Business & Economy

Kids at a stream

by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 2/10/09, 01:05 pm

When we were kids our mothers sent us out to play and said not to get our feet wet in the stream down by Johnny's house. So sure enough we all went straight to Johnny's, but reminded each other of the prohibition along the way: We would just throw stones in the water, that's all.

This went well for a half an hour, and then someone got the idea to cross the stream on the tops of a jagged line of stones. It was briefly discussed among ourselves that there was a possibility of falling into the drink, but this was dismissed as an insufficiently serious consideration.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. (AP/Senate Television)

Senate showdown

Economy | Democrats show confidence in the economic stimulus plan coming to a vote, while Republicans remain skeptical
by Edward Lee Pitts
Posted 2/06/09, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON-After a night of votes that broke largely along party lines, the Senate Friday morning continued its showdown on a $937 billion economic stimulus plan that President Obama said would be "inexcusable and irresponsible" not to pass.

A new report released Friday showing the nation's unemployment rate is at its highest since 1992 added new urgency to the Senate's debate on the stimulus.

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by Alex Tokarev
Posted 2/03/09, 02:56 pm

Imagine a world in which everyone obeys God. God who "so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." There will be no wars. No rape. No infanticide. No stealing. No lying. No sexual immorality. No AIDS.

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