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10/30/2014 - 2:29pm

    The Institute for Legislative Action of the National Rifle Association (NRA-ILA) gives politicians Defender of Freedom awards. The award, accompanied by a glowing press release, has little to do with freedom; it has everything to do with legislators advancing the NRA agenda.

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10/30/2014 - 1:54pm

    As airlines, cruise ships, and hospitals cope with waves of Ebola jitters, I’m wondering whether the panic the deadly virus is inducing will distort Halloween traditions this year.

    No, I...

10/30/2014 - 1:53pm

    A friend once remarked that Ben Bradlee was "a man's man," to which my wife replied, "he's also quite a woman's man."

    Woman or man, it was hard to find anyone as...

10/30/2014 - 1:52pm

    One Halloween, my husband persuaded our kids to give away most of the candy they’d just collected while trick-or-treating. They were preschoolers and the house we were renting then had previously drawn teens with haunted tours.

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10/30/2014 - 1:48pm

    An alarming new symptom of Ebola in America: It seems to make brains mushy and hearts hard.

    In New Jersey, two students from Rwanda, which has had no Ebola cases and is 2,800 miles from the...

10/30/2014 - 1:46pm

    The death at 93 of the Washington Post's incomparable editor Benjamin C. Bradlee is both a journalistic and personal loss to all of us who had the opportunity to work for and under his driving and joyous leadership of one of America's truly great...

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