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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:44am
    Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas), like many Americans, was upset that President Obama did not go to Paris to personally show his solidarity with France, and publicly mourn the 12 journalists and the four French citizens killed in terrorist...
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:44am
    President Obama has an opportunity for a quick recovery from his Paris no-show gaffe. He can and should move swiftly to ask Congress for new authorization to use the military force he's already initiated against the Islamic State...
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:44am
    Why should the world care about Nigeria more than its own president does?     That sounds harsh, but it expresses a painful truth. Muslim terrorists killed 17 people in Paris earlier this month after storming the...
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:43am
    I would have thought the French had a better sense of irony.     One day they are marching in defiant support of offensive speech. The next they are threatening to prosecute people for it.    ...
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:42am
    Just after Christmas, Veronica Rutledge of Blackfoot, Idaho, took her 2-year-old son to a Wal-Mart store to spend holiday gift cards. As they strolled by the electronics section, according to news reports, the toddler reached into...
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:41am
    I went Friday morning to see "Selma" and found myself watching it in a theater full of black teenagers.     Thanks to donations, D.C. public school kids got free tickets to the first Hollywood movie about...
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:41am
    Every time I read about the actor Mark Wahlberg's bid to be pardoned by the state of Massachusetts for crimes he committed in his youth, I flash back to the days I spent with him for a Times magazine profile just before "...
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:41am
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has an explanation for the singular nature of her power.     "I'll always be an outsider. That's how I understand the world," the Massachusetts Democrat said in an interview....
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:40am
    Andrew Gutierrez steeled himself for Christmas as soon as the stores started blaring carols in November.     Those holiday songs, the piney smell of fresh-cut Christmas trees, the gingerbread giddiness of other kids...
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:40am
    Good thing I don't live in Montgomery County, Maryland. Because the cops, apparently, would be at my door.     They showed up at the Silver Spring home of Danielle and Alexander Meitiv last month, followed by...
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:35am
    Greg Rickford, Canada's minister of natural resources, was in the United States most of this past week, on a trip that didn't get much attention in the media with so much bigger news swirling about. So let me fill you in....
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:34am
    Rick Perry!     The man who has been governor of Texas since pterodactyls roamed the plains took his leave at the state Capitol this week. He is not saying anything for sure about running for president. Mum's the...
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:34am
    I'm not sure how Mitt Romney's presidential campaign will fare - mark me down as skeptical - but the rationale invoked by some of his allies that the third time is the charm, channeling Ronald Reagan, is a non-starter....
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:33am
    The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s economic message was fiery and radical. To our society's great shame, it has also proved timeless.     As we celebrate King's great achievement and sacrifice, it is wrong...
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:32am
    If Jeb Bush's early disclosure that he's clearing the decks for a 2016 presidential bid was meant to scare off all Republican opposition, it appears to have backfired on him.     The party's 2012 losing...
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