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The homeless in Lake Worth, Fla., have been given a good reason to start singing.

There’s only one problem. It’s his government. He’s president. Has been for six years. Yet Barack Obama reflexively insists on playing the shocked outsider when something goes wrong within his own administration.

However, the “rising ubiquity and utility” of electronic devices hurt his students’ ability to concentrate. His decision to ban electronics was a fraught one. His students, after all, are young adults who should be able to make good choices for themselves. Any professor worth his salt should be able to out compete the attention of a laptop or phone.

The Carolina Blue is a little faded today.

“President Obama told Americans not to panic about Ebola. Then when asked about the Democrats' chances in the upcoming midterm elections, Obama said, ‘Man, that Ebola sure is scary.’”

Reading editorials of those opposing marriage equality, I am reminded of that prophetic phrase of Franklin Roosevelt, “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” I have read fears that marriage equality will destroy the family unit, perpetuate evil and moral erosion, foster communism, and lead to the destruction of our democracy.

As Texas Ebola fears subside with the calming passage of time, we should remind ourselves that the dangers have not passed. And, as we direct prayers toward the Georgia and Maryland bio-isolation units where two Dallas nurses are fighting the disease contracted here, the nation continues to evaluate how to improve on an initially shaky response.

So two U.S. senators, a Republican and a Democrat, are marooned for a week on a deserted island...

The Wi-Fi at the stadium is more reliable than the Panthers.

With the flu season upon us and the specter of Ebola spreading, it is time to think seriously about banning shaking hands.

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