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Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:44am
    Israelis and Palestinians may someday make peace. But the assumption should be that it won't happen soon -- perhaps not in our lifetimes.     How often have we seen this movie? Palestinian atrocity, Israeli...
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:43am
    My son, the skateboarder, has a name for people who dress the part, talk the part, but who don’t really do what dedicated skateboarders do. He calls them “posers.”     On immigration, U.S. Sen. John...
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:42am
    Yes, women won the vote in 1920 but never let it be said it was given. It was a hard struggle that did not, could not, stop because, as we were to learn, it was only the first step, continuing today. Despite what has been achieved...
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:41am
    It was one of those important-but-dull hearings that don't even get broadcast on C-SPAN 3.     An obscure subcommittee was taking expert testimony on patient safety Thursday, and only four of its 14 members...
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:40am
    Marc Carlson, a senior manager at Ernst & Young in Detroit, took two weeks of the company's standard paid parental leave for dads when his daughter, Rebecca, was born last year. Then, when his wife, Diana, went back to...
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:40am
    On a day rattled by a fury of air attacks, Israel and Hamas found themselves Wednesday searching for a way forward, with a senior Israeli military official declaring that a ground invasion of Gaza was a "very high possibility....
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:37am
    Malefactors of great wealth get a lot of press these days. The poor, not so much. There might be a connection. Concentrating on the super-rich seems to divert attention from the more serious social injustice at the other end of the...
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:37am
    Recently, the Pew Research Center reported that people tend to live closer to people who agree with them. We are all moving into enclaves of shared ideology, it turns out.     Right now, our only option for making...
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:36am
    As long as U.S. intelligence agencies are hell-bent on spying on Germany, why can't they turn up some truly useful secrets? For instance, how to have an economy that bolsters a nation's power and fosters a vibrant middle...
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:36am
    Something extraordinary happened last week at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. The president of the private college, where Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee served as president after the Civil War and whose body now...
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:36am
    A gravel parking lot deep in the green hills of Virginia coal country was packed to capacity by 4 a.m. Friday. More than 1,500 people with canes, wheelchairs, oxygen tanks, bleeding gums, black lungs and other ills had come to the...
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:35am
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky are the first would-be contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination to go mano-a-mano.     The fight is sharply drawn. In an op-ed in the Washington...
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:34am
    On the day that saw the double whammy of the downing of a Malaysian Airlines over Ukraine and the Israeli invasion of Gaza, President Obama seemed at first conspicuously unengaged for a man customarily regarded as the leader of the...
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:33am
    Before she was allowed to register and vote for the first time in Franklin County, North Carolina, Rosanell Eaton had to read the entire preamble to the U.S. Constitution out loud in front of three men in the county courthouse....
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 1:32am
    Among former presidents, there's an unwritten rule: Once you leave the game, you don't stand on the sidelines and criticize the man who took your place. You never heard George H.W. Bush attack Bill Clinton. Never heard...
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