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David Sirota: Charter schools taking education back to segregation days

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Charter schools are often promoted as a tool to address educational inequities, but a potential precedent-setting legal case launched earlier this month says the opposite.

Eugene Robinson: Sony hack shows downside of exercising free speech

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
It seems there is something to offend everyone in the upcoming Hollywood comedy "The Interview."

Linda Chavez: Rolling Stone debacle shows flaws in rape culture narrative

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Rolling Stone magazine has now apologized, sort of, for publishing a lurid account of a gang rape at a fraternity at the University of Virginia that — it has become increasingly clear — never happened.

Charles Krauthammer: With U.S. under attack, CIA did what needed to be done

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality

George Will: There’s a new cheerfulness in prospect of tax reform

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
If America’s long-term economic growth were 3.5 percent, the result would be the restoration of cheerfulness.

David Harsanyi: GOP leadership needs to get over its fear of primaries

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
Although the specifics are still hazy, The New York Times reports that a group of deep-pocketed Republican donors and bundlers has hatched a plan to clear the GOP field of all insurgents to make room for a favored “establishment” candidate — preferably Jeb Bush, Chris Christie or Mitt Romney.

Jamie Stiehm: Woman’s tale of survival bridges big-screen gender gap

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
As “Wild” goes into wide release, a sacred Hollywood idea will be put to the test — and, hopefully, it will flunk.

Joe Conason: Those guilty of torture will only be punished by history

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
>With the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the use of torture by the CIA after 9/11, the final defense of the indefensible by its perpetrators, advocates and publicists is falling apart before our eyes.

E.J. Dionne: Use data to resolve disputes over whether programs are working

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
One of the lovely formulations in John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address expressed his hope that “a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion.”

Guest Column: State should focus on community policing

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
In wake of police shootings, focus should be on building relationships with public

Charles Krauthammer: Real congressional civil war is taking place among Dems

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
Old habits die hard.

George Will: Government increasingly serving those who need it least

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
>Intellectually undemanding progressives, excited by the likes of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. — advocate of the downtrodden and the Export-Import Bank — have at last noticed something obvious: Big government, which has become gargantuan in response to progressives’ promptings, serves the strong.

Guest Column: New approach necessary in education

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
Traditional approaches aren't working

David Harsanyi: Was enforcing a pointless tax worth death?

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
After news of the baffling decision by the New York grand jury not to indict a police officer in the killing of Eric Garner.

Mark Shields: Obama’s team of advisers driving away good people

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Last year, President Barack Obama made his position perfectly clear: Chuck Hagel "is an American patriot.

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