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U.S. Women In Golf, Tennis: Where Are You?

There are lots of great American female athletes on teams, but where are the individual athletes? Frank Deford laments the lack of success by American women in individual sports like tennis and golf.
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Letters: On Tacos And Dick Clark

Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners about tacos and Dick Clark's legacy.
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The NRA And 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Columnist E.J. Dionne sees an urgent need to repeal "Stand Your Ground" laws. They are, he wrote in a Washington Post piece, the result of political pressures brought by the National Rifle Association on politicians who "ought to know better but are too petrified by the NRA to confront it."
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Gerson: Dieting's A Bore We're Ill-Prepared For

Regular readers of Michael Gerson's column in the Washington Post know he usually tackles timely issues in politics, religion, foreign policy and global health and development. Recently, he dealt with what may be an even more challenging — and personal — issue: the difficulties of dieting.
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Prostitution's Real Casualties Aren't Secret Service

I've been curious about a question I haven't heard in the stories about U.S. Secret Service agents misbehaving before President Obama's arrival at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. Why were world leaders meeting in a place with legalized prostitution anyway?
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Letters: Running Mates And Musical Memory

Audie Cornish and Melissa Block read letters from listeners.
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Jargon To Jabberwocky: 3 Books On Writing Well

Jonathan Gottschall is an English professor fed up with academia's ugly jargon. He recommends three books that help writers with their prose. Has a book ever helped you with your composition skills? Tell us about it in the comments.
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Those Wild And Crazy Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins are back in the news. That's no surprise to Frank Deford, who thinks the team is one of the zaniest in baseball.

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