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  • The Preakness: More important than its glamorous Kentucky Derby cousin

    The Preakness: More important than its glamorous Kentucky Derby cousin

    The Preakness is the Triple Crown’s backstretch, where the prospect of drama emerges. It's also the place where a little horse named Seabiscuit beat Triple Crown winner War Admiral.

  • What There Is to Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell

    What There Is to Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell

    Two great writers share thoughts on their books, their gardens, their dreams, and their deep caring for one another.

  • How Rahm Emanuel might reinvent Chicago politics

    How Rahm Emanuel might reinvent Chicago politics

    He takes over a city that will test his legendary toughness and may become a laboratory for addressing the problems that plague urban areas in hard times.

  • Wishing you'd bought stocks? Don't bother.

    The Daily Reckoning Wishing you'd bought stocks? Don't bother.

    Looking at rising stocks, it's easy to think that the economy's recovering. But the facts simply don't support such a fantasy.

  • Getting bin Laden and five other boosts to Obama's reelection bid

    Getting bin Laden and five other boosts to Obama's reelection bid

    "Yes We Can” was so 2008. Now President Obama is the incumbent, with a record to defend. More than whom the Republicans nominate to run against him in 2012, how voters perceive Mr. Obama’s accomplishments and liabilities – two highly subjective categories, at times overlapping – will determine whether he gets four more years. Here are his top six accomplishments, including the killing of Osama bin Laden:

  • Is the corporate tax going away?

    Tax VOX Is the corporate tax going away?

    The corporate share of the nation's tax receipts has substantially dropped since the mid-1950s

  • Opinion Earth Day: Environmental education has failed. But we can fix it.

    Despite more than 40 years of Earth Day events and more environmental awareness now than ever, humanity continues to degrade the Earth. Environmental education hasn't translated awareness into action. Fortunately, there are easy ways to cut back our consumption.

  • Charlie Chaplin's 122nd birthday celebrated with special Google doodle

    Horizons Charlie Chaplin's 122nd birthday celebrated with special Google doodle

    Google honors Charlie Chaplin on his 122nd birthday, which is April 16th, with a Youtube video.

  • Glenn Beck leaving Fox: his 10 most controversial statements (so far)

    Glenn Beck leaving Fox: his 10 most controversial statements (so far)

    With the news of Glenn Beck leaving Fox officially announced, it's time to reflect. The host has packed a lot of wallop in just two-plus years at Fox News. Conspiracy theories, apocalyptic predictions, and just plain eyebrow-raising statements have kept the folks at Media Matters for America, a liberal watchdog group, busy. They track his show (along with many others) and take notes. Now that the show “Glenn Beck” is ending later this year, Media Matters has opened its files and shared some of the most noteworthy moments. We’ve whittled the list down to the 10 most controversial things Mr. Beck has said on Fox – so far, at least. It bears noting that Beck has a lot of followers, who admire his populist conservative critique of the Obama era. His Facebook page has more than 1.8 million fans -- coincidentally, the same number of viewers he had as of January (down from 2.9 million in January 2010). Whether those fans believe his every word is hard to tell. But, like any good showman, he knows how to draw a crowd.

  • Budget stalemate: Why America won't raise taxes

    Budget stalemate: Why America won't raise taxes

    Budget stalemate has many on Capitol Hill crunching numbers. With any new budget, taxes may be the real third rail of politics. Can the U.S. solve its fiscal woes without more revenue?