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08/19/2014 - 12:46am

    Riots in Ferguson, Missouri, draw President Obama into a familiar, although unwritten part of his job description: a blend of national healer and scold-in-chief.

    It's always risky for a president to get involved in local disputes. But everybody looks to this president when a local dispute disrupts what the...

07/31/2014 - 8:39pm

    Remember how Democrats rushed into passing President Obama's Affordable Care Act back in 2010 while they still had the votes? Now health care for millions teeters on a typo.

    The fate of ACA, also known -- thanks to clever conservative wordsmiths -- as "...

07/31/2014 - 8:05pm

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a response to the crisis of unaccompanied children crossing our southern border. He's calling up the National Guard. To do what? Provide daycare?

    After all, this latest wave of undocumented immigrants is making headlines because they are...

07/21/2014 - 1:33am

    Before she was allowed to register and vote for the first time in Franklin County, North Carolina, Rosanell Eaton had to read the entire preamble to the U.S. Constitution out loud in front of three men in the county courthouse.

    Eaton is black. The three men testing...

07/18/2014 - 1:03pm

    Despite the growing consensus that mass incarceration is not the way to cure all social ills, there seems to be a new trend toward prosecuting parents who fall short of prevailing ideals.

    You don't have to be a parent, as I am, to understand the good intentions...

07/14/2014 - 2:50am

    Sarah Palin has joined a rising drumbeat of Republicans who call for President Barack Obama's impeachment. Democrats can barely conceal their glee.

    It's hard to think of anything that would give a bigger boost to the Democrats' currently gloomy prospects...

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