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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 1:50pm
    It's not too soon to state the obvious: At this point, the war against the Islamic State can only be seen as failing.     U.S.-led air power has barely been able to keep the jihadist militants from capturing the...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 1:49pm
    There exists a government boondoggle that offends conservatives, liberals, environmentalists, oil refiners, cattle ranchers and taxpayers alike. It's not easy to get that kind of Kumbaya going, but the corn-based ethanol program...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 1:47pm
    Is it just my imagination or is there a global oil war underway pitting the United States and Saudi Arabia on one side against Russia and Iran on the other? One can't say for sure whether the American-Saudi oil alliance is...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 1:46pm
    Would a Republican takeover of the Senate improve the prospects that an immigration bill will get to President Barack Obama's desk? That theory is making the rounds - and some of the people who oppose the dominant approach to...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 1:45pm
    They warned us.     The picture in the paper showed two 60-something women, embracing and kissing, having just been pronounced spouse and spouse.     As I looked at the photo, I felt it: a rumbling,...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 1:44pm
    Miles of farmland, rolling hills and clipped lawns across the state of Maryland, and there's one crop that seems a little sickly this year: the gubernatorial lawn sign.     "Ugh. I just don't know. I can...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 1:39pm
    To grasp how Vladimir Putin is progressing in his campaign to overturn the post-Cold War order in Europe, it's worth looking beyond eastern Ukraine, where the Kremlin is busy consolidating a breakaway puppet state. After all,...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 1:38pm
    Crossroads GPS has assailed Democratic Sen. Mark Udall for shortchanging Colorado residents with his votes on health insurance; Patriot Majority USA has gone after the Republican Senate candidate in Arkansas, Tom Cotton, for being a...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 1:38pm
    Is Amazon a monopoly?     That certainly is what Franklin Foer, the editor of The New Republic, thinks. In the magazine's current issue, he has written a lengthy polemic denouncing the company for all manner of...
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:11pm
    Are we spending our democracy into oblivion?     This is the time of year when media scribblers bemoan how nasty political campaigns have become. The complainers are accused of a dainty form of historical ignorance...
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:11pm
    It's often said and written that presidents, to achieve greatness, require great challenges. Washington had the challenge of creating a new nation; Lincoln had the Civil War; FDR faced the Great Depression and World War II. All...
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:11pm
    Sometimes it's hard to tell which is more terrifying: Ebola or the commentary about it.     On Monday, radio host Rush Limbaugh suggested that President Barack Obama is refusing to divert flights from Liberia and...
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:10pm
    The 2008 campaign was the first time a woman was a serious presidential contender, so it was not surprising that gender was an uncomfortable, tiptoe-y subject. The male candidates weren't sure-footed in dealing with it -- recall...
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:10pm
    “Gov. Tom Corbett, who claims he opposes legalization of marijuana, was seen behind a barn smoking weed. Just a-puffin’ and a-grinnin’.”     “Tom Wolfe was speeding and driving drunk...
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:09pm
    Some white Americans may be surprised to hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu describe Bryan Stevenson, an African-American lawyer fighting for racial justice, as "America's young Nelson Mandela."     ("...
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