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Morning News - Obama Wants Longer School Days

yankees-mister-potato-headPresident Obama thinks that students don’t spend enough time in school. He’d like to see longer school days and less time off in the summer. As a parent, I have a hard time disagreeing with that. How about you?

The New York Yankees clinched the American League East with a sweep of the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees are on a collison course with the Dodgers, which would mean current Yankee manager Joe Girardi vs. former Yankee manager Joe Torre. I’ve been saying this for months, but now I’ll say it here so that if it happens I can say “see? I was right.” I mean, I would say it anyway. But now I have written proof. So there.

This is a weird one. Remember the Oklahoma City bombings in 1995? Someone says the video appears to have been edited. Creepy.

Columnist and former Nixon staffer William Safire died. He was 79.

Today is Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. I may even be atoning as you read this. Kanye West, were he Jewish, might atone for his Taylor Swift thing. Or maybe not. Still, we would like to say L’Shana Tova, Kanye. (“I’m real happy for you and Imma let you Kiddush…”) And to all of you as well.

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