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Doyle McManus' 2014 hits and misses
Doyle McManus' 2014 hits and misses

"Prediction is difficult, especially about the future,” Yogi Berra once said. Wait — let me correct that. It wasn't Yogi Berra; it was Niels Bohr. Or maybe Mark Twain. It's correction time. For columnists, the end of the year is a time to shed the flimsy mantle of omniscience and eat some crow. That's easy to do when your job is to think out loud twice a week. At the beginning of 2014, I forecast bravely that after a rough 2013, capped by the disastrous rollout of his healthcare plan, things might be looking up for President Obama. For one thing, he had nowhere to go but up; his popularity was near an all-time low. For another, I offered, “2014 is...

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