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It’s hard to help the middle class

An awkward truth for politicians looking to help the middle class is that there is much less the government can do for them than for the poor. So, the president has picked an opportune time to set his mantra to “middle-class economics”: A time when middle-class economic fortunes are already improving for reasons not much related to policy.

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Indeed, he was Spock, and so much more

Leonard Nimoy, who won a permanent place on the altar of pop culture for his portrayal of Mr. Spock on “Star Trek” was almost as famous for wanting to be remembered for other things. And that is, of course, highly illogical.

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Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.

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