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In With The South, Out With The East

In sports, the SEC is very popular these days, especially in football. But, as Frank Deford points out, it's hard times for members of the Big East.
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Family Doc Says No To Perilous Chickenpox Pops

Recent reports from Nashville,Tenn., and Phoenix spot the trend of "chickenpox parties" and virus-infected items such as lollipops to avoid vaccination. Former Assistant Surgeon General and family physician Douglas Kamerow says this is a really bad idea.
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Obama To Dump Biden From The Ticket In Favor Of Hillary? Give Me A Break

This week's Political Junkie column: President Obama says Joe Biden is doing a great job as vice president. Biden says he will run again in 2012. Hillary Clinton says rumors of her replacing Biden on the ticket are nonsense. And they are. So why doesn't this story go away?
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America's Stake In A United Europe

It is always tempting for Americans to look at problems in Europe and ask, "What does that have to do with me?" It's not just the billions of dollars U.S. banks hold in Greek debt; the European Union was created in answer to history.
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Tumultuous Tales Of Loathing And Wit

Love is a many splendored thing ... or is it? Author Eleanor Henderson, once admittedly infatuated with the writings of her teacher, Robert Cohen, insists that you must read The Varieties of Romantic Experience -- his collection of tumultuous tales of love and the struggles that lie therein.
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Crossing The Border: A Case For Legalizing Drugs

Commentator Austin Bay, a life-long Texas resident, has seen the ravages of the drug trade worsening on the border for decades. A retired military intelligence expert and conservative blogger, he now takes the position that the drug wars can't be ended without decriminalizing the drugs crossing the border.
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No Love For November, Sports' Drama-Free Month

For commentator Frank Deford, there's not a lot of excitement in the sports world these days — a feeling he chalks up to the November doldrums.

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