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July 29, 2015
GOP testing many versions of Reaganism
The Republican Party has a bigger problem than Donald Trump: It hasn’t figured out what it wants to be.
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July 29, 2015
Turkey’s move helps effort to repel ISIS
Pentagon officials charged with targeting Islamic State in Syria are having some fun with their map of the region this week. That’s because they — finally! — have permission from the Turkish government to use the U.S. air base at Incirlik, Turkey, just 60 miles from the Syrian border. Until now, U.S.
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July 28, 2015
Don’t sink the Iran deal, make it better
Here’s the bottom line on the Iran nuclear pact: Whether you like it or hate it, or feel as I do — that it’s barely passable, but U.S. negotiators could have done better — it’s a done deal.
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July 28, 2015
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We’ve heard the words and felt the frustration.
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July 28, 2015
Stop Alzheimers, before we lose our minds
WASHINGTON — Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it’s time to phase out and replace Medicare — as opposed to “attacking the seniors,” as one woman at a recent event bellowed out — will soon seem quaint against the realities of our future.
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July 27, 2015
Medicare, Medicaid: tarnished triumph
WASHINGTON — It was 50 years ago this week that President Lyndon Johnson flew to Independence, Mo., and, with former President Harry Truman at his side, signed into law the legislation creating Medicare and Medicaid. It was a seminal moment in American political history.
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July 27, 2015
Driver hack scary enough to give Jeepers the creeps
The article in Wired this week was like something out of a Hollywood thriller.
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July 25, 2015
The riskier gamble is no Iran deal
NEW YORK — Let’s imagine the opponents of the nuclear agreement with Iran get their way. The United States Congress kills it. What is the most likely consequence?
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July 25, 2015
The toxic worldview of Ta-Nehisi Coates
Moses gave us the Ten Commandments. Paul gave us the Epistles. And Ta-Nehisi gave us “Between the World and Me.”
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July 24, 2015
Iran deal has implications for 2016
A striking feature of President Barack Obama’s deal with Iran is not just that it opens doors for this jihadist, fanatical nation to visit horrific, deadly mayhem on literally millions, but that many leftists have cheered for it.
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July 24, 2015
A buffoon overshadows legit candidate
THE HEARTLAND — OK, OK. I’m in Ohio, watching Gov. John Kasich become the 16th announced candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, proclaiming he represents the nation’s heartland. Is this awesome or what?
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July 23, 2015
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President Barack Obama has seized on the righteous issue of mass incarceration for the final lap of his presidency. This one has a broad ideological and bipartisan coalition behind it, with Republican senators, governors and funders (including the Koch brothers) linked with the likes of the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP.
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July 23, 2015
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who on Tuesday became the latest and perhaps last major Republican figure to enter the presidential race, may well be the Democratic Party’s worst nightmare. The question is whether he is also a nightmare for Republican primary voters.
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July 23, 2015
Put the Pentagon on a budgetary diet
This year’s Pentagon budget debate in Congress has been heated — on issues such as prosecuting sexual assault and shutting the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But little attention has been paid to, you know, how much money the Pentagon should get and how it should be spent.
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July 23, 2015
Hillary Clinton pitches ‘fair growth’ plans
For most of a generation, Democrats have divided into two broad camps on economic policy.
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