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07/31/2015 - 8:34pm

    Hillary Clinton's comment on the Donald Trump train wreck went to the heart of its damage to the Republican Party. "It's shameful," she said of Trump's assault on John McCain as a war hero, "and so is the fact that it took so long for the other Republican candidates to start...

07/31/2015 - 7:29pm

    Don't be sure the McCain episode is the beginning of the end of Donald Trump's bizarre presidential campaign. Don't even be sure it's the end of the beginning. Attacking him with censure and shame is like trying to destroy Godzilla with...

07/23/2015 - 9:41pm

    When President Ronald Reagan met Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva in November 1985, he whispered to the Soviet leader: "I bet the hard-liners in both our countries are bleeding when we shake hands."

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07/23/2015 - 9:31pm

    You can count on Donald Trump to spark a conversation. Not necessarily an intelligent one but a conversation. His provocatively offensive anti-Mexican comments have energized a significant segment of the Republican right wing. Some polls now put Trump ahead...

07/23/2015 - 9:29pm

    In the formal announcement of his presidential campaign on Monday, Scott Walker mentioned God right away, introduced himself as a preacher’s son and invoked religion repeatedly, as he has throughout a perpetual candidacy that stretches back to his...

07/23/2015 - 9:27pm

    The first thing to understand about the deal forced on Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday is that it resolves nothing. The protracted and avoidable crisis that this compact supposedly concludes may even get worse, and at best will drag on for...

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