Opinion: We need to follow all of the money, and faster

There are still only two important things in politics, as the 19th century's own Karl Rove, a Republican fundraiser named Mark Hanna, once said: "The first is money, and I can't remember the second.
Slack Tide: At least it's not age 40

This Tuesday, I turn 38. It's not much of a milestone, as far as birthdays go - although it does mean I've successfully kept myself alive for yet another rotation of the Earth around the Sun, and that's not exactly nothing.
Former Olympian crust-cruises Juneau trails

The 4-H Juneau Nordic Development Team had a visit from four-time U.S. Winter Olympic competitor Nina Kemppel during a recent practice at the Montana Creek Campground. Kemppel is the CEO and president of the Alaska Humanities Forum.
Five Good Reads: Brian Wallace

This week's list of Five Good Reads was submitted by Brian Wallace. Wallace is a fisherman, freelance photographer, world traveler and history buff who reads any and all history books on World War II, spy novels and adventure books.
Home at last: Red Sox hope to win title at Fenway

BOSTON - Generations of New Englanders are preparing. Practically no one alive can remember seeing such an event unfold: The Boston Red Sox could win a World Series title on the celebrated green grass at Fenway Park. Ted Williams never did it.
Let's hope athletes take a stand in Sochi

John Carlos took a stand for human rights during the Mexico City Olympics that resonates to this day. Almost 45 years ago, Carlos climbed on the medals podium along with Tommie Smith. Each thrust a black-gloved fist toward the sky.
On Independence Day, George Washington's warning

George Washington's warning By ROBERT RINGER This being Independence Day, it got me to thinking about the contrast between where we are today and where we were when it all started 237 years ago.
Friendly rivals, Biden and Clinton share spotlight

NEW YORK - One is a party luminary who draws intense political speculation wherever she goes. The other is the vice president of the United States, harboring his own higher ambitions.
Machete Kills

Now Playing Synopsis: The President of the United States (Charlie Sheen) tasks indomitable ex-Federale Machete (Danny Trejo) with silencing a dangerous radical and taking out a wealthy arms dealer who seeks to destabilize the entire globe. Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Lady Gaga, Sofía Vergara, and Amber Heard co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofía Vergara, Amber Heard, Carlos Estevez Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Wrong veggie chosen to fight health law

The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Now that the Supreme Court has upheld health-care reform, President Obama can get to the next logical order of business: compulsory broccoli purchases.


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