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Joe Conason: Republicans content to obstruct

Monday, July 28, 2014
Listening to Republicans in Washington (and Texas and Arizona) scream about the "crisis" of migrant children arriving from Central America on our southern border, it is puzzling to realize they don't actually want to do anything to solve the problem.

George Will: Experience is just what doctor ordered

Sunday, July 27, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. -- "Are you kidding?" This is Monica Wehby's amiable response to people who wonder whether she will be able to bear the pressures of office if she wins her race as a Republican Senate candidate

David Harsanyi: Are we really underpaying our teachers?

Saturday, July 26, 2014
A teacher in South Dakota with a bachelor's degree and 10 years of experience earns $33,600 per year, which is less than the average auto repair worker

Susan Estrich: Israel victim of today's crossfire culture

Friday, July 25, 2014
The "crossfire" mentality that defines public discourse today has the obvious problem of ignoring the fact that most of us land somewhere in the middle, turning every debate into a shouting contest between the extremists who generate passion and ratings, and rarely reflecting the views of the majority in the middle.

Michael Gerson: Movie questions the benefits of shielding our children

Thursday, July 24, 2014
In 1993, Lois Lowry wrote a slim book for youth about totalitarianism, euthanasia, suicide, sexual awakening and infanticide.

Will Flight 17 temper our politics?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tragedies concentrate the mind.

Charles Krauthammer: Outsiders need to see truth about Gaza

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing.

Linda Chavez: Obama is talking to the wrong Iranians

Monday, July 21, 2014
When it comes to an agreement with Iran about its nuclear program, no deal is better than a bad deal.

Joe Conason: Republicans' religious zeal doesn't match their actions

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Flamboyant piety has long been fashionable on the political right, where activists, commentators and elected officials never hesitate to hector us about their great moral and theological rectitude.

David Harsanyi: Actually, Hillary's wealth is her greatest accomplishment

Friday, July 18, 2014
It's simply mystifying that so many Americans look to candidates who pretend to be just like them.

Richard Cohen: Trashing Clintons or Obamas? Conservatives are buying

Thursday, July 17, 2014
They had a term for her, but I've forgotten it.

Froma Harrop: Conservatives fretting about not being read

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
On behalf of all liberals -- living and dead -- I'd like to apologize to Adam Bellow.

Michael Gerson: Government exploits addictions

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Two of the larger social trends of our time -- the growth of payday gambling and the legalization of marijuana -- have two things in common: They are justified as the expansion of personal liberty and they serve the interests of an expanding government.


Robert Scheer: Whistleblowers same as spies to Hillary

Monday, July 14, 2014
Who is the true patriot, Hillary Clinton or Edward Snowden?

Froma Harrop: Free speech and social media colliding

Monday, July 14, 2014
An aspiring rapper posts his lyrics on Facebook, suggesting a Halloween costume with his estranged wife's "head on a stick."

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