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Woody Allen / New York Times:
Woody Allen Speaks Out  —  Last Sunday, Nicholas Kristof wrote a column about Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow.  Mr. Allen has written the following response to the column and Dylan's account.  —  TWENTY-ONE years ago, when I first heard Mia Farrow had accused …
Associated Press:
IRAN SAYS WARSHIPS HEADED CLOSE TO US BORDERS  —  TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian warships dispatched to the Atlantic Ocean will travel close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time, a senior Iranian naval commander said Saturday.  —  The commander of Iran's Northern Navy Fleet …
New York Times:
Snowden Used Low-Cost Tool to Best N.S.A.  —  WASHINGTON — Intelligence officials investigating how Edward J. Snowden gained access to roughly 1.7 million of the country's most highly classified documents say they have determined that he used inexpensive and widely available software to …
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Republicans seek access to Mitt Romney money machine  —  Now that Mitt Romney has categorically ruled himself out of the 2016 presidential race, the battle is on for the most enduring part of his legacy — his fundraising operation.  —  Romney teamed with the Republican National Committee …
Timothy Burke / Deadspin:
NBC Edits Out IOC Anti-Discrimination Statement From Opening Ceremony  —  Russia's anti-gay laws have been a major focus in the lead-up to the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, and during his address at today's opening ceremony IOC president Thomas Bach made a strong statement against “any form of discrimination” and in favor of tolerance.
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Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Leaving Work Behind  —  IN 1930, in the darkening valley of the Great Depression, John Maynard Keynes wrote an essay on “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” which foresaw a much happier future — one of growth, abundance and the steady decline of full-time work.
Joseph Rago / Wall Street Journal:
The Economist Who Exposed ObamaCare  —  The Chicago professor examined the law's incentives for the poor not to get a job or work harder, and this week Beltway budgeteers agreed.  —  In September, two weeks before the Affordable Care Act was due to launch, President Obama declared that …
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Kay S. Hymowitz / Opinionator:
How Single Motherhood Hurts Kids  —  The last few weeks have brought an unusual convergence of voices from both the center and the left about a topic that is typically part of conservative rhetorical territory: poverty and single-parent families.  Just as some conservatives have started talking seriously …
Discussion: City Journal
Brendan Fischer / PR Watch:
Evidence Mounting that Walker Campaign Is at Center of Criminal Probe  —  Newly-unsealed court documents and media leaks add to a growing body of evidence that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's campaign is at the center of a wide-ranging secret probe into campaign finance violations during …
Discussion: Liberaland
Valerie Kellogg / Newsday:
Sean Hannity selling Lloyd Harbor home for $3.6M  —  Talk show host Sean Hannity has put his waterfront home in Lloyd Harbor on the market for $3.6 million, says his listing agent.  —  The native Long Islander used to live in the four-bedroom, 5-1/2-bath house on the Long Island Sound; today, he lives in Centre Island.
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
A Pen, a Phone and a Meme  —  The Republican messaging machine is at it again, cranking out scurrilous memes that defame the president and distract from the party's inaction.  —  The latest talking point is that the president is a “lawless” “dictator” hellbent on operating outside, and indeed above, the law.
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