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January 22nd, 2015

Dropouts and Politics and Cats

    Let's talk about governors. Or college dropouts.

    Wow, we've only been together for a few seconds and already I sense a strong preference for college dropouts. Lucky I didn't say, "Let's talk about governors. Or cats."

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Charlie Hebdo Killings Will Backfire On Extremists

    Murder, even political murder, is easy. Any idiot can pull a trigger. The temptation to attribute superhuman cunning to terrorists must be resisted. Often they're as politically incompetent as they are ruthless. To this point, there are strong indications that the appalling slaughter in Paris last week could end up having results opposite those the killers intended.

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Cardinal Burke is right. Women are terrifying.

    Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke is right.

    Women are scary. Women are terrifying. They come into churches and bring cooties with them, and there is no ritual for casting out cooties. Demons, yes. Cooties, no. They come into boardrooms and take seats. They serve the altar - and they are good at it.

    These are all alarming facts to consider.

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AWOL in Paris: What was Obama thinking?

    One song President Obama probably isn't singing to himself right now is "The Last Time I Saw Paris."

    In failing to put in an appearance at the mass street demonstration against the dark cloud of terrorism that has just visited the City of Light, he has brought on more allegations at home and abroad of aloofness and lack of empathy.

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An Islamic Reformer, Lashed

    As one group of Islamic militants was waging war in Paris, another was slaughtering vast numbers of civilians in Baga in northern Nigeria - as many as 2,000, according to Amnesty International; "only" 150, according to the Nigerian government.

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A New Year and Another Country

    I spent the last three months of 2014 in another country. Over the course of those months, I was hospitalized five times in two different hospitals. (Spoiler for my worried friends: I'm OK, well, on the mend and writing again.) I had visiting nurses and caretakers and family meetings and all the things you have in that other world, which is the world of the ill.

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We Need Another Giant Protest

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To the future? Who needs roads?

    It’s 2015, you know, and a tea party fantasy looks to be realized.

    No, we’re not talking about Republican control of both houses of Congress. We’re talking about the fantasy that begat a sequel to “Back to the Future.”

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Mitt and the Melee

    There's an adage in my business that it's not news when a dog bites a man, only when a man bites a dog.

    By that reasoning, the political story of the year so far is Paul Ryan's announcement that he will not run for president.

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A side effect of adult drug use is lonely kids

    Inside the camp activity room there were cheerful posters on the wall, long windows that opened to sweeping, wintry views of the Chesapeake Bay and a couple dozen boisterous tweens.

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