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Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:29pm
    There is something deeply satisfying about the troubles punditry is having in nailing down exactly what's happening in the 2014 elections.     The careful statistical models keep gyrating on the question of...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:29pm
    Congress has now temporarily bought into what has become President Obama's war against the terrorist Islamic State. Both the House and Senate have voted limited funds to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight, not against their...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:28pm
    Our famously gaffe-prone vice president, Joe Biden, has outdone himself. He stumbled through not one, not two, but three gaffes in less than 24 hours. For him, that's a personal best, or, more accurately, a personal worst....
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:28pm
    You’re sitting in your favorite restaurant one balmy September morning.     Your waitress brings a pot of coffee and a standard 5-ounce cup.     “Would you like cream and sugar with it?...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:27pm
    Scottish voters have spoken: They are staying.     The union that has weathered 307 years of storms - if you didn't quit right after the Victorian era, you'd think you wouldn't quit at all - has survived...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:27pm
    When Willie Nelson invites you to get high with him on his bus, you go.     The man is the patron saint of pot, after all, and I'm the poster girl for bad pot trips.     It seemed like a match...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:26pm
    This was an interesting week to visit Britain and Spain - first to watch the Scottish separatists push for independence and then to watch Basque and Catalan separatists watching (with disappointment) the outcome of the vote. One...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:26pm
    In case you missed it, our nation's officeholders, current and former, have been working overtime to make us proud.     Ted Cruz threw a histrionic hissy fit in front of Arab Christians. Sarah Palin went to a...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:26pm
    Alicia Keys is a superstar singer who has mostly kept her clothes on and gossip off. So what is she doing in a photo dressed only in a peace sign?     Her answer has to do with the purpose of life. Last month, as she...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:25pm
    The House Republicans actually voted with the Democrats to authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels combating the militant Islamic State. Even though I think it was necessary, such cooperation from the Republicans tends to...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:22pm
    Remember Richard Clarke, the presidential counterterrorism adviser whose hair was on fire about al-Qaida long before the Sept. 11 attacks and whose warnings of a threat from hijacked planes were ignored by the administration of...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:21pm
    In Barack Obama's determination to preserve his legacy as the president who got America off a permanent war footing after the 2001 terrorist attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he is relying on transparent semantics.  ...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:21pm
    President Obama is adamant that the war against the Islamic State will not escalate to the use of U.S. ground troops. But the more I see and hear of his strategy, the more I fear that "mission creep" -- even if the...
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:20pm
    I turned on ESPN about 15 minutes before Roger Goodell's Friday afternoon news conference. There was a round table of analysts and reporters, led by Bob Ley, the journalist who covers the serious side of sports for the network....
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:18pm
    Congress is gone. But not forgotten.     OK, to be honest, they're totally forgotten. The members of the House and Senate have been out of session for about a day, and the nation has already totally wiped them...
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