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Harry Potter, Abe Lincoln books on owners’ reading lists

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A book about marketing or managing employees may be the last thing small business owners want to read on vacation. But some say they’ve found insight they can apply to their companies from the subjects of books they cracked just for the joy of reading — Abraham Lincoln, Harry Potter or a young woman in an alternative universe. Some of their recommendations: BOOK: “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. RECOMMENDED BY: Corey Nelson,…

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Darryl Paulson: Will Donald Trump be dumped? Part II — The Constitutional debate

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In my recent op-ed, I examined the possibility of removing President Donald Trump through the 25th Amendment. That amendment allows for the president to be removed if the vice president and a majority of the cabinet find the president “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” This option is highly unlikely to succeed. Impeachment is the more likely problem confronting Trump, although the chances of success are minimal at this time. Impeachment and the Constitutional Convention. On…

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Of Donald Trump and Abe Lincoln

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Donald Trump, who stays up late watching himself being satirized on “Saturday Night Live” and snarling at his critics on Twitter, could make better use of his time by reading some American history—specifically, about Abraham Lincoln. Granted, “Trump” and “Lincoln” don’t seem to belong in the same sentence, but there are parallels, and a distinction, that would be in the nation’s interest, as well as his own, for the president-elect to take to heart. For one, he’s on track to…

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Tom Jackson: Topsy-turvy election seen from bottom of the world

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A ritualistic subplot of virtually every election organizes around announcements by those who threaten to leave the country if the vote doesn’t go their way. They shouldn’t be taken seriously. Interestingly, politicians with far more at stake than your garden-variety celebrity almost never declare their intention to abandon the nation for distant parts. The phenomenon is, in fact, so unusual that history records with a mixture of awe and heartache Davy Crockett’s declaration of departure when he lost his re-election…

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90 minutes of fire: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton trade charges, insults

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In a bitter debate filled with fire and insult, Hillary Clinton declared that Donald Trump‘s vulgar comments about women reveal “exactly who he is” and prove his unsuitability to be president. Firing back, he accused her of attacking women involved in Bill Clinton’s extramarital affairs and promised she would “be in jail” if he were president. Trump, who entered Sunday night’s debate desperate to steady his floundering campaign, unleashed a barrage of attacks and continually interrupted Clinton. He repeatedly called…

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Darryl E. Owens: Donald Trump’s campaigning suggests he is running for prevaricator-in-chief

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With six weeks remaining in the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump squared off Monday night in the first of three debates. The spectacle reminded voters how much has changed in American politics since his virtuous dealings as a lawyer in the Illinois circuit courts in the 1850s earned Abraham Lincoln the nickname that would follow him to the White House: “Honest Abe.” In the decades since Honest Abe was on the stump, a complicit American electorate grew…

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Tom Jackson: With Donald Trump, GOP faces expensive overhaul

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Surveying the conundrum confronting the Republican Party in the age of Donald Trump, an antique TV ad touting Fram oil filters comes to mind. If you bought the Beatles’ White Album the day it was released and remember Muhammad Ali in his prime, you know the spot: A mechanic in the midst of an overhaul pauses to point out the car’s owner could have avoided this wallet-crushing repair if only he’d been punctual about changing the oil. “You can pay…

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