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January 18, 2017
Michelle Obama’s lasting life lessons
One of the books that I remember most vividly from my college years was Mary Catherine Bateson’s “Composing a Life.” Bateson, the daughter of legendary anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, posited in her book that life is “an improvisational art at every age.”
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January 18, 2017
Trump again picks the wrong fight
Donald Trump took to Twitter — surprise! — Saturday to slam U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the Georgia Democrat, for saying that he planned to skip Trump’s upcoming inauguration because he doesn’t consider Trump to be a “legitimate president.”
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January 17, 2017
Obama’s foreign policy fantasy-land
On a trip to Manila in 2014, President Barack Obama was pressed by reporters about the “weakness” of his foreign policy, especially in Syria and Ukraine.
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January 17, 2017
Preparedness is a long, hard grind
As America prepares for a new presidential administration, a major victory was just announced in the world of medical science that provides a reminder of the importance of the under-celebrated workhorse of dramatic outbreak stories: preparedness.
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January 17, 2017
Other voices
There’s a phrase President-elect Donald Trump uses when he is promising greatness for America in some area or other but can’t seem to capture the breadth of what he thinks he will achieve. That’s when he tells his audience he will get results “like you’ve never seen before.”
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Charles Krauthammer

January 16, 2017
What happened to the honeymoon?
The shortest honeymoon on record is officially over. Normally, newly elected presidents enjoy a wave of goodwill that allows them to fly high at least through their first 100 days. Donald Trump has not yet been sworn in and the honeymoon has already come and gone.
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George Will

January 16, 2017
Academia may now be beyond satire
The Chronicle of Higher Education, a window on the sometimes weird world of academia, recently revisited a hilarious intellectual hoax from 20 years ago. Reading the recollections of the perpetrator and of some who swallowed his gibberish is sobering.
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Rich Lowry

January 14, 2017
The media’s mistakes are piling up
The best thing that happened to Donald Trump all week is that BuzzFeed published the raw Russia dossier about him.
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Fareed Zakaria

January 14, 2017
How Trump is helping out China
Donald Trump has perhaps attacked no country as consistently as he has China. During his campaign, he thundered that China was “raping” the United States, “killing” it on trade and artificially depressing its currency to make its goods cheap. Since being elected, he has spoken to the leader of Taiwan and continued the bellicosity toward Beijing.
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January 13, 2017
A path for our newest ex-president
There exists a famous photo of previous presidents gathered around Barack Obama in the Oval Office shortly before he began his first term. It’s as though they all dropped by to wish him luck.
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January 13, 2017
Sessions is wrong pick for USAG
The Senate should reject the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next attorney general of the United States. He’s manifestly the wrong person to hold that job at this time.
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Kathleen Parker

January 12, 2017
Dylann Roof’s last calculating act
CHARLESTON, S.C. — If Death lingers in courtroom corridors awaiting sentences, this historic city’s federal courthouse was surely a top destination. On Tuesday, the Reaper’s patience was rewarded with the jury’s return of the death penalty for Dylann Roof.
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Jay Ambrose

January 12, 2017
A farewell speech inside a bubble
We did it.
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