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Resistance is futile

You will be assimilated into the hive mind:

Educational psychologist Gaynor Sbuttoni said the policy has been used at schools in Kingston, South West London, and Surrey.

She added: “I have noticed that teachers tell children they shouldn’t have a best friend and that everyone should play together.

The beat goes on

"Great comfort in small blessings" department:

I yield to nobody in my conviction that Barack Obama's presidency has been a disaster for the Republic. Last week, in this space, I even suggested that some of his offenses rose to the level of impeachable "high crimes and misdemeanors."

Psst, how about a new world order?

For the "Oh, give me a break" file -- in order to head off "climate catastrophe," we have no choice but to have an effective "world government":

All you need is love

Oh, I don't think so:

At multiple events in New York City on Monday, March 19, First Lady Michelle Obama -- in campaigning for her husband's re-election -- made reference to the effect that Supreme Court appointees will have on "whether we can ... love whomever we choose."

Flower power

Today's metaphor for life -- feel free to give it to your high school sophomore for the next theme due. (Do they still have to write themes in high school these days?)


Kimberly Bois’ tiny front yard garden isn’t much to look at right now. But in a few weeks, it’ll be in full bloom, and every blossom will cost her dearly.

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Going in debit

Sweden is just slightly ahead of the curve -- the whole world is succumbing to this change:


AP) STOCKHOLM - Sweden was the first European country to introduce bank notes in 1661. Now it's come farther than most on the path toward getting rid of them.

What's a retirement plan?

Welcome to the future, fellow baby boomers:

Can't have a light touch with a heavy hand

Question asked:

The struggle to revive the IPO market is a microcosm of the larger debate: Is government regulation strangling the economic recovery?

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Hey you, read this, OK?

Say, whatever happened to "please" and "thank you"?

Listen to the conversations around you — colleagues at the office, customers in the coffeehouse line, those who serve you, those you serve, the people you meet each day. "Give me a tall latte." "Hand me that hammer." "Have a good one."


Not sure this is a good crusade for Sen. Coats to be pursuing:


The Senate easily rejected Tuesday an effort by Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., to boost highway funding for Indiana and some other states while lowering it for others.