Susan Milligan


October 2011


Little Sympathy for Bernie Madoff's Family

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Surely, it's been a difficult time for the wife and son of Bernie Madoff, the man now serving a 150-year prison sentence for running a $65 billion Ponzi scheme and bilking investors out of their life savings. The couple's other son, Mark Madoff, committed suicide, hanging himself with a black dog ...

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Madoff, Bernard

Debate Roughhousing Aside, is Romney Serious about Illegals?

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Former Gov. Mitt Romney has made news recently because of his demeanor at the most recent of the slew of GOP primary debates. The normally unflappable (in public, anyway) Romney lost it a little bit when foe Gov. Rick Perry accused the former Massachusetts governor of using illegal immigrants to ...

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immigration reform
Republican Party
Perry, Rick
Romney, Mitt
2012 presidential election

GOP Is Obama's Best Asset With Latinos

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President Obama has been warned in the media and elsewhere that he is in trouble with his base. African-Americans are disappointed. Students aren't willing to give up a few hours of study time to go door-to-door for him. And Latinos, too, we are told, are frustrated that nothing has been done about ...

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Hispanics
Obama, Barack
Perry, Rick
Cain, Herman
Gingrich, Newt
politics
2012 presidential election
Romney, Mitt
Bachmann, Michele
Paul, Ron
Huntsman, Jon
Santorum, Rick
immigration reform

Who Will Protect Students From Bullying Teachers?

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In suburban Buffalo, a gay 14-yer-old boy was so taunted at school and online that he took his own life. In New Jersey, a school declaration of October as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender month for students was belittled on a Facebook page, with the writer calling homosexuality "a sin" that ...

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bullying

Stars Going Out in the NFL, Which Is Good

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Among corporate motivational phrases, it's one of the most hackneyed, and the most mocked: "There is no 'I' in 'Team.'" Of course, this is technically true in literal terms, and even true in an ideal workplace, but the star system in business, politics, sports and entertainment has become so ...

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NFL

No Sympathy in the NBA Lockout

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Many of us find it difficult to sympathize with the economic stresses claimed by millionaires and billionaires (or "job creators," as they are known in some circles). The lockout by the National Basketball Association surely falls into that category.

The league announced recently it was canceling ...

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NBA
basketball
sports

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