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  • Pitts: Wondering ‘if’ as U.S. forces return to Iraq

    If.Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English language, an evocation of ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Wilkinson: Democrats could lose Senate for a long time

    Democrats curse their luck in 2014 – a midterm in a president’s (often) grim sixth year, with most of the competitive races taking place in states won ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Carson: Ray Rice's crime and punishment, with compassion

    The incident in which Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice savagely beat his fiancée in an elevator has garnered much attention, largely because the ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Ponnuru: Republicans shouldn’t hope Obama will save them

    What does it mean for a candidate or party to run on an agenda – a list of priorities and policies they intend to pursue in office – and how important ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Smith: Obama should visit Iran

    President Barack Obama has vowed to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State, or ISIS. That will be difficult without boots on the ground, and i ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Pitts: Why are Red States so far behind?

    I have a question for my Republican friends.Yes, that sounds like the setup for a smackdown, but alt ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Barone: Are Obama’s delusions dispelled yet?

    “If you watch the nightly news, it feels like the world is falling apart,” President Barack Obama told Democratic mega-contributors last month in one ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Carson: Resisting Islamic State's demand for submission

    The Islamic State and other advocates of Shariah law are growing rapidly, along with their zeal to eradicate or convert all “infidels.”
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Schultz: Faith among the ashes

    We heard the singing before we saw the people.Hundreds had gathered under the cloudy sky, their voic ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Ponnuru: Are Republicans staring at another 1998 fiasco?

    With elections looming in November, Republicans are counting on President Barack Obama’s unpopularity to deliver them control of the Senate.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Pitts: An Uzi, a 9-year-old, and American exceptionalism

    Sometimes you read a sentence and think to yourself: only here, only us.Here’s one such sentence.“A ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Stossel: Today's EPA is a green monster

    Thanks, Environmental Protection Agency. You’ve required sewage treatment plants, catalytic converters on cars and other things that made the world cl ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Another view: Teens need later start to high school

    Despite the harmful effects of sleep loss on adolescents, many school districts maintain cock-crow start times for high school students. Reasons for t ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Why I let my children walk to the corner store

    Of all the adventures my lucky children had this summer – swimming in two oceans, hanging out on their bearded uncle’s commercial salmon fishing boat, ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Another view: Senate needs to control spies

    Dysfunction in Congress can damage the country in many ways, but none may be as serious as a failure to fill its role in the system of checks and bala ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:19 pm
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