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August 28, 2015
Skeptical about female Rangers training
Now that we have two female graduates from the United States Army Ranger School, I find that I am somewhat skeptical (unconvinced but trying to have an open mind) on the wisdom of sending women through the school.
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George Will

August 28, 2015
The havoc that Trump wreaks
WASHINGTON — Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency. After Donald Trump finishes plastering a snarling face on conservatism, any Republican nominee will face a dauntingly steep climb to reach even the paltry numbers that doomed Mitt Romney.
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Robert Samuelson

August 27, 2015
This crash: The commodities bubble
WASHINGTON — First was the dot-com bubble, then the housing bubble. Now comes the commodities bubble.
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August 26, 2015
Other Voices
American tourists and friends Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler didn't wake up one morning last week with thoughts of becoming heroes.
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Rich Lowry

August 26, 2015
Market drop unmasks the ‘China Miracle’
A funny thing happened on the way to China’s inevitable global dominance — the country’s economic tumult rocked markets around the world.
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August 26, 2015
Story behind the Dow’s wild ride
The average American probably hasn’t spent a lot of time contemplating the value of China’s currency or the other uncertainties in that country’s economy. Yet Wall Street losses since last week — including a 1,089-point plunge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the opening of trading on Monday — have a way of getting the public’s attention.
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August 25, 2015
5 suggested Trump running mates
I have gone so far as to say Donald Trump will not go third-party if Republicans part with him but ultimately anoint a deserving, reliable conservative. He does not want to damage his brand by creating millions of enemies in a campaign that could well hand the White House to Hillary Clinton.
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Robert Samuelson

August 24, 2015
Europe’s sobering warning on jobs
WASHINGTON — We can learn from Europe about job creation, but many Americans may reject the underlying lesson. It is: If you price labor too high businesses will slow or stop hiring. They won’t sponsor their own bankruptcy.
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August 24, 2015
GOP’s weakness is foreign policy
Two weeks’ vacation on Cape Cod was a pleasant escape from the bizarre political circus otherwise known as the Republican primary contest, in which foreign policy has mostly gotten short shrift.
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Fareed Zakaria

August 22, 2015
Oil bust will have consequences
NEW YORK — While we have been watching the Islamic State and discussing Iran, something much bigger is happening in the world. We are witnessing a historic fall in the price of oil, down more than 50 percent in less than a year. When a similar drop happened in the 1980s, the Soviet Union collapsed. What will it mean now?
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Rich Lowry

August 22, 2015
Pander to Trump on immigration
Donald Trump’s rise in the polls is inextricably linked to the issue of immigration.
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