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September 5th, 2012
thesmithian

…nothing short of standing in front of [Harding Meyers’] giant canvases truly does them justice, but…

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August 11th, 2012
thesmithian

“I’m glad these records are coming down,” said Steven Ungerleider, [a]…sports psychologist and author of “Faust’s Gold,” about the East German system. “They should have been rescinded…years ago. Everybody knows these were clear violations and doping infractions.” Of course, doping did not exist only behind the Berlin Wall. Many sprinters…have used banned substances. Ben Johnson of Canada and Marion Jones of the United States, to name two, have been stripped of their Olympic golds.

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“I’m glad these records are coming down,” said Steven Ungerleider, [a]…sports psychologist and author of “Faust’s Gold,” about the East German system. “They should have been rescinded…years ago. Everybody knows these were clear violations and doping infractions.” Of course, doping did not exist only behind the Berlin Wall. Many sprinters…have used banned substances. Ben Johnson of Canada and Marion Jones of the United States, to name two, have been stripped of their Olympic golds.

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March 29th, 2012
thesmithian

'Inside the United States, the big political story this week is the Supreme Court’s deliberations on the legality of Mr. Obama’s health care overhaul…'

Elsewhere, that is a barely comprehensible local story—all other rich countries provide some version of universal coverage and spend less money and achieve better outcomes than the United States.

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But from Berlin to Beijing, the debate about manufacturing and whether governments have a duty to support it is a live issue. That is one more reason this U.S. election campaign matters so much to the rest of the world.

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August 21st, 2011
thesmithian

It will not be easy to run a national railroad on renewable energy like wind, hydro and solar power, but that is what Deutsche Bahn of Germany aims to do, for one simple reason: It is what consumers want.

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