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Teamwork needed to stop cyberattacks

Maybe we're dating ourselves a bit, but we're feeling digitally nostalgic over an anniversary this year. Twenty years ago, in 1993, the first popular graphic Web browser debuted. Those were simpler days. The Internet was a niche communications technology, something that your geeky cousin or college students used.

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Birthright citizenship distracts us from the real issues

Every campaign, as GOP presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina points out, has “some bright, shiny object” that draws eyes from the often duller details of public policy. This season, it’s birthright citizenship and whether it should apply to the children of immigrants who didn’t arrive here legally. As long as candidates and talking heads remain focused on that intractable issue, debates about real issues will remain few.

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