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Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:23pm
    Foreign policy debates rarely get away from being reflections of domestic political conflicts, but they are also usually based on unstated assumptions and unacknowledged theories.     That's true of the struggle...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:22pm
    Donald Trump, who famously scoffs at "political correctness," can climb as far up on his high horse as anybody else when someone is impolite to him.     Someone like, for example, Jorge Ramos, main news...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:21pm
    Seven years ago, 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York, in a New Hampshire primary debate, was asked about her personal appeal. Her prime opponent, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, cheekily interjected...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:21pm
    Could Joe Biden be the man for this season?     The vice president has been running for president since Hillary Clinton was first lady of Arkansas. His first campaign, in 1988, fizzled over allegations of plagiarism...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:20pm
    There is a strong desire in Republican circles for Carly Fiorina to be on the main stage in the next presidential debate.     Few in the party say the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive has any chance of winning...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:19pm
    There are many things we should remember about the events of late August and early September 2005, and the political fallout shouldn’t be near the top of the list. Still, the disaster in New Orleans did the Bush administration...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:19pm
    Friday was the 60th anniversary of the savage killing of Emmett Till.     Till was a black 14-year-old Chicago boy who was visiting his great-uncle in Mississippi during the summer of 1955.     It is...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:18pm
    The other day, my teenage daughter and I were idly browsing real estate porn, a monument to U.S. inequality: a private island in the Bahamas selling for $17.9 million; a 900-acre retreat in Washington state for $11 million; and an 83...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:16pm
    The predicted Republican front-runner flails. The actual Republican front-runner rails, peddling insults instead of ideas. And the story line caroms from misogyny to xenophobia to a tussle over tresses: toupee or not toupee?...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:15pm
    Sad, sad news. We lost another panda. The smaller, second, still-unnamed cub perished on Wednesday at the National Zoo, in spite of the best efforts of zookeepers who gave it round-the-clock care.     I can't...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:15pm
    The Donald Trump phenomenon is a great gift to pundits because it can be analyzed and criticized in so many different ways. But two shorthands seem particularly useful. First, Trump is essentially using the Republican primary to run...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:14pm
    Pity Poppy.     When I went down to Houston a few years ago to eat pizza with the former president, he was his usual gracious self, speaking fondly about President Barack Obama and his new pal Bill Clinton.  ...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:13pm
    Isn't there anything that the Republicans will draw the line on? Ethics appears to be an unknown concept.     It has been obvious for a long time that they would do anything to undermine the duly elected...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:13pm
    Donald Trump is fast becoming a sort of villainous Pied Piper, tooting the 2016 Republican presidential mice behind him over a precipice to political suicide.     Despite warnings after the party's 2012 defeat...
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 5:12pm
    Do you remember when Henry Blodget first became famous?     No, it wasn’t when the then-New York attorney general, Eliot Spitzer, unearthed those notorious emails Blodget wrote as Merrill Lynch’s Internet...
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