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Carly Fiorina prepares a long-shot candidacy for president

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Carly Fiorina blazed a trail as the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company, and the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard now seems to have an even bigger "first-ever" achievement in mind. Fiorina, 60, is declaring "the end of the Obama era" at national conservative conferences, paying not-so-subtle visits to Iowa and New Hampshire, and courting potential contributors and staff for what looks like a presidential campaign by the only woman so far in the Republican field. But even as "Carly for California" seems about to become "Carly for America," Fiorina faces hurdles left behind by her business career and by the failure of her one political campaign. Despite ...

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John M. Crisp: The right to be offended

As the American Civil War recedes steadily into the past, disputes over the display of the symbols of the Confederacy, especially on public property, persist. Such a battle is currently ...

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