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The man who said he'd close his business and fire his employees if Obama was re-elected ... is back!
Tomorrow is the first day in an old city's new life—or so the city leaders hope and believe.
Everybody talks about the future, but nobody does anything about it.
It's time for broader national attention to the most expensive and ambitious infrastructure proposal in America today.
Can the media avoid a freak-show tone?
Northerners and Southerners, blacks and whites, grapple once more with the question of "what's the worst we will put up with?"
"Should the people in Mississippi stay poor? I would suggest taking a serious look at the answer 'yes'." So says a reader who lives elsewhere.
Can China hope to become ... the next Mexico?
'Not only can I not help but love Detroit - I can't help but believe in that city too.'
A private solution to public failures? A new group offers an innovative approach.
Where does that iPhone come from? The answer is harder to tell, and more important, than you might think.
If a scandal happens in Washington and no one notices, is it really a scandal? And other political koans.
How can we respond to the rise of China, India and Brazil? Just look in the mirror.
A powerful presentation ... which perhaps the White House should have listened to