To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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The Christmas Spirit

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BY SUSAN ESTRICH In the eight years since he left the White House, Bill Clinton has worked tirelessly to save the lives of children in some of the most miserable places on the planet. He has traveled to Africa more than most of us travel to see relatives, in order to bring much-needed medicines for […]
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The Other Marriage Penalty

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BY SUSAN ESTRICH   Energy czar-designate Carol Browner’s husband does it. So does Health and Human Services Secretary-designate Tom Daschle’s wife. Congressman John Dingell’s wife has been doing it for years.   Should they all be forced to stop and go home and bake some of those chocolate-chip cookies, the very mention of which got […]
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Should She Be Senator Kennedy?

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BY JOE CONASON   Caroline Kennedy made her political debut in Manhattan almost exactly 10 years ago, when she showed up as the surprise speaker at a “teach-in” against the impeachment of Bill Clinton at New York University Law School. Her speech on that occasion was not memorable, nor did she display great passion as […]
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The Affinity Con

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BY FROMA HARROP   Losing money doesn’t feel very good. Losing it as victim of a con feels even worse. And being conned by a trusted friend multiplies the hurt.   But there’s a special department of psychic pain for having experienced all of the above while fancying oneself a savvy insider in the ways […]
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Dumb And Dumber

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BY SUSAN ESTRICH Trying to sell a Senate seat is dumb. Not realizing that getting caught means you have to give up your seat as governor is dumber. Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s business-as-usual attitude the day after he was indicted for putting a price on Barack Obama’s Senate seat – on tape no less – provides […]
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