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Op-Ed: Get Out Of Your Political Comfort Zone

Online news, blogs and social media tools have made it easier to weed out sources that don't reflect one's own political views. In an election season, consumers may be more tempted to stay within their media "echo chambers." If that's your habit, columnist Danny Heitman urges you to reconsider.
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The Slimary Process: Is This The Nastiest Race Ever?

The prolonged procedure of picking a Republican presidential candidate just gets nastier and nastier. One man maligns another; the victim viciously bites back. And everybody piles on President Obama. A look at why this primary season has taken on a noticeably negative chill.
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Op-Ed: Israel Will Attack Iran In 2012

As tensions mount between Iran and the U.S. and Israel, the international community struggles to determine the best way to slow Iran's nuclear weapons capability. Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman predicts that Israeli political leadership will launch an attack on Israel in 2012.
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Your Problem, Not Mine — Until It Is

In her weekly commentary, Michel Martin says the challenges of the minority — including marriage, relationship and education issues — are often a prelude to what will happen to the many. But the many often don't think so until it's too late.
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'An Available Man': Love After Loss

Hilma Wolitzer's finely observed comedy of manners follows the romantic misadventures of recently widowed 62-year-old Edward Schuyler as he re-enters the dating pool with a splash.
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GOP Presidential Contest: Is It Over Or Just Getting Started?

Mitt Romney's last three rivals have started preparing their backers for a disappointment on primary night in Florida. But they still insist they're in the race until the August convention. Anything less than a show of absolute confidence has a tendency to become a self-fulfilling prophecy of doom.

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