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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
    As the 2016 Republican presidential aspirants assess the best way to confront Hillary Clinton as the Democratic frontrunner, a Republican-turned-Democrat, Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, thinks he's found her weak spot, and may...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
    Once again, what a difference a video makes.     As soon as I saw the cellphone video of the fatal shooting of Walter Scott by Officer Michael Slager of the North Charleston Police Department in South Carolina, I...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
    The White House now offers a gender-neutral restroom, for use by men, women and anyone whose gender is less than certain. If this news tempts you to giggle -- please refrain.     Certainly, the bathroom wars are a...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:59pm
    Last fall, President Barack Obama slapped back at critics by citing what he called a foreign-policy success: Yemen.     Oops. Yemen is now collapsing into civil war, with gains, so far, for both al-Qaida and Iran...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:59pm
    When my brother Michael was a Senate page, he delivered mail to John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, who had offices across the hall from each other.     He recalled that Kennedy never looked up or acknowledged his...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:49pm
    I had heard about all of the dying, about all of the grief, and still I didn't immediately understand what I was seeing when, at a railroad crossing here, I spotted a man in a blaring orange vest, the kind that road crews and...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:49pm
    Equal pay. Child care. Paid family leave. An end to pervasive domestic violence and sexual assault on college campuses and in the military.     You know who's going to make the breakthroughs on these issues...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:48pm
    Imagine him in the last week of his life, 150 years ago this month. Shuffling, clothes hanging loosely on the 6-foot-4-inch frame, that tinny voice, a face much older than someone of 56. "I am a tired man," he said. "...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:48pm
    In the continuing competition among 2016 Republican presidential aspirants, freshman Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is out front in his bid to be the party's Un-Romney.     In his formal declaration of candidacy,...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:47pm
    There are some things that should go without saying when you run for president. You love America. You want a deity (singular, capitalized, male) to bless the place. You think it is time there was a change, because if there is not a...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:46pm
    You thought, perhaps, that we were making this stuff up? That the whole "Black Lives Matter" thing was probably overblown? That the idea of African-American men having to fear routine encounters with the police was being...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:45pm
    The real trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will begin now that the jury has returned its guilty verdicts. Tsarnaev, convicted for staging the bombings at the Boston Marathon, didn't really put on a defense. His lawyers conceded that he...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:45pm
    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, writing about Iran in the New Jersey Jewish Standard on April 1, sought to alter perspectives on that country with some speculation about race. "Imagine if Ayatollah Ali [Khamenei] was threatening to...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:43pm
    Some people foolishly believe the purpose of a college education is to further one’s education. To explore new cultures and views. Perhaps to help make a difference in the world.     They, of course, are wrong...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:43pm
    Indianapolis may go down in history as the Gettysburg of the culture wars, the place where forces flying the flags of modernism, diversity and individual rights outflanked the would-be upholders of traditional values, forced them...
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