and downs thus far today, with low volume meandering and lack of clear direction combining to give traders fits. Or at least those traders still looking for a little action. It’s a weird, truncated week, with bonds ready to cease trading at 2 p.m.

Travel

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Honfleur: Normandy’s seaport that inspired an artistic movement

HONFLEUR, FRANCE April 14, 2014 – Some travel destinations have a magic all their own that captivates visitors from the moment they arrive. Honfleur, Normandy’s tiny seaport village is one of those places. So much so that it’s glorious light was a source of inspiration for the Impressionist art movement, and it has been that way

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